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The Reverend Desmond T. Lexic's Quadruple Elixir

SKU: K-REV1-BTO
Manufacturer: High Gravity
Batch Size: 5 Gallon
Fermentation Temperature: Ale
Beer Category: Belgian Strong Ale

This beer ingredient kit is inspired by Avery's The Reverend.

It would be a sin not to make it!

Pair with Wyeast's Belgian Dark Ale strain, available through September.
You can earn 1 Brew Bucks on this product!
Price: $49.99
The Reverend Desmond T. Lexic's Quadruple Elixir
The Reverend Desmond T. Lexic's Quadruple Elixir
SKU: K-REV1-BTO
Weight: 12 lbs
Product Details

These kits require configuration. Click on Select Options to order your kit.

This beer ingredient kit is inspired by Avery's The Reverend.

Avery's 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.

We pay the same homage to this wonderful, BIG beer. It is a complex and beautifully layered beer, using Belgian candy sugar and a variety of crystal malts, resulting in hints of dark cherries, currants, and molasses, complimented by an underlying spiciness and a smooth finish. It would be a sin not to make it!

This is a beer that while good young, has the potential for years of aging. We suggest saving back a few and trying them in 4 years.

High Gravity's extract kits use only the highest quality ingredients and are assembled when you order so they contain the freshest possible ingredients. Each kit makes 5 gallons.

Each kit makes 5 gallons.

Click here to view the instructions and ingredients.



Extract kits are recommended for beginning brewers.

Extract kits contain malt extract along with specialty grains and is by far the most common kit type. Extract kits rely on the malt extract to provide the fermentable sugars and the grains are primarily for color and flavor. This is the most common type of beer kit and is recommended for those who are just getting started or those that want to make a great tasting beer without a lot of effort.

BIAB Kits require additional brewing knowledge.

Brew-in-s-Bag eliminates the extract and completely rely on the grains to produce the fermentable sugars needed to make the beer.

BIAB uses one vessel to steep the mash and to boil the wort with the entire volume of liquid added at the start of the mash.

This method also requires that the entire volume be boiled so a 40qt+ pot is needed to boil the wort (pre-fermented beer). It is recommended that you have some experience brewing extract kits before attempting all-grain.

This method also requires that the entire volume be boiled so a 40qt+ pot is needed to boil the wort (pre-fermented beer). It is recommended that you have some experience brewing extract kits before attempting all-grain.

All-grain kits eliminate the extract and completely rely on the grains to produce the fermentable sugars needed to make the beer. Additional equipment is required, such as a mash tun and hot liquor tank. This method also requires that the entire volume be boiled so a 40qt pot is recommended to boil the wort (pre-fermented beer).

All-grain brewing is the most advanced method for brewing beer and is recommended for those that have had some experience brewing extract kits.


We recommend liquid yeast for our High Gravity kits but if you would prefer dry yeast, you can select it instead. Liquid yeasts provide a wider range of flavor profiles but are very susceptible to temperature variations. This can cause problems when shipping during very hot weather. Dry yeast, however, will not be damaged in transport because of weather conditions.
You may also want to choose your own yeast. If so, you can select the "No Yeast" Option.

Ice Pack:
When shipping liquid yeast, an ice pack is highly recommended, especially during hot weather to help ensure the viability of the liquid yeast. There is an additional cost of $1.00. High Gravity will not guarantee the viability of liquid yeast shipped without a cold pack.

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"wait for it, it will be worth it"

on 5/14/2015 6:32:50 PM

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Review Comments: Brewed in Aug of '13, with Wyeast 3822, bottled in October @ 8.53% ABV... But one bottle remained in May of '15. it was smoother and rounder but the raisins and spices and complexity were still there. Next time I'll hide it for a year.

"11 months"

on 7/13/2013 4:53:05 PM

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Review Comments: 11 months into this and opened a bottle. Smooth....... Layered flavors and great mouth feel. I have not found a quad to purchase that comes close. Do this kit. I did mod the kit with additional pound of Belgium sugar and 2.5lbs of dme. It is a little boozy flavored. but the math says it is 10.8 ABV. Interesting enough the black cherry has faded and black plum flavors have come to the fore. Great mouth feel. though the head is not as thick and creamy at this point. Could be the particular bottle.

"The Rev"

on 2/8/2013 5:26:23 PM

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Review Comments: This is an awesome beer. I kept it in primary 3 weeks then straight to bottle. I used the dry yeast option (2 packs). I tried it after 2 weeks in the bottle and it was GREAT! It kept getting better every week! I am a huge fan of Boulevard's 6th Glass. This was as good or better in my opinion! Thaks H.G.! Great kit!

"One Big Beer"

on 1/29/2013 12:48:49 AM

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Review Comments: I like a beer with a high gravity and lots of layers of flavor. This beer is it. When new at about two months I was a little disappointed. Now at 6 months the layer have blended into something that even my light American commercial beer drinking Dad is amazed by. Don't let the price hold you back. A good Quad is 12.00 USD and up a 750 ml. In another 6 months I will crack another. Some are already in deep storage for the 4 yr run. I will let you know in 2016 how they are.