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RATINGS: 1390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2005
amber in color. Pours a decent head, smells of fruit and spices. Good flavor, fruit and bitter a little spicey, and strong very good. Yum, I want another!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sincere (145) - wichita, Kansas, USA - OCT 13, 2006
Bomber bottle. Pours a beautiful copper with lazy carbonation and a substantial off-white head that leaves great leggy lacing. The nose is complex, with banana esters, apples, caramel and an overall sugary sweetness. The beginning taste is where the punch is, which tastes almost like a fruit punch in fact. Thereís so much going on here, itís almost hard to map. Cherries and the above mentioned in the aroma. So sweet throughout the mid with a nice mellow current to the malty finish. The high alcohol content is barely apparent. This beer glides across the tongue. I was suprised at the lower scores on here. Another great Avery beer, and one of my favorites soley due to itís complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElGaucho (2328) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2007
Bottle. The problem with the Avery "The" series (Czar, Reverend, Majaraja, Kaiser), is itís hard to remember which ones youíve had. Now that Iíve finally had the Reverend, Iíve had them all, so I donít need to worry about it. Clearly underrated, there appears to be a bias against Avery for some reason. This is clearly one of the top 10-15 brewers in the country. Relatively faint aroma with some Belgian qualities. Slightly hazy copper body. Large yellowish, off-white head. Beautiful copper with lots of visible carbonation. Excellent lace. Very sweet and strong. Similar to New Glarus Unplugged Belgian Quad. This has a little more hop in the finish and is better than the NG. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peter4928 (3) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2007 does not count
The beer is very tasty, i had it in a 1pint 6fl OZ bottle. It was a gift, and I love belgian beers. I am not sure what quadrupel ale means but it is very very tasty. My favorite beers are hoegarden and guiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nathan30533 (915) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Very sweet smell and taste. Smooth, good color and great overall. Wonderful introductory Quad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinator (1541) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2012
I believe this is one of the best Quads coming out of the U.S. and it gives some of the best Belgians a run for their money. The aroma presents the yeast and malt very well. The deep brown color with a little head seemed typical of thIs style. A pleasant mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation. The malty sweetness was readily apparent and the alcohol was there but did not overshadow theflavored. A great choice for relaxing at the end of the day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sjohnny (438) - - SEP 19, 2012
"Natural" sweetness (honey maybe?). A light airiness that fills the palate while maintaining a full bodied flavor. A pleasant woody bitterness at the finish. Smooths out as it sits.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronbo39 (8) - Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2012 does not count
Aroma smells hoppy with a floral smell, and somewhat yeasty. Appearance pours a golden brown cloudy color with a tan head. Taste is a combination of a light bitterness. Palate has a full body taste, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat, and the finish is slightly bitter. Overall it is a wonderful beer to drink!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jerseyjohn71 (281) - corsicana, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
caramel, candy, roasty, toast, nuts, cereal, bread, hay, cheese, dough, earthy, alcohol, clove, butterscotch, cough drop, raisin, licorice, amber, orange, hazy, rocky head, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, soft carbonation, good finish,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
obxdude10 (2150) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2015
Itís been a while since I found a different quad Iíve liked. The Reverend on draft at the Craft Ale House in Limerick fit the bill! The beer poured cloudy brown with a very huge tan head. The head laced nicely around the inside of the glass. The nose was sweet, with notes of sugar, wood, alcohol and light grassy hops. The Reverend was extremely delicious and smooth, with a creamy quality to the body. I tasted some light caramel flavors, along with cherry, candy sugar, molasses and light flowery hops. This is an outstanding quad!

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