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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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 29, 2008
22oz bottle. Brightly clear amber with a fleeting white head and lasting foam. Doesn’t look much like a quad, but is nice regardless. Fruity, sugary aroma with some blackberry, apple, and a touch of pool water. Sweet and sugary with light apple and dried papaya notes and some light alcohol burn. Finishes sweet. Thin for style body with weak carbonation. Overall, a sweet amber ale with some light fruity touches. Decent, but not a god quad

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyrozoid (361) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2009
Bouteille de 600 ml. Dgust avec french tickler et Agaguk. Bire de couleur caramel brumeux avec un moyen collet moyennement collant. Odeur de sucre, alcool, raisins, sel et un petit cot floral. Gout de sucre assez incroyable, miel, caramel, alcool et un peu les pices.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fallingleaves (32) - Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2009
This beer has avery fitting name, a somewhat tame,easy to drink, but overly sweet. Translucent, amber color with 1/2 inch head, and a steady stream of carbonation. Body seems to be torn between sugars and bitter taste of hopes, lacking complexity. The sugar really put me off.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Pours a clear copper color with no head. Aroma is alcohol, sugar, and cloves. Taste is dominated by sugar and caramel - in fact, I dont think Ive ever had a beer with such a pure caramel flavor. Alcohol is noticeable, but not annoyingly so. Prickly carbonation. Decent beer - its certainly drinkable, but not really outstanding or memorable, just big and very sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Defreni (3100) - Husum, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2009
Flaske: Mrkeorange uklar. Ingen karbonering. Bid fra alkoholen og en meget lille smule humle. Krydret smag, ikke s fantastisk

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2009
12 OZ bottle served in a clear pint glass. Poured a cloudy copper with medium, fluffy white head. Nose is Belgian yeasts, molasses, and something else thats sweet. It could be a light fruit or sugar, but I cant put my finger on it. Taste is similar, but the sweetness and booze is very present. Neither one over the top, but a little much for my tastes with this particular brew. This beer was pretty good, but it isnt memorable enough in any category to warrant another bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - AUG 3, 2009
bottle. Pours a cloudy mahogany with a disappearing head. Aroma is assertively sweet without being sickening and is accompanied with the complexity of plums, cloves, figs, etc. It all comes together nicely in the flavor also with a dry vinous finish. The alcohol is not detectable. Totally solid take on the style, but doesnt go above the already high standards for a quad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2009
Bomber. Pours clear orangish amber with white head. Aroma dark fruits, yeast, malt, and spices. Flavor is like its aroma is lots dark fruits, caramel, yeast and good amount of spices. There is definitly some booze in the finish. Not really digging this.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2010
(bomber from Coaltrain in Colorado Springs). Clear copper color. Medium off white head, which is mostly diminishing. Fruity aroma of pear, apricot, and fig. Sweet candy and bread flavors, with light fruit. Long duration. Alcohol finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBasterd (11) - Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2010
The head was fleeting with medium lacing and a murky body.This is a very particulate beer with a turbid appearance and an amber hue. Aroma wise the initial smell about ten seconds after the pour gave a deep fired cherry accent with medium hop volition that reminded me of preserved fruit. A very pleasing to the palate smoothness with a slick almost waxy texture, in other words it has a medium to light drink-ability. Average carbonation with a stinging finish, meaning the sweetness and the fruit tones were very apparent to say the least. Overall I would say drink it after a meal with some toasted nuts or bread because the beer is very sweet.


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