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The Reverend - Avery Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,590
Reviews: 789
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 33
Gots: 129 | FT: 0
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 ONovoMexicano
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a stemless wine glass.

Creamy, thick, foamy , frothy oatmeal-colored head. Streaks of lace. Brown and amber body with excellent clarity. 5

Creamy caramel and dark fruits with underlying floral sweetness. Yeasty and peppery too. 4

Peppery, sweet and floral. Caramel malt sweetness. Plum and fig join the malts for creamy sweetness. 4

The body is on the lighter side of medium and there's no hint of alcohol heat. Light yeast feel up front, creamy otherwise, with a dry finish. 4

Pretty nice. Mellower than I would expect and there could be a little bit more to the flavors, but still nice. 4

ONovoMexicano, Today at 01:18 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

cp45, Yesterday at 04:06 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

anvilx, Thursday at 02:43 AM
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4.7/5  rDev +21.8%

okono, Wednesday at 01:17 AM
Photo of SensorySupernova
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Appearance: Black with a thin brown head.

Smell: Faint yeast and alcohol.

Taste: Sweet caramel taste with Belgian yeast up front. Melts into a nice complex roasted malt flavor. Ends with faint sourness and moderate alcohol heat.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation and thickness.

Overall: Good quad. Complex but nothing too out-there.

SensorySupernova, Sunday at 11:34 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

On tap at Yard House in Denver. A beautiful complex beer. One of the best I had while in Colorado.

Mlkluther, Nov 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

HunterSBeerson, Nov 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

a77cj7, Nov 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Trashcat, Nov 18, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +21.2%

treebert9, Nov 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Techichi, Nov 17, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +2.6%

harryhops, Nov 16, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tap poured

Russet colored with thin cap

Sweet aroma of toffee

Sweet taste of toffee, very sweet

Gentle sudsing

Nice beer

WunderLlama, Nov 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

olradetbalder, Nov 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Kegger37, Nov 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

12packpoet, Nov 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

TheSleepyMonkey, Nov 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.12/5  rDev +6.7%

Deacs164, Nov 03, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +6.2%

firstlighthiker, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of BergBeer
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Look: Deep amber with a minimal vanilla head that barely lines the glass. Lots of legs.

Smell: Dark candied cherries, toffee, brown sugar, currants, dark grapes, plums, dates, and white grapes. Smells sticky and sweet.

Taste: Brown sugar covered raisins hit the tongue, followed by dark cherries, big date notes, toffee, currants, very mild cinnamon, molasses, and every couple of sips I get a big moscato/white grape note that lingers on the tongue.

Mouthfeel: At first it's sticky and then but the bodies up really fast to a thick body that completely covers the mouth. Goes down sticky with a hint of booze on the finish that warms the back of the throat. Finish is sticky and dry that let's the date notes linger on the tongue.

Overall: This definitely covers more of the toffee/Belgian sugar side of the style then the raisin/dark fruit of most quads. It's kind of like a quad style barleywine. It's good but nothing mind blowing

BergBeer, Oct 28, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +4.7%

Ycallacy, Oct 26, 2014
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The Reverend from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,590 ratings.