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The Reverend - Avery Brewing Company

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very good

1,458 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,458
Reviews: 778
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 27
Gots: 98 | 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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Louisiana

3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Quick review - strangely sweet quad. The right beer for someone else, perhaps.

Color - in the dim light of the evening, holding it up to a lamp, this beer appears to be a deep honey. The beer started of with 1"+ of head that quickly dissipated. No signs of nucleation but it readily rebuilds head with a swirl. The head is very light and doesn't leave much behind.

Smell - something rich and malty. I may even be able to smell some alcohol heat in there. I can't say that I smell anything flowery or piney, but I had a few Harpoon Leviathan Imperial IPA's earlier so that's probably not helping. There's a sweetness maybe like overripe fruit. I can't place it.

Taste - the malty sweetness I was smelling comes through and there's some offsetting bitterness trying to keep it in check. The malty sweetness is a bit different than expected. Or maybe it's the offsetting bitterness. Or maybe there's some sourness in it. Maybe it's been too long since I've had a quad, the last I recall was Urthel about 2 years ago, but this beer has something I haven't had in a while. Also, I could be wrong, and I usually don't usually notice it, but I think I taste the alcohol coming through.

Mouthfeel - I would call this thickish. Not too thick, but thickish.

Sessioning - not in the summer heat I was in today. Overall, I'm not huge on the flavor so it's not very sessionable to me, but someone that loved this beer could lightly session it on a cool day.

Closing notes - I rated this beer as I did because I don't consider it poorly made or anything. It's not my type, but it seems rather unique. If it's not exactly a Belgian Quad, well it's not exactly made in Belgium. It's an American craft ale from an American craft brewery with a lot going on. For that, I couldn't rate it very high, but I wouldn't discount it either.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2009 13:45:05 | More by TeeCee
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The Reverend from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,458 ratings.