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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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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip

A- Pours a hazy dark amber/ light brown. Beer lets light through
when held up to a light. Head dissipates quickly, leaving a small
amount of lacing after taking drink.

S- Sweet malts, candied dark fruits like dates, and plums. Caramel.
Smells of the 10% alcohol, but not too much.

T- Really taste the candied fruits. candied malts, brown sugar, etc.
after taste you can feel the 10% alcohol, but its not

M- Thick, with moderate carbonation.

O- Solid quad, a bit sweet. Would buy again. Would like to see
how it ages.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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4.81/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz served into a duvel tulip

pours a dark mahogany brown with a frothy 2 finger head.

smell of clove, toasted malts, spices, candy, and belgian yeast. probably one of the only beers id rate the smell a 5

taste is superb. starts with dark fruits and sweet bread, round out to spices, and finishes with the slightest hop flavor

this beer beer masks the 10% abv well. goes down better than almost any quad ive had. truly the best american made quad ive ever had

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a glass goblet

Appearance: a clear dark amber, lovely. Not much in the way of a head, about one centimeter of quickly dissipating white tight foam

Smell: Alcohol and rum soaked dark fruits, plum maybe... Faint malty bread tones, slightly sweet with a barely noticeable grassy hops character, some yeasty undertones

Taste: Interesting. Rum soaked apricots with distant raisin and plum, sweet and slightly bready, light molasses, no hops flavor

MF: smooth and slick, goes down easily for the 10% abv

While certainly not my favorite beverage made by Avery it is interesting and worth a try for those interested.

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3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap poured into a Fort Collins Brewing pilsner glass in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a one finger head of fair cream, decent thickness, and okay retention. Colour is a transparent amber.

Sm: Caramel, interesting yeast, a milky lactic notes, and great hops. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Candied sugar, some caramel, lovely cream undertones throughout, and great yeast. Fairly complex, but too sweet on the finish. Decently layered.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with coarseness on account of the candied sugar. Suits the flavour fairly well.

Dr: Quite drinkable for the ABV. I enjoy it and would have it again - preferably aged. Hides its ABV well.

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3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a wide mouthed wine glass. Pours a ruby/brown color with little bubbles coming up continuously. This brew has very little head but pretty good retention with a little lacing. Good to know there are still active yeasts in there : ). Speaking of yeast- it smells quite strongly of belgian yeast and also of malt; has an earthy quality to it but crisp. The taste is full-bodied and clean- has the same yeasty and malty qualities as the smell with a little carbonation to keep it refreshing. The 10 percent abv is noticeable but more of a sweet sensation. There is nothing overpowering about The Reverend- everything is well balanced. That being said maybe I would like a little more excitement from a quadrupel? Boulevard's "The Sixth Glass" is my favorite but this one holds up to the best of them.

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