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The Reverend - Avery Brewing Company

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very good

1,507 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,507
Reviews: 780
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 28
Gots: 113 | 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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phattman073

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-08-2012 01:29:56 | More by phattman073
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towlea25

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-07-2012 23:36:54 | More by towlea25
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wannabbrewer

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a glass goblet

Appearance: a clear dark amber, lovely. Not much in the way of a head, about one centimeter of quickly dissipating white tight foam

Smell: Alcohol and rum soaked dark fruits, plum maybe... Faint malty bread tones, slightly sweet with a barely noticeable grassy hops character, some yeasty undertones

Taste: Interesting. Rum soaked apricots with distant raisin and plum, sweet and slightly bready, light molasses, no hops flavor

MF: smooth and slick, goes down easily for the 10% abv

While certainly not my favorite beverage made by Avery it is interesting and worth a try for those interested.

01-07-2012 07:16:14 | More by wannabbrewer
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pushstartnow13

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-05-2012 02:38:07 | More by pushstartnow13
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cmannes

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-04-2012 21:19:58 | More by cmannes
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kojevergas

Texas

3.55/5  rDev -7.8%

1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap poured into a Fort Collins Brewing pilsner glass in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a one finger head of fair cream, decent thickness, and okay retention. Colour is a transparent amber.

Sm: Caramel, interesting yeast, a milky lactic notes, and great hops. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Candied sugar, some caramel, lovely cream undertones throughout, and great yeast. Fairly complex, but too sweet on the finish. Decently layered.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with coarseness on account of the candied sugar. Suits the flavour fairly well.

Dr: Quite drinkable for the ABV. I enjoy it and would have it again - preferably aged. Hides its ABV well.

01-04-2012 07:07:03 | More by kojevergas
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Hopdaemon39

New York

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a wide mouthed wine glass. Pours a ruby/brown color with little bubbles coming up continuously. This brew has very little head but pretty good retention with a little lacing. Good to know there are still active yeasts in there : ). Speaking of yeast- it smells quite strongly of belgian yeast and also of malt; has an earthy quality to it but crisp. The taste is full-bodied and clean- has the same yeasty and malty qualities as the smell with a little carbonation to keep it refreshing. The 10 percent abv is noticeable but more of a sweet sensation. There is nothing overpowering about The Reverend- everything is well balanced. That being said maybe I would like a little more excitement from a quadrupel? Boulevard's "The Sixth Glass" is my favorite but this one holds up to the best of them.

01-04-2012 03:56:56 | More by Hopdaemon39
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PhineasGage

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

12-31-2011 12:59:21 | More by PhineasGage
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hawkmage

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-31-2011 03:37:56 | More by hawkmage
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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-29-2011 03:03:30 | More by buckyp
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arkansastroy

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-28-2011 22:56:57 | More by arkansastroy
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cdwil

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

12-28-2011 17:53:12 | More by cdwil
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Kirch

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

12-27-2011 00:28:55 | More by Kirch
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TexAggie011

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

12-26-2011 05:37:00 | More by TexAggie011
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ZPB

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

12-25-2011 20:21:48 | More by ZPB
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.9%

2.5 finger frothy head with some lacing. Clear, red tinged amber body. strong fig and mild dark fruit aroma with a hint of spice and cola-like. flavor is syrupy with mostly dark fruit and candy like. moderate carbonation and medium to full body. Overall, this is a mild quad. Its not quite as bold as the belgian brewery versions but still a nice drinkable quad.

12-25-2011 04:43:52 | More by kylehay2004
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JohnnyChimpo

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-24-2011 21:42:26 | More by JohnnyChimpo
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jophish17

Georgia

3/5  rDev -22.1%

12-24-2011 07:43:47 | More by jophish17
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Drinkerofales

California

4.08/5  rDev +6%

Pours a brown cognac color with hints of cinnared, fluffy off-white head and good lacing.

Smells of sweet ginger bread and molasses.

Tastes up front and on the side of spicy fruitcake, and a spice aftertaste.

Doesn't have much carbonation, coats the tongue and has a smooth finish.

Overall this is a fine beer and a great value. Darkly sweet flavors make this a great taste, but not necessarily a great beer, but certainly a good beer.

DOA

12-23-2011 08:29:24 | More by Drinkerofales
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CelticAleMan

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

12-21-2011 05:38:39 | More by CelticAleMan
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

12-19-2011 00:34:09 | More by savagepm
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Lantern


4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-18-2011 18:20:42 | More by Lantern
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Sinewave

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-18-2011 04:21:26 | More by Sinewave
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inbierveritas

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -22.1%

12-18-2011 04:02:47 | More by inbierveritas
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Vylo

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-17-2011 15:00:09 | More by Vylo
The Reverend from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,507 ratings.