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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Small white head on amber/orange body. Aroma is fairly malty with some light to modeate yeast notes and some hops thrown in there just for good measure. A light to medium body and very dry texture the carbonation is no where to speak of. Initial flavor is moderate sweetness and light acidic undertones. An average finish that is moslty malty sweetness and a foreboding alc.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cavie (3807) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2009
VERY sweet. Taste makes your taste buds tingle from the first drink. Not bad but is a little strong.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
chrislehr (2) - Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2009 does not count
I want to like this beer. Its color and aroma are great, but the flavor and palate are a complete let down. The finish (unless I got a bunk bottle) was almost sour in my mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fratto (2626) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2009
Just a little too sweet for me, but was still pretty good. My first "quadrupel"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JesusPooped (40) - Bay View, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2010
In my opinion, the overload of sugar ruins the quality of this beer. Aroma gives off the classic banana and clove of Belgian ales. The Belgian malts seem to be fermented great. The dry finish helps subdue the sugar. This is the first beer from Avery that I’ve been disappointed, so I won’t give them to much slack. Take away the sugar and you’d have a fantastic Belgian ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bleeng (1533) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Bomber. Dark brown and mostly filtered. Small white head. Malty, sweet nose. Taste is full of candi sugar and very sweet, with a good but not overwhelming alcohol kick. Body is a bit fluffy but not full-almost thinnish. Not real subtle or complex. Underwhelming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jredmond (5459) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Draft at rattle with Brendan, streets and baron. Pours a hazy red body with no head, light lacing Aroma is spicy malts and alcohol. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of booze and sweet malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Pour looks like that of a quad, dark with a cola like head. Nose is of some dark fruits, however the taste is watery ad less than stellar for the style, and rather disappointing for what a quad should be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2004
Speckled bright auburn color. The nose is fruity with hints of raisin and lots of alcohol. The body is fruity with hints of caramel. Thick and quite yeasty. Big alcohol and too sweet for my liking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GregClow (2902) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2004
Ruby-amber colour. Boozy cotton candy aroma. Flavour is quite bitter with harsh alcohol notes and a sugary background. I’m not sure of the age of the bottle I sampled, but I’d suspect that it could’ve done with a bit of aging to mellow it out.

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