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RATINGS: 1451   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Reverend, was created in tribute to the life of Sales Mgr. Tom Boogaard's grandfather, an ordained Episcopal Reverend. Tom was inspired by the life of his grandfather and wanted to create a tribute beer that contained his sterling traits. True to both our "small brewery, BIG BEERS" philosophy and to the spirit and character of the departed Reverend, this beer is strong willed, assertive, and pure of heart, a heart of candy sugar. It contains as many authentic imported Belgian specialty malts as the brewers could cram into our mash tun, and lots of Belgian dark candy sugar stirred into the brew kettle. A divinely complex and beautifully layered beer with hints of dark cherries, currants, and molasses, complimented by an underlying spiciness. Sinfully smooth considering the high alcohol content. Cellarable for 4 years.

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frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2005
Good looking beer... a rusty-orange with slight haziness and a mostly lasting off-white head. Sour citrus aroma with pineapple, cherries and floral hops. Alcohol aromas emerged as it warmed. Matching flavor with spiced sour-fruitiness. I think the Reverend was a boxer because he kicked my ass.

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Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 24, 2005
Pours a clear orangish red color and a medium head. Aroma is sweet malt and some spices with a bit of yeast. Flavor follows suit.. Nice malty flavor with a bit of spiciness and yeast with a raisin, fig and maple addition. The 10% alcohol is hidden well.

3.6
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Pours a clear copper with an oily body and small off white head. Aroma was sweet with caramel, dark fruit, and spice. Sweet and spicy flavor matches the aroma. Medium body but thin on the flavor. Alcohol is picked up in both flavor and warming sensation.

3.7
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Bottled. Pours ruby red with no head. Very faint aroma- I canít seem to make it out itís so faint. My nose could be a little off tonight. Malty assualt at first sip! Tons of dark fruit notes and sweet, sweet, sweet. Did I mention itís sweet? A bit of lingering sweetness on the tongue as well in the aftertaste.

3.6
papajohn (1250) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2007 Ruby-amber color with a small off white head. Spicy and yeasty aroma. Flavor starts with a pelthra of spices, sweet fruity notes (dark cherry, apple cider) and a hint of mint leaf. Finish is tangy and dry. Smooth rich palate. A belly warmer, but the 10% ABV is well hidden.

3.1
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Bottle. Pours a translucent orange with almost no head. Nose is sweet aromas of spicy orange and cotton candy, hint of alcohol. Taste is very sugary, cloying to be sure, but later on you do get some maltiness--caramel and fruits--and some genuine hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light, but the alcohol comes on and makes you forget about that shortcoming. Finish reminds you about the sugary beginnings. Itís ok.

3.5
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Very soft mouthfeel for such a big beer. Raisins figs and plumsfigure in with a turbinado candy suagar aspect. almost no carbonation. Plantains vanilla and brandy notes figure big on the palate. with a good clean finish.

3.9
DragonStout (1416) - Groveport, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2005
The aromas I get are sweet fruit.Tastes is actually of figs and dates.the alcohol is present and the body is slightly heavy.Has a great feel in the mouth with flavors everywhere.I have yet to have a bad brew form the boys at Avery.

3.1
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2005
Aroma iced raisin bread, dates, figs, maple sugar, honeysuckle, flowers, alcohol. Taste super-sweet with fruity overtones, candied nuts, slightly herbal finish, sticky alcoholic aftertaste. Okay mouthfeel. No head. Poured rusty brown. A little too sweet and not very integrated. Thanks to Beaver for the trade!

3.8
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2005
Pours a hazy, medium red color with a small white lace. Aroma is bananas and flowers. Sweet malty flavor with lots of bananas and berries. Alcohol not too strong. Medium-full bodied. Better than I expected. I heard there was an overpowering alcohol presence, so I sat on this one for about a year and it seemed to help a lot.


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