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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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkbachman (181) - - JAN 21, 2013
Dark amber ruby with minimal head retention. Dark fruit aroma. Light bodied with lingering alcohol taste. Some banana notes that finish the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
revolution2718 (367) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Red brown lots of sediment. Nose is raisin, brown sugar. Taste is on the sweet side, lots of raisin, sugary, cherry. Pretty good

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Frozer (233) - Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Clear brown no head. Spicy yeast aroma. Smooth mouthfeel with Complex malts. Sweet finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Pours murcky brown lightly carbonated with the tan head. Real big aroma of caramel and sweet toffee sugars. Flavor has hint of banana and bigger sweet sugars and toffe and more caramel in the flavors. Finishes real rich and a little cloying but ok for style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (994) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Candy sugar malty aroma and flavor. Malty and slight sugary but surprisingly light palate for the big Brew. Caramelized malt and Belgian candy sugar dominate, but flavorful quad. Maybe a bit too sweet to drink too much, but above average quad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (4346) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 4, 2015
Dark brown color. The body is rather thin. With dark fruit and cherries. A bit too thin body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinaMarket (233) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Aroma of tart cherries, Candi sugar, Belgian yeast. Medium body with strong yeast notes, malts, alcohols, with a sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2910) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 15, 2015
Reddish, semi-transparent body, white head, not much retention or lacing. Nice bready dried fruit and caramel aroma, some booze. Taste is sweet, a bit of cola and cocoa in addition to dried fruit and bread. A bit of a thinner palate. Not the best quad, but decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quick3Beers (524) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Pours a caramel from a bottle, decent off-white head. Aroma of candi sugar, vanilla, boozy bourbon caramel. Flavor similar, maybe some cherry, lots of good Belgian flavor from the malt and yeast. Slightly boozy finish, but doesn’t burn. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1969) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Notes from Churchkey Avery Cellar event. Draft->snifter. Amber with moderate eggshell head. Belgian yeast, dough, dark fruit, caramel malt. Can sense the alcohol here. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonmac (758) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2015
On tap at the source. Really impressive brewery and tap room. Consumed in 10 oz pour with willyP and wanderkate. Beautiful coppery color with a quickly dissipating head. Aroma gives a sweet impression with some dark fruits. Deep flavor profile on the initial sip. The traditional plum and raisin notes are there along with a healthy dose of sugars. Balance is pretty solid as the sweetness doesn’t overwhelm. Little bit of a drop off towards the end but beginning and middle rival other Belgian quads. Preach on, Avery. Preach on.

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