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RATINGS: 1385   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braincage1 (147) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Bottle from Total Wine. Deep amber beer with a medium sized white head. Aroma of over-ripe plums and brown sugar. A lot of flavor going on here...Sweet candy on the start, mellows to a sour cherry flavor that really permeates your tongue and ends with a sour alcohol finish. Interesting flavors but a bit too sour overall.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinaMarket (231) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2817) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bennetporter (407) - 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 doesnít burn. Very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1882) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonmac (702) - 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 doesnít overwhelm. Little bit of a drop off towards the end but beginning and middle rival other Belgian quads. Preach on, Avery. Preach on.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (336) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bomber shared by Tim...thanks buddy! Hazy brown pour with minimal head. Strong sweet dark fruit aroma. Taste is not as sweet as I hoped. Still really good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosskyle (193) - - JUN 27, 2015
22oz bottle. Hazy dark red color with a thick tan head. Sweet plum, cherries, and alcohol aroma. Thick body. Smooth texture. Dark fruit flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darwenus (659) - Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Avery just never disappoints me. Iím not a huge fan of quads, I tend to enjoy dubbels more. Quads can be too sweet and rich for me. But this one is perfect. It pours the color of strong iced tea, with about as much foam. The aroma has spiced notes, oranges, mild coffee. The flavor adds yams, caramel, apple-butter. Itís sweet, but not overly so. Not extremely rich. The 10% abv is hidden in the smooth malt backbone. Well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tightslice (469) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle share at Evernote. Overall notes of honey, molasses, malt liqour. Thereís a touch of something too candy / cherry syrup / artificial here that I didnít enjoy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2288) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2015
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, light yeast, caramel, & some dark fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, rich caramel, dark fruit (notably plums), raisons, and spice; Alcohol at the finish; Decent quad.


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