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The Reverend | Avery Brewing Company

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The ReverendThe Reverend

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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

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Ratings: 1,900 |  Reviews: 845
Photo of mulder1010
2.85/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 ML poured into a glass

A-- Poured a reddish gold color. A half inch of head and leaves a decent amount of lacing. Head went away quickly. Not a lot of carbonation. Not as dark as other Quads.

S-- Not very aromatic but what I got was fruit dominant. Mostly cherries. A decent sugar smell but not very big.

T-- Get sugar pretty quickly, also get cherries, figs and plums. No real big bite like other Quads have.

M-- Lively in the mouth, good carbonated. Get the sugars and the warming from the abv very quickly. Fruit is there but it takes a bit of time to get there.

D-- Not that great. Disappointed would be the word I would use. The ABV (10%) is there but it is drinkable. Better options out there. Too sweet I think. Almost like a Jolly Rancher.

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Photo of Rastacouere
2.9/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Clear burgundy. White 1cm foam. Typical avery nose contains the light alcohol vapors and hoppiness. Fruity malt overtones (bubblegum, pears, cherries), almond and caramelised sugars aroma. Palate is also caramelic, earthy, heating. Finish includes traces of grassy, orangey and earthy bitter and astringent hops. All the way through though, there’s that dull avery yeast action going on which just doesn’t work so well with belgians. Body is fairly full, biting.

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Photo of Tilley4
2.9/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Finally picked this one up off of the shelves after seeing it around for a while so I'm giving it a go...

Lots of dark booze-soaked fruit aromas rolling off of this and while it's not bad, it doesn't have that wow factor that some others of the style do... Slight notes of yeast present as well...

A bit rough around the edges this one is... Quite a hit of booze present throughout and especially on the finish.. Almost fusel... touches of sweet maltiness that are overwhelmed by the booze...

A disappointment frankly... I was hoping for more out of this one..

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Photo of sillydarla
2.92/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of puck1225
2.93/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Not terribly impressed. Canned on 3/20/17, and it seemed to not do too well in the last 7 months. Nice deep orangish red brown. Very short lived head with no lacing. A bit of a cherry smell. Sweet dark fruit taste, a little boozey. Sort of a flat feel. Just sort of hit an off cord.

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Photo of chanokokoro
2.94/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a goblet

Pours a deep dark maple syrup-colored amber. Hardly any head at all even after a fairly aggresive hard pour. The litttle head there is disappears in seconds and leaves a very faint foam ring. Obviously, no lacing. Faint aroma of candi sugar, raisins, fig and spice on the nose. Accents of all of the aspects mentioned as part of the nose present in the taste plus some biscuit and very distinguishable alcohol. Absolutely no depth to the taste at all, somewhat bland. Overall, I'm not a big fan. There was no head and a barely above average mouthfeel. One of the least complex quads I've had. I have really enjoyed what Avery has to offer, however, I'll pass on The Reverend in the future.

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Photo of mactrail
2.96/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice coppery amber in the Leffe chalice. Nice head, but dissipates. Smell of raisin toast and cardboard. Tart and spritzy in the mouth. Not as full bodied as I'd expect.

Hot with alcohol. Taste reminds me of apple jack. Sugary yet tart. Fig Newtons and Pop Tarts. Not much hop flavor, but a funky bitterness in the aftertaste that stays with you. More than a hint of cough syrup. Dries out as you sip. Not one of the better examples of the style, in my opinion.

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Photo of budgood1
2.99/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

pour out of the 22 oz. bomber a clear brilliant copper colour, with a very thin head. little lacing. belgian yeast and sweet candy aroma. tastes good....quite hot with sweet maltiness accentuated by the candi sugar. peppery, with hints of yeast, mint and ripe fruit. it's all rather straightforward and not very complex. this is isn't to say it doesn't taste good, just not very interesting. and it's lacking the famous carbonation that a makes a good belgian dance on your taste buds. this one just plods on said buds and muddles around until your bored. anyway...the body is full enough but the mouthfeel is sorely lacking that authentic belgian flair. drinkability is lacking because of the style, of course, but the overall authenticity comes into question also. it isn't even bottle conditioned.

make it hot and sweet and call it a quad. hmmm...

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The Reverend from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 1,900 ratings
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