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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 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.

   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 isnít 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 youíre just not doin it for me. Go with a better quad. Weyerbacher for instance.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chadzter (94) - huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 15, 2007
Bottle. Pours with a off-white foamy head. Color is nice copper. Aroma is fruity with a sweet caramel hint. Caramel roasted malt with an oak wood tasted. Creamy smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
clifford0163 (93) - Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2005
nice orange-ruby color to it. full bodied and a nice malty flavor to it not a bad beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
luiss (89) - Elmsford, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2006 Bottle- pours out a nice peachy orange, red color. The head started out nice with a frothy belgian white look to it, the lacing is what did it for me though. This beer was not to strong in taste which for once surprised me but other characteristics did lack on for this brew. Hints of caramalized sugar, sweet grapes, and dry raisons.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bindpmc (88) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 24, 2006
Draught at Newport Pizza in OB. Deep mahogany pour. No head. Subtle stone fruit in the nose. Sweet malt up front on the tongue, candi sugar galore. Black cherries, prunes, and red wine. Hop bitterness in the balance though, evening things out. The 10% burn is mighty, making this a long-contemplated sipper. Avery seems to interpret the traditional Belgian/Abbey styles liberally, and this is no exception. Donít know if it truely fits the advertised style, but what it is is enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indy (87) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Iím normally quite skeptical of American attempts at Trappist Ales...we can never seem to get it right. But, I try to keep an open mmind with each new ale that I try, so Iíll make this a "real-time" review...as I try this ale. Hmm, pours like a regular ale, not as fizzy as most Balgians. Very red and very clear...actually very pristine. Not much of a head. Aroma is sweet with layers of spices...like a freshly baked gingerbread man, dipped in honey, cooling in an open window in front of a garden. Now, the taste... Wow, surprisingly robust. Very sweet and malty with hints of oaky resins. Not quite as crisp as I would have liked, and perhaps lacking in yeastiness. All-in-all, a very nice beer. But, itís like a very good cover band...Iíd rather see the real thing, but if itís all thatís around, Iíll enjoy it. Maybe Iíll get an extra bottle or two and store them in my cellar, see what happens in a year or two.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bostondoug1981 (85) - fort worth, Alabama, USA - FEB 28, 2010
so here i sit on a sunday morning at five am drinking this fine avery brew figured it would make up for not going to church.pours a bold golden color with a one finger head. taste is of brown sugah and candy sugah. get some dark fruit in there as well but mainly really sweet and really dry. is 5am to early for the rev.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewMstr (85) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Nice saison, sweet and slightly sour, pale color and great aroma. A great example of an interesting style.

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