The Reverend

Poured into the Chimay goblet.
Light amber, crystal clear pour with a nice head that disappears quickly to leave a spotty, creamy reminder. I don’t pick up any really distinct aroma other than the obvious alcohol and general fruitiness of the esters.
It is sweet, but there is also a distinct “Belgianness” about this beer, perhaps due to the types of yeasts used. Considering the ABV this has a very light mouthfeel. There is a bitter, hoppy, sharp, high alcohol finish, the hoppiness of which surprised me.
There is definitely a higher hop character than one would expect in a “Belgian, Belgian”, but this beer pulls off an interesting hybrid between the higher hopped American styles and the authentic European interpretation of a Quad. Slightly unusual, slightly out of traditional style, but I enjoyed it. Interesting.

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08/06/2005
Format:
bottle
ABV: 10.0 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4
Total: 3.95
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