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The Reverend - Avery Brewing Company

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very good

1,470 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,470
Reviews: 778
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 27
Gots: 105 | FT: 2
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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DaveAnderson

Minnesota

4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not usually a fan of quads. I have had some that were sublime, but mostly, I find them a boozy, raisiny mess. But Avery is leaving MN for now, so I grabbed a bottle while I could. Bomber poured into a Darkness tulip.

My first impression is the color. This is much lighter than I remember. It's a clear amber with no haze. Head is moderate, pale, and persistent, with decent lacing.

It smells bready and sweet, with bananas and clove. When I pour vigorously, I catch a little pineapple and mango, too. The more I smell, the more I think of tropical fruits. But if I set it down for a few minutes and come back to it, it smells just like a mince meat pie.

It tastes a lot like that pie. But, zing! there's an unexpected spiciness on the tongue. And it's lighter and less sweet than promised by the nose. It's kind of good -- makes me regret all the years I have passed over this, as it graced the shelf.

But...I am not sure I want a whole bomber. Once again, I am reminded that Dave+quad=meh. That said, if I see any of these on the shelf, I may grab one for cellaring. I have known a quad or two that got better over time, and this one has promise.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 07:56:56 | More by DaveAnderson
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The Reverend from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,470 ratings.