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A collaboration between Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and the monks at the Abbey of New Clairvaux, Ovila Abbey Quad brings the centuries-old monastery brewing tradition to America. Ovila Abbey Quad is rich and complex with layers of flavor including notes of intense dark fruits, and caramel-like maltiness. Rich and complex, this ale should be shared among friends in the true spirit of the season. A portion of the proceeds from this ale goes toward the restoration of the historic Santa Maria de Ovila chapter house on the grounds of the Abbey of New Clairvaux. This medieval building stood for nearly eight centuries in Spain. William Randolph Hearst purchased the monastery in 1931 and planned to use the stones for a castle even grander than his famous San Simeon. Although Hearst’s plans crumbled, these historic stones will rise again in a California Cistercian abbey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (8067) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Draft. Wood, alcohol, and cherry-raisin malt aroma. Chestnut with small head. Sweet woody cherry cola and toffee malt flavor. Mild alcohol finish. Body a bit light. Pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (2695) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2014
On tap at Freshcraft. Dark brown appearance with a tan head. Aroma of fruity esters, sweet malts, yeast, candi sugar and light earthy hops. Similar flavor, adding caramel and notes of clove, banana, and light spices. Rich and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4510) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Deep red color with a small head. Prune and raisin aroma, with a bit of banana. Malty flavor. A bit metallic. Very boozy. Some fruit character, maybe banana.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
catface5326 (154) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Great beer. Drank from a bottle. Full bodied and great quad taste. Highly recommended

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayzz (418) - Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Sweet brown sugar aroma with a whiff of stiff whiskey and a dark amber color. Has a sweet whiskey flavor and long burn finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bebum (358) - - JAN 31, 2014
Deep copper, good lacing. Full body, intense and lasting flavor. Sweet with a hint of bitterness, strong alcohol burn, Fruity, raisins, like drinking barley wine with vodka or port. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
firstsip (519) - Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2014
On tap at Royal Oak Beer Fest. Dark brown pour. Belgian candi sugar and yeasty dark fruits of figs in particular. Most memorable beer of the fest.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBeforeH20 (129) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Dark pour with a thin off white head. Aroma of belgian malts and dark sweet fruit. Taste is wonderful, very well crafted and balanced with notes of sweet belgian malts , dark fruits and a tobacco hint on the finish. Awesome brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
joshwoodward (567) - - JAN 17, 2014
Had a glass on tap as part of a flight at Ashley’s. Way too big and boozy for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrewFace (911) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Pours a very deep dark, blackish color, but clear. Lots of dark fruit in the aroma, sweet, mild Belgian yeast like phenolics. Sweet, dark fruit, plums, very mild bitterness. Pretty tasty overall. Not overly sweet, dark fruit character is nice.

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