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Collaboration Not Litigation Ale - Avery Brewing Company

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very good

1,276 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,276
Reviews: 694
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 32
Gots: 135 | FT: 8
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.72% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: FtownThrowDown on 01-23-2007)
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a somewhat hazy medium dark brown with a fairly short head and quite good lacing. The smell is interesting- Belgian yeast esters up front and hops on the rear. Cherries, cloves, banana, and spicy hops. The flavor is a similar cross polination of Belgian yeast and hops. Flavors are similar to the smell with notes of wax, cream, and an additional non-hop bitterness as well. Quite delicious, but not a perfect marriage. If anything, the bitterness is even more prevalant than the Avery Salvation alone. Good creamy mouthfeel and pretty interesting drinking.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2007 01:02:49 | More by Georgiabeer
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SilentSabre

North Dakota

3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A respectable American attempt at a Belgian style. Good colour, (murky rusty water poured from an old pipe), with sticky lacing about the edges of the glass. Plenty of yeast and other debris floating about. This means *alot* to me with European styles, as more often than not, the little bits of debris add alot to the aromatic smell one gets from such brews. This really looks nice, especially considering it was made in the States (I have found too many brewers that have a bit of trouble replicating European styles).

Smell is yeast / dough, some caramelised sugar, a bit of a roasted grain note, and some dark fruit. Taste is almost like a rich hefeweizen. A bit of spice, and of course yeast. A bit of confectioner's sugar, as well. Plenty of nice flavours present here without being too sweet or assertive in any way. I nice beer. Glad I have several of these stored away.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2007 00:45:57 | More by SilentSabre
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rgrace99

California

4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass from a bomber. Poured a dark amber almost purple in some light. Big thick head with good lacing. Strong aroma of plums and raisins. Taste was fruity and spicy with some hop bitterness and a bit of an alcoholic bite. Went down very easily. Excellent blend of talents of two great brewers, I can't wait to see if they come up with more.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2007 18:05:23 | More by rgrace99
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geexploitation

Indiana

3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nutty brown color, like the shell of a Brazil nut, with a delicate head that leaves a lot of lacing. Enticing candi-sugar-and-ester aroma, with an interesting mix of light and dark sugar notes and lots of phenols. On the palate, the first thing that hits are sharp carbonation and hops. The palate is zesty and light for the style, which is a welcome change from most US Belgians and highlights the strengths of US beers brewed in the Belgian style rather than the weaknesses. After the hops, some slightly sweet malts crop up, but they serve to strengthen the mouthfeel more than they sweeten the palate. Some fruits pop up toward the finish, but they're subdued compared to the hops. Overall, this is quite an interesting beer. It seems to me more comparable to an Abbey dubbel than a strong dark ale -- it's got a dryness that many strong dark ales lack, especially those made in America. Regardless, its very good and welcome as a departure from thick, overly sweet Belgian-style beers made in the USA.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2007 03:18:47 | More by geexploitation
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Happy to see this on tap. I also have 2 bottles, but will save them (or perhaps trade them).
Pours a hazy dark brown body, glossy, big foaming white head. Typical of Belgian strong.
Smells of soft fruit, wild yeast, some sweet malt and a bit of herbal spice.
Taste is good, but not fantastic. Again, soft fruits and yeast. Perhaps more cherry in the taste, over-ripe banana and raisin.
Good feel, nothing too sharp or sweet or syrupy. Easy drinking, alcohol remains a bit hidden.

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2007 23:59:14 | More by Mebuzzard
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rajendra82

Georgia

4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This blend of two Belgian style beers with the same name came in a 22 oz. bomber with a silver neck foil. When poured, the reddish brown body looked closer to the Russian River Salvation part of the mix than the paler Avery Salvation. The overall appearance was similar to a Dubbel, with the exception of the clarity of the beer. Nice fizzy head, and thick lacing made this look quite good. The smell was that of sour cherry, banana, clove, and mandarin orange. The taste was dry, earthy, and spicy, making this quite a departure from the typical Avery Belgians, which I usually find to be floral, and a little sweet. This was quite a yeasty beer, with dusty tongue tingling phenols. The mouthfeel was little thinner than I would have liked. A little thicker, and it would have reached the lofty silkiness of Aventinus, which it kept reminding me of. Vinnie and Adam should think about having more collaborations in the future (despite the beer names being different). Pliny the Elder Maharaja would be hard to pass up.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2007 03:44:29 | More by rajendra82
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

bottled in Jan. '07

Pours hazy copper with a thin, but lasting, creamy head. Some trailing laces slowly glides down the side of the glass.

The smell is of spiced fruits, clove, bread, some alcohol notes.

The taste is of spiced fruitcake. Candy sweetness, spices (esp. clove) and some tropical fruits mix together. Some drying hop bitterness in the finish balances out the sweetness nicely. Alcohol is noticeable, but warming and peppery, not overwhelming or sharp.

