1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

The Reverend - Avery Brewing Company

Not Rated.
The ReverendThe Reverend

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

1,567 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,567
Reviews: 785
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 33
Gots: 123 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,567 | Reviews: 785 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of BergBeer
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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, Tuesday at 05:35 PM
Photo of Ycallacy
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%

Ycallacy, Sunday at 01:21 AM
Photo of McNazz
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

McNazz, Friday at 08:27 PM
Photo of JackNip
4/5  rDev +3.9%

JackNip, Friday at 05:51 PM
Photo of Lesmiserobert
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%

Lesmiserobert, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of jawas
4.52/5  rDev +17.4%

jawas, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of donspublic
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%

donspublic, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of WckdVbz
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

WckdVbz, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of ricecracker420
4/5  rDev +3.9%

ricecracker420, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of scottlaw
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

scottlaw, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of booga73
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

booga73, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of Pithy756
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Pithy756, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of Nuggetz
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Nuggetz, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of Jdotswizz
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Jdotswizz, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of HarrisonFord
4.32/5  rDev +12.2%

HarrisonFord, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

UrbanCaveman, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of Blazer22
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%

Blazer22, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +3.9%

t2grogan, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of Beastcpa
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Beer is smooth and tasty, almost regal. Excellent with almost any food here.

Beastcpa, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of jeremiahoden
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

jeremiahoden, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of hoppy91
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%

hoppy91, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of dcisco44
4/5  rDev +3.9%

dcisco44, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of dseanv
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%

dseanv, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of DerekDudley
3.4/5  rDev -11.7%

DerekDudley, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of ctwybeerguy
4/5  rDev +3.9%

ctwybeerguy, Sep 27, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
The Reverend from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,567 ratings.