The Reverend | Avery Brewing Company

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3.87/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

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.

Added by kbub6f on 03-21-2002

BEER STATS
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#10,957
Reviews:
856
Ratings:
1,935
pDev:
11.63%
Bros Score:
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Photo of samEBC
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of corywalston
3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Canned 2/6/18; drank 7/20/18 @ the Yarchives.

See-through red/purple appearance.

A violent pour yielded a huge khaki head; a thick curtain of frothy lace.

Clove & caramel notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Clove and caramel flavors; booze heat notes on the finish.

Superficially this resembles a true quad, but it lacks the depth & complexity of the style. Permanent pass.

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Photo of robotic_being
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GratefulFC
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours nice red oak. Right amount of carbonation. Smell is caramel and malt. Taste caramel, malt, and brown sugar. Alcohol is a bit up front. Oak and cherries are in the back. Gets better as it warms slightly.

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Photo of MonkeyPilates
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of npdevil27
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hooley
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of morrowd3
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zstamper
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shigg85
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tazzman
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lebowskied
2.4/5  rDev -38%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of hermit990
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sevinup07
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.46/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Drunk from an attractive can. Brewed 3/28/17 per bottom of said attractive can.

Pour: didn’t pour so giving it a neutral rating. Not sure why 3.75 out of 5.0 is neutral but...

Nose: hard to tell given the can limitations. Some aluminum, some malt, maybe a hint of dark cherry and candied fruit. Aluminum, or surprisingly, dominates.

Taste: the malts really shine. Caramel, dark fruit, brandy and plenty of molasses come through. Slight hop bitterness provides balance. A little pepper also comes through. Lots of complexity to ponder as you drink.

Mouthfeel: medium to high carbonation but doesn’t overwhelm the subtle malt flavors. Syrupy bit not cloying. Good balance.

Overall: really good and absolutely worth trying. The name is great as is the beer. Not as good as the St Bernardus ABt 12 quad from last night but really solid and the can, versus a glass, may be the difference.

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3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thin off white head to a beer that is mahogany/ruby. Held up to the light layers of Ruby shine bright.
Smell is of that Belgian funk. The earthy floral notes mixed with some sweet fruit. Almost strawberry/cherry like.
Taste follows that path. Almost get dark cherries. Not quite chocolately cherries but almost there with how the malts play with it. The floral plays a huge role as well.
The feel is dry, leaving you wanting another drink as soon as it leaves your mouth. Which can be a dangerous thing at 10%. The 12 oz. serving is enough.
Overall, I've not been too big on any Belgian style beers I've had, but this one finds good balance and brings something else to the table besides just having that Belgian funk. I like it.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SauceMcSauce
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very good. Strong and smooth.

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The Reverend from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 1,935 ratings