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RATINGS: 373   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of anders37. Pours a cloudy almost opaque with a vague orange hue. Pruney, phenollic aroma with quite some heavy booze. Solid body, heavily pruney, brown sugars and friendly phenols. Warming alcohol finish. 030312

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (18757) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle. Courtesy of beeranddogs. Pours a dark brown amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel flavor with weak hints of dark fruit. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (16654) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2014
bottle at home ... deep black .. thin tan lacing ... dark black currant ... dark berries nose .. dark berries .. soft fruits .. soft malts ... soft roast ...

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (16003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle, corked and caged, from Happy’s Market, Ellensburg, WA
Cloudy darker shade of blond with small compact head. The aroma presents some bubblegum, banana, vegetables; and I’m not in the mood to forgive this un-Belgian idea. Smooth mouthfeel; indiscernible malt flavor, with little residual sweetness, vegetables, phenol, some spicy yeast, and topped with a hint of alcohol.
Glorious mess.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (14773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Draft. Deep and clear maroon color, small tan head with decent lacing. Aroma of brown bread dough, prunes, dates. Taste is dark fruit, pumpernickel. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (14773) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2013
On tap at the Pizza Port Carlsbad brewpub. It’s a reddish dark brown beer with a small beige head. Lots of dried fruits on the nose, a little roasted hint, caramel and some alcohol hints. Lacks a bit on complexity, but very nice anyway. Raisins, prunes, caramel, some dark sugar and a touch of bitterness and alcohol in the flavor. Full body, lightly warming and with a silky carbonation. Lacking a little bit on complexity, but it’s definitely a nice quad anyway. Like it. 130813

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (14436) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2012
Tap @ the brewery. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are dark dried fruits, rich malt,caramel and hops. Nice and sweet but quite balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (13185) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown and with some haze. The aroma is plummy and a little bit raisiny. Sweet and soft body with light plums, hints of dates, brown sugar and the finish has some alcohol. Not ultra-complex but a good, clean, enjoyable quad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Pours dark amber in color with a khaki head. Smells of toffee and bread with a bit of brown sugar. A little bit of dark fruit and maybe even some yeast. Dark fruit, brown sugar, and toffee flavors. There’s some bready malt and toasted malts. A bit of yeast and maybe some molasses. Medium body and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2011
(750ml bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of raisins, yeast, bread, and dates. Flavor of raisins, brown sugar, molasses, and dates.


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