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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle shared with a friend. Not sure on the bottling date. 2nd Quad I've ever had to my knowledge.

Appearance: Pours a ruby reddish color that you can see through with no head but that's expected with 10%.

Smell: Smells of dark fruits, plums, and raisins.

Taste - Taste mirrors the nose with more dark fruits coming through, candy, malts, molasses, and brown sugar.

Mouthfeel: Could have been thicker but it was fine. No alcohol detected but feels nice and warming in the throat.

Overall: Overall, very good…better than St. Bernadus Abt 12. No care.

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

Bomber into a matching Avery cervoise. Thanks to BdubleEdubleRUN for the opportunity to try this one. This new appears a perfectly clear copper to amber color. Some orange is seen around the edges. A finger of tab head sits atop and as it slowly fades produces some patchy lace.

The smell is phenolic with Belgian yeasty spices of clove with mild banana and pepper. A little bit of rindy aspect like oranges and a hint of sweet smelling candy sugar.

The taste is spicy with cloves and Belgian yeast characteristics. Some herbal hops are present keeping a modest bitterness present to contrast the underlying sweetness and alcohol character. As the brew warms, it gets increasingly more felt down the back of the throat. Orange rind accents the herbal bitterness. It finishes with a nice fruity aspect mixed with strong yeasty components.

This is a medium to full bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is smooth in the feel with a pleasant warming aspect for 10% abv. Overall this was nicely done, I could see it getting even better if given some time to age and mellow. Worth giving a try.

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

This pours somewhat hazy dark gold/mahogany. Little to no head with my slow pour. Served at 35 degrees, sipped for 2 hours so the finishing sips were at room temprature.

Smell is very sweet, I noticed bananas and cinnamon among the alcohol fumes.

taste is initially a syrupy alcohol hit. After the first sip, the flavors and sweetness and spices come through. I noticed dark fruits, like bananas, and dark spices, like cinnamon. and alcohol.

Mouthfeel is rather creamy for such a thick brew.

finish is rather clean, not hoppy, but no aftertaste either.

I think this is a very good beer, worth looking for.

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The Reverend from Avery Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 1,879 ratings.
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