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RATINGS: 1426   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlennHendry (247) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2015
Pours a murky brown with very little head.I get dark cherries, plums and sweet malts on the nose. It tastes rich, even reverential, with lots of sweet malts and dark fruits. Bit of booze at the end.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RickReallyBrew (79) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2015
This Belgian string ale was on tap. Had the characteristic complex, malty flavor one expects. The yeast flavor characteristic of a Belgian was evident and very present. This is an excellent American effort that I would consider quite competitive in flavor and quality with the best American and European offerings in this style. Just a tint of soap flavor in this grog. Take that w a grain of salt. Could be me!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1949) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2015
With Z , a bomber, pours a copper orange color with a small head. Nose is malt and dark fruits. Taste is heavy malt with dark sweet fruits as well, with a hint of some alcohol. Finish is dry and ends on the same sweet tasting notes. Nice ! Quaff Score 8 / 10

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zgaier (1882) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Bomber. Pours a hazy copper orange with a dissipating head and aroma of spices and yeast. Taste is of spices, yeast, fruits, and caramel with a fruity, spicy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wombat23 (456) - Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Shared 22 oz. bottle. Amber color with off-white head. Aroma of sour apple, malt, alcohol with similar taste, including a bit of caramel. A little sweet. Good carbonation. A little thin-bodied for the style. Not bad, but not really noteworthy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
darbeer75 (355) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Aroma: malty with apple undertones; some alcohol; Appearance: dark amber with lots of carbonation but not much head; Taste: very sweet with apple juice flavors; some maltiness; not much complexity; Palate: full body with soft carbonation; sweet finish; Overall: disappointing; drinks smoothly considering the ABV; really don’t care for the apple juice coming through; wouldn’t buy again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
revolution2718 (378) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Red brown lots of sediment. Nose is raisin, brown sugar. Taste is on the sweet side, lots of raisin, sugary, cherry. Pretty good

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Frozer (240) - Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Clear brown no head. Spicy yeast aroma. Smooth mouthfeel with Complex malts. Sweet finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Pours murcky brown lightly carbonated with the tan head. Real big aroma of caramel and sweet toffee sugars. Flavor has hint of banana and bigger sweet sugars and toffe and more caramel in the flavors. Finishes real rich and a little cloying but ok for style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (1157) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Candy sugar malty aroma and flavor. Malty and slight sugary but surprisingly light palate for the big Brew. Caramelized malt and Belgian candy sugar dominate, but flavorful quad. Maybe a bit too sweet to drink too much, but above average quad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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