The Reverend - Avery Brewing Company
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3.78/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - The brew is red-orange and clear....that's surprising! I was expecting murky chunky sewage water brown. This is the color of O-fests and amber ales. The head is about three fingers before sliding down to a nice cap. Lots of foamy lace is left on the glass, and swirling brings the head right back again.
S - Right off the bat I could smell sugar, booze, and piny hops while pouring this one into a snifter. Malty, sweet, honeyed, yeasty, and a bit fruity. There are a lot of honeycomb aromas here along with some floral fresh dew notes that really make this beer lively and keep the sweet notes from becoming cloying. This smells like scotch (sweet Speyside region, not peaty Islay malts) with a big fat hop bud as a garnish.
T - This is good. Honeycomb, peaches, sugar, and big piny hops drizzled in clove honey and The Macallan. This really tastes like more of a barleywine than a Quad, but then again I don't have all that much experience with quads. It's still damn good whatever it is!
M - Full bodied and very heavy with sugar. The sugar coats the palate before the oily hops and tight alcohol wipe it away. The finish is neutral and very herbal with a lingering taste of honey.
D - Not bad. I was all excited about this one, and it is very good, but it's not quite top notch IMO. It also doesn't seem all that quad-like due to the big hops and tea-like herbal flavors. Like English barleywine perhaps. Too sugary to be really drinkable IMO.
Funny story: One of my buddies at work was given two or three of Avery's big beer series bombers as a present from a friend....not knowing what they were he proceeded to down all three in the span of a couple hours! I'm sure he was three sheets to the wind after that experience! (he's now a BA 'orangemoustache' but like all of us he used to just down pisswater brewskies like any red-blooded American).
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2008 21:58:33 | More by pmcadamis
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