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RATINGS: 291   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Pours dark brown with red tinted highlights that are barely visible and a small off-white head. Aroma of raisins, grape juice, cinnamon, brown sugar, and wood. Flavor of brown sugar, maple, raisins, lots of dark sweet fruit, and cinnamon. Finishes slightly dry, but not too much, with earth and fruit. Pretty heavy-bodied and the carbonation is high enough, but the mouthfeel just isn’t quite up to the Belgian classics. Still, I think the flavor profile is great here, and is free of anything I dislike.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2102) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 18, 2014
This is a very rich, succulent beer. Appearance is ok w / a modest tan head , almost opaque, but clear garnet. Aroma is vinous yet malty& alluring. Flavor is ~ nose with enough tang & bitter to balance. Excellent body. Ditto finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (3908) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
Great caged cork, Belgian longneck bottle. Great label. Clear, deep bottle-brown beer. Big tan head that fades to a thin carpet. High appearance marks. Earthy, sweet, fruity, dark complex sugars in the aroma. Very smooth mouthfeel. Caramel and molasses on the frontend, then goes spicy and yeasty. Chewy, lots of complexity. Leathery towards the end, with a satisfying finish. Warming. Nice work. Market Square Liquors.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerdedDave (120) - - APR 15, 2014
dark brown with ruby red highlights; aroma of caramel, roasted malt, and dark fruit; a nice Belgian style ale with a fruity, spicy, roasted malt flavor with notes of caramel, raisins, plum, and spicy Belgian yeast

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (1983) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle sampled at Classic City Brew Fest 2014. Pours a hazy copper brown with minimal bubbly head. Aroma is big on the dark fruits, both from the addition and the yeasty esters. Taste follows, nice malty balance and a bit of a boozy burn. Very nice, but I think I may like the original better.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrFecesious (799) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep, burnt amber with surprisingly no cap. Aroma is a lot of plum, cereal, burnt caramel, a touch of sweat. Taste is a balance of sweetness and saltiness. Low carbonation, sticky mouthfeel, very late dry finish. This ones all over the board, but not in an unpleasant way.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (364) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2014
Draft at Hopcat GR - pours a deep mahogany . Sweet plum aromas . Taste is sweet dark fruit and finish is total plum. Alcohol is well hidden . Very tasty . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (3161) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle from Brusin’ Ales. Pours dark, dark brown with a thin brown head. Leaves trace lacing in the glass. Nice plum notes on the nose. Big fruit and molasses notes on the tongue. Finishes clean and doesn’t leave much alcohol on the tongue. Nice!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lowe1983 (1342) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2014
Pours a mahogany color with a light tan head. Aroma is sweet of plums, yeast, caramel malts, and some spices. Flavor is strong of the plums up front with the yeast and spices after. Plenty of warming on the finish as well.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (462) - Collinsville, USA - APR 12, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours black with a off white head. Taste sweet, plums, belgian yeast. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (7110) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with off white head. Nose and taste of plum, caramel, toffee, dark fruit and rye bread. Medium body.


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