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RATINGS: 1418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scottmc (167) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2007
Tap. At the 14th Avery Anniversary party. A mild gold in color with a very light hop aroma and a faint malty aroma overpowering the hops. A dry finish.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
posikyle (165) - Alabama, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Bitter, bitter, bitter beer. Disgusting. Beautiful color/tolerable aroma, tastes like sweaty feet. My girlfriend liked it though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2005
ITs hard for me to rate this as its not my favorite type of beer. The beer is overly sweet without much hop balance, but that is really the style so Ill give it a 15/20.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2005
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a thin bubbly head. Aroma is malty with hints of caramel and light cherries. Flavor is sweet with caramel malts, candy, with a warming finish. thin to Medium body. I would like to see how this ages...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - DEC 4, 2005
bought a bottle of this for a friends housewarming. It got better in my summation after it lost some of its carbonation. sweet cherry caremel aroma, does a good job of hideing alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2005
Copper colored with light carbonation that does not lace well. The aroma is nice and mouth feel is good. Not a super complex beer but very stylistic. The alcohol is hidden well...the sweetness from the candy sugar is overbearing...thus the ABV. Some bitter orange peel or corriander in the aftertaste would be nice.

3.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
texasbartender (160) - Sugarland, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2008
The beer is a red amber with a thin white head. The nose is big, I can smell it 2 ft. away. The nose is a mix of sweet malts, hops, spice, caramel and toasted nuts. The mouth feel is slightly thick with a nice round feel. The taste somewhat follows the nose but it finish with a somewhat unpleasant funk, almost fishy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2007
Sweet, fruity, nutty. Alcohol is present but smooth. Its an alright. Not really traditional. Atleast, decent ingredients...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smartlung (159) - Valrico, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2007
light amber head, malty, pretty sweet, almonds and spicy. Pretty tasty - pretty good as usual from Avery

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 19, 2006
22oz bomber from blue max liquors minneapolis: saw this at the store and thought itd be interesting so i picked it up. pours a deeeeeep gold like an oktoberfest or marzen and almost no head which quickly dissipates. very typical belgian aromas, and HEAVY sweetness in the flavor. Fairly strong, if I get any more of this I think Id rather let it age several years for the flavors to develop.


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