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RATINGS: 1390   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2004
Red amber ale with no head. Apple cider aroma, slighlty spiced. Porto sweetness with resinous pinhey hops. Rich bodied and delicious. May 2004.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (11526) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2008
Bottle. orange color. Raisin and some grassy hops in the vinous aroma. Malty sweet, honeyish raisinny vinous flavor. Hardly a sign of alcohol. Deceivingly soft beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville. Reddish amber w/ almost no head. Banana esters and rotten produce in the aroma. Taste is the same, with thankfully less rot. Alcohol warmth. Slightly off balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (11048) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2005
Bottle at The Avery Experience. Pours tawny with a small tan foamy head. Caramel and lightly roasted grain malt and yeast(barn) with oak notes and fruit, peaches. Oak yeast and caramel roasted malt with alcohol and fruits, bananas and peaches. Medium bodied and creamy, somewhat spicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11018) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2004
Bottled: Orange coloured. Clear. Ha no head. Alcahol, fruit and some spices in the aroma. Is fruity, malty and very sweet in the flavour. The alcahol is very dominating but spices are present as well. Ends on a sweet and alcaholdense note. I’m not really in to this beer, and would prefer a belgian Abt anytime.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/30/2003
Mode: Bottle
Source: Whole Foods Market, DC

clear amber, whispy head, sweet fruity malt aroma with a hint of hops, bold malt flavor, slight sweet fruity character, hint of alcohol, only a touch of bitterness in the finish
-------- /> Date: 06/09/2007
Mode: bottle
Score: 2.5 to 3.1
Words: Noog 3D

sticky sweet malt flavor, only a touch of the fruityness, may do very well with age,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (10562) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2010
22 oz. bottle, pours dark amber with a small white head. Aroma of molasses, yeast and sweet malts. Flavour of candied sugar, spices, plum, black currant, cherries and a slight alcohol bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10404) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2008
Hazy deep amber with with tiny short lasting head. Sweet aroma with ripe fruits and caramel. Sweet malty flavor with caramel, ripe fruits and spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Bottle. Oranish pour. Light head. Very fruity aroma with some syrup and yeast. Lots of honey and bread. Flavor is wheaty, yeasty, fruity, alcohol and lightly spicy. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 21, 2007
Big bottle. Pours an amber-brown colour with a nice beige head. Sweet, malty, spiced and hoppy aroma. The flavour is soft and quite sweet with a good maltiness, spices, dark fruits, hops, some yeast and alcohol indeed.

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