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RATINGS: 1350   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - JAN 4, 2004
This bottled brew poured a small head of mostly diminishing light brown colored bubbles that left behind a carbonated transparent brown colored body and a poor lace. The aroma had mild caramel malt notes with a slight vinuous odor. Oh what a rush in the mouth! The mouthfeel comes on strong like a freight train. It is strongly vinuous with a port like alcohol content that is not masked at all. Then the sweet caramel malt hits with a big finish. Definately a big beer. Good for sippin, but maybe too overpowering in the alcohol burn.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (4737) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Copper coloured body with a light orange/red tint. Very thin off-white head. Aroma of peaches, alcohol, pears and malt. Full-bodied; Sweet initial flavour with caster sugar, peaches but then overshadowed by malt and an alcoholic burn. Aftertaste clean in comparison to the taste, but some alcoholic flavour remains. Overall, a good beer, but not pleasing for the style-nice to try however! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased by my sister's fiance at Norm's in Vienna, Virginia on 25-December-2003.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2003
22oz Bomber. Nice looking clear amber colored ale with a dense and creamy head that dies quickly yet leaves scattered lacing inside the glass. Has a very Belgian quality to its aroma, rich in fruit, sweet and malty with a definite presence of candy sugar and yeast. Has a lively effervescent mouthfeel and a medium body which is smooth. The alcohol gives a nice warming sensation yet is absent of it's flavor and only slightly noticable in the nose. The flavor here is quite nice with a good fruity maltiness that has a good spicy peppery flavor as well.This is an excellent example of a good Belgian style which I enjoyed very much.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jzzbassman (1516) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - DEC 8, 2003
A clear amber color with no head. Taste of alchohol, band-aids, and syrup, a little thin but very enjoyable overall.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 14, 2003
Clear amber colored beer, pours with a thin wispy head until it is swirled, the head is tannish. A malty aroma at first and then you get the yeast contributions, sharp estery, definitely Belgian. Fairly mellow beer, hides the 10% alcohol fairly well, though it is evident in the finish. Lightly sweet, it has a slightly herbal tea like finish, quite interesting. In the end it does not seem to work very well though, not to sure why. It is half way decent just not wonderful.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2003
Has a malty aroma and flavor. Warming with alcohol hidden well. Soft with lingering spiciness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2003
Poured a clear amber color with no head. Sweet, malty aroma, taste of strong candy sugar. Toffee also very noticable in the flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5142) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2003
Bronzy Coppery Orange. Thin, tan head. Strong apples and cinnamon aroma. Taste of sweet fruit, vanilla, cinnamon, and some ginger. Nice Oily texture gives way to a woodsy, dryish finish. Nice brew, the alcohol is well hidden, but overall seems too sweet. Maybe I drank it too young, I think some age would enhance this nicely.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2003
Smells like an old west coast pale or amber ale.It has a milky smell/smokey raisin tastes at times(grand cruish)Very smooth 10% Well hidden.Not one of my favorites from one of my favorite brewerys.Religion never was what it is supposed to be.Nice head/sick lace.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 27, 2003
The beer poured a dark amber color with a large head that settled quickly. The aroma was filled with notes of caramel and alcohol with some malts as well. The flavor was surprisingly smooth, given the alcohol aroma. The malts were present foremost in the taste, with the caramel being close second. Not a bad beer at all.


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