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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 9, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2005 2003 bottle. Pours a deep orange-red, with some fiery golden hues. Much brighter and more colorful than its many belgian counterparts. Also much more clear, unfortunately. Good off-white head and a big aroma of crisp hops, lots of sweet candied sugar and a spicy yeast. Begins with so sweet a flavor it burns going down and I can only sip a bit at a time. Once I get past the initial shot of candi, there is some unusually bitter hops for the style, not citric or anything, but quite floral and more apparent than any other quad. Still, tastes quite clean and has an elegant yeast finish with chewy caramels, molasses, salty raisins and even some riper red fruits. Mouthfeel is peppery at first but has a buttery/creamy finish this is quite nice. I let this bottle sit out for 2 hours, and after returning to it, it was still highly carbonated. Good stuff, I just wish they wouldnt filter their beers so much. The huge sweetness is the biggest problem, but maybe this would even out better in a few years.7/4/7/3/12

2000 bottle, waxed top at XBF05 Very solid and drinkable it remains, with that big fiery fruit and alcohol burn, some acidity and plenty of candi sugar. The aging has added a nice note of oxidation and seems to have toned down some of the syrupiness and hops. I enjoyed it. 7/4/7/4/15

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
1more4dessert (329) - Upstate, New York, USA - APR 8, 2004
amber color with out much head, maltiness and fruitiness take center stage, allspice, dates

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2004
UPDATED: APR 3, 2004 Bottle - not really sure how to begin. Very nice appearance. Clear copper/amber color with an off-white head. Palate is acceptable. The flavor is pretty different. Almost a rye in there somewhere with spice. I don't really care for spicy beers. So ...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2004
This belgian pours iwth a crystal clear amber body topped by a thin to medium thick head with some lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet and malty with a slight spicy note and a touch of yeast. The flavor is slightly sweet, malty and slightly fruity with a slight caramel note, a touch of yeast and a slight spiciness. Medium to full bodied, smooth and slightly warming.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2004
MY first quad and I'm blown away. Has a load of spices in front like salvation and is very smooth for it's alcohol content

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2004
This is like drinking a big glass og candi sugar, with a side of cotton candy. This quad is very upfront about its flavors, lots of alchohol in the aroma and the taste. Nice creamy body, with a wonderful silky mouthfeel. Highly enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2004
22 oz bottle, snifter. Candi sugar (tons!) molasses malt (H); spicey hops (L); doughy yeast (L). Medium amber-red body with a small, egg-shell white head. Heavily sweet, lightly acidic flavor becomes a moderately sweet, lightly bitter finish. Lots of brown/candi sugar sweetness. Medium-heavy body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. The bottom line is: mmm...sugarn

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2004 Deep copper color, rapidly dissipating head. Spicy, sweet, phenolic aromas. Very sweet flavors, caramel and butterscotch; spicy hops and alcohol warmth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2004
Mahogany color, thin creamy head. Nose is caramel and malt. Flavor is a complex blend of malts, like candied fruit. Finish has a bit of citrus and dry alcohol feel to it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2004
Speckled bright auburn color. The nose is fruity with hints of raisin and lots of alcohol. The body is fruity with hints of caramel. Thick and quite yeasty. Big alcohol and too sweet for my liking.


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