Elizavyeta (110) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
rybowen (105) - Los Angeles 90039, California, USA - JUN 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
drostj (105) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
garretjax (103) - Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
segfault (103) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
kabsetter (103) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
mfrato (103) - - JUL 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at brewery. Very fruity aroma, big raisin and currant taste with a strong Belgian finish.
burtonbaton930 (100) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2011
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
gferd (99) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.