The Reverend - Avery Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,604
Reviews: 792
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 34
Gots: 134 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated January 2012
Consumed 2/24/2013

Pours a drown murky color with very little head, very cloudy.

The aroma is of alcohol, toffee, and not a lot else.

Beers tastes of alcohol, caramel, toffee, bread, some spice like phenols, and candi sugar. The beer is very sweet, almost to the point of being cloying.

Full body and a medium mouthfeel.

Overall the beer is underwhelming. It is very sweet and not balanced enough, it does display the toffee and caramel flavors well though.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of jtierney89
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Semi hazy garnett color with a bit of off white head which is dissipating rapidly. Dark jammy fruits on the nose along with rum soaked raisins. Touches of chocolate come out as the beer warms. A touch thinner than expected and a little sweet. Might become cloying but i'm not sure yet. Subdued flavor profile which is nice as good belgian quads exhibit this quality too. Starts thin but the body builds in the mouth rounding out to a big tootsie roll flavored bomb with touches of fruit and caramel on the side of the mouth. Finishes a touch spicy.

Pretty true to style with dashes of things that can be improved upon slightly. Very good though for an American quad, and on of the better American Quads I've had. This beer is just a touch too sweet and isn't nearly complex but is beginner friendly (if a quad could ever be). Pretty spot on though, Avery should be proud.

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Bluestar
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a clean tulip...

Appearance was very nice. Held up to the light the beer was a deep reddish-copper colour, with small burnt orange-white head, that dissipated quickly.

Smell is fruity. Notes of grape, raisins and general sweetness. Nothing spectacular/out of the ordinary here here.

Taste had hints of carmel, banana, citrus... Sweet finish.

Mouthfeel was very nice. The right amount of carbonation, thick enough to know you're drinking a beer, but not to the point of bready or malty.

Overall, an enjoyable Quad. Nothing out of the ordinary, but I wouldn't refuse a second glass if it was being offered. The alcohol sneaks up on you after the full 22 oz bottle. I wouldn't go for too many in one sitting. Would like to try on draft.

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Poured a dark caramel colored body with a head that barely made it a minute.

S- Raisins, caramel, banana, biscuity and bready.

T- First off, the alcohol is very well hidden. The dark fruits take the stage while allowing the spices to come out. Cinnamon, biscuits, plums and raisins.

M- medium-bodied, medium to high carbonation. Good drinkability.

Overall its a very solid quad. Lacked a bit on the nose but made up for it in the taste. If you like belgian ales, acquire a bottle.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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

On Tap at Taco Mac Virginia Highlands. 11 oz. Pour.

(Appearance) pours a clear deep copper with light brown accents. Off white head and light surface cover. Quite clear. Looks good. 4

(Smell) smells of mild fruit tones, Belgian yeast, coriander and various mild spices. mild bitterness to the aroma. Interesting and light. 4

(Taste) much more fruit in the first taste, including grapes, apricots, oranges, peaches. Bold coriander spice on the finish. Very nice and quite fruity tone to it. 4

(Mouthfeel) very slick with a bit of airy carbonation in the midsection. Medium/heavy body. Medium alcohol presence. Pairs nicely to the taste. 4

(Overall) A worthy experience, this beer is another great one representative of its style. 4

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: ruby brown with a general clear appearance. Nice white lacing that holds tightly around the edge.

Smell: Molasses with a biscuit scent & a raisin/dark fruit hint.

Taste & mouthfeel: my god this ale hides the alcohol very well. Good on you Reverand. The raisin/plum/dark fruit flavor is what I notice upfront. It's a bit sweet with a bready feel. Like a mild cinammon raisin loaf. The molasses flavor then comes into play with a bit of drying effect and hop presence. The body is medium and like I said before, the 10% abv is hidden so well...what a conniving trick you have played upon me, Reverand!

Overall: glory be the light and mine eyes are open to the golden way! This is one awe inspiring beer that I'm glad that had rested in the belly of this beast! Amen my brothers & sisters...Amen!

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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The Reverend from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,604 ratings.