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The Reverend - Avery Brewing Company

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very good

1,481 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,481
Reviews: 778
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 27
Gots: 106 | FT: 1
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 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.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-21-2002)
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DUBinMIA

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a sniffer from a bomber. Look is crystal clear nut brown color, no haze. Has to have been filtered… NOT bottle conditioned. 1 ½ in. head not a lot of foam but some. Reduces to 1/4in with good lace. Not what I would expect a good quad to look like.

Smell is of sweet malt, sugar, floral hops and some spicy herbal note… a coriander like smell. Tiny hint of alcohol towards the end. No yeast noted.

Taste is started by sweet malt but ends quickly with a sharp zing of sugar and molasses flavor. Dark fruit is present in the middle with a floral hop finish, which is all topped off with a gentle warm alcohol.

Mouth-feel is thicker than I imagined and works well with this beer.

Overall good beer… just not a great match for the style in my opinion. Maybe I just drink to many trappists beers…. But I would still recommend giving this beer a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2011 03:39:08 | More by DUBinMIA
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The Reverend from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,481 ratings.