The Reverend - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by Thiestru:
4.22/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a one-pint-some-odd-ounce bottle into my Terrapin snifter.
Appearance: Golden brownish with a two-finger creamy head. No transparency; totally cloudy. One of the finest-looking beers I've ever set eyes to.
Smell: The first word that comes to mind is 'musty'. It's got a funky smell, with alcohol present. It's a little vegetable-y.
Taste: Wow, here come the vegetables! It seems to odd to describe a beer like that, but that's seriously the impression I get. The alcohol I caught in the smell is also evident in the taste. You know what, the more I drink it, the more I like it. There are some roasted-tasting malts underneath the funk; on the whole, it reminds me a bit of Celebrator Doppelbock by Ayinger... but funkier.
Mouthfeel: Creamy and smooth, but almost kind of flat. It could use both a little more carbonation and a little more body. Definitely not bad, though.
Drinkability: High drinkability, both in spite of and because of the funkiness. (There's that word again, I know.) Still, more than a pint is a lot to drink, especially for something with 10% abv.
Serving type: bottle
06-03-2010 23:26:08 | More by Thiestru
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4.21/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
22oz bomber shared with friends. My serving was in an Innis and Gunn stemmed glass (not quite a tulip, but not a straight walled goblet either). No date on the bottle.
Appearance Clear/bright dark amber. Thin ring of white foam. Some small islands of lacing.
Smell: Toffee, dark fruits, and a hint of phenol. A very deep and rich aroma.
Taste: Toffee, Candi sugar, caramel, cherry, phenol, with a mild bitter finish that complements the other flavors. Very rich.
Mouthfeel: Smooth but sticky on the teeth. Light carbonation.
Overall / Drinkability: The Reverend has given me his sermon and I'm a converted believer. This is a very good beer. Deep flavor and aroma profiles, good looking, and even the mouthfeel works with everything else going on. I'd hesitate to put it in any more of a religious connotation, but I effective went to a service, listened to the sermon, took communion, and left uplifted. This is one damn good beer. The alcohol does make itself a little bit known, but not enough that I found it hot. I had such a good experience I know it's dangerous enough for me to reach for another one and be in real trouble and in for a proper preaching against sin after the 2nd bottle. Great beer and I'll be picking this up again.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2014 23:18:01 | More by damndirtyape
The Reverend from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,483 ratings.