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The Reverend | Avery Brewing Company

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The ReverendThe Reverend
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3.87/5
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1,901 Ratings
The ReverendThe Reverend
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
Ranking:
#8,585
Reviews:
846
Ratings:
1,901
pDev:
11.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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Photo of Ddegnen
3.24/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Love the maltiness of this brew

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

Belgian yeast, heavy on strawberry, burnt caramel finish. Decent but I've been spoiled by trappist offerings.

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Photo of 10Crumra
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nszuch8
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aufie
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of briancathy
4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sd123
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer21
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Daniel9913
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Dactrius
3.47/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eire
3.34/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ricelikesbeer
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

An old Favorite- used to drink this an do homework in college. Figured I need to rate it cuz it's a classic from one of my favorite breweries. this one does great with barrel aging- have loved all the variants the brewery has put out, including the pineapple addition.

L: deep red/purple hues with gold highlights. stark white head which gives a feint lacing. not as highly carbonated as it could be for the style.

S: Lots of caramel/toffee notes, some Belgian esters and dark fruits there too. a hint of booze but not in a detracting way. no hop presence, no off flavors.

T: Boozy upfront, but not "hot" or bothersome. Lots of caramel character. Much more caramel than dark fruit in the flavor. (Don't think they use dark candy syrup.) lots of malt and some nice bourbon-ish notes. Nice and drinkable despite the size/ maltiness of the beer. Very nice fermentation character that doesn't overwhelm the whole beer.

F: medium bodied, light carbonation. Nice mouthfeel and slightly oily on the palate.

O: An American classic- they really pull this one off. I would classify this one as a "quad" rather than a Belgian strong dark, as it much more malty and doesn't go overboard with dark fruit flavors.

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Photo of moundbz
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HippieDave56
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of jzeilinger
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Very clear pour, no haze or yeast sediment, raisin color, lacing is moderate and creamy.

S - Raisins, figs, prunes, dark Belgian candy sugar, a little yeasty.

T - Raisins, plumbs, Belgian candy sugar, oak, boozy effervescence, cherries, and finishes with some spiciness left on the palate and a lightly bitter finish.

M - Big and full bodied, velvet-like texture, creamy, slippery, chewy.

O - The alcohol was noticeable on the first few sips but quickly disappeared as the palate adjusts. This is a nice Quad and it's been a long time since I last had this - would buy this again. (!!!)

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Photo of craigbelly
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Edgecrush7
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ac-dx
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hman43
4.31/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: It pours dark amber with a ruby hue. It has a slightly off white head that is rather creamy looking.

Smell: It has aromas of molasses, cherries, sugars and fruity esters. There are faint hints of alcohol.

Taste: It has flavors of It has a molasses like flavor with cherries and sugar being evident and dark fruits from esters. There is also the faint hint of alcohol in the taste.

Feel: It has a moderate feel that is on the heavy side of moderate with a sweet, but dry finish and moderate alcohol warming.

Overall: This is a bit dominate by the malts with the sugars and fruity esters becoming prominent after the initial tasting. The alcohol strength is evident, but it is pleasant in the warming.

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

Photo of bfrank8
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DBosco
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The Reverend from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 1,901 ratings
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