It has a creamy, luscious feel. (Just a bit more of a body would have made it perfect - but, I'm certainly not complaining.)

A nicely blended brew (s?). An interesting convept that worked out very well and a worthwhile endeavor!

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2007 02:42:40 | More by jwc215
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cheers2beers

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: This beer pours a reddish brown hue with a slightly off-white head that only rose up half an inch tall. Minimal amount of laceing and has a hint of cloudiness.

Smell: This has nice raisin and figgy aromas, toasted bread, smells like a little brett. This also has really nice fruit cake aromas and perhaps roasted apple skins. Very pleasant.

Taste: The flavors consist of lots of toasted breads, fruitiness remains here as well. Sweet red apples. Im also getting some Christmasy spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, and some all spice. There is a slight alcohol bite throughout the palate but nothing to harsh.

Mouthfeel: Easy to drink. With its spritzy mouthfeel I am left to believe that this is high in carbonation . Medium bodied. Smooth and creamy. Finishes with a slight bubblely finish.

Drinkability: This was a delightful drink indeed. I wish I could get ahold of a few bottles for myself to enjoy over and over, but being the limited release Its just not that easy. So if you can get some of this at your location I would suggest you try this before its no more.


Cheers2Beers

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2007 00:30:39 | More by cheers2beers
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sleazo

New York

3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap obriens. Medium brown pour into a chalice. Not much head to speak of therefore no lace either. Sweet with hints of cherries, plums and a strong hop finish dominate the nose. Taste is more of the same with some pepper notes and the definite cherry/plum sort of sweetness. As it warms a sort of smoky malt character comes through. It isnt cloying because the finish is rather dry. Body is light with a medium-high level of carbonation. Something a bit raw tasting here. D is decent. The alcohol is well hidden.

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2007 23:25:42 | More by sleazo
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Drew966

Florida

3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Collaboration Not Ligitagation Ale pours a hazy copper color with a thick tan head from a brown twenty two ounce bottle. The aroma is kind of mild, and fruity in a Belgian sort of way. Taste is malty and fruity. I've never had either version of Salvation(can't get the Russian River version here, but I do have the Avery version in the fridge), so I can't compare, but this is definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2007 22:31:21 | More by Drew966
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Foxman

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a hazy au jus brownish amber. Two fingers of light tan head slide slowly down to a surface velvet. Tapioca bubbles of lacing pudding the inside of the glass.

The aroma is busy with malt, cherry, and the estery whirls of banana, clove, and green apple. Biscuit yields to a tinge of vanilla extract complete with a gust of alcohol.

Upon sipping, it's malt, but not so sweet, with caramel, dark cherry, and a touch of leather. Yeast drives clove and a breath of mint, as well as a notably crisp tart apple dryness. Alcohol ventilates and aerates. A flash of roasted biscuit earthiness and residual sweetness moves into a dry and mildly bitter finish. It's not spectacular, but it is solidly savory and enjoyable.

Medium bodied, it's a bit viscous, coating slowly and establishing a credible presence on the palate.

So when Rocky Mountain High meets California Cool, it might not be a big crackle, but it does ignite some nice sparks. There's a neat story here, and the beer is a worthwhile venture. The ABV is a mother, gutsy and just short of hot, but it's a part of a gladly drinkable package. When all's said and done, the Avery/Cilurzzo detente ends up being an engaging endeavor.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2007 19:33:32 | More by Foxman
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beertastegood

Texas

4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly murky brown, with a big off-white head that falls back down quickly. Cherry, plum, brown sugar, cinnamon, pepper, very complex in the nose.

Taste is very much like it smells - generous doses of fruit and peppery phenolics, hard to pick out any one flavor as they all meld well. Deep caramel-like sweetness pervades the spiciness and then a floral hop flavor comes thtough to balance it all out. Finishes drier than expected - slightly sweet, tart and surprisingly quenching. Alcohol is present but not too hot.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium-high carbonation. Slightly slick on the tongue - keeps you rolling your tongue around to get the sensation.

Drinkability: Very good for a ~9% beer.

Well done Avery and RR. I really wish we could get RR beers here in TX...

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2007 02:58:09 | More by beertastegood
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a chalice)

A- This beer has a light brown hue with a reddish hint to its crystal clear body. There is a strong carbonation of tiny bubbles rising to the surface. There is an off-white thick creamy foam that last for a good bit.

S- This beer has a hint of bubblegum and yeast notes with a soft perfume note to it. There is a light brown malt note that comes through as it warms.

T- this beer has a tart but spicy flavor with a slight sweetness to it for the first few sips. The slight note of banana and cola come through when it warms. The middle of the beer has a note of dark cotton candy with a dry brown sugar hint. The finish is a light club soda note like carbonic acid.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a big fizz and a slight alcohol heat to it that thins out the finish.

