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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Ovila Abbey Quad with plums is heady with aromas of caramel, rich malt, and dark fruit-balanced by the spiciness and delicate fruity notes of a traditional Belgian yeast. This beer features sugar plums grown on the grounds of the Abbey, and harvested by the monks in Vina. We hope you enjoy this collaboration ale.


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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TwinBeer (58) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Pours dark brown/black with a thin tan head. aroma of sweet bubble gum fruit. Tastes is dark fruit with slight sweetness and nice dark malt aftertaste. Overall a very good beer but a little different for the style.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CardsFan25 (60) - - AUG 22, 2014
Dark brown pour with about a finger of foam. Dark fruit, caramel, and alcohol on the nose. Plum, malt, caramel, and a mild alcohol finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reberiii (320) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Dark fruits with candied sugar on the nose with a hint of booze. Bitter hop slap at the end with good carb. This bottle was aged at least eight months and is super smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
timjbaer (22) - pahrump, Nevada, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Light head that dissipates quickly. Almost the color of a coffie shake. Pit fruit notes on the nose and a color similar to root beer. Light brown with rich red notes in the color. A little bitterness on the back. Kinda of like black coffee. Light carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BillWyce (717) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Poured hazy chestnut brown with a small, thin tan head that was gone quickly. Pleasant aroma of nutty malt mixed with plum and a touch of yeast. Perhaps some caramel too. Full body with a mild thickness. Light boozy astringency in the finish. Nutty and caramel malt flavors mixed with plum and a touch of spice. Mild note of earthy yeast at the back. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4694) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Rich deep copper coloured body with brown, ruby and a muddy glow all visible. Aroma of pit fruits, caramelised sugars, alcohol and quite a bit of earthy malt noticeable. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong rich earthy malt flavours dominate, along with yeast, light spices and quite a bit of alcohol, all with some pit fruits (plums, naturally) sweetening up the finish. Aftertaste shows a lot of depth with sugars, alcohol and spices all noticeable, but the yeast and pit fruits give it some more depth. Overall, a nice quad, but not comparable in the slightest to the offerings from belgium. I sampled this 37,5 split bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Arlington (Clarendon), Virginia on 09-February-2014 for only US$3,99 sampled at home in Washington on the celebration of my fifth wedding anniversary on 09-August-2014.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9588) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Tap at Maxs. Pours opaque black with a small, frothy beige head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is dark fruits of plums, figs and bananas, sweet caramel and cookie malt, Belgian candi sugar and yeast esters. Flavor is sweet dark malt and fruits, plums, light hops and bitterness, Belgian candi sugar and yeast esters with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (1955) - SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2014
Pours cloudy dark brown with low tan head. Aroma of plums, dates, brown sugar, yeast, very vinous. Taste is boozy, sweet, dried fruit, very rich. Body is thick, creamy and smooth with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTStiles (736) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Pours deep clear purple with a very thin off-white head. Vanilla, plum, leather aroma. Rich flavor with notes of grape, lavender, flowers and plum. Spicy, warm finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
(Draught and 375ml bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted grain, plum, raisins, and yeast. Flavor of plum, raisins, anise, toffee, plastic, and caramel. Bottle was far superior to the draft version.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sinfull (808) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Deep brown color , small beige head. Aroma of coffee, prunes , dark fruits. Same notes in sweet caramel taste with light bitterness in finish. Full body ,medium carbonation. Coffee and raisins in long, warming aftertaste. Great!


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