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RATINGS: 1434   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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3.8
HenrikSoegaard (14480) - 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.

3.7
Lubiere (14131) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2004
Red amber ale with no head. Apple cider aroma, slighlty spiced. Porto sweetness with resinous pinhey hops. Rich bodied and delicious. May 2004.

3.4
argo0 (14127) - 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 -- it's defnitely cloying), but then you notice there's 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.

2.8
Drake (14062) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville. Reddish amber w/ almost no head. Banana esters and rotten produce in the aroma. Taste is the same, with thankfully less rot. Alcohol warmth. Slightly off balance.

1.9
crossovert (13747) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Epic Malt Bomb, reminds me of Kasteel Quad which is definitely not a good thing.

3.8
BeerandBlues2 (13718) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 24, 2005
Bottle at The Avery Experience. Pours tawny with a small tan foamy head. Caramel and lightly roasted grain malt and yeast(barn) with oak notes and fruit, peaches. Oak yeast and caramel roasted malt with alcohol and fruits, bananas and peaches. Medium bodied and creamy, somewhat spicy.

3.7
bierkoning (13615) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2008
Bottle. orange color. Raisin and some grassy hops in the vinous aroma. Malty sweet, honeyish raisinny vinous flavor. Hardly a sign of alcohol. Deceivingly soft beer.

3.7
Dogbrick (13564) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2005
Surprised I haven’t had this one yet (or have I?). Dark copper color with a thick orange/brown head. Pretty good lacing. The aroma is mostly yeast along with some grapefruit and spice. Rich body, and despite not being as complex or flavorful as the best-of-breed in the style it is still enjoyable for the most part. The yeast flavor is at the forefront again, with spice and peppery alcohol undertones. There is a bit of sweet malt hiding in there too. The finish is dry and spicy with a slow alcohol burn. Overall this is a pretty solid brew.

3.5
bu11zeye (13139) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2004
(Bottle) Pours an amber color with a small white head. Aroma of malt and alcohol. Flacors of malt, alcohol, and caramel. This one should warm you up!

3.7
Camons (13036) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2010
Bottle @ Hotelroom, Denver. Pours clear golden orange, loads of spakling bubbles heading for the surface, small creamy offwhite head. Nose is lots of fruit, bananas up front, caramel, brown sugar, yeast, some spices. Taste is brown sugar, caramel, lightly roasted malts, white pepper and other spices, sweet fruit, bananas, peach,hint of alchohol. Medium to full body, silky creamy mouthfeel, long lasting but soft carbonation. Overall on the sweet side, but good. 301110


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