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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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ljthiessen (1485) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 15, 2017
On tap. Dark brown pour with a small light tan head. Lots of raisin and plum, flavour has a touch of sweetness up front but very dry finish. Balanced, rich and delicious.

4.3
Night_Cap (119) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2016
Bottle 375ml. Served at cellar temperature. Pours a deep, dark brown with a ruby tint and a slight haze. Head is small, dense, tanned and mostly lasting. Aroma is rich and complex; plum reduction, fig jam, caramelized dates, burnt brown sugar, rum liquor chocolates, aniseed, pudding spices and vanilla pods. Flavour smooth, complex and slightly vinous; stewed plums, overripe figs, lightly toasted sticky date loaf, tawny port, cherry liquor chocolates, burnt caramel, treacle, pudding spices, aniseed and light toasted/woody notes in the finish. Full bodied with light carbonation, a somewhat syrupy texture, and an excellent length finish. AMAZING US QUAD!!!

2.6
dwyerpg (6454) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2016
I didn’t care for this much. The sugar is just too much and I didn’t enjoy the flavor. On the flip side, my wife, who usually doesn’t enjoy quads, liked it.

3
Koskela (505) - Marysville, California, USA - APR 24, 2016
Sweet malty slight earthy and plum aromas come from this brown brew that poured thick and low carb and no head. The taste is sweet full bodied plumy almost no carb and strangely no alcohol warming or taste. Aftertaste is plum.

3.5
ALLOVATE (3075) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2016
At cellar temperature and into a snifter. Brilliant, deepest cola brown with a solid head that dwindled rapidly - I blame my glass. Aroma is hard to pinpoint. My wife pointed out chocolate scented perfume and I’d say that is pretty close. Chocolaty with ample pot pourri, lightly roasted coffee, vannillin, musk candi, old tawny port, marzipan and booze. Big in feel, slightly oily and viscous drowned out by the alcohol warmth. Soft to foamy in carbonation. Dark chocolate and the coffee of the nose is prominent. That weird perfume mixes in well and there is a a hint of plum coming through. A dusty chocolate malt flavour builds as does rich caramel. It drinks well but doesn’t hit the heights I hoped it would. A complex nose fades a little on the palate. Likeable, approachable Quad! (12.7fl.Oz, Code 043D-2 0943, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

4.6
ffbot (451) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 14, 2016
On tap Torpedo Room. Pour is dark black with bubbly white head. Smell is super floral, hops, pepper. Taste is pepper and interesting citrus, odd sour and bitter aftertaste. Decent lingering sour palate. The plums really come through in the smell and after taste

4
oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2016
Pours a medium dark reddish amber color. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, and some spice. Flavors are plums, and some spice.

4.2
Dorkenstein (564) - - MAR 27, 2016
Aroma: big plum, raisin, raisin bread. Taste is plum, raisin, raisin bread.

3.9
Patrickctenchi (6750) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle:
Deep, ruby-brown/black with a small tan head.
Aroma is spray-paint, plums.
Spicy plum flavour......a touch of warmth, figs, raisin.
It just tastes...."purple"......not in a candy/gimmicky way, but rich fruit-wise.
Very smooth and full flavoured.
Excellent.

3.4
Bill Becker (1915) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAR 13, 2016
The pour is a very dark brown almost black. 1"head of off white foam.

A very malty nose. And fruity. Caramel malt with heaps of dark fruits. .obviously plums, raisins with a slight indicator of a possible tart note or 2.

Caramel malt sweetness up front with quite the sharp taste of plums that’s more bitter than tart. I sense some oxidation going on as well. .Cardboard, mild butterscotch.

Close to full bodied with medium carbonation and the alcohol is well hidden.

A slow sipping beer for sure and in general, I like what’s going on.


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