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RATINGS: 1432   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2004 Sparkling copper, short foamy head. It seemed that the alc. was well hidden in the flavors, but it left a warm burn at the back of the swallow. Thick, sweet, some chocolate covered cherries, big spicy orange flavors. This had about the thickest after swallow mouthfeel ever - my whole mouth tasted like sweet orange malty sugar. It was a bit cloying, but not unpleasant. This one calls for a second try to pick up on more nuances.

   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinator (1852) - 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 (512) - - 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 (297) - 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 (2270) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonshawn (1048) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Tap at new bohemia. Mahogany with small white head. Slightly boozy sweet nose. Really nice sweet taste. Great body. Some dark fruit and light syrup. Definitely has a Belgian feel. Amazing finish. Great beer. Preach on, reverend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fujimo2000 (96) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Pours dark copper with a fairly aggressive lacing that dissipated rapidly. Aroma is fresh cherry with vanilla. Smooth and satisfying without being too sweet!

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