overall
90
58
style
RATINGS: 1452   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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4.7
danrcook (25) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2012
This beer has a pleasant and boisterous nose with a very flavorful taste and, in my opinion, pleasantly carbonated.

4.7
Beachmaster (546) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Bomber into a tulip glass. Pours a clear medium brown, with a medium khaki head that slowly fades and leaves good lacing. Nose is caramel and toffee, with a hint of dark fruit. Taste is caramel and Kandi sugar, with a little booziness at the end. Mouth feel is creamy and the finish is long, with the caramel persisting. Very nice.

4.7
RickReallyBrew (99) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2015
This Belgian string ale was on tap. Had the characteristic complex, malty flavor one expects. The yeast flavor characteristic of a Belgian was evident and very present. This is an excellent American effort that I would consider quite competitive in flavor and quality with the best American and European offerings in this style. Just a tint of soap flavor in this grog. Take that w a grain of salt. Could be me!

4.6
Cybercat (5743) - Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Aroma is strong, very malty, with a rich fruity overtone and hints of caramel and toffee. Color is a beautiful clear reddish copper, and head is fairly thick and fine-bubbled. Flavor is sublime - malty, fruity, nutty, strong hop hints, touches of caramel and sweetness, even a teeny bit of smoke. Texture is smooth, and aftertaste includes a hint of brandy and a soupcon of sweetness. Definitely a beer to be revered. ;)

4.6
shanepardue (110) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Great rich fruity flavor. Strong alcohol brings a good warm feeling. Another great Avery brew!

4.6
terrus (6) - Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011 does not count
Removing the foil and cap you can immediately smell the cherry undertone mixing with the spices. Pouring it gives you a rich silky dark amber with a small tan head that dissipates quickly. When drinking the different sugars and spices come to the front with a slight barley flavor hidden below with little carbonation to alter the texture of silk.

4.5
swanmann (764) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 25, 2006
bottle pour light tan 1/2" head, heavily spiced alcohol aroma, i expected the palate to be thicker, the flavors are complex but the mouthfeel is not so immense

4.5
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2006
Bottle 22oz. Poured a golden color with a 1 finger frothy white head. Aroma of sweet cotton candy almost. The taste of malt is there, and some citrus. Good beer!

4.5
rsamayoa (24) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - AUG 24, 2008
At RateBeerians Tasting. Bottle: Religously good. Bold, complex, well rounded, ABV well hidden.

4.5
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2010
The Reverend Belgian-Style Quadrupel Ale 2003 22 oz. Bottle. 10.00% ABV. (4.75 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Quadrupel. Mild head. Clear bright rich amber color. Spicy Belgian coriander mild hop front. Rich thick sweet mellow Belgian body. Rich fruit apple grapefruit banana mild yeast notes. Hot rich lingering mild hop end. Sampled 8/31/2003. 2006--22 oz. Bottle. 10.00% ABV--10 IBU’s. (4.25 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Quadruppel. 2 @ $6.49 Each. Mild lace head. No sediment. Hazy tan Amber color. Thickish pour. Malty Belgian Candy mild hop front. Cloying malty rich mild caramel mellow Belgian Candy fruit ester spice body. Clean tangy Belgian Spice end. Big malty tasty Quad. Sampled 3/1/2008. 2007 22 oz. Bottle. 10.00% ABV--10 IBU’s. (4.5 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Quadruppel. 6 @ $5.69 Each. No head, lace, sediment. Clear thin bright amber red color. Spicy Belgian candy malt spice front. Mild sweet thick smooth mild creamy tangy Belgian candy caramel malt body. Smooth Belgian ester end. Sampled 11/4/2007.


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