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RATINGS: 1342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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The Reverend, was created in tribute to the life of Sales Mgr. 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 both our "small brewery, BIG BEERS" philosophy and to the spirit and character of the departed Reverend, this beer is strong willed, assertive, and pure of heart, a heart of candy sugar. It contains as many authentic imported Belgian specialty malts as the brewers could cram into our mash tun, and lots of Belgian dark candy sugar stirred into the brew kettle. 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. Cellarable for 4 years.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2004
Candied malt aroma with some mixed fruit. Clear orange/amber, with a custard head. Malt and hops flavour combine with a sweet candied taste. Strong alcohol, but nice. Thanks Radek!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2005 Aged 1 year, flavors really come together. Fruity aroma, with noticable hops and no alcohol. Dry and malty. Hop flavor noted. Very fruity. Upping from 3.6 to 4.0.

22 oz bottle. Carmel malty/fruity hot aroma and flavor. Cleaner than the tap version I had, but lacking a little depth. A little on the thin side. The age that I will put on some of these should be interesting. Tap at the Draught Room, Spring House. 6-5-6-3-13Clear orange with a tan head. Wintergreen aroma. Flavor is hot and sweet, with lots of crazy fruits. My three bottles of this one will be aged for a long time...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6378) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 22, 2004
Lighter, slightly fruity and yeasty notes some alcohol in background. Bright, orange amber, white head. Pleasurable to sip, decent spectrum of flavours, sugars, malt based. Sweet but not over board.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2363) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2006 Decent head of fine bubbles. Almost no carbonation though. Unlike most other quads I have had. Light aroma without much substance. Some fruit (grapes) and hint of wheat. Sweet malts with plenty of caramel and raisins. Small aroma burst upon swirling. No alcohol presence in the aroma. Color is a very nice dark mahagony/orange. Alcohol in the flavor makes the lips tingle. Some more fruit and a bit sweet. Very warming as the alchol kicks in. Thin palate unlike the dense mouthfeel of most belgian quads. Finish is sweet and slightly sour but not too bad. I do not think that this is a good example of a quad but still a beer that will help you sleep at night. Rerate a little higher the second time. Needs to be a little denser and a thicker palate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2004
Very light in color for a quad, lighter amber. Big sweet aroma, almost too sweet, a little plasticy. Lots of malt in the flavor, a little too sweet, alcohol. Big body, harsh alcohol burn. Disappointing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2006 Thanks goes out to Radek for hooking this up! Appearance is a transparent amber with a thin off-white head. Taste is very sweet, like tangy candy, malty and slightly like alcohol. Aromas were of alcohol and very sweet.Re rate bumps it up a notch. Lots of alcoholic orange peel rind in nose and mouth. Very fruity and warming. Thanks for letting me try it again Mike!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2004
Clear-ish brown-amber. Small beige head. Yeasty aroma of banana, candy, almond nuts, & toffee. Soft, full-bodied feel. Decently complex, yeasty flavour of banana, candy, almond, band-aid, cinnamon, & toffee. Spicy, peppery finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GregClow (2858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2004
Ruby-amber colour. Boozy cotton candy aroma. Flavour is quite bitter with harsh alcohol notes and a sugary background. I’m not sure of the age of the bottle I sampled, but I’d suspect that it could’ve done with a bit of aging to mellow it out.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAY 17, 2004
Not my favorite of Avery’s - and I do tend to like them. Guess I’m just not being reverential. A bit too syrupy while not having the other elements come together. Of course I will try again and see if perhaps it was just a day where we didn’t meet on common ground.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2008 Slightly hazy golden-amber. Plasticy nose with peach and alcohol. Very plasticy, with thick, gluey malts. SOme peach/pear fruitiness. Stiff shot of alcohol helps improve drinkability but only to a point.


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