Brains The Rev. James | Brains

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brains
Wales, United Kingdom
sabrain.co.uk

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Rev. James beer is one steeped in history. Acquired after the purchase of Crown Buckley, Rev. James is brewed to an original recipe dating back to 1885. The beer is named after one of the original owners of Buckley Brewery, the Rev, James Buckley, a business man with two conflicting roles – saving souls and satisfying thirsts.

The Rev. James 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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
50
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
15.43%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
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0
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Photo of QuakeAttack
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Xaldos
3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 5EKF
3.3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DbbC
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sephyrott
3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Daniel_k_morgan
4.35/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dooleysncsr
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ppin
3.42/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vinicole
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber. Low carbonation. thin head.
Sweet malt and hop aroma.
Taste reflects the smell. Lightly toasted brown bread. Some caramel.
Moderate feel.
More Brown than Old Ale in my opinion.

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Photo of Spike
3.21/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, dark amber colour with an average, off-white head. Sweet aroma of malt and butterscotch. Sweet flavour of malt, caramel, wood and a hint of nuts with a mildly dry, bitter finish.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rbloomberg3
3.41/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.04/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of Jenno10
3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of charlatan
3.44/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Half pint at the new 'spoons in Dumbarton. Peaty coloured with a reddish hue and an offwhite head. It smells of treacle and margarine which is probably considerably better than it sounds. Tastes of tobacco, treacle and roasted malt before the margarine flavour becoems apparent, but the more I drink the greater the hop impact and the maragarine oddity becomes more, er, marginal. Smoky plus buttery equals interesting.

nb: I discovered through barmaid's incompetence that if you mix it with old hooky it remains eminently drinkable.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a copper red colour with a creamy head. Aromas of malt and fruit. Tastes of honey mixed with caramel and fruit, with just a edge of bitterness. Feels a smooth drink with moderate carbonation. Overall one I enjoyed.

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Photo of MisledTitan
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Mr_Pink_152
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of mrleebob
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Dave1999
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a transparent red with no head at all.

The smell is toast, biscuits and some earthiness.

The taste is malty,caramel, earthy some very slight bitterness in the finish.

The mouthfeel is light with medium carbonation.

Overall for a low abv old ale it's quite good, you could session these but doesn't hold up very well against it's higher abv brothers.

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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