abbey quad with plums

Sierra Nevada “Ovila Belgian-Style Abbey Quad With Plums” Quadrupel: “Brewed in collaboration with the monks of the abbey of New Clairvaux”. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, then you know I’m a fan of Sierra Nevada. Of the Ovila series, I’ve also had the Belgian-Style Golden and I believe the standard Quad, both on draft. When I saw new releases from Ovila, I had to jump on the opportunity to try some. The nose on this is fairly sweet, with plums, raisins and Belgian candied sugars. Subtle yeasty characteristics with a hint of spice. The taste is almost too sweet. Bright plum notes with some caramel matliness. Smooth mouthfeel. I was hoping for a little more with this beer, but for what it is it’s pleasant. Sixth Glass by Boulevard is definitely better. If you have some bucks to drop, pick up a bottle of Four by Allagash. I’m gonna set a bottle of this aside for a while and hopefully pick up a bottle of Gulden Draak 9000. I’m also very interested in trying the other new Ovila release, Abbey Saison with Mandarin Oranges and Peppercorns.