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RATINGS: 1453   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Nice clearish amber colored pour with tan layer of foam head and some spotty lacing left around the glass. Small mild hint of sourness in the nose, but overall its a big malty beer. Some alcohol burn powering through the taste as well. Not as complex as other quads I’ve had - it looks nice, but I just didn’t dig the flavors all that much. worth a try, but not something I’ll be seeking out again.


3.8
Alengrin (5369) - BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2017
One of Avery’s many strong ales, from a can at BeerTemple in Amsterdam. Thick, moussy, egg-white head with slowly opening middle, hazy orangey bronze robe - looking more ’quadrupel’ (as in La Trappe Quadrupel) than ’abt’ (as in Sint-Bernardus 10 Abt). Powerful, enticing bouquet of caramel sauce, marmelade, freshly baked bread, chestnut cream sauce, brandy, grilled horse steak juice, cashew nuts, strawberry wine, hazelnut oil, white port, cane sugar, candied cherry and a faint hint of cooked vegetables in warming up. Candied sweet onset, cherry, almond and marmelade notes, soft with a kind of juicy-meaty umami note, lots of residual candi sugary sweetness as is to be expected from the style, soft carbo, thick, bit fluffy and pleasantly vinous mouthfeel. Big caramelly and nutty malt body, sweetness enhanced by lingering candy sugar, yet nowhere cloying; sweetness also dominates the finish but in a noble, refined way, with hints of chestnut cream sauce, orange zest and amaretto, low in bitterness but still a - welcome - drying, mildly spicy hop character; some retronasal cooked cauliflower notes, probably DMS, but fortunately very limitedly so. Afterglow of gently warming alcohol. Quadrupel in the most classic sense indeed - ’classic’ referring to La Trappe Quadrupel, which has, after all, only been in existence since 1991.

3.4
Soupordean (33) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2017
Cloudy red-brown. Very immature. Light malt, berry and booze aroma. Very light palate for such a strong beer. Notes include wheat, malt, dark fruits, raisins, blackberry, licorice and twigs. Simply not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
Inbreak (5941) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2017
16.06.2017, 0,75l bottle shared @ local tasting:
Nice slightly bubbly-creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet mineraly, caramel malts, minerals, grass, grain, hay, cereal, toast, raisins, fruit stones, worth. Taste is slightly sweet grassy, raisins, grass, minerals, hay, fruit stones, weeds, paper, caramel malts, sap, grain. Medium bitterness, slightly watery and harsh mineraly mouthfeel. Boring.

3.9
ShivanDragon (4120) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2017
Blikje van @Beertemple, schenkt mooi helder rood/amber met lichte kraag. Aroma van donker fruit, rozijn, caramel, graan, mout, gist. Smaken zijn redelijk zoet, caramel, rozijn, bruine suiker, mout, zwak bitter, zacht maar om nou te zeggen echt top, nou ben nog niet overtuigd.

4.2
chucklemation (1683) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2017
Pours a brown color with a white foam head. Aroma is caramel, dark fruits, candy sugar, and molasses. Flavor is sweet caramel, candy sugar, dark fruits, and banana. Has a thick body with some carbonation. Very good.

3.7
JDBaker11058 (2206) - Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2017
appearance: dark amber brown, fizzy short beige head. aroma: raisin, fig, toffee, caramel, candi sugar, molasses, port. taste: sweet, with candi sugar and raisin most prominent, then caramel, toffee, molasses, port, and bourbon. finish: lingering sweetness, palate is smooth. notes: This one was in the cellar for a couple years, came out nice and smooth.

3.9
ansalon (3844) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2017
Pours dark amber with a medium frothy off white head. Aromas of caramel, figs, dates, ripe apple, candi sugar. Taste is fruity and malty eith caramel and slight grassy notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

3.1
ffaoe (792) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2017
malty aroma with notes of raisin and plum. red in color with nice head. taste is malty with rich flavors of raisin, plum, stone fruit, dark caramel malts

3.8
hockey9930 (293) - - APR 6, 2017
Fairly translucent auburn with one finger of frothy tan head. Strong raisin and molasses aroma. Flavor a mix of dark fruits but raisin comes out strongest. Finish is boozy. Texture is oily.

3.7
dysenteri (324) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2017
Taster at En Öl och Whiskymässa 2017. Cloudy brown, white head. Caramel, malt, spices, fudge, sweet. Tiny bit of alcohol.


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