Brewed by Brains
Style: Old Ale
Cardiff, Wales


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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask; Regular.
Continued to badged as Buckleys for some time after the takeover by Brains but that seems to have been dropped now.
The Rev. James is named after the founder of Buckley’s Brewery the Reverend James Buckley (1770 – 1839).
The Rev. James 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.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (939) - New York City, - JUN 11, 2012
Tasted cask at Famous Three Kings, West Kensington, London on 18 May 2012. Slightly cloudy dark amber color, spongy small head with long retention, no specific aroma, roasted malt taste, medium carbonation, long finish. Surprisingly fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (4022) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2015
Cask at the White Lady. Pours clear copper, nose is toffee, buttery, floral, taste is similar.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
foxo82 (729) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2015
Cask at The Old Hare and Hounds, Rednal. Chestnut ale. Creamy but lacking flavour - slight sweet malt and soap. Sub-standard. Like the weather.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cimbasso (290) - - NOV 30, 2014
Sampled on draught at O’Neill’s in Muswell Hill. Copper colour with very little head. Aromas of malt. The taste is mainly caramel malts, but there is not much hop taste here. The finish is a little sour. Not a beer I would seek out again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
pricey290483 (508) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
have had this quite a few times its little on the dark side for me quite a strong taste coming through and a bitter finish it don’t tast like other beers in this style but its ok

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Japalo (1293) - DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
Cask@goat tavern. Small head. Low Carb. Mahogny clear. Pure malty. Some bitterness. No hops. Soso

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndySnow (4156) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2014
How: Cask.
Where: Horniman at Hays, London.
Appearance: Amber colour with a white head.
Aroma: Fruit, caramel, vinegar, a bit sour.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Vinegar, some sour, bitter, floral, some fruit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
allmyvinyl (4442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2014
Cask at the Haymarket. Nice clear copper pour, but a butter bomb to be honest. Loads of toffee and butter. Not very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (5214) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Cask at GBBF
Clear dark amber with a medium sized off-white head, good lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and caramel. Flavors of toasted malts, caramel and fruity

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (1875) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
Cask some pub in Porthmadog. Brown ok white head. Aroma is red fruits caramel malts taste is same nice sweetness. Medium body. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MichaelAwesome (4739) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2014
On tap at the Ale House in Cowes. Brownish and clear look with a simple nose of malt and some coffee. Easily drinkable with a sweetish background, some earth, nuts and raisins. Bit sweetish and slightly smoked at the end. Fine one without being special in any way.

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