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RATINGS: 1449   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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2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (15563) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 25, 2016
660ml bottle - thanks martjoobolut!
Erm, which Latvian lager is this? Mashy and raw. Taste is the same, hot alcohol, thin and adjuncty. Crazy raw. Completely lacking in beer, at least as the brewed stuff. Mashy raw. Boozt builds up aggressively. Still raw and mashy sip after sip. I have a 7 year old bottle of this, I hope it is better.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (15453) - Snderborg, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2006
Bottle. Clear, greyish nut brown colour, small head. Slightly hoppy aroma. The flavour is full, nice and peppery. Nice and warming alcohol feel.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2006
Bottle shared with Mette, Morten and Lui. Small white head. Aromas as a bag of sweets, very sweet, no brown fullgrain bread (rugbrds) as i like it. But some hops and alcohol. But to sweet for my taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (14890) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 23, 2007
Malty aroma backed by Belgian candi, yeast and spice notes. Beautiful dark orange amber color with a white head that promptly ringed. A bit thin in body. Starts quite sweet, with dark sugar, dark fruits (in a light sort of way), and some varying spicy notes. The finish is mildly sweet, and there is not really a hint of bitter. Just a touch of what could be considered very ripe fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14656) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2010
Bottle. Amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, alcohol, malt, caramel. Flavour is sweet, fruit, alcohol, hop, malt, caramel, candy sugar, spices. Full body. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (14379) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle - Plum, cherry, raisin and brown sugar. Clear dark amber with a thin brown head. Sweet dark fruit, brown sugar and a bit of booze. Nice fruity and balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (14368) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2005
Bottle poured tawny with an amber head. Aromas of plums, figs and sweet malt. Flavors of figs raisins, spices and has a sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (14196) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2005
Bomber bottle with a very interseting label. hazzy dark amber with medium head that diminished quickly. Complex sweet fruit aroma. Medium body with smooth texture. Complex full flavor with long sweet finish with a small alcohol bite. The brew was as interesting as the label.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (14022) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2002
This one seems more like a liqueur than a beer. Clear orange with almost no head. Sweet aroma of spicy orange and cotton candy, hint of alcohol. Initial impression of rock-candied alcohol takes a couple of sips to get past (though you never really get over -- its defnitely cloying), but then you notice theres actually genuine maltiness (caramel and fruity) and hop (not just alcohol) bitterness. Very light on the front and middle of the tongue, but the alcohol grabs the back of your tongue and into your throat. Cotton candy aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13827) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2007
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Heavy malty and hopy aroma with touch og licorice. Moderate bitter flavor. Long finish. Creamy palate.


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