The Reverend | Avery Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
1,877
Reviews:
836
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.72%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
275
For Trade:
1
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Photo of I3eer
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.08/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$ 9.52 (Including tax)/bomber ($ 0.433/oz) at Spec’s, SATX
Bottled 5/17/16 at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter, allowed to warm to 50 degrees
Aroma faint – sweet, very faint fruit
Head average (Maximum four cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, diminishing to an irregular three to five mm lacy ring and a complete thin layer with one area of heaped bubbles.
Lacing excellent – wide rings of tiny bubbles
Body – dark reddish amber, clear
Flavor – sweet, almost cloying; slight dark fruitiness, alcohol. No hops, no malt, no diacetyl
Palate – medium, syrupy, soft carbonation

Mediocre quad, definitely too cloying for me. The fruitiness of the yeast esters are entirely too weak and thin. One and done.

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 3, Flavor 3, Palate 3, Overall 3

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Photo of psmith161
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lukecuthrell
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

3.63/5: Only a small step below the Belgian stalwarts; still a quality example of the style by any measure

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5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of lwillitz
4.31/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22-oz bottle into snifter

This seemed like the perfect quad to celebrate 4 years since my ordination.

A - transparent body of ruby; not much of a head, but a few off-white bubbles stick around the edges

S - caramel sweetness, cherries and dark fruits, Belgian yeast in the background, a touch of alcohol

T - cherries/dark fruits, sugar, alcohol present but not overpowering, oak/wooden notes, touch of spice

M - lighter than expected; medium body, smooth and oily; low carbonation

O - the perfect beer to sip for hours while discussing theology

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Photo of Brob245
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crow
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BoozerBrad
4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tbryan5
4.31/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a translucent deep red and brown.
S- Cherries, dark fruit, figs, molasses.
T- Figgy, fruity, with a sweet syrupy aftertaste indicative of a quality Beligian beer.
M- Lighter body than the nose and palate would indicate but it's not thick or heavy.
D- Great after dinner beer because of the sweetness. Definitely recommend this beer.

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Photo of HabaJohn
4.49/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Rhyzy
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of archero
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soupyman10
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hoganlaw
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of evanwoertz
4.89/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skillet
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ckollias
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The Reverend from Avery Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 1,877 ratings.
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