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The Reverend - Avery Brewing Company

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87
very good

1,598 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,598
Reviews: 791
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 34
Gots: 133 | 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 UrbanCaveman
3.16/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Tap House Grill, arrived in a shaker pint (sigh).

A: A deep reddish brown, slightly cloudy. Arrived in the glass with a thin head, which dissipated rather quickly. Not much lacing to speak of.

S: I was, alas, at a bar with a kitchen, which generally precludes my olfactory senses from making much sense. What I was able to detect was some sweetness, yeast, and cherry fruit.

T: Yep, that's definitely more than a hint of cherry fruitiness, and not much of any other type of fruit. The underlying malt is caramel, with candi sweetness. I did not detect much spiciness, nor much layered complexity.

M: Rather thin for a quad.

O: I had fond memories of this beer from occasions several years ago. It would appear that since that time, I have encountered Abt 12, Rochefort 10, and Trois Pistoles enough that this beer has lost some of that initial "what sorcery is this quadrupel you speak of?" luster. It's not bad, but it's not anything I would seek out.

Photo of etreesh
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mtbdonn
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of erushing
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of BDeibs
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of schoolboy
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was wondering if I should let this settle and age for a while, but I was really curious, so I popped it, and as Scotty P says in We're the Millers, "No ragrets." I love all the lettas.

It looks the part. Not very cloudy, but very pretty. The aroma is sufficiently rich and fruity - loads of yeasty goodness, but inoffensive. Ditto for the taste. It is big but extremely well behaved, like it sat in my basement chillin for a couple years. Similarly the aftertaste is very mild for the style. This could be considered a weakness, but it is very drinkable.

Overall I like this a lot. This could be a go-to Belgian. In Ohio, it's about $7 for a bomber - a very good value, yenamsain?

Photo of LivingDEADhead
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of SDRedDevil
3.9/5  rDev +1%

Photo of BeerOps
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.7/5  rDev +21.8%

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.

Photo of Mlkluther
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.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.2/5  rDev +8.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.68/5  rDev +21.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.96/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of WunderLlama
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

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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The Reverend from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,598 ratings.