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.
BA SCORE
87
very good

1,586 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,586
Reviews: 788
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 33
Gots: 127 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,586 | Reviews: 788 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of ananh
4/5  rDev +3.6%

ananh, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of TheEggCrasher
4/5  rDev +3.6%

TheEggCrasher, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of embass
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

embass, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of Chris22
4.92/5  rDev +27.5%

Chris22, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of Zutote
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Zutote, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of JohnParadee
2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

JohnParadee, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of zander4dawin
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%

Sweet cherries, fig, raspberry, burnt sugars, sweet malty boozyness.

zander4dawin, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of atone315
4/5  rDev +3.6%

atone315, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Brian_Jim
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Brian_Jim, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of Basoos1
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of TrojanRB
4/5  rDev +3.6%

TrojanRB, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of SavvyStudent
4/5  rDev +3.6%

SavvyStudent, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of Moonshae_D
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Moonshae_D, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of Crimsontider22
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Crimsontider22, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of curlybird
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

curlybird, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of MonkeyBread
4/5  rDev +3.6%

MonkeyBread, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Casp1119
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%

Casp1119, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of eukaryote
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

eukaryote, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of vma
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

vma, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of R3ason
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

R3ason, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.3/5  rDev -14.5%

acurtis, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of Immortale25
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

Immortale25, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of malfunxion
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

malfunxion, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of TimHitchings
4/5  rDev +3.6%

TimHitchings, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of AleHunter805
4/5  rDev +3.6%

AleHunter805, Aug 31, 2014
The Reverend from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,586 ratings.