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The Reverend - Avery Brewing Company

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87
very good

1,466 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,466
Reviews: 778
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 27
Gots: 104 | FT: 2
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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TheSarge

Virginia

4.8/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Das ist ein gutes bier! I'm still sipping on it, and it's a pleasure. I don't typically get too impressed with Belgian style ales, but this is great stuff. This is my third try at an Avery brewed beer, and I'm impressed with this brewery. Anyhow, here's how I feel about "The Reverend."

Pours with lots of CO2, but doesn't retain much head. The body is almost clear dark golden amber in color and the head lasts for about 3 to 4 minutes, but eventually it totally loses all cranium.

Easily I could smell this ale as I poured it into my glass from the 23oz bomber. This has a quite floral fragrance from the ale yeast, and I can actually detect the presence of the higher content of alcohol.

To taste this is nothing like I've had in a long time. I've had real Belgian ale before when I lived in Germany, and this seems to be a genuine Belgian style product. Rich and full, it tastes about like it smells.

The alcohol content is initially perceivable, but as I'm about two thirds finished with my "sample", I don't feel the alcohol too much anymore. This is a bit thick in body.

Overall with the kick of flavor, fragrance, moderately thick body, and alcohol content, this is a nice reward to a long day at work.

TheSarge

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2006 00:55:22 | More by TheSarge
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BrewmasterNPB

Colorado

4.78/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The Reverend was one of the first big beers that I have ever enjoyed. I first drank it about 5 or 6 years ago, when it still had the wax cap covering. I just drank it last night, which was my first time in a long time. It has a beautiful orange color and a nice, sweet malty aroma. What I like the best about the Reverend is that it is very strong and complex, yet it is so enjoyable to drink. There is no harshness at all. I taste dates in the malt, but not overbearing. The hop profile is low, as it should be. This is a sneaky beer, in that you don't realize that you are drinking a 10% quadruple ale!

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2008 16:21:24 | More by BrewmasterNPB
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billzav

Florida

4.78/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This Belgium style quad is amber in color and has pronounced notes of caramel and dark fruit in the nose and initial taste, with a hint of spices and a brandy like character in the backbone. Well balanced and wonderfully complex, with a nice warming sensation from the alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2011 15:31:00 | More by billzav
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SpenCycle

Indiana

4.78/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Hazy, dark brown color. Half finger head that sticks around. Hops, lots of malt, and alcohol on the nose. Amazing smooth, malty taste. Malt and alcohol overpowers the bitterness, but not in a way that it is unbalanced. I'm a huge IPA fan, but this is one of the best beers I have ever had. Aftertaste leaves a strong alcohol burn for a beer. Hops can really only be tasted when burping. Excellent beer, would definitely recommend to anyone.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 17:42:58 | More by SpenCycle
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Jgrody

California

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

11-28-2013 06:25:09 | More by Jgrody
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dvanhandel

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

11-09-2012 23:46:33 | More by dvanhandel
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thesoftspoon


4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

09-18-2012 00:28:19 | More by thesoftspoon
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Gump

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

02-08-2013 21:36:38 | More by Gump
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RusImpStoLuv

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

03-03-2014 18:31:59 | More by RusImpStoLuv
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Avenging_Knight

California

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

09-09-2012 21:40:38 | More by Avenging_Knight
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BaconBandit


4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

09-12-2012 17:24:31 | More by BaconBandit
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leagr

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

08-10-2012 01:12:22 | More by leagr
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goodbyeohio

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

had this on tap at the moan and dove, twice in a row. yes, i am suicidal.. actually he brought us two by accident and my girlfriend had asked for racer 5. oh well, i guess i'll have to drink it.

pours lighter than from the bottle, showing the lightest orange color in its highlights. impressive and makes me think it can be consumed in larger quantities for some reason.

sweet malty quad smell, an overpour made the glass all sticky. a good sign in my book.

very trappisty, much more so than the amped up version i've had in the bottle (which is still good.) malt and caramel are fighting for dominance here. brown sugar and orange are saying hello from the stands. i enjoyed both of these glasses with fervor. wasn't until an hour or so later that i forgot where i was and bought frozen bananas from trader joe's.

we have a winner.

Serving type: on-tap

03-21-2005 15:57:14 | More by goodbyeohio
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murraymj

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

04-10-2012 01:12:49 | More by murraymj
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Book

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

02-14-2014 23:13:24 | More by Book
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

06-26-2014 22:02:28 | More by sammyg832
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Paul83


4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

08-16-2012 05:06:04 | More by Paul83
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kickerofelves

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

03-27-2012 05:27:33 | More by kickerofelves
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Metaltildeath

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

11-15-2013 16:14:29 | More by Metaltildeath
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TheSteak22

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

12-06-2013 18:57:28 | More by TheSteak22
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WhiskeeTango

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

06-22-2012 16:02:24 | More by WhiskeeTango
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RyanStelzner


4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

06-20-2014 04:47:30 | More by RyanStelzner
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evergreen_machine

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

12-02-2013 23:27:44 | More by evergreen_machine
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is strong, very malty, with a rich fruity overtone and hints of caramel and toffee. Color is a beautiful clear reddish copper, and head is fairly thick and fine-bubbled. Flavor is sublime - malty, fruity, nutty, strong hop hints, touches of caramel and sweetness, even a teeny bit of smoke. Texture is smooth, and aftertaste includes a hint of brandy and a soupcon of sweetness. Definitely a beer to be revered. ;)

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2008 03:30:25 | More by Cyberkedi
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BeerManDan

California

4.72/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a beautiful crafted beer. The color when poured was a pleasant dark amber brown with a very little brown foam and no lace. The smell was very fruity and spicy withy a mild hop aroma. The taste had a nice balance of holp's and malted barley. Also, the sweet and creamy fruitiness was was just fantastic. The warmer this ale got, the more intense and complex the flavor got. This goes as on of my top 10 ales. To bad it not for sale in California. I found this treasure in Colorado while traveling cross country. Sould have bought more than half a case! Can't wait for Avery to expand there sales area to California.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2004 03:58:10 | More by BeerManDan
The Reverend from Avery Brewing Company
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