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RATINGS: 1383   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zamco17 (134) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2007
pours medium brown with a small head. smell is classic belgian. has a heavy rochefort 8 style taste. complex and the alcohol comes through a little bit. good stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NayTron (133) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Pours a cloudy copper with a small off white head. Aroma of sugar, caramel, orange peel, coriander, clove, some cherry funk. Taste is sugar, malt, clove, banana, maybe a little toffee and yeast. Great carbonation and mouthfeel. This beer is sweet and a little off balance with the spices. Finishes with a small bitter. Alcohol is very well hidden for 10%. Not bad but average for a quad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
grikmok (132) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Poured from a bottle to a trappist glass. Nice ruby red body. Initial aromas of earthy and citrus notes. Can’t taste much because it’s so strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerBB (132) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2006
poured garnet red-brown, not much head. very sweet malty aroma. malt and fruit flavors with the right amount of alcohol. Very smooth for a pretty big beer. definately worth a try

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pumpkin87 (131) - - FEB 27, 2015
Pours a very pretty auburn red with small but dense tan head that reduces quickly. Nose is muted; needs work to get more than malt and candy sugar. Palate is more interesting, with bananas, cloves, brown sugar joining the malts, along with undercurrent of spicy heat. The 10 percent ABV quickly makes itself felt. A rich beer, not quite as well put together as first-rank Belgians, but good enough for second rank.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stankenk (130) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2008
Pours a golden yellow; with wihite lacy head. The nose is yeasty, fruity, and posibly light notes of bubble gum. It comes across the palate with a rather light taste of fruit and some yeast. With a very faint after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bukowski9 (129) - Piqua, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2009
Bottle pour,amber color with a good white head.Aroma was fruits and malt with some spicy undertones.Taste was sweet with nothing else really discernible.Not bad but too sweet for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewaha (129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Pours with a little carbonation a light amber and smells extremely sweet and fruity. Tastes of peach and butterscotch. Not super smooth but still very tasty. Alcohol is present but not off-putting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewMstr (129) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkaufman (128) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2003
Pours a nice amber color with huge belgian spice and fruit aroma. Flavor is dominated by malty sweetness with complex fruit (plum?) and spice (coriander?) notes. A very thick palate leaves a lingering sweet finish. An excellent brew.

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