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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.


4.2
   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.

3.6
   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.

3.8
   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!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drostj (105) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Bottle pour at Rocket City Brewfest. Dark, clear amber with a light, thin head. Sweet with tones of molasses and caramel, along with some fruit and a slight hint of spiciness. Smooth with just a slight bitterness. A bit sweet for my taste, but very well done and an interesting beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garretjax (103) - Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2006
Mahogoney hues. Floral nose. Sugary sweet. Nice belgian style beer. Plenty of character. Takes more than one sip to get your head around this. A little more carbonization would be nice.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
segfault (103) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2006 Clear peach/amber color, with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, nice Goldings spicy notes - more hop nose than I expected. In the mouth esters, peaches, velvety feel, malty, aweseom balance, smooth with no alcohol heat.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kabsetter (103) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Delivered as described. As with any beer of this style, grows more complex and tasty as it warms in your glass. Not quiiet up to the Belgum ales standards, but would enjoy again.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mfrato (103) - - JUL 15, 2013
On tap at brewery. Very fruity aroma, big raisin and currant taste with a strong Belgian finish.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
burtonbaton930 (100) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Maybe I came across a bad bottle, although I doubt it because this isn’t the first time Avery has sucked.... Smells of stale/rotten vegetables, some sweet malt and cardboard. Tastes the same with a very weird vegetative-like flavor. Pouring it into a wide mouth glass helped a little but was still a chore to drink... especially being so expensive. Sorry Avery I really want to be a fan, and have tried, but you’re just not doin it for me. Go with a better quad. Weyerbacher for instance.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gferd (99) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2006
Bottle just like the picture. Pours a deep clear red, head quickly fades, nice lacing. Sweet fruity aroma - rasins? Taste is a bit hot from the booze, sweet from the candisugar, perhaps a bit underhopped.


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