Brewed by Brains
Style: Old Ale
Cardiff, Wales


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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NŘ, - JAN 14, 2013
Pours copper with a beige head. Aroma is breaddy caramel, grass, fruit and light nuts. Flavour is breaddy caramel, fruit, pine, toffee and light nuts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MichaelAwesome (3871) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
McTapps (3869) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2014
On cask at Cowes Ale House. Pours out in a clear brown colour with low head and flat body. Aroma of barley and mild hops. Taste of mild barley, light malt, mild hops, nuts and cake. Hints of rum and straw. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StueyD (1136) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
A mid orange brown coloured beer with a weak off white head. A strong malty aroma, plenty of caramel and nutty aromas, with a hint of hop. Very dry mouthfeel. The taste is very bitter, which dominates and flavours, so the malty caramel, nutty elements are a tad lacking. This bitterness lasts into the finish. Tasted at the 17th. King's Lynn Beer Festival, Stuart House Hotel, King's Lynn, Norfolk. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miquelcrush (1348) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdavies83 (22) - - JUN 26, 2014
Rich, warming and deep in flavour. An old bitter in appearance and aroma, but not a bad drop overall. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (597) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2014
On draft at plastic pub in Tewksbury.. Clear deep amber with off-white head. Fruit and spicy aroma, with hops. Balanced taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (1783) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
cask@Charlies Bar, Copenhagen - dark amber to brown pour with medium off-white head. Toasted malty aroma and taste, medium sweet, with some toffee, biscuit, medium bitter finish. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marstonlad (407) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Cask at Lemon Tree, London. Pours reddish brown with a little head. Aroma displays nutty and bready maltiness with a hint of caramel and raisin, interesting if a bit mild. Taste is medium sweet with malts providing the bulk of the flavours, caramel and bread on the forefront. Light to medium bodied, smooth palate. Decent sweet old ale, lacks body though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 2, 2014
Cask @ The Linen Hall, Enniskillen [300414]
Dark amber, thin frothy white head, good lacing
Aroma of soft sweet caramel
Taste of soft caramel, light toffee, soft bitter English hop, soft biscuit malts, fruity, some toasted malts
Palate - Medium body, bit oily, soft sweet malts. Finish - some more biscuit comes through, soft bitter hops
Overall - Easy going, quite decent, good nick here

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6172) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
Small coarseish beige head. Clear brown body. Light earthy caramel and dried fruit aroma with wooden notes. Sweet-dryish earthy strawy caramel taste with roasty notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, smooth, flat mouthfeel. Dryish resiny wooden caramel aftertaste with earthy dusty strawy notes. Long lingering roasty fruity nutty notes. Drinkable, complex, and subtle. Very good. (0.568l cask at The Green Man, Paddington, London.)

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