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RATINGS: 1453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
hman43 (1586) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2016
It pours dark amber with a ruby hue. It has a slightly off white head that is rather creamy looking. It has aromas of molasses, cherries, sugars and fruity esters. There are faint hints of alcohol. It has flavors of It has a molasses like flavor with cherries and sugar being evident and dark fruits from esters. There is also the faint hint of alcohol in the taste. It has a moderate feel that is on the heavy side of moderate with a sweet, but dry finish and moderate alcohol warming.

3.4
BeerRenter76 (1014) - Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Originally rated on 7/25/08. A deep amber body with a mid sized white cap, that left good lacing on the glass, decent carbonation. Slight aromas of rasins, spices and oranges. The flavor was o.k., the sweetness was all that really stood out, i was expecting a little more. the alcohol was well hid, and it had a good mouthfeel. Overall it was worth a try but i probably wont buy it again.

3.6
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Draft. Aroma of caramel, sweet malt and candied sugar. Deep ruby red body with t hin head. Flavor is candied sugar, caramel and light red grapes. Body is thin and very light carbonation.

3.6
MetalNHopHead (1976) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Judgment Day is upon us and Avery’s The Reverend has come to proselytize for the virtues of yeast. That divine organism which gives new life to the rotting via blessed fermentation. Look to the syrupy brown body and the tan head. Smell the caramel, butterscotch, alcohol-saturated cherry, candy-like Belgian sugar, molasses, and brown sugar. Can your soul remain unmoved in the presence of dark bread flavors with an abundance of rich malts and dark fruit notes. Will you drink of this cup?

3.5
HuskerTan (2201) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle/Fest. A- Butterscotch, stone fruit, candy. A- Copper color, clear liquid, white head. T- Oak, candy, malty. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish. O- Lovely aroma that didn’t quite carry over into the taste. Still nice.

3.7
brigg (679) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 27, 2016
(Bottle) Dark, clear ruby brown body with a thin beige head. Aroma of cherries, brown sugar, yeast. Flavor is sugary sweet, yeasty, somewhat earthy; dark fruit, moderate alcohol. Medium to full bodied, sticky mouthfeel.

4
kaser (6312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2016
Red dark pour from draft at Sidedoor, a little white head. Cherry and plum aroma. Taste is smooth fruity, oak, cherry, earthy and wood. Tasty bittles

3.4
DandyWolfFloyd (1202) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Aroma - candied sugar, fig, caramel malt, and nut. Appearance - the body is an unfiltered bistre brown. The head is an off-white and less than 1/4". Alcohol cloys. Taste - has fig, raisins, dark fruit, caramelized sugars, vanilla, and rich sugars. Palate - body is medium, texture is vinuous, carbonation is average, the finish is slightly soapy and alcoholic. Not desirable.

3.4
Xevious (78) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Pours a light copper with a fizzy tan head. The bottle design is surely eye catching. Smells fruity and oddly enough, lightly leathery. Tastes of dark fruit, tad smoky, molasses and a dash of fig with a spicy finish. It’s a tad watery, but nothing unforgivable

3.3
BroadestTom (446) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Aroma caramel, bread, leather, banana, clove, raisin, Appearance amber, cloudy, frothy, tan foam, Taste medium sweetness, Palate light body, thin feel, fizzy, Overall a very drinkable beer for 10%. A little on the thin side to me. I am getting mostly malt with subtle hints of cherries and other dark fruits. This is an average beer to me and for that reason I would not suggest this beer to a friend.


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