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RATINGS: 1430   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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3.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BigHoss (171) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2012
The color is burnt orange with small white head. I smell yeast, clove, caramel, some banana, raisins and dark fruits. I taste yeast, dark breads, raisins, brown sugar and hops in the finish. It’s cool....., just cool.


3.5
fugitive (2019) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 17, 2017
Bottle @ Bibere, Piraeus. Color amber with medium white head. Aroma malt, caramel, yeast, sweet, alcohol. Taste sweet, caramel, malt, yeast, bitter finish.

5
Revans7782 (1) - - AUG 12, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2017 A great American Quad. Bold but smooth. Not overwhelmingly sweet, smooth or boozey. Balanced.

3.6
bigtaster (991) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2017 From a can into wine glass. Brown with off white head small. Chocolate, cherries esters, bread yeast. Sweet, medium carbonation, slight bitterness.

3.6
rondphoto (4468) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 9, 2017
can @ Cork ’n Bottle / Crescent Springs KY --- Aroma of dark malt and alcohol. Hazy amber brown, beige head that drops quickly to a thin cover, hanging webs of lace. Taste is dark, lightly roasted malt, medium carbonation, and lightly spiced bitters that eventually yield to alcohol. A full-bodied brew, well-balanced and smooth from start to finish. Recommended.

3.4
DraftCaptain49 (33) - - JUL 28, 2017
Pretty good beer. There’s definitely something of about it after the first one. It’s just too hard to get through and too warm. Very much an artsy fartsy beer for the in-crowd. At first I was very pulled in by the cherries, but I hate how this beer hangs on you. It’s like, no matter how cold it is, it’s always warm. And the taste is weird, it doesn’t know what it wants to be. It tastes like a saison and acts like a saison. Instead it’s a quadrupel, and definitely the weakest I’ve had.

3.5
IndianaRed (4784) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 28, 2017
Bottle. Light clear amber light toasted malt some Belgian yeast notes. LingerING abv burn

3.8
Alengrin (5438) - 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 (61) - 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 (6218) - 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 (4205) - 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.


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