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RATINGS: 1407   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 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2005
Aroma iced raisin bread, dates, figs, maple sugar, honeysuckle, flowers, alcohol. Taste super-sweet with fruity overtones, candied nuts, slightly herbal finish, sticky alcoholic aftertaste. Okay mouthfeel. No head. Poured rusty brown. A little too sweet and not very integrated. Thanks to Beaver for the trade!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Bottle. Pours a translucent orange with almost no head. Nose is sweet aromas of spicy orange and cotton candy, hint of alcohol. Taste is very sugary, cloying to be sure, but later on you do get some maltiness--caramel and fruits--and some genuine hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light, but the alcohol comes on and makes you forget about that shortcoming. Finish reminds you about the sugary beginnings. It’s ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - APR 2, 2005
Bottle. Poured copper and clear. I really wasn’t expecting the clear part. Aroma is sweet and musty, with hints of citrus, currants and a little astringency. The flavor is very inconsistant. One sip is very astringent, the next is sweet. Currants and cloves are the strongest flavor with those candy sugars on their heels. After the currants and alcohol numb your tongue, the reverand slams the back of your throat with a dry bitterness. Overall, it’s alright. A bit too inconsistant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - NOV 17, 2005
There is a strong malt and alcohol aroma. The color is a deep ruby red and the head is small and short lasting. The Reverend is full bodied with the taste of caramel malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2006
this is smooth for a big beer. Not sure it’s a good beligian though. Alcohol content bumps this rating up considerably

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Aroma is dominated by citrus (grapefruit). Flaovr is initially quite sweet with candy sugar, malty with some balance with the hops. Not their best effort but decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Simonsen (963) - NORWAY - SEP 29, 2012
Drukket på hyttå til dag med ølentusiaster, en rødaktig farge, smaker malt og mye sødme, lang søt ettersmak av hylleblomst

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daje (2829) - NORWAY - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle shared with esp0r, edvard and simonsen, september 29th 2012. Red/brown body, thin beige head. Aroma is grassy with orange, clove and banana. Sweet taste of caramel, banana, prunes. A bit too sweet and thin in my opinion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (4028) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Bottles. I distinctly remember the first time I had this beer, probably sometime around in the summer of 2005. Definitely a big, strong, malty beer but not sure I would qualify it has a quad or abt as I think those beers are more distinct to their regions and yeasts and this is just a big mess. Way too sweet, lots of dark fruits, raisins, dark candy sugar, molasses, and booze. Kinda the opposite of a go-to beer for me these days.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (1547) - California, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Overall a nice quad, if a bit uninteresting. Pours a beautiful bright red with a brown head. Smells of malt, alcohol and a bit of tropical fruit. Taste is very smooth, with a boozy finish. Almost a bit watery. Had in the bottle.

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