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RATINGS: 313   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10527) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Mahogany pour with minimal carbonation or head. Nose is sweet caramel, brown sugar, and plums. Very jammy, a hint of spice, vanilla, chocolate, and alcohol. Very light roasted malt. The flavor has an excellent plum character, plenty of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Light roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and mild spices. A hint of alcohol on the finish. Essentially flat. A little carbonation would have been nice.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11925) - 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 (781) - 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!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (882) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
375 ml corked and caged bottle purchased 15 months ago at Select Beer Store in Redondo Beach while waiting out traffic on the 405 returning to San Diego. Pours a dark brown color with a half-finger of quite fizzy tan foam. AROMA of candied fruit (cherry, plum), Belgian yeast, candi sugar, dry spice, lightly roasted malts, and buttery caramel. FLAVOR of sweet dark fruit (plums, raisins, dates), rich toffee, spicy Belgian yeast, molasses, and bready and toasted malts. Finishes with a nice level of sweetness. The quite spritzy carbonation for such a high ABV beer adds to the flavor and palate. The very high ABV is quite well concealed. Well-executed American quad! (311, 878)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VinegarStroke (260) - Napa, California, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle: Clear deep brown red with light head and light lace. Caramel, roast malt, coffee, light fruit and slightly funky wet wheat. Raisined fruit. Dense but lacking the density for his style. Off dry, not sour, and medium high bitterness. Hot and lacking flesh and richness of the big Belgium ale styles.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
devman171 (876) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Tasted Alongside Westy’s, St Bernardus 12, Decadence, others, Pours murky brown with big carb. Aroma is big sweet raisins and dark fruits. Taste is sweet and full bodied, but the finish is fairly hot and phenolic.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (2939) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 21, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Dark crimson pour with ruby highlight. lasting thin ring of head. Thin head with head retention. Aroma is very mild, light yeast and light plum, hints of candy sugar.

Flavor is sweet and juicy. Plum is kind of tuff to find but the raisin and dates are here. Body shows a solid amount of yeast in body with a light berry hint. Secondary toasted sweet bread. The ABV is totally hidden at this point, yet still a mild ABV warming after the sip. Real nice stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OsuStu (30) - - JUN 20, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours quite dark but not quite black. Thin light brown head. Malty, molasses/caramel, fruit aroma. Great depth of flavor. Malty, raisins, dark grains. Can certainly pick up on the sweet plums at the end. Clean, slippery mouthfeel. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdInSaltLake (584) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Aroma: Dark fruit (plum, and dark malt); Sweet, subtle roasted malt, and solvent alcohol.
Flavor: Similar dark raisin/plum flavor; Sugar sweetness, with a little tartness in the finish, then sweeter in the aftertaste. A little caramel malt. Moderate bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1051) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2014
375 mL bottle as Abbey Quad. Pours extremely dark red with a very off-white head. Plum, prune, cherry aroma. Dark fruit flavor (plum) with toffee. It’s quite good, but it doesn’t really do anything to stand out beyond that.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dapierce17 (77) - Pasco, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Pours a dark mohagony with light tan head. Aroma is toffee, plums, and slight cherry notes. Sweet dark fruits stand out most. Chocolate undertones with plum flavor standing out. Very easy drinker for high alcohol. Flavorful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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