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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beertholomeus (823) - California, USA - APR 9, 2013
Pours a very dark caramel color with thick tan head. Smells of plumbs, yeast, malts and spices. Strong roasted malt taste with plumbs, chocolate, yeast and caramel. Smooth and sweet finish with slight alcohol warmth. Very good, decently complex and rather easy to drink for a quad.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 22, 2014
THOUGHTS: Plummy. Very Belgian and easy to drink. Hid alcohol very well. Nice that it’s in a slightly larger size bottle. TECHNICAL: Drank 4/8/2013. Bottle. Poured a clear, dark red that was basically brown in the glass with bright red and amber highlights and an average, fizzy, off-white head that mostly diminished and left virtually no lacing. The aroma had moderate molasses, chocolate and dark candy sugar; hints of caramel; moderate earthy, dusty cobweb-like, spicy and fruity yeast; brown sugar; plum; light alcohol; dark fruit; caramelized sugar, sugar coated and caramel covered dark fruit; and, when warmer, a little funky yeast. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly acidic; while the finish was heavily sweet, lightly acidic and slightly bitter. There was caramel, burnt sugar, plum, other dark fruit, molasses, spicy and fruity yeast, slightly funky yeast, a little alcohol and a little chocolate. The medium body was part dry and part oily with fizzy carbonation and dry and slightly alcoholic finish. It has since become one of my favorite beers. I highly recommend it.

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
B. Julie says. That she is unsure if she likes there is a dark fruity after taste that she does not like she gives a 2 but the plums are bothersome after taste and she does not like ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6259) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Head is initially small, frothy, brown, fully diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, chocolate), with notes of overripe banana, alcohol, raisin. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, syrupy/watery texture, lively/soft carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic. Simple, like the other Ovila brews, but certainly drinkable. About average.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (8100) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2014
From bottle. Aroma is dark caramel syrup, cola, sharp alcohol, browned banana, cardboard, wood oil and apple. The alcohol becomes overbearing as it warms and begins to resemble herbed spirits. Some dirty yeastiness in the aroma smells somewhat like marmite yeast extract and circus peanuts. Full body, sweet, low carbonation, sticky and syrupy in the mouth with some hotness from alcohol. Rough and raw.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdskinns (203) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2014
On tap. Pours a transparent ruby color with a thin white head. Aroma is yeast, hay, and spice. Taste follows the aroma. Not as much of a plum or dark fruit presence as I would have liked.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4881) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Murky brown with a khaki head. Nose is dried fruits, yeast, Plum, sweet, candied sugar, and malty. Great palate, yeast, sweet, dried fruits, rich malts, and a nice finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
"A tiny step down from the original (non sugar plum release) due to a bit more residual sweetness and alcohol bite, but still damn good. Dark fruits, brown sugar, plums, tobacco, sugary sweet. Almost overwhelming, but quite tasty. Kinda going towards a three Phils with the quad fruit hybrid."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6563) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2014
Tap at the Old Toad. Orange-brown, cloudy, with lace. Nose of plums, cinnamon and spice, caramel, apples or mulled cider. A bit too light for a quad, in color and body. More like a big fruity tripel. Good, but has that typical "American attempt to brew a quad" lack.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerd16 (206) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Aroma is sweet and a little boozy. Notes of dried fruit (raisins), cherry. The plummy warmth creates a sherry-like quality. Smells almost liqueur-like. Taste is very sweet initially (a little cloying) with sweet-ripe fruit. More cherries, plums. Toasty-malt residue before a light spicy bitterness. Some alcohol warmth. Decent balance and super flavor profile. Just a feeling that the alcohol taste needs reigning in a touch . Good sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CardsFan25 (62) - - 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.


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