RATINGS: 1440   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ukoolaid (580) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 17, 2004
On Tap at Anam Caras Belgian Month. Dark ruby brown color with thin off-white head. Sweet caramel aroma. Taste is candy sugar malt with a spicy alcohol backing. Luckily I was in the mood for something sweet so it got a higher rating than it might have on another day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2004
Marinara sauce. The aroma was of a delicious italian dinner. and beer. None of the flavors mentioned by the commercial description came through that clearly for me. I was assaulted with spices that washed over the entire mouth, plenty of citrus (orange), full bodied, and an herbal/sweet malt backbone. Finished the same with some candy sweetness wrapped around the light hops and spice. very orange color, with a very orange head. GREAT American sendup for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (35688) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2004
An amber beer with an orange head. The aroma is sweet hoppy with hints of caramel. The flavor is sweet, with notes of caramel as well as light notes of alcohol and spices on a dry background.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2004
Poured a dark copper with a small tan head. Aroma of spices, raisin bread, and alcohol. Very sweet and goes down with a slight burn. Would be tough to take an entire bottle by myself - oh who am I kidding. Truly, candy in bottled form.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - NOV 11, 2004
ruby copper color, dense foamy tan head that disappeared quickly. whiskey and dried currants nose. dark candi sugar too. lively carbonation, whiskey, malty dark candi sugar taste. low bitterness. alcohol finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1802) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 30, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2004 i poured the reverend into my chimay glass and it gave off a clear amber color with no head at all.the aroma was grapefruit,and candy.from the smell i thought i might not be into this,but i was wrong.it had a very nice blend of hops,malts,and sweetness.very well balanced and it hides the alcohol well.if ya like sweet belgians,check this one out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2004
Bottle. Aroma of yeast, citrus, spice with some muskiness. Clear copper color with amazing carbonation feeding a thick tan head. Fruity, candy like flavor that quickly gives way to somewhat muddy finish. Good body. NIce, but maybe a bit simple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (7109) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - OCT 27, 2004
Bottle Slight spice and vineous aroma. Orange amber, lowish head. Plum and light raisin, easy drinkable. Medium body, slightly oily mouthfeel. Dangerous brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
CBCPaleAle (73) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2004
Judging from the appearance and aroma, I expected to thoroughly enjoy this one...then comes the taste. I know the sugar has to be up there to attain the high alcohol content, but this is OVERLY SWEET. Had trouble getting this one finished.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - OCT 24, 2004
Deep, hazy orange color with a small off-white head. The aroma was very yeasty...caramel, plum, other dark fruits, and a slightly sour character. The flavor was very similar to the aroma, but with a slightly sweet tone. The feel was crisp... a little too crisp for this style...slightly thick...dry finish.

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