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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dirkraft (1) - - MAY 18, 2013 does not count
tap at Whip In. full flavored, somewhat complex, I feel a tad of hops too. slightly dry finish. will drink again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2013
I thought this was a very good beer. Very rich in flavor with a dark fruit undertone and a spice/caramel overtone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Generally, I am not a huge fan of Belgian Ales and much prefer IPAs. However, this was really good. Noticeable Belgian yeasts with dark fruits with a strong plum flavor. Nice carbonation and minimal head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlbeer (845) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle. Smells of plum, raisins and yeast. Tastes of the same with a bit of alcohol. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3714) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2013
tap at Dash In back in March - Pours dark amber and has a pleasant aroma of dark fruit and bready malt. It tastes very sweet with plum character and some alcohol. This full bodied brew has a sweet finish with some lingering alcohol. It’s good though not a great quad that would challenge something like Rochefort.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
malrubius (2000) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAY 15, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Decicco Ardsley. Rish dark brown with tan head and lace. Aroma of caramel wood raisins licorice old furniture. Rich burnt caramel fig rich fruity sweetness with medium tobacco bitter finish with some ash and licorice and herbal hops or nutmeg or something. Very complex and full bodied. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (1217) - California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
A very nice quad. Pours a dark maroon/black, a little muddy. Smells awesome, some fruit, black cherries, and even some wine. Taste is similar, a little boozy. Quite good however. Had at Downtown Joes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackflag321 (553) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Draft in snifter. Intense plum on the nose. Dark sticky fruit taste. Pretyy goo, but maybe I need to drink more to appreciate it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elihapa (1532) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 23, 2013
New Belgium Ovila Quadrupel 4/15/13 (Beautiful Bottle, Bristol Farms for $3.60. Pours a dark hazy brown and purple hue, soft head that dissipates to thin layer. Nose of soft, bready, plum pit fruit, purple raisins. Has a cobweb dustiness to it, with fruitiness muted but peeking through. Ends slightly dry, a bit of soda-like crispy carbonation and vanilla-nutmeg. Murmurs sweetness.) 3.5.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (2763) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2013
Tap at WOB. Reddish brown pour with a thin off white head. Big apple, plum notes in the aroma. Taste is big fruit notes, plums an apple. Dry finish with hints of fig. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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