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RATINGS: 1436   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
steve_boro (26) - - NOV 23, 2012
Overall, a fairly solid quad. Some caramel and raisin on the nose that translates initially to the taste, followed by some flavors that probably come from the candi sugar, then a little bit of heat from the alcohol and a dry finish.


2.8
Bill Becker (1770) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 24, 2017
From Apr 2007 This one pours from foil wrapped 22oz bottle a clear copper colour witha large head of foam that shrank quickly leaving a fine broken layer with some lacing. The smell is of yeast and fruit, mainly dark fruit. Quite nice. The taste is mainly fruit up front. I can taste some fig, apricot, plum, followed by a strong yeast flavour , some candy sugar, and some bread. More sips in and the alcohol becomes more noticeable with some graininess coming through as well.To be honest, I can't say the flavours are working very well together and I'm finding it difficult to take more sips. This brew just doesn't work for me, I reckon. Bottom line: This is my first bottle of The Reverend and I'd daresay, it will be my last. The flavours were just too chaotic for my palate.

3.5
rumproasts (6035) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2017
can. Deep amber orange with very small head. Sweet with brown sugar, dark fruit, belgian candi sugar and a little spice. Plenty of booze, a little hot. Pretty good, but not elite.

3.6
luttonm (6730) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2017
Can in Seattle. Dark rosy brown, rich mahogany. Rich, fruity raisin on nose, along with alcohol. A bit of dark spice, some ester. Rich and full body, but a touch inelegant. Bit of pepper. Alcohol richness but low burn.

3.2
pinkzambia (2073) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 14, 2017
2009 Bottle from Indiana_Red at a bottle share: At almost 10 years old, super mellowed out, a lot in the aroma that resembles a mead. A little papery in the finish.

3.6
BierMeHoos (644) - Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2017
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro. How: 12 ounce bottle. Appearance pours a clear dark copper color, 1-2 fingers of white head, sticky lacing. Aroma is dark sugars and darker fruits. Taste is rich and malty to open, lots of caramel and molasses flavors give it a semi-sweet start, lots of overripe dark fruits, raisins and plum. Some hops for spiciness and bittering comes into play later. Palate is well carbonated.... sticky and warming. Overall a pretty solid Quad from Avery. Not the absolute best Quad I’ve ever had but still pretty damned good. Goes down way too easily and would love to try this one barrel aged.

3.5
fugitive (2044) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 17, 2017
Bottle @ Bibere, Piraeus. Color amber with medium white head. Aroma malt, caramel, yeast, sweet, alcohol. Taste sweet, caramel, malt, yeast, bitter finish.

5
Revans7782 (1) - - AUG 12, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2017 A great American Quad. Bold but smooth. Not overwhelmingly sweet, smooth or boozey. Balanced.

3.6
bigtaster (1025) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2017 From a can into wine glass. Brown with off white head small. Chocolate, cherries esters, bread yeast. Sweet, medium carbonation, slight bitterness.

3.6
rondphoto (4494) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 9, 2017
can @ Cork ’n Bottle / Crescent Springs KY --- Aroma of dark malt and alcohol. Hazy amber brown, beige head that drops quickly to a thin cover, hanging webs of lace. Taste is dark, lightly roasted malt, medium carbonation, and lightly spiced bitters that eventually yield to alcohol. A full-bodied brew, well-balanced and smooth from start to finish. Recommended.

3.4
DraftCaptain49 (42) - - JUL 28, 2017
Pretty good beer. There’s definitely something of about it after the first one. It’s just too hard to get through and too warm. Very much an artsy fartsy beer for the in-crowd. At first I was very pulled in by the cherries, but I hate how this beer hangs on you. It’s like, no matter how cold it is, it’s always warm. And the taste is weird, it doesn’t know what it wants to be. It tastes like a saison and acts like a saison. Instead it’s a quadrupel, and definitely the weakest I’ve had.


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