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The Reverend - Avery Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,539
Reviews: 783
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 30
Gots: 119 | 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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Photo of chanokokoro
2.9/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a goblet

Pours a deep dark maple syrup-colored amber. Hardly any head at all even after a fairly aggresive hard pour. The litttle head there is disappears in seconds and leaves a very faint foam ring. Obviously, no lacing. Faint aroma of candi sugar, raisins, fig and spice on the nose. Accents of all of the aspects mentioned as part of the nose present in the taste plus some biscuit and very distinguishable alcohol. Absolutely no depth to the taste at all, somewhat bland. Overall, I'm not a big fan. There was no head and a barely above average mouthfeel. One of the least complex quads I've had. I have really enjoyed what Avery has to offer, however, I'll pass on The Reverend in the future.

chanokokoro, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of sillydarla
2.92/5  rDev -24.2%

sillydarla, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of budgood1
2.93/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

pour out of the 22 oz. bomber a clear brilliant copper colour, with a very thin head. little lacing. belgian yeast and sweet candy aroma. tastes good....quite hot with sweet maltiness accentuated by the candi sugar. peppery, with hints of yeast, mint and ripe fruit. it's all rather straightforward and not very complex. this is isn't to say it doesn't taste good, just not very interesting. and it's lacking the famous carbonation that a makes a good belgian dance on your taste buds. this one just plods on said buds and muddles around until your bored. anyway...the body is full enough but the mouthfeel is sorely lacking that authentic belgian flair. drinkability is lacking because of the style, of course, but the overall authenticity comes into question also. it isn't even bottle conditioned.

make it hot and sweet and call it a quad. hmmm...

budgood1, May 20, 2007
Photo of bucklemyshoe
2.98/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Notes from 10/15/2010:

22 oz. bottle at 42* into a chalice.

A: It pours a mostly clear red-orange with a small, bubbly head. This is very light for a Quad.

S: It features lovely aromas of dark fruit and citrus notes, spicy Belgian yeast, and sweet caramel malts

T: We have berries, aprticot, spicy yeast, and a very sweet and boozy background.

M: It's overbearingly sweet and hot. Yuck!

D: I wouldn't exactly describe this as a Belgian Quad. This tastes, looks, and smells like a failed, hot, and sweet mess that tried to be like Victory V12. I was reluctant to finish it.

bucklemyshoe, Oct 18, 2010
Photo of mactrail
2.98/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice coppery amber in the Leffe chalice. Nice head, but dissipates. Smell of raisin toast and cardboard. Tart and spritzy in the mouth. Not as full bodied as I'd expect.

Hot with alcohol. Taste reminds me of apple jack. Sugary yet tart. Fig Newtons and Pop Tarts. Not much hop flavor, but a funky bitterness in the aftertaste that stays with you. More than a hint of cough syrup. Dries out as you sip. Not one of the better examples of the style, in my opinion.

mactrail, Apr 20, 2012
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The Reverend from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,539 ratings.