Sierra Nevada Ovila Quad With Sugar Plums

Sierra Nevada Ovila Quad With Sugar Plums

Rated 3.620 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Chico, CA, United States

Style:  Abbey Quadrupel

10.2% Alcohol by Volume

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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.

ID: 51688 Last updated 8 years ago Added to database 8 years ago

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Overall Rank1671
Overall Percentile96.5
Style Rank23 of 211
Style Percentile89.1
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score4.8
Average Score3.886
Weighted Score3.620
Standard Deviation0.579

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  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 4.2 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Sampled on Tap at the Beer Revolution 2nd Anniversary Party on 2/2/2013. This Abbey Quad pours a dark brown color from the tap. Small to medium sized off-white head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, plums and brown sugar. A medium to full bodied Abbey Quadruple. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal. Lots of brown sugar, molasses, and dark fruit with plums. Very smooth, nice hints of wood. Great sipping beer, nice balance between the wood and the fruit and sweetness. Slight touch of alcohol. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

  • AIRFORCE1 680 reviews
    rated 3.6 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours a coffee brown with a one finger tan head that takes its damned time going down. Like most quads it has a tornado of carbonation bubbling up from the bottom of the glass. Aroma is very sweet and has hints of the plums, booze, and earthy spices. Taste is very complex with strong hints of plums, candy sugar, and wood. Although you can't tell the ABV by the taste it does burn on the way down. Slightly sticky ending. I true sipping beer.

  • BEAV 1788 reviews
    rated 3.0 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    12.7 oz caged and corked bottle. Pours dark amber with a medium creamy tan head that goes to a thin film that laces the glass some.

    The aroma is bready malts, dark fruits, some floral wood, Belgian yeast and a bit of harsh alcohol.

    The flavor is sweet woody floral malts, with dark fruits and some harsh charred alcohol. It's got some off notes that I can't identify too (plastic and cardboard). The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

    Overall, I didn't care for this. I remember it being fruitier with less off notes last I had it (still not great though).

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.1 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    A tiny step down from the original (non sugar plum release) due to a bit more residual sweetness and alcohol bite, but still damn good. Dark fruits, brown sugar, plums, tobacco, sugary sweet. Almost overwhelming, but quite tasty. Kinda going towards a three Phils with the quad fruit hybrid.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.0 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottle from sam. Earthy red brown pour, very tight head and cap, drapes and chunks of lacing throughout. Rich ripe fruits aroma, plums are dominant with some raisins, figs, bananas, brown sugar, hint of red wine. Very warming and flavorful. A true sipper although not boozy. Even better as it warms. Glad I have more bottles... Thanks Sam!

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.5 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours dark brown - sort of a maroon-tinted mahogany. The Head is thin layer of fine beige bubbles. The aroma has lots of raisins, prunes, and plums. Lots of doughy, bready malt with caramel, molasses, and booze. Taste starts sweet and POW the booze just smacks you. It took a while to get the booze 'tamed' a bit so finally some other flavors start to peek through the alcohol haze. Some caramel and other doughy, toasty malt notes. Overall, it was o.k. it had alot of potential but the alcohol holds back the other flavors.

  • CYBERCAT 10140 reviews
    rated 4.8 8 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 10

    Comes out of the tap a rich, warm coffee brown with a decent, if not overly, persistent tan head that leaves generous lacing. Robust aroma has an overtone of plum and malty, banana and earthy notes. Satisfying flavor has a hearty fruity tone, plum plus some banana, as well as earthy, nutty and malty tones and an appreciable alcohol nip. Firm, thick texture leaves a fizzy, earthy, fruity and slightly woody finish. Let this sugar plum dance on your tongue.

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