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RATINGS: 1439   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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
Sammy (13017) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2005
not so complex. Very much sweetness of various malts, underlying spiciness. Orange cream, Cherry ice cream, yeastiness, clove, Full mouthfeel and drinkable, but with courses of a dinner to offset sweet

4
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2005
Dark orange pour. Strong malt aroma and some hops as well. Taste is quite strong in the alcohol department but balanced. Some spiciness in there as well. The hops were present throughout and made me think this really was an American interpretation of a Belgian style beer. Surprisingly very quaffable as well. Not overly complex, but really nice overall - glad I had a chance to try it.

3.7
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAY 30, 2005
22oz bottle. Served at 49.7° in my NB worthy glass. Pours red with a small, hazy off-white head. Aroma of dark fruits, rum, and sugar sweetness. The body is pretty big. The flavors are of prunes, plums, with an unusual middle flavor that is almost tart and sour, the finish is back to mildly sweet. There is a bit of heat. This beer seems considerably less complex than many of the Abt/Quads, I guess there is some pretty stiff competiton in this class.

3.3
SDalkoholic (2444) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAY 24, 2005
Bottle: This will be my first quadrupel, so here it goes. A big dosage of malt in the aroma accompanied by a yeast and spicey nose. A brass copper colored hue with some sediment and cloudiness. Head is a thin layer that breaks up quickly before i had the chance to sip it. Taste is like no other beer i have had before; Quite a strong presence of alcohol bringing warmth to my throat on the swallow. Mostly a malt, a candy sugar, and a funky strain of Belgian yeast with a touch of pine is the flavor. Also, i noticed a small resemblance to the fruit juice of papaya and metallic mouthfeel as well as peculiar aftertaste left behind. Not that i hated it but i didnt enjoy it like the other Avery beers i’ve had.

3.8
Gachupines (1252) - USA - MAY 23, 2005
Dark reddish appearance with an average size head. Taste is very sweet with a pretty strong alcohol overtone. Complex but a little sweet compared to other quads that I’ve been able to try. Surprisingly drinkable, but not the best representative of the style.

3.8
mjg74 (3205) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Pours a medium maroon sort of a color. Aroma is malty with a sort of a fruity smell. Slight alcohol scent. A bit of yeast also. Sweet roasted malty flavor. Some dark fruits and spice as well. The alcohol seems to be very well hidden. Somewhat sweet as well. This is my first quad, so I’m not sure how it compares to others, but I do know I like this.

3.5
ABUSEDGOAT (2908) - California, USA - MAY 18, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2005 Pours a dark golden color, normal amount of head. Aroma smells slightly like a Belgian ale, but the sense of alcohol is overwhelming. Despite the high alcohol % and the overwhelming aroma of it, this goes down pretty easy. Flavor is like most quads, except sweeter. Raisin/plum with malt and alcohol. Sugar hello. Needs more complexity and less candy sugar.

3.5
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2005
Deep gold orange amber color. Fizzy white head dissapates quickly. Multitiude of malt aromatics, with estery notes of dried fruits and allspice. Sharp hop/alcohol nose quickly melts into caramel and other exotic sweet malt flavors. Candi sugar mouthcoating sweetness then dominates. A slight hop spiciness and a building alcohol warmth comprise the finish. Mouthfeel is full and somewhat cloying.

3.5
Bockyhorsey (2638) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2005
Aroma was of the malt variety. Each time stuck the nose in the beer got a different aroma, talk about complex. Body was a dark copper with an off white decent head and good lacing. Got the complex and balanaced flavor of spicy, sweet and roasted malts with an alcohol finish. Smooth on the palate a good beer.

3.7
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2005
Bottle poured dark copper with a nice white head and thick lacing. Aroma of sweet malts, fruit and light spice. Flavor is malty, smooth and well balanced with a spicy alcohol finish.


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