The Reverend - Avery Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,599
Reviews: 791
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 34
Gots: 133 | 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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4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Popped this bomber open towards the tailend of my night, so hopefully my sloppy jotted review isn't as crappy as my disposition was towards anything walking at the end of this one. At 10%, I wasn't feeling any pain.

A: Pours a lighter brown from bottle, but as those tiny brave little pigments start massing in the cup they turn a darker hue, near black. A bone white head finishes off the pour.

S: A real sweet aroma mixed with some alcohol presence. The sweet smell is of sugar, syrup, dark fruits. Quite bready with some alcohol coming through the nose.

T: You can taste the sweetness in a nice combination with the warming alcohol and yeasty bread. The beer comes together nicely.

M: Sweet and wet with an intense warming, I'm guessing caused by the generous alcohol content. This is a strong beer that can quitely defeat you.

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4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer is clear amber, has a warm off-white head, leaving good lacing and curtains.

The smell is sweet, cookies with apricot, almonds, eggs, sherry.

Starting sweet cookie dough, caramel, dried peaches and apples, eggnog, almonds, sherry.

Medium low carbonation, small foamy bubbles, soft and oily, a smooth texture, a small dryness.

A very well done and worthy beer. Enjoy slowly.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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2/5  rDev -48.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Bronze coloring, clear, off-white head that doesn't last. Nice lacing.

S: Spicy, molasses, fruit.

T: Caramel, sugars, cherries, molasses, toasted raisin bread.

M: Smooth, thick & rich. Alcohol burn at the end.

O: A sipper. Every sip is like heaven. Rich finish.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.18/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a very murky orange/reddis color with a small off-white head that reduced rather quickly. Spotty lacing.

S: Mostly some candied dark fruits, some wheat, malt, and a little bit of spice. As it warms some bready/doughy malt comes forward.

T: Sort of muted dark fruits mixed with some caramel and toffee. Not really that much going on.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Not much alcohol presence.

O: Slightly disappointed, the flavors didn't really stand out for me here.

Photo of denver10
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours brown, kinda opaque-ish, with a nice off white head. Sweet aroma of caramelized brown sugar, molasses, raisins , figs, cherries, and a touch of alcohol. Very sweet flavor; belgian yeast is there with some brown sugar, raisin, fig, molasses, and some alcohol. Medium body to this. Overall, its good but just too sweet for me personally. I will have to try this again on tap and see if I can enjoy it more when I don't have to drink a full bombers worth in one sitting. I definitely noticed my opinion of this was stronger at the start than it was at the end, when the sweetness had just become too much for me.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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The Reverend from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,599 ratings.