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Brains The Rev James (Bottle)

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Brewed by Brains
Style: Old Ale
Cardiff, Wales

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered.
A Taste of the Good Life
Also listed unfiltered in the cask as "Brains The Rev James (Cask)"
Originally brewed by Crown Buckley as Reverand James Original Ale, the brand was kept by Brains when they aquired Crown Buckley in 1998.
The Rev. James is named after the founder of Buckley’s Brewery the Reverend James Buckley (1770 – 1839). It is brewed to a traditional recipe and has been described as having a flavour not commonly available these days. Full-bodied and warming, The Rev. James is rich in palate, spicy and aromatic with a deeply satisfying finish.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (3244) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2015
500ml bottle at home, 4.5% BB May 2016. Dark orange or brown, clear, sparkling, big cratered foamy head, sparse lacing. Aroma is rye bread, treacle, and something imperial-pils like. Body is rounded, smooth, slightly foamy. Taste is rye bread, dense breads, very dark sugars, tangy drying hop spice. It’s OK.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
uckelman (393) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2015
Pours clear, copper colored. Pillowy off-white head. Grainy aroma. Flavor is medium sweet with a spicy kick on the finish and a bit of honey in the aftertaste. Medium body. Pleasant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilverfoX (714) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
smells of toffee and a bit of a hint of red fruits, dark amber colour with white lacing, toffee and red fruits flavour a bit fizzy. drank from a bottle 6 months out of date.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
RRnRA (2) - Hethersett, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015 does not count
Looks good, very good in deed: Rich copper body with an overflowing head of tanned bubbley foam. The nose was malty molasses and dark fruits: not overly strong but easy to pick out. The taste simular to the aroma, malty and fruity, almost a fruity malt loaf sort of flavour, but not as thick or rich. Medium body feel, would have prefered a deeper depth of flavours and a slicker/thicker feel to the beer: still OK but could easily be a lot better.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5407) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
500ml dark bottle, filtered, from Tesco. £6 for four. 4.5%. A malty best bitter (or Old Ale). Good malt character. Some bubblegum and boiled sweets. An easy drinking and very pleasant beer, though perhaps lacks genuine character. I’ll be happy to explore further though.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
poolstar (31) - Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
malt, some coffee not much else, ok beer , not getting much in regards to aroma

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beeebon (308) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2015
Copper in colour and quite heavy on the sweet malt in the aroma. Quite a smooth beer that is quite sweet, nothing particularly special but drinkable

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
serialver (25) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
Ruddy with a short lived head.caramel smell and taste with sweet linger with a bit malt. Unremarkable but a good drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mackeon (148) - - FEB 13, 2015
Nice coppery red brew. Some nuts, some fruit, good hops, all in all a very likeable beer in the English tradition. The man on the label looks pretty puritanical though, not really a if he’s just ’tasted the good life’.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (347) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2015
Likeable beer one of my go to in bargain booze a lot nicer on tap. Best drunk: on a Wednesday to wind down from work.


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