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RATINGS: 1450   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13888) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (13693) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (13516) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (13138) - La Tropica, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (13060) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (13029) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (12770) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2005
Surprised I havent 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (12723) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2013
Draft sampled at the brewpub (2002 vintage). Pours hazy amber orange with a tan head. Aroma has that sweet aged effect, with dried fruits, candy, toffee, light apricot, spice and prunes. Flavour is light heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12489) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2007
Bottle, bought @ Vinens Verden, Odense. Pours a lightly hazy deep orange with a small, creamy off white head on top. Aroma is complex with a vinious streak to it. Lots of fruits , rather ripe, some black currants, some oranges, some apples. All of it on a background of caramelly biscuit malts. Mouthfeel is rather oily and very full. Flavour is not as complex as expected from the aroma. The alcohol is quite present. The fruitiness prevails at first with a clear definition of raisins and apples. The malty meatiness is sadly a bit too subdued, only appearing in the aftertaste, where biscuit surely got some bite. This is a good Quad, but only good... compared to all the other Quads (from Belgium), this is nothing...

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
crossovert (12486) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Epic Malt Bomb, reminds me of Kasteel Quad which is definitely not a good thing.


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