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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
BrewMstr (194) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Nice saison, sweet and slightly sour, pale color and great aroma. A great example of an interesting style.

3.4
Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Dark red/brown color. I used a goblet type glass to bring out the aroma, but it was not as aromatic as similar beers. The flavor was not that great. Overall, I expected more complexity and flavor from a quadrupel. It is worth trying once

3.2
UrbanCaveman (193) - Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2014
On tap at Tap House Grill, arrived in a shaker pint (sigh). A: A deep reddish brown, slightly cloudy. Arrived in the glass with a thin head, which dissipated rather quickly. Not much lacing to speak of. S: I was, alas, at a bar with a kitchen, which generally precludes my olfactory senses from making much sense. What I was able to detect was some sweetness, yeast, and cherry fruit. T: Yep, that’s definitely more than a hint of cherry fruitiness, and not much of any other type of fruit. The underlying malt is caramel, with candi sweetness. I did not detect much spiciness, nor much layered complexity. M: Rather thin for a quad. O: I had fond memories of this beer from occasions several years ago. It would appear that since that time, I have encountered Abt 12, Rochefort 10, and Trois Pistoles enough that this beer has lost some of that initial "what sorcery is this quadrupel you speak of?" luster. It’s not bad, but it’s not anything I would seek out.

3.5
Lectvay (191) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle I purchased in 2011. A little on the light side for a quadrupel. Aroma is strong and like apple juice, very fruity, a little banana. Taste is also a lot of apple, pretty sweet, very juicy and flavorful, but falls a little flat on the palette. This is nice, but I feel like the darker more complex notes are missing. Might’ve gotten lost over the years.

3.6
ivan9856 (191) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2005
This 1 pt. 9 fl. oz. Belgian quadruple comes bottle-capped, but pours a crystal clear amber in color with an enormous rocky, off-white head that left some truly beautiful lacing. The aroma is rich caramel, molasses, orange peel and clove. There is a syrupy sweet palate entry owing to the Belgian specialty malts and dark candy sugar. Flavors quickly develop into orange pekoe tea, honey and clove. A short, mild hop finish with warming alcohol follows. I enjoyed this beer but it could be improved with a traditional cork and cage enclosure, some bottle conditioning and a touch more hop flavor.

3.4
scania (188) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2006
Bottle. Pours red/brown. Aroma of toffee. Complex flavor with a lot malt of sweetness, almost dessert wine, balanced with high bitterness. Surprisingly thin body.

3.4
swillguzzler99 (188) - Peoria, Arizona, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Pours caramel chocolate with minimal head. Translucent with slight carbonation. Nose is sweet and chocolatey. Taste is mild, sweet that lingers. Warms you up.

4.1
Carl99Fan (187) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2007
Poured orange brown with diminishing off white head. Bready aroma with hint of hops and yeast. Great flavor. Another winner from Avery.

3.7
theviolet (186) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2007
Great beer. Lots of apples, especially in the aftertaste. Not cloying at all. Good beer.

4.3
mmather (185) - Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2003
Much better than the one on tap (also 1 year old) at the Falling Rock at GABF time (02). Seems to have aged well. Smooth rounded sweetness but surprisingly drinkable for a 10% abv beer. Luckily I have another one.


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