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The Reverend - Avery Brewing Company

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1,623 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,623
Reviews: 795
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 37
Gots: 141 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-21-2002

Beer Style: Belgian Style Quadrupel Ale
Hop Variety: Sterling
Malt Variety: Two-row barley, Aromatic malt, Cara-45, Cara-20, Special B
Sugars: Belgian Candy Sugar
OG: 1.085 ABV: 10.0% IBUs: 24 Color: Tawny
The Reverend, was created in tribute to the life of our friend Tom Boogaard’s grandfather, an ordained Episcopal Reverend. Tom was inspired by the life of his grandfather and wanted to create a tribute beer that contained his sterling traits. True to the spirit and character of the departed Reverend, this beer is strong willed, assertive, and pure of heart.

Our brewers included as many authentic imported Belgian specialty malts as they could, making this the perfect beer for folks who love malty beers and are ready to take the next step. A divinely complex and beautifully layered beer with hints of dark cherries, currants, and molasses, complimented by an underlying spiciness. Sinfully smooth considering the high alcohol content.

The Reverend is the second installment of “The Holy Trinity of Ales” series.

Food pairing: Try The Reverend with a gyro or paired with our favorite: steamed spicy saffron mussels.
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3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice beer. Drinkable...possibly two in a row. But carefully.

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3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.76/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a rich and unfiltered dark mahogany honey gold. Forms a half finger of quickly dissipating, slightly off wheat head. Little lacing left on glass.
S - Sweet alcoholic black cooked cherries, figs and plums, hops and notes of warm alcohol. T - Incredible. Sweet alcoholic black cherries, slightly bitter grape wine notes. Malts, slight tinge of warm caramel and a nice bubbly smooth mouthfeel. Surprisingly, no trace alcohol in the taste.
O - A damned fine and outstanding Belgian quad. One of the top three I've ever had to date and a must try for Belgian beer fans!
V - Purchased in a 22oz. bomber, medium/high value.

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3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.29/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This has a dried fruit, spicy, sugary nose with a hint of alcohol. The beer pours brilliant copper to ruby tinted amber under a 1” finely, moussey bubbled foam collar. The Reverend has a rich, creamy palate like a fruit cake soaked in alcohol with treacle lightly drizzled on top, filled with figs, dates, some other dried fruit and maybe a couple of nuts. The body is medium to a little above which is much less than all the flavor would lead you to expect. The carbonation is above average but it is natural and very fine and soft. There is some alcohol warming but it is hard to believe that this is 10.0% abv when drinking it.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
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4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I've had better quads before

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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The Reverend from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,623 ratings.