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RATINGS: 1420   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2005
Alcoholic and very sweet. Really the only mask for the alcohol is all this Belgian Candi sugar. Moderatly malty w/ a bit of hops in the background.... and sugar, baby. Only alright, glad I tried it.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
whiskeyrocks (88) - Lindenhurst, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Great smooth Belgian quad. Lightly fruity and carbonation. A bit of a stronger alcohol bite but in the end a good brew

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebastokrator (21) - - MAY 12, 2016
Pours a mahogany brown with slight, white lacing. Smells of raisins and figs. Itís a pleasant, sweet smell. Taste is sweet from the dark fruit, coffee, and caramel. Itís moderately carbonated and not much burn for its abv. Itís a pretty nice quad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5432) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 23, 2016
Aroma is green grapes, spices and a hint of big sweetness. The flavor is Belgian yeast, grapes/green grapes, malts, sugar and a mix of medium/increasing sweetness and warming alcohol in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlisle (402) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2016
Bottle (22 oz). Pours ruby-brown with thin light tan head that dissipates quickly; minimal lacing. Nose of cherries with plum notes. Cherry and caramel with some plum notes. More plum and cherry skin along with warming alcohol in the long, mouthcoating finish. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (1283) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2016
22 ounce bottle. Mahogany brown pour has a small creamy beige head that disappears quickly. Brandy-like aroma has notes of cherries and brown sugar. The flavor follows the nose, with additional notes of vanilla and golden raisins. Sweet malty goodness dominates the palate. Rich and warming with complex herbal hops appearing in finish. This is a wonderful brew, smooth and inviting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (909) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2016
It pours dark amber with a ruby hue. It has a slightly off white head that is rather creamy looking. It has aromas of molasses, cherries, sugars and fruity esters. There are faint hints of alcohol. It has flavors of It has a molasses like flavor with cherries and sugar being evident and dark fruits from esters. There is also the faint hint of alcohol in the taste. It has a moderate feel that is on the heavy side of moderate with a sweet, but dry finish and moderate alcohol warming.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerRenter76 (654) - Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Originally rated on 7/25/08. A deep amber body with a mid sized white cap, that left good lacing on the glass, decent carbonation. Slight aromas of rasins, spices and oranges. The flavor was o.k., the sweetness was all that really stood out, i was expecting a little more. the alcohol was well hid, and it had a good mouthfeel. Overall it was worth a try but i probably wont buy it again.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jason (1819) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Draft. Aroma of caramel, sweet malt and candied sugar. Deep ruby red body with t hin head. Flavor is candied sugar, caramel and light red grapes. Body is thin and very light carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MetalNHopHead (1205) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Judgment Day is upon us and Averyís The Reverend has come to proselytize for the virtues of yeast. That divine organism which gives new life to the rotting via blessed fermentation. Look to the syrupy brown body and the tan head. Smell the caramel, butterscotch, alcohol-saturated cherry, candy-like Belgian sugar, molasses, and brown sugar. Can your soul remain unmoved in the presence of dark bread flavors with an abundance of rich malts and dark fruit notes. Will you drink of this cup?

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskerTan (1450) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle/Fest. A- Butterscotch, stone fruit, candy. A- Copper color, clear liquid, white head. T- Oak, candy, malty. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish. O- Lovely aroma that didnít quite carry over into the taste. Still nice.


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