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RATINGS: 1428   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2004
(Bottle) Pours an amber color with a small white head. Aroma of malt and alcohol. Flacors of malt, alcohol, and caramel. This one should warm you up!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (12406) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle - Plum, cherry, raisin and brown sugar. Clear dark amber with a thin brown head. Sweet dark fruit, brown sugar and a bit of booze. Nice fruity and balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (12268) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (12136) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2005
on tap-pours a tan head. Color is clear orange. A Belgian quad, sweet thick, complex, well done but not my style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (12045) - Escondido, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12023) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2007
Bottle, bought @ Vinens Verden, Odense. Pours a lightly hazy deep orange with a small, creamy off white head on top. Aroma is complex with a vinious streak to it. Lots of fruits , rather ripe, some black currants, some oranges, some apples. All of it on a background of caramelly biscuit malts. Mouthfeel is rather oily and very full. Flavour is not as complex as expected from the aroma. The alcohol is quite present. The fruitiness prevails at first with a clear definition of raisins and apples. The malty meatiness is sadly a bit too subdued, only appearing in the aftertaste, where biscuit surely got some bite. This is a good Quad, but only good... compared to all the other Quads (from Belgium), this is nothing...

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (11576) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11360) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11322) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2005
Surprised I haven’t had this one yet (or have I?). Dark copper color with a thick orange/brown head. Pretty good lacing. The aroma is mostly yeast along with some grapefruit and spice. Rich body, and despite not being as complex or flavorful as the best-of-breed in the style it is still enjoyable for the most part. The yeast flavor is at the forefront again, with spice and peppery alcohol undertones. There is a bit of sweet malt hiding in there too. The finish is dry and spicy with a slow alcohol burn. Overall this is a pretty solid brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Poured a hazy medium bronze/copper color with a small off white head. Aromas and tastes of caramel, cinnamon, and sugar. Very sweet. Flat watery body. There’s something about this beer that gives me a headache everytime I drink one.


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