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Sierra Nevada Ovila Abbey Quad with Plums

Sierra Nevada Ovila Abbey Quad with Plums

Beer Information

Serving types:
Special Packaging
Best Served in:
Chalice or Goblet
Shelf Life
1 to 5 years
Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
Availability:
Brewer special edition, Commerative, festival, etc
Still Brewed:
Yes
Collaborating Brewer:

Goes Best WIth

Goes Best With (Dessert)

Product Notes

Rich, dark, and infused with the complex sweetness of abbey-grown plums.
 
Our Ovila® Abbey Ales series is a collaboration with the monks of the Abbey of New Clairvaux in Vina, CA. Each beer is a modern twist on a traditional Belgian-style abbey ale—monastic inspiration and American innovation. These rotating Ovila Abbey Ales highlight, when possible, local ingredients grown and harvested by the monks on their nearly 600-acre working farm. We hope you enjoy these one-of-a-kind collaboration ales.

User reviews

1 reviews

Overall rating 
 
8.9
Aroma 
 
10.0  (1)
Look (Appearance) 
 
10.0  (1)
Taste 
 
8.0  (1)
Mouthfeel 
 
9.0  (1)
Second Look (Overall Impression) 
 
9.0  (1)
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Ovila Plum - Try
Overall rating 
 
8.9
Aroma 
 
10.0
Look (Appearance) 
 
10.0
Taste 
 
8.0
Mouthfeel 
 
9.0
Second Look (Overall Impression) 
 
9.0

Aroma: The nose is absolutely of plum and chocolate. A bit of phenol. Also caramel, malt and raisin.

Look (Appearance): Dark mahogany with light tan head. Good lacing. Moderate head retention

Taste: Warm alcohol finish on the swallow. Tastes of dark bread and dark fruits, including plums and figs. Balance and complexity are quite nice. Hints of coffee, dark chocolate, burnt toast in the finish and aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full mouth feel with a creamy feel and average carbonation. Some alcohol warmth.

Second Look (Overall Impression): Saw this at Bruisin' Ales in Asheville, NC and decided to give it a try. Had not heard of this series from Sierra Nevada, but I am not one to pass on a good Quad. I have to say that this was quite a good beer. Very impressed by the complexity and balance of this beer. Although there is a bit of alcohol warmth, it is not overpowering and I think actually enhances the overall experience with this beer. Even with that, this beer was very smooth and easy to drink. It is a sipping beer for sure. I look forward to finding and trying the others in this series.

Beer Review information

Served From:
Bottle
Where drank?
Home
Occasion
Nothing Special
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