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RATINGS: 1351   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle. Murky copper. A whole lot of yeast in this one, but not much else going on. Maybe some dried fruit too. Kind of boring.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mittenator (1349) - Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bomber. Deep, hazy copper with a tan head. Dark sugar and tart aromas. Similar flavors with some alcohol burn.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JohnnyShake (3) - hayward, California, USA - JAN 31, 2014 does not count
Smells like raisins. A blackberry honey color in the glass. Drinking this out of a New Belgium 2014 snifter. Sweet, fruity, ever so slightly spicy finish. Johnny likey. Amen.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (1307) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Very yeasty quad. Back bone is dark. Not worth repeating sweet but a bit boring. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pierresauce (19) - - JAN 26, 2014
Very boozy on the nose, but not to the tongue. The aroma is like diesel, but somehow in a pleasant way. It smells like a very clean hospital that used to be a wonka factory: sweetly sterile, and keeps you coming back. Very malty and incredibly sweet with a bit of subdued banana bread. Nice caramel color with a respectable head rounds this out to be a delicious beer, and, for the $7 I paid for the bomber, a damn decent buy.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
avena319 (9) - USA - JAN 24, 2014 does not count
Poured from bomber into a tulip. It had a head. Nice cherry, malty aroma with slight hint of spice. Beautiful dark brown opaque color. Nice malty flavor with undertones of cherry and spice, but not overpowering. No diacetyl with slight touch of isoamyl acetate. Nice mouthfeel with slight bitter finish. Overall a very nice Belgian style ale.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnGalt1 (526) - , Idaho, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle picked up at Homebrew Stuff in Garden City a couple weeks ago... Finally getting around to drinking it tonight.... Pours a hazy amber with a short lasting white head.. No real lacing and a flimsy cap. Nose shows caramel and bready maltiness ... light clove and perhaps some cherry if I concentrate, but overall there is a dusty sweet wet paper.... This has to be a very poorly handled bottle. Caramel and red grape dominate the palate but the same malty cardboard is again the big player. Body and carbonation are about right. Too bad, I remember liking this beer. I have been burned at Homebrew Stuff a lot lately... Buy at your own risk. I suggest buying only stuff you KNOW is fresh.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewMstr (90) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Nice saison, sweet and slightly sour, pale color and great aroma. A great example of an interesting style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2169) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 24, 2013
From the 650 ml. bottle. The pour is medium amber to mahogany in color with a quick head. The aroma has a decent supply of Belgian sugars and pale biscuit malts but there is something else not unlike a grape or wine character. Not what I wanted in a Quad. 10% ABV is well masked on the nose and taste. Very sweet taste but also m ore fruity than spicy.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
furthur (180) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Beer the color of dark amber, head cream colored, dissipating to a ring quite quickly. Aromas of plum, raisin, orange zest, caramel. Flavors of raisin, orange, spice, alcohol. Finish is malt, slight bitterness. Viscosity is moderate, as is carbonation. Overall, it seems hot and boozy.


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