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The Reverend - Avery Brewing Company

The ReverendThe Reverend

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,400 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1400
Reviews: 778
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.47%


Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-21-2002)
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a0lbudman

Alabama

4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-dark copper color with a small off white head
S-rich caramel malt with a spice aroma and a sweet banana fruit smell
T-malt hits you then the spicies hit you with a warming alcohol taste that leaves the mouth with a strong spice aftertaste that turns to a spicey caramel malt finish
M-high carbonation and medium body
O-very complex malt and spice and fruit smell make this a great beer

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 02:54:45 | More by a0lbudman
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timotao

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-23-2014 21:07:54 | More by timotao
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Kuaff

Alaska

4.63/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In a snifter at cellar temperature.

An off-white, one-finger head of froth fizzles away to a ring encircling some lingering splotches above a beautiful deep blood-ruby body. Oh, and there's some lacing left behind, too. Quite pleasing to behold.

The aroma has a big dose of dark fruits, like raisins, cherries, and dates. Festive spices like ginger, nutmeg, and cloves also abound. Smells very Belgian.

It tastes sweet, spicy, and bready. Much like fruitcake. First it's like tart dark fruit, then sweeter like cherries, and ultimately drying into that wonderful Belgian breadiness in the finish. Regarding the spiciness, I think I taste cinnamon specifically! VERY nice. This is how an awesome quad should taste, I think.

The feel is effervescent, but still sufficiently substantial to support the rich flavors.

I'm very impressed with this beer. But also vexed and perplexed. This is a STELLAR American-brewed, Belgian-style ale. And yet it seems to be so over-looked... Could it be because it isn't from Belgium? Or because it's so commonly available? In any case, I now revere The Reverend. And I'm not even religious.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 22:27:03 | More by Kuaff
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jbradburn

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Well done beer...
Aroma: slightly sweet and hoppy, and alcoholic
Appearance: Copper to amber, good head with legs
Body: light and crisp
Mouthfeel: spicy and alcoholic, with a long finish
Overall: very enjoyable; at the high ABV, definitely not a session beer

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2014 18:05:05 | More by jbradburn
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demosixt

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-17-2014 15:51:40 | More by SkinniePost
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Panama

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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J_Dub

Texas

3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a brownish orange. Beige head is fairly thick.

Smell is complex. Dark fruits. Brown Sugar. Malt, yeast and spicy smells at the end.

The taste is similar to the smell. Dark fruits, malt. Some oak flavors as well. Very sweet though.

Not enough carbonation. Too flat and syrupy for my tastes.

Great quad that is only hurt by its excessive sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 00:38:02 | More by J_Dub
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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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The Reverend from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,400 ratings.