Brewed by Brains
Style: Old Ale
Cardiff, Wales


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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask: Regular.
A Taste of the Good Life
Renamed from The Rev James when the Rev James range expanded to include Gold and Rye.
Originally brewed by Crown Buckley as Reverend James Original Ale, the brand was kept by Brains when they acquired Crown Buckley in 1998. Initially still badged as Buckleys, it became unbadged, simply known as The Rev. James.
The beer 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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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (2976) - New York, - JUN 11, 2012
Tasted cask at Famous Three Kings, West Kensington, London on 18 May 2012. Slightly cloudy dark amber color, spongy small head with long retention, no specific aroma, roasted malt taste, medium carbonation, long finish. Surprisingly fine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3989) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2017
Glass, 1pint, cask, purchased at Cardiff Castle, tour at the Penderyn distillery, trip to Swansea, Amsterdam and Paris with Louise, savoured on August 25 2016 ; eye: amber, semi-hazy, nice beige head, lots of lacing; nose: malt, caramel, light spices; mouth: malt, caramel, light spices, finale in malt with light presence of spices, medium body, average carbonation, slightly bitter, slick texture; overall: correct FRANAIS Verre, 1 pinte, cask, bue chez Cardiff Castle, visite la distillerie Penderyn, voyage Swansea, Amsterdam et Paris avec Louise, savoure le 24 aot 2016; il : acajou, semi-voile, belle mousse beige, beaucoup de dentelle; nez : malt, caramel, lger pices; bouche : malt, caramel, lger pices, finale en malt avec lgre prsence dpices, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, trs lgrement amre, texture coulante; en rsum : correct

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (13889) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2017
Cask. Frothy White good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itstasty (88) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2017
Cask @ The Masons arms, Warkworth, Northumberland. Clear light brown body with nice solid off white head, good lacing on the glass. Not overly bitter, tangy and fruity, well balanced Nice beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeardedAvenger (674) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2017
07/03/17 at Mr Bumble, Blackwater. 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumpelmies (301) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2016
Draft @ The Wellington, Brecon. Dark copper/ruby/brown. Mild aoma of malts and red berries. Taste is fruity, bready, nutty and spicy. Aftertaste shows a bit of bitterness. Low carbonation. Smooth, refreshing, sffig. Nice one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daniele (8911) - ITALY - NOV 15, 2016
bottle 28/2/17 ramata limpida schiuma media discreta persistenza naso un po piatto leggero caramelo in bocca abbastanza maltata biscottato cotto amaro medio poco fragrante

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (5259) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2016
Cask @ The Heights, Llanberis, Snowdonia. Pours deep amber, small white head. Aroma is caramel malts. Taste presents good caramel, smooth and unfussy. Solid post-Snowdon pint.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
meldorf75 (89) - - SEP 6, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2016 Nice aromaFruit taste poor fom. Malt taste.worth to try. And definitely have again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (3795) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2016
Cask @ GBBF 2016. Dark amber with a tiny off white head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, caramel and hops. Medium to light body with a bitter/ sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ShivanDragon (3964) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2016
clear bright caramel with a limited white head. aroma of malts, yeast, caramel. Taste likewise and vanilla and Dutch hopjesvla with soft/smooth however a bit thin texture, the caramel bitterness is a bit limited, weak body, slightly dry finsh,

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