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RATINGS: 1449   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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. Mightve gotten lost over the years.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scania (188) - Malm, 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCJack (185) - Alabama, USA - OCT 30, 2005
This beer has an unassuming presence and a ridiculously somber label, but good flavor, decent palate, pleasant aftertaste. A decent quadruple, worthy of the 87th percentile.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Pours a lovely cloudy honeyed light copper, really good-looking in the glass. Bright aromas of honey, apricot, caramel, brown sugar.. In the mouth its bright & lively, well-defined elements, a honeyed sweetness is tempered by an ideal level of hoppy bitterness, weighty, palate-coating, finish lingers with pleasant notes of fruit and brown sugar. Quite nice.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dolemite77 (184) - Maryville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 8, 2008
Pours a beautiful copper color, but minimal head. Aroma is a bit of nutty sweetness. Flavor is sweet and alcoholic. Not a lot going on in the flavor for me. There is a dry woodsy note to it, almost like very watered down whiskey.


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