Brewed by Brains
Style: Old Ale
Cardiff, Wales


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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

Magela's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Magela (130) - Rio de Janeiro, - MAR 29, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2016 Coloração rubi e convidativa. Cremosa e suave, tem aroma leve de frutas com um toque picante. Seu sabor é de malte brando e caramelo ao fim.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kermis (11056) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle at RBESG 2016 Grand Tasting Part 1, Brew Pub Le Sec. Clear amber with a ring off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toast, chemical and sulphur notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to light moderate bitter. Above light bodied with soft carbonation. [09-07-2016]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomBitter (13) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2016
Amber pour with a malty, toffee aroma, very similar in taste and easily drinkable. Nice bitter finish but feels like a typical ale. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a very nice drink but didn’t stand out from the crowd.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Delirium (657) - Falmouth, Cornwall, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear copper with a thin white head. Aroma is caramel malt, slightly vegetal. Flavor is caramel malt, mild hops, and a bit more bitter and herbal finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabuzzer (573) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - AUG 5, 2016
500ml bottle. Dark coppery colour with a thin white head. Malt aroma, taste is malty caramel and a little fruit. Ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BRW (2248) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 2, 2016
Bottle. Amber colour. Malt and grain aroma. Malt, grain, caramel, sweet taste. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ianwelby (1091) - SCOTLAND - AUG 1, 2016
Clear red-amber beer. Light aroma of malt and fruit. Taste is a splash of tangy fruit and.... very little else, in truth. A bit of citrus, some hop but it’s a bit watery and limp. There’s a touch of bitter, malty aftertaste but it really does nothing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sigmund (6719) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2016
RBESG 2016 in Barcelona, Grand Tasting. 500 ml clear bottle, ABV 4.5%. Copper colour. Toffee, grain and dust in the aroma. Toffee and too weak hops in the fairly uninteresting flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerNinjaUK (243) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle at home - legacy rating. Aroma fruity, particularly dark fruits such as loganberry and plum. Clean on the palate, without the sticky finish that often comes with this type. Lacking a particularly bitter bite, but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zoret (324) - Badalona, SPAIN - JUL 13, 2016
D’ampolla al RBESG16. Cervesa amb aromes inicials de sofre que deixen pas a mel, galeta i caramel. Llúpol baix. No m’agradat massa.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maakun (3936) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle at RBESG16. Clear copper with white head. Some caramel, dust and cardboard. Light sweet and medium bitter. Under medium bodied. Shit.

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