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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slapknot (8) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2007 Once poured, a cosmos of clear bubbles settled atop the body of this beer, then dissipated into the clear tawny hue below. Thus the Belgian Candi Sugar Experience begins! The Reverend smells like a sweet bread, perhaps the communion of a biscuit and unripened wine. The body is warm and light in the mouth; glowing, glowing like fire water molasses. Me thinks of dark fruits as time passes and ale grows warm; currants, dates and cherries. Alcohol remains the dominant flavor, though, which makes for a dull Quadrupel comparison. Indeed, the Reverend is potent making for connection with the SUPREME plausible, but the beer remains a worldly interpretation; consubstantiation, not transubstantiation. Enjoyed from a Samichlaus Tulip, served chilled.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ericular (733) - Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2015
Nice aroma of your typical candi sugar and bananas, but the cherries were a nice touch. Sweet with Belgian hallmarks, yeast, and a little cherry.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (1402) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2015
Aromas of purple grapes, plums, slightly raisiny, some cherry. Hazy red with a mostly lasting white head. Fruity, a little sweet, great balance. Medium-full bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (1037) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
Tap at CBM Jimbocho, Tokyo. Hazy copper shade with just a ring of bubbles. Aroma has a nice touch of red grape and brown sugar. Taste is similar with caramel notes and chewy raisin maltiness. Nice enough, but to me a good quad is a complex beast, and this seems rather simple.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1106) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
Fruity aroma of cherry raisin and prune with clove like spiciness. Pours a hazy brownish amber color with small lasting off white head Rich malty flavor of raisin, caramel, banana and clove spiciness Medium full bodied with medium co2, lingering raisin like sweetness Enjoyable American quad. Complex enough to keep me interested but a bit swet ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aggiebob (140) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 15, 2015
Draft. Copper red color poured with minimal head. Stone fruit flavor with strong alcohol kick.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
obxdude10 (2102) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2015
Itís been a while since I found a different quad Iíve liked. The Reverend on draft at the Craft Ale House in Limerick fit the bill! The beer poured cloudy brown with a very huge tan head. The head laced nicely around the inside of the glass. The nose was sweet, with notes of sugar, wood, alcohol and light grassy hops. The Reverend was extremely delicious and smooth, with a creamy quality to the body. I tasted some light caramel flavors, along with cherry, candy sugar, molasses and light flowery hops. This is an outstanding quad!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1208) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2015
Deep red pour, tan head. Great aroma of dried fruit and booze, flavor of belgian yeast, spice, booze, figs, and dark fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1915) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
Not quite the style of quad I love. Pours a dark golden burgundy with a thin beige head. The aroma has dried fruit notes with light bready and biscuity malts, toffee, molasses and leafy, spicy hops. A bit unassuming and flat in the middle with sweet fruity notes. The finish is hot with booze and spicy hops. Nice fruits and toffee malts. Not a great quad.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pumpkin87 (85) - - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shark_Pants (369) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2015
Deep ruby red with small head. Aromas of candi sugar, bananas, cherry, malt. The taste is sweet - candi sugar, bubblegum, cherry, sourdough, belgian yeast, spices. Medium to full bodied. A bit overly sweet but pretty good as a desert beer.


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