Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Ovila Abbey Quad Brewed with Plums
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review
Tonight’s featured beer is Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Ovila Abbey Quad Brewed with Plums.
From the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company website: “Rich, dark, and infused with the complex sweetness of abbey-grown plums.
Ovila Abbey Quad 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 complex beer is a collaboration between Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and the monks of the Abbey of New Clairvaux. It features sugar plums grown on the grounds of the Abbey and harvested by the monks in Vina. We hope you enjoy this collaboration ale.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours dark brown with red highlights, a nice tan head and sticky lacing.
Aroma: Sweet caramel, plum and other dark fruits, Belgian yeast, spice and vanilla.
Taste: Begins sweet with dark caramel malt, candi sugar, plums, raisins, vanilla, Belgian yeast, clove, cinnamon, toffee and a slight cocoa flavor. Dry finish with a slight alcohol heat.
Overall: Full bodied and smooth, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Ovila Abbey Quad Brewed with Plums is very enjoyable. This easy to drink 10.2% ABV offering is well worth trying. I liked it so much that when my sister-in-law came to visit from Chico and I had a choice of ANY Sierra Nevada Brewing Company beer-filled growler I chose this one.
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