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RATINGS: 1392   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2004
Brewtopia’04. Not a huge aroma, mostly alcohol and black cherry. Thick and chewy beer with lots of fruit salad, heavy sugars, some grapeskin. Yummy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kevin (2159) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 20, 2004
bottle from Lumpy. pours a cloudy amber with a yellow head. grape/citrus aroma with an undertone of earthy spices. creamy mouthfeel with a nice malty flavor that is balanced with enough hop to make this enjoyable. finishes well. a very enjyable brew. thanks, Lump.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Clear ruby bronze color with light carbonation and head, some stagnant lacing. The aroma is rich with some dark malts and a belgian yeast strain. The hops are very light faint and crisp with some more creamy caramel & molasses flavors. This really has a balanced, somewhat acidic flavor, more on the side of tangy but lots of yeast and lots of rich dark maltiness. The finish has some alcohol with more spices and dark malts. Decicious beer for sure, this is a abt worthy of competition with the likes of rochefort and westvleteren.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Kerosene colored fluid with little head and low carbonation. The aroma is essentially non-existent but just a hint of yeast, perfume and sugar, but nothing redeeming. Sweet flavors of candy sugar dominate yet a hint of yeasty muskiness can be detected and a rough alcohol presence that isn’t disguised well. Overall, very unbalanced. The reverend is not as heavenly as he might appear to be but is rather a flashy, hyped up, expensive version of a more humble and modest style. This misnomer should be reshelved under the handle "the televangelist" and have a photo of Benny Hin on the bottle praying over letters (and social security checks) sent in by elderly women the world over. God Bless Him!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
temporrari (389) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2008 I liked this. It’s not a bad beer, it’s pretty tasty in fact. Not as good as the quads that come from Belgium, but it’s a pretty good effort, even if it’s not a perfect representation of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 8, 2004
Spicy, Yeasty, Alcohol laden aroma. Pours a auburn coloration with a decent head. Taste is of alcohol, slight banana, fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2004
Poured clear copper/amber, with a medium off-white head. The aroma portended mediocrity: coriander, apple, and musty, slightly tangy fruit. This sub-stellar assemblage met again in the flavor, which was dominated by spicing (coriander, pepper, clove?) with pear and sweet vaguely caramelesque malts. Alcohol was noticeable too. After trying The Beast, this falls far, far short for Avery. Not very complex or exciting, the spiciness instead borders on the offensive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2004
absolutely clear amber, off white head. perfumy aroma with dried figs, caramel, bread and alcohol. flavour follows, but is a little sweet and doesn’t really round out in the end. still not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2560) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2004
Copper in colour. Aroma of alcohol, some fruit and a candy sweetness. Flavour had some malt, caramel sweetness, lots of alcohol. Medium-large body. Finishes with an alcohol bitterness. Pretty disappointing after just having the Allagash 4.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2004
Deep amber color. Enjoyable. Nice white head. Malty. Hoppy. Lots of candi sugar. Fruity. Drinkable.

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