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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: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerseyislandbeer (10) - JERSEY - MAY 12, 2016
Pours a copper red colour with a creamy head. Aromas of malt and fruit. Tastes of honey mixed with caramel and fruit, with just a edge of bitterness. Feels a smooth drink with moderate carbonation. Overall one I enjoyed.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
efeesse (380) - Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 3, 2016
Beer with red color, light body, average carbonized, light drinkable, (bought a 50cl bottle in Cardiff supermarket).

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (33430) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2016
Bottled. An amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of fruits, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, fruits, straw, and caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
craighill (96) - GERMANY - DEC 27, 2015
Pours a chestnut brown beer with one-finger ivory white head. Aromas of toffee, spice, and hop earthiness. Strong malt caramels and toffees from start to finish without being too sweet. Slightly sharp, sudden hop bittering at the end. Very drinkable without having any unique character.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThirstyBird (2516) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2015
Pours a clear deep copper color with a light tan head. The smell is toasted malt, damp grain, mild fruit. The taste is toasted malt, fruit mild spice ending dry with some fruit and brown sugar. Light+ in body is slightly course carbonation. Better than I expected coming in a clear bottle and all.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cimbasso (644) - - NOV 1, 2015
Previously sampled in the cask version. The bottle version seems much livelier and more vivid. Brown colour with a white head. Caramel aroma and a similarly toffee-ish taste. Good hop taste with a long dry finish. A highly drinkable ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wekker84 (2110) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle a brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts caramel dark fruits spices and some hops flavor malts dark fruits fruits spices some caramel some citrus and some hops

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (4907) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle. Appearance - deep amber with a generous head. Nose - as soon as there was a slight hiss of carbon dioxide, I immediately smelt butterscotch. Maybe it’s just toffee and a little cloying rather than being a particular fault. Taste - caramel with a hint of biscuit at the back. A kind of liquid Fudge bar. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a finish that is a little sweet to be honest. Overall - it’s nothing special but there’s nothing particularly wrong with it.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
gairym (47) - Les Houches, FRANCE - AUG 22, 2015
Disinteresting is a little too kind. Nothing terrible in any way but you’re not going to make friends by serving this to anyone.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (5466) - 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.


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