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RATINGS: 385   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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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.


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2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
750mL Bottle. Thanks for sharing, Rob. Aroma is candi sugar, crystal malt and light spice. Flavors roll out as RC cola, brewer’s licorice, and booze. This is very flat. It kind of tastes like the put the components together without fermenting it. Some candi sugar, steeped crystal malts, a bit of spice, and vodka. Glassy and artificial feeling. A far cry from the Belgian tradition.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dervock (850) - AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2016
Bottle - dark pour with a reddish twinge. Aroma is sweet lots of dried fruit and sugar, bit of malt in there too. Taste is sweet up front then a transition into a dry bittersweet finish, fruit and roast malt come through.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (1434) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2016
Decent pour tonight at FD for $6... okay price.. decent tan head... okay lacing as the walnut colored brew drops. Nose is complex, but not as much so as some of the best continental bottles, but still nicely done... dark toast crusts and raisins... fig and maybe a little pepper and light clove. Big maltiness... dark toast... brown sugar essence... dried cherry and a bit of fig... medium body with quite a bit carbonation.. perhaps a bit too much for given the body... Gets significantly better with warmth.... seems to bloom and jump out of the glass much more as it approaches room temperature.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2016
Pours a dark mahogany brown with fluffy head. Aromas of dark fruit, malts, and some woody notes. Flavors of dark malts and fruits, fig, and some tobacco notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5381) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2016
Dark brown with a hint of ruby when held to the light. Quicker diminishing beige head. Dark malt and fruit aromas along with some pipe tobacco. Sweet flavors, with some berries, bananas and toasted wheat. Alcohol id quite hidden. Quite dangerous, but not that appealing to make one go to wild. 11/11

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeliriumT (459) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2016
Pours black with soft pillowy head. Aroma of brown sugar, plums, dates and figs. Flavour is sweet and complex. Rich dark fruits dominate with a whack of dates and raisins. Lovely beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stepthom (8) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2016 does not count
On tap at growler bar. Black with a tan head. Sweet malt nose. Roasted malt caramel flavor. Strong notes of dried fruit, raisin or prune. Sweet overall. Not to boozy for the high ABV.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hockey9930 (239) - - DEC 27, 2015
Black with frothy long lasting one finger tan head. Strong roasted malt aroma with a little coffee and earthiness. Powerful dark roasted flavor with strong alcohol. Has a somewhat of a Bourbon barrel flavor with dark fruits such prunes and raisins. A heavy palette; a bit thick and oily. Really enjoyable. I will get this again.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1503) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, small off white head. Sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a sweet malt flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (1467) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Aroma of plums and fruit, dark brown color with a thin tan head. Medium body with a taste of fruit and a hint of malt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (1945) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Aromas of raisins, dried cherries, figs. Dark red-black with a somewhat lasting beige head. Fruity, somewhat sweet, some booze. Full bodied.


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