Monday, October 29, 2012

Avery Brewing Company The Reverend Belgian Style Quadrupel Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Avery Brewing Company The Reverend Belgian Style Quadrupel Ale. 

From the Avery Brewing Company website:  “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 the spirit and character of the departed Reverend, this beer is strong willed, assertive, and pure of heart.
Our brewers included as many authentic imported Belgian specialty malts as they could, making this the perfect beer for folks who love malty beers and are ready to take the next step. 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.
The Reverend is the second installment of “The Holy Trinity of Ales” series.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a reddish orange with an impressive tan head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Belgian yeast, raisins, clove, Belgian malts, candy sugar and fruit. Smells heavenly!
Taste: Sweet Belgian malty goodness, dark fruits, candy sugar, caramel, Belgian yeast, spices and a slight citrus hop finish.  Extremely delicious!
Overall: Astounding! Avery Brewing Company’s The Reverend Belgian Style Quadrupel Ale is truly amazing, complex and tremendously drinkable.  At 10% ABV I probably won’t be knocking back a lot of these, but I sure want to.  I picked this one up through LetsPour (here).


Mark Harvey

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