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Brewed by Brains
Style: Old Ale
Cardiff, Wales

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RATINGS: 176   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 Buckley’s 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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Magela (146) - Rio de Janeiro, - MAR 29, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2016 Coloração rubi e convidativa. Cremosa e suave, tem aroma leve de frutas com um toque picante. Seu sabor é de malte brando e caramelo ao fim.


3.2
YantarCoast (1512) - Moscow, RUSSIA - NOV 18, 2017
440ml can from RusBeerShop in Moscow. Pours clear amber with a medium-sized white head. Aroma is malt, toffee, nuts. Taste is light sweet, caramel malts, fruit, light bitterness.

3
bennyu (4) - - NOV 17, 2017 does not count
It’s pretty good I’d buy it again but one is enough. More than that and I would think it would get a little sickly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
jrh2254 (166) - burton-on-trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2017
Sweet, toffee notes, rich , mild hops, chestnut colour, little aroma, white frothy head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
Towey1989 (3260) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2017
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber colour with a frothy off white head. Aroma of caramel, slight bready malts, nuts and some spicy red fruits. Taste of red fruits, cherry, some caramel, slight bready malts, a little nuts and subtle spicy hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A dryish, spicy fruit bitterness in the finish. Similar to the cask version. Malty, fruity and a good body.

3.4
Grumbo (3973) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2017
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating.

3.2
alex_leit (5152) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 24, 2017
Can. Bronze color, good white foam. Aroma: caramel, a bit of floral hop, fruits and dough. Malty taste, caramel, nuts, light hio bitterness, a little toffee and alcoholic.

5
lagerfreezone (4) - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2017 My current favourite. Old fashioned with a great balance of hops and a generous 'loose' head.

2.9
Wim (4160) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2017
On holiday in wales amber colored body with an off white head and with a spicy malt hop aroma a spicy malt hop sweet taste with a light bitter finish

3
BeardedAvenger (1120) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2017
Knocking out some quick ratings of beers gifted to me and then left unloved on the side. Had the cask already and have copied it here - turns out no amendments: Sour malty aroma. Chestnut. Good creamy off-white head. Medium bitter. More malts. Sours towards the finish, with a herbal element rearing its head. Slightly watery. Soft carbonation - a pillow for the tongue! However the astringent finish drops a point on palate. Enjoyable enough. Nothing to look at here.

3
HogTownHarry (7065) - Toronto (Harbourfront), 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!) - it’s 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.


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