Thursday, May 18, 2006

Beer Tasting: Avery The Reverend

This is a Belgian-style quadrupel from Avery in Boulder, Colorado. The 22 ounce bottle was purchased from 3 Sons Dogs & Suds in Wexford, PA in March 2006. It was stored at approximately 45F until 6 hours prior to consuming when it was brought up to approximately 54F. Have you tasted this beer? Let us know what you think. As a suggestion, try to keep the review as brief as possible for each of the following: appearance; smell; taste; mouthfeel; and drinkability. Appearance Adam: no head, thin ring, not unusual for the style Bryan: pours a very smooth burnt orangish-brown brew; very little head leaving just a thin ring Smell Adam: HOLY BEER! malty candied fruit Bryan: peachy sweet, bit of spicy pepper Taste Adam: HOLY BEER! even lives up to the nose with a slight peppery finish Bryan: for me, the optimal taste comes out when it's just a bit on the cooler side; overall just a very nice balance of malt, hops, and soft fruit and alcohol flavors Mouthfeel Adam: Man I think I'm warming up after the first sip, smooth, slight carbonation Bryan: very smooth and a bit sticky upfront, just a small kick of carbonation in the middle, and some bitterness in the end Drinkability Adam: as you wish Reverend Bryan: so very barcalounger-drinkable, the alcohol is just present enough without blowing you away Seconds? Adam: oh yeah, but Bryan said it was all gone...hmmm Bryan: I would drink this until I was physically unable to drink anymore ;-)

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