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The Reverend - Avery Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,531
Reviews: 782
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 30
Gots: 115 | 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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Poured into a Duvel tulip. No freshness date.

A- Pours a reddish light brown color with a 1/4 inch light tan head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.

S- Sweet malt, yeast and Belgian candi sugar emanates from the glass bringing notes of dark fruit, caramel and light booze.

T- More dark fruit plus some vanilla. The alcohol is quite apparent but meshes well with the overall profile. Mildly toasty malt and even milder bitterness. Certainly a slow sipper.

M- A bit syrupy with medium-low carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- I remember liking this more when I first had it years ago. Now I find it to be decent but having a bit too much alcohol presence. All the right flavors are there but there's just too much heat. Maybe some aging would help.

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The Reverend from Avery Brewing Company
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