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style
Brewed by Brains
Style: Old Ale
Cardiff, Wales

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered.
A Taste of the Good Life
Also listed unfiltered in the cask as "Brains The Rev James (Cask)"
Originally brewed by Crown Buckley as Reverand James Original Ale, the brand was kept by Brains when they aquired Crown Buckley in 1998.
The Rev. James is named after the founder of Buckleys Brewery the Reverend James Buckley (1770 1839). It is brewed to a traditional recipe and has been described as having a flavour not commonly available these days. Full-bodied and warming, The Rev. James is rich in palate, spicy and aromatic with a deeply satisfying finish.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braastad (459) - - JUN 25, 2013
Dark reddish brown with good head. Aroma has chocolate malts, as does the flavor, along with slight bitter undertones. Palate is bit watery but nicely smooth.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6563) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2017
September 24, 2015 - at Craft (Covent Garden) - 500ml clear bottle from Waitrose - hotel room rate. Clear bubbly copper with a huge lasting foamy off-white head. Skunky aroma - just like thousands of other weak lagers in clear bloody bottles; some heather honey in behind, but ... blech. Taste - no skunk (yay!) - its like an extra sweet and floral golden bitter, light, no alcohol, a bit grassy - simple with nothing all that wrong with it other than dullness. Light body, airy, finishes quickly - some caramel in the linger. Start using cans or frickin BROWN bottles, breweries.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
meldorf75 (85) - - FEB 12, 2017
Barwa bardzo ciemnego bursztynu prawie czerwona. Piana wysoka dosc szybko sie redokuje . W smaku slodko karmelowe. W aromacie plasmodium malolactic co czuc. Piwo slabe jak woda z soiem.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
john44 (2986) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2017
Bottle. Reddish Brown in colour. Spicy. Malty; roasty malts, grainy, caramel. Some hop bitterness. Spicy roast malty with a slightly sour fruit/hop edge. OK. Drinkable. (2010-08)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gegwilson (3626) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2016
Bottle from Ash for my birthday. Cheers! Amber with a thin off white head. Toasty aroma. The flavour is more toast with spice and some aluminium. An OK bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
1MrCabbage (30) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2016
3/11/16 bottle at home. Promises a lot but comes up short. Lacks depth. No real character to it. It's a drinkable bitter but that's it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kermis (12485) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle at RBESG 2016 Grand Tasting Part 1, Brew Pub Le Sec. Clear amber with a ring off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toast, chemical and sulphur notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to light moderate bitter. Above light bodied with soft carbonation. [09-07-2016]

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomBitter (13) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2016
Amber pour with a malty, toffee aroma, very similar in taste and easily drinkable. Nice bitter finish but feels like a typical ale. Dont get me wrong, its a very nice drink but didnt stand out from the crowd.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Delirium (663) - Falmouth, Cornwall, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear copper with a thin white head. Aroma is caramel malt, slightly vegetal. Flavor is caramel malt, mild hops, and a bit more bitter and herbal finish. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabuzzer (735) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - AUG 5, 2016
500ml bottle. Dark coppery colour with a thin white head. Malt aroma, taste is malty caramel and a little fruit. Ok

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BRW (2648) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 2, 2016
Bottle. Amber colour. Malt and grain aroma. Malt, grain, caramel, sweet taste. Medium body.


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