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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4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Half-growler from the good folks at Beer Growler in Avondale Estates; finally get to buy beer on a Sunday in the ATL!

I had enjoyed this fine quad years ago from a bomber and when I saw it on the menu I had about three seconds of thoughtful internal discourse before pulling the trigger. The main competition was Wild Heaven's Eschaton, which should be in plentiful supply considering the geography. This stuff on tap has to be rare, right?

A - Beautiful ruby red, with nice, compact bubbles on the carbonation. Lacing was very good, not quite Belgian lace, but lingers far longer than fresh beer in the tulip!

S - Caramel, malt, banana, clove, spice, and candi sugar. Lovely!

T - Much of the above; the 10% ABV is well hidden. Enjoy too much of this and it will catch up with you. This was just too good to savor over an hour and change for a half-growler.

M - The alcohol is well hidden, and it's very easy to sip. No burn and the finish is pleasing. Not too medium or sharp; I can detect more raisins long after the glass is empty.

O - Almost as good as St. Bernardus Abt 12; would be happy to enjoy this from November through February. Great job, Avery!

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

A 22oz bomber pored into a tulip glass

A - An amber color with 1 finger of head and a little bit of sticky lace on the glass all the way down

S - Belgian yeast strain! Dried fruit and sugar.

T - Wow, sweet! Belgian sugar candy flavor dominates. Dried fruit, apples, raisons, etc.

M - Full bodied and well carbonated. High abv is mostly hidden

O - A good belgian quad, but too sweet for my preferences.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

22oz poured into pint glass

A-Ruby red and clear with some head and lacing

S-hoppy aroma with a hint of floral/grass. smells good

T/M-Light and smooth, with just the right combination of Fruity sweetness and hoppyness at the end. this is a very tasty ale. I wouldnt believe that its 10% from the taste

O-very enjoyable, and with the plentiful ABV, this one will surely provide some fun

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The Reverend from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 72% out of 100 with 1,894 ratings
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