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RATINGS: 1437   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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terrus (6) - Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011 does not count
Removing the foil and cap you can immediately smell the cherry undertone mixing with the spices. Pouring it gives you a rich silky dark amber with a small tan head that dissipates quickly. When drinking the different sugars and spices come to the front with a slight barley flavor hidden below with little carbonation to alter the texture of silk.

4.5
BeerNazi (169) - winnetka, California, USA - OCT 19, 2001
man,'jesus christ',this beer had taste and a healthy head.went down good all the way through.strong without the harsh alc taste.kinda sweet for a qaud ale,but bountiful in taste.

4.5
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - JAN 30, 2005
Just my kind of beer. Almost like a Belgian barleywine, but lighter. GREAT flavors of clove and dried fruits. When I’m in the mood, nothing else will suffice.

4.5
Palidor19 (3194) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2007 When I poured this big bad boy, I was overwhelmed how much like character it has in it.
A beautiful Copper with an off-white head. Taste of Candy sugar, honey, cloves. Plus its strong as Hell!!
I don’t think I can finish it because I’ll asleep before I do

Another Winner from Avery

4.5
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2005
650 mL brown bottle purchased from Armanetti’s, Mundelein, NY. ABV 10%. Clear red amber Belgium-style ale having a small diminishing white head with fair lacing. No discernable carbonation. Intoxicating aroma of fruity esters (cherry?), spice, toffee, and alcohol. Full bodied ale that starts with initial sharpness and mouth exploding flavor of slight sweet malt, raisins, toffee, and spices. Finishes dry with light bitterness. Notable alcoholic warmth. A deeply satisfying ale.

4.5
SudsMcDuff (8523) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 25, 2006
Got for the birmingham-wigan (1-1) game @ 11am April 8.th....HALFTIME....review time....THIS beer is wonderful....it smells of honey crazzy sweet spiced rum......tastes of plums,cognac,plunes,etc......this reminds me of a really good dutch/belgian wonder beer..and that place fishermans wharf?....i really like this guy!....and i really thought this was right on the money with the thickness, a pleasure to have drunk and a a true shame to lose this puppy to the process of digestion...

4.5
swanmann (781) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 25, 2006
bottle pour light tan 1/2" head, heavily spiced alcohol aroma, i expected the palate to be thicker, the flavors are complex but the mouthfeel is not so immense

4.5
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2006
Bottle 22oz. Poured a golden color with a 1 finger frothy white head. Aroma of sweet cotton candy almost. The taste of malt is there, and some citrus. Good beer!

4.5
rsamayoa (24) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - AUG 24, 2008
At RateBeerians Tasting. Bottle: Religously good. Bold, complex, well rounded, ABV well hidden.

4.5
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2010
The Reverend Belgian-Style Quadrupel Ale

2003 22 oz. Bottle. 10.00% ABV. (4.75 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Quadrupel. Mild head. Clear bright rich amber color. Spicy Belgian coriander mild hop front. Rich thick sweet mellow Belgian body. Rich fruit apple grapefruit banana mild yeast notes. Hot rich lingering mild hop end. Sampled 8/31/2003.

2006--22 oz. Bottle. 10.00% ABV--10 IBU’s. (4.25 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Quadruppel. 2 @ $6.49 Each. Mild lace head. No sediment. Hazy tan Amber color. Thickish pour. Malty Belgian Candy mild hop front. Cloying malty rich mild caramel mellow Belgian Candy fruit ester spice body. Clean tangy Belgian Spice end. Big malty tasty Quad. Sampled 3/1/2008.

2007 22 oz. Bottle. 10.00% ABV--10 IBU’s. (4.5 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Quadruppel. 6 @ $5.69 Each. No head, lace, sediment. Clear thin bright amber red color. Spicy Belgian candy malt spice front. Mild sweet thick smooth mild creamy tangy Belgian candy caramel malt body. Smooth Belgian ester end. Sampled 11/4/2007.


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