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Brewed By: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Number of Ratings: 194

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Brewed In: 1075 E 20th St, Chico, CA 95928, USA

ABV: 10.2%

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Ovila Quad with Sugar Plums

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Tasting Notes

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bakerman profile picturebakerman - November 22, 2015
Dark and rich with strong notes of raisin and dried fruits. Sweet malty finish. profile - November 8, 2015
B to B+. Way better than the Dubbel with plums, more complex even the high alcohol does not spoil the complexity.
TearsforBeers profile pictureTearsforBeers - August 18, 2015
Kinda reminds me of wine, 10.2 ABV is present for sure. I love a lot of things from Sierra Nevada but just not this one..
raoul.duke profile pictureraoul.duke - March 27, 2015
On tap at hopleaf. Dark black to purple appearance. Decent head which sticks around. The smell is pungent plum, refreshing! Taste is really odd. Not exactly in a bad way, but odd. It isn’t a stout and isn’t a radler and isn’t ale-ish. The flavor is good, I’ve decided. Not very alcoholic despite the abv, which is awesome. The mouthfeel is ale and the flavor is stout. Would sip again.
Cristie profile pictureCristie - March 7, 2015
Yummy! Sweet, smooth, complex, full bodied. A sipping beer.
warpig33 profile picturewarpig33 - February 21, 2015
Not really good for a quad.
jjswizz profile picturejjswizz - January 23, 2015
Nice plum tastes with a little more alcohol taste
spark540 profile picturespark540 - September 14, 2014
This Belgian style ale was created as a collaboration between Sierra Nevada and the monks from the Abbey of New Clairvaux. Created with sugar plums grown in the Abbey and harvested by the monks in Vina. It has a beautiful sweet aroma with fruit notes. Rich and complex caramel and maltiness. Heavy mouthfeel and thick head. A unique yet traditional Belgian flavor. The bottle comes corked and I love the thick lips of the bottle. High abv of 10.2% which is not evident upon drinking. I would have this again although I could not enjoy more than one in a session.
zomerhouse profile picturezomerhouse - April 13, 2014
Pours dark brown and thick. Strong aroma of dried fruit, banana and toffee. Great Belgian quad taste with good balanced flavor with a good dry finish. Didn't get much from the plums, however....
masteer1 profile picturemasteer1 - January 18, 2014
Definite fruity notes, with a not so subtle sugary overtone. The traditional elements of a Belgium Quad are there, but they take a supporting role behind the unique flavors produced by the sugar plums. Quite enjoyable and different.
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