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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pepperford (115) - robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2008
A darkish red/brown color, with a slight yellowy/tan head. The aromas of sweet molassas, malt and citrus come thru. The flavors of dark cherries, malt, and spice, with an extra kick of sweetness just when you thought it was over. The sweetness gets to be a bit much if you get to a second bottle. Maybe I should try it during the warmer months.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aggy360 (115) - Anchorage/ Vista,CA, Alaska, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Pours hazy orange with a white head. Strong citrusy aroma, very estery. Spicey sweet. Good malty taste. Some metallic taste. Bitter sweet finish. Everything is good but the slight aluminum taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tongan77 (115) - Ventura, California, USA - DEC 18, 2013
On tap. Pours a dark amber with an off white head. Aroma is sweet an Carmel. Taste is sweet has a nice malt profile. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MHED (114) - lisle, USA - AUG 21, 2006
22 oz. bottle. pours with a full bodie, reddish/tan and nice head. flavors of a sweet molasses , vanilla and spice. nice warming finish. this beer ages well as the 2 year old bottle mellowed nicely compared with a fresh batch. thx

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoberCajun (111) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Pours reddish-golden, a very pretty color, with a thin off-white head that lasts for an impressive duration. Aroma was cinnamon and apples to me, taste is hard to pin down other than a dry/caramel/sour hybrid. 10% alcohol is well-balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
shanepardue (110) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Great rich fruity flavor. Strong alcohol brings a good warm feeling. Another great Avery brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Elizavyeta (110) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2008
Fantastically crimson with a cloudy pour and wispy head. Its aromas are not unlike strawberry, wheat, and honey. The actual flavor of this beer is rather tart with piquant, toasty notes that linger. The Reverend would pair nicely with apples and a younger raw milk gouda to offset the sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCaptMatey (106) - Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Poured a dark amber colour with a thin head that left good lacing. Aroma was sweet and full of fruits(cherries, figs, dates) with molasses and light yeast notes. Flavor is rich with the fruits mentioned above with notes of belgian malts, candy sugar, and a bit of alcohol. Medium bodied and fairly smooth with a warm finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2003
Dark orange-brown with thick head. VERY clear...looks filtered. Smells sweet and fruity. The candy sugar is the most dominant component of the flavor, with some cherry here and there, and occasionally some yeast hints. This stuff is almost syrup--coats the mouth and is fairly thick, but it's very sweet and unbalanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rybowen (105) - Los Angeles 90039, California, USA - JUN 6, 2006
On tap - Nice, dark and complex. Excellent aroma and flavor, but a bit sweeter than necessary. At 10% or so ABV, not a beer to be taken lightly. The Reverend takes no prisoners!

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