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RATINGS: 1383   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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghawener (1522) - San Salvador, - AUG 17, 2008
At RateBeerians Tasting. Bottle: Religously good. Bold, complex, well rounded, ABV well hidden. Be careful.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bennetporter (359) - 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 (1866) - 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 (676) - 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 (313) - 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 (178) - - 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 (648) - 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 (437) - 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 (2242) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ericular (800) - Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2015
Nice aroma of your typical candi sugar and bananas, but the cherries were a nice touch. Sweet with Belgian hallmarks, yeast, and a little cherry.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (1560) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2015
Aromas of purple grapes, plums, slightly raisiny, some cherry. Hazy red with a mostly lasting white head. Fruity, a little sweet, great balance. Medium-full bodied.


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