We love to eat and we love great beers. Let us share with you our views on what Dallas has to offer in fine (and not so fine) dining and fine beers.
Dallas has few diversions other than eating, drinking and shopping.....and shopping does not interest us.
So we spend our time hopping from restaurant to restaurant and to every pub that we can find in search of the perfect meal and the perfect beer.
We randomly review restaurants and bars, dishes and beers at whim and give our brutally honest opinions of our findings. And while we concentrate on Dallas, we travel far and wide to sample cuisine from all regions of the country and beyond.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Beer Review - Avery Reverend
The Reverend - 10% ABV
This Ale, in the style of a Belgium quadrupel, was created by Avery in tribute to the life of Sales Manager Tom Boogaard's grandfather, an ordained Episcopal Reverend. They describe it as "strong willed, assertive, and pure of heart, a heart of candy sugar". I describe it as frigging delicious.
The cloudy, orange-amber color and sweet candy smell gives no hint whatsoever of the powerfull taste to follow. You will smell vanilla, banana and malts along with a full head that leaves nice lacing throughout. The fine carbonation gives you a silky mouthfeel as you enjoy the flavor of fig, plums and raisins. You will get undertones of banana, cloves and the caramel malts with the alcohol lightly coming through at the end, well disguised and ready to pounce. This beer is a wonderful winter ale that would be perfect for a cold night sitting next to the fire.
Avery has done their trappist brewing forefathers and Reverend Boogaard right. Let me assure you that this one will end up on my regulars list for as long as it lasts.
I am lucky enough to have a group of good friends who share my passion for great beers and inspired dining. My goal is to entice you into sampling something different, something uncommon, something outside the box. Join us in the neverending search for the perfect beer and the perfect meal.