The Reverend - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by donaldchapman:
4.43/5 rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Avery 15th anniversary vertical tasting
A - Clear light brown color with red highlights, and a long lasting head.
S - complex marriage of fruity esters, spicy phenolics, malt and hops.
T - Great malt complexity that is well blended with dark fruit flavors and hop bitterness.
M - Full bodied with an alcohol warmth and a smooth finish.
A - Surprisingly, this color was noticeably darker than the other two vintages.
S - Malt is becoming more complex and beginning to dominate the aroma. Phenols and esters are noticeable but not as much as the 2008.
T - The malt is much more complex as well as a bit more bitterness, the phenols and esters begin to fade a bit leaving the malt to shine.
M - Mouth feel remains much the same perhaps a bit more smooth.
A - Similar to the 2008 color a light brown with long lasting head but a bit hazy.
S - Extreme malt complexity and domination. Caramel, toffee, etc.... Esters are vary subdued as are phenolics.
T - Malt complexity dominates accompanied by some subtle yet firm fruity ester flavors (Dark fruits, berries, etc) and spice.
M - Full bodied beer, with a good pull, and smooth warmth.
This is another amazing beer to taste as it ages.... While the 2008 vintage is good, the older it gets, the more complexity and balance the beer achieves, with the 2002 ranking 1st out of the 3.
Serving type: bottle
10-06-2008 16:11:53 | More by donaldchapman
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3.46/5 rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance is a copper color with golden edges. There was a half finger of head that dissipated quickly. The nose was surprisingly weak. The flavor profile includes the classic funky Belgian yeast flavor. The finish includes a slightly intrusive alcohol burn.
Serving type: on-tap
02-22-2014 19:38:10 | More by 57md
The Reverend from Avery Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,353 ratings.