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:
1,886
Reviews:
837
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.72%
 
 
Wants:
69
Gots:
277
For Trade:
1
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured to a chalice, head it has about 1 inch that dissipates leaving some nice lacing, color is dark copper with good carbonation

S: Clearly belgian yeast, that sweet candy spicy flavor

T: Spicy, sweet to belgium candy, a bit orangy and just a tad of bitterness to balance, some alcohol and a bit of warming due the ABV, it fades a bit after warming

M: Malty body good balance that goes along with the flavor, crisp body,carbonation after warming up a bit, but its felt while you are tasting it

O: Like it quite a bit, it goes well with the style its really enjoyable, warm beer, would enjoy it a lot more often if i could get it easily on my area, it could mature pretty well, a good brew

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed November 16, 2011 late into the night. Poured a 1 Pint 6 oz bottle into a JFF is my BFF novelty Pint glass.

A: Poured a creamy one fingered head. The color is of a Mahogany like state, but sadly this appears thin giving me thought of not much flavors.
This laces quite randomly, but I love it.

S: This simply smelled of dark fruits, spices, and some slight malts.

T: The dark fruits of this dominate the taste. Some spice notes were detected and the alcohol at the end definitely bites. A molasses taste does come in at the end as well.

M: Thick sticky body with medium carbonation.

O: This is a pretty disappointing Quad, but it's my last drink of the night. If you are looking for a nice American Quad then I strongly suggest a Boulevard
The Sixth Glass. That is a delight of the Smokestack series that I strongly suggest.

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The Reverend from Avery Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 1,886 ratings.
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