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The Reverend - Avery Brewing Company

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87
very good

1,483 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,483
Reviews: 779
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 27
Gots: 106 | FT: 1
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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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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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

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The Reverend from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,483 ratings.