D- This beer didn't really have that much complexity or richness and was a bit thin. I thought the flavors of hefe-weizen yeast really came through stronger than I would have liked.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2007 21:34:45 | More by rhoadsrage
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appears a semi-tansparent dark mahogany with a mild off-white head that slowly fades out. Scattered lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of honey, biscuit, brown sugar, caramel, raisins, rum, vanilla, citrus, & light bananas.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with some flashes of each beer from both Avery, & Russian River.
Mouthfeel is smooth, sugary, sweet, balanced, and creamy.& malty.
As a side note, egajdzis poured each of the Salvations into a glass as a comparison and it tasted exactly the same as the preblended Collaboration.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2007 22:15:36 | More by weeare138
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Murky garnet hue, dark cherry, enormous bone white head, lace leaving...nice lookin'...

Lovely aroma, beautiful Belgian yeast, lightly fruity, berries and cherries and grapes, ...nice, again...mellow, clean, and cool.

Taste: gorgeous. Even-tempered, high on the fruit, not too sweet, not too hoppy, not too malty, just right. Full-bodied, and ...well-balanced, and...excellently executed, and...nicely done. The juicy fruit seeps out the corners of the mouth, vey vibrant, bouncy malt, middling hops, ...delicious.

Quite a nice brew, absolutely gorgeous, containing so many excellent attributes of better Belgian-style brews...lovely, lovely...yummy, yummy...

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2007 08:40:50 | More by feloniousmonk
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joe1510

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22oz. Bomber
$5.99
Binny's Orland

Tried this in comparison to Avery's Salvation which I sampled earlier. Collaboration poured into a chalice a lightly hazed murky amber that glows when held to the light. Good amount of carbonation bubbles rise into the creamy, khaki 1+ finger head. Settles to a thick cap that leaves behind walls of lacing with each sip.

I'm finding the smell lacking. Very faint. Fruity esters along with the slight metallic twang. Some clove shows itself. I seem to pick up some banana but mild blackberry is there as well.

The flavor is much different than I expected, I can't notice much of Avery's Salvation in here. Starts with a solid dose of grainy maltiness with a showing of caramel. There's a metallic twang mid-palate that's quickly followed by dark fruits that are reminiscent of blackberries and fig. There's a powdery yeastiness and a bigger than expected hop spiciness that compliments things nicely. The flavor gets much better as it warms but still lacking.

The mouthfeel is nice. Medium bodied with lively carbonation pushes things through and leaves with the tastebuds awakened.

This is a good beer but one glass is more than enough. It just kept going on and on.

I can't detect very much of Avery's Salvation in here. The carbonation is similiar but everything else is very different. This is a fun and enjoyable beer though and a great idea. Hopefully we can see more brewers coming together like this in the future. I just need to get my hands on Russian River's Salvation now to complete the trilogy.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2007 01:28:24 | More by joe1510
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BadRockBeer

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type Sampled: 22 fl. oz. Brown crown top bottle, features bottled on date. All bottles were filled January 2007. Also features a neat picture of the two salvations ales that make Collaboration.

Appearance: Pours reddish amber in color with a nice 2 finger rocky head. After the head has diminished it leaves a wonderful tight lace that slithers down the sides of the glass.

Smell: Dried fruits such as raisins or prunes. Spicy yeast esters, much of that of a good traditional hefe. Ting of overripe apples.

Taste: Where to start, this is a real flavor bomb! Sour apples that quickly turn to fig right up front. Yeasty esters are extremely apparent, I taste clove and cinnamon. Also get a slight banana. There is an extraordinary amount maltiness to this as well. Not to mention the wonderful taste of Belgian candy sugar. Then comes the warming alcohol, not to overbearing considering the 9% ABV but still evident. The after taste is somewhat cloying with the spicy esters.

Mouthfeel: Thick and medium to full in body. Very rich. Carbonation is mild and just about perfect. Also pretty warm and creamy.

Drinkability: This is what I would label as a special occasion beer or maybe a fire side beer. All in all this is a great brew and a great story to go with it. Great job guys, I really enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2007 02:11:45 | More by BadRockBeer
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blitheringidiot

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Perfect pour with a high rock solid, pillowy craggy beige headcap overflowing from the tulip over a deep mahagony rich hues. Belgian lace spiderwebs the glass. Beauty!

Scents are lush with vanilla, a tad of clove and cinnamon. Hint of copper penny and spice wafer.

First swigs: Bready fresh baked carrot cake. Thick and spicy with vanilla shake, a tad of egg nog, spice wafer snap and a ginger and root beer anise finish. Belgian dough yeasts hold firm. Candi sugar is understated.

Feel is full bodied and dense carbonation. Slick with the anise oil aspect.

Last swigs: Big on the root beer anise flavor. 8.99% ABV is well hidden. No awl-kee-hawl booziness in da house.

Beer is good. Happy collaboration beering.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2007 06:51:18 | More by blitheringidiot
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SkeeterHawk

Texas

4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this one up at Spec's in Conroe during a lovely motorcycle ride in the afternoon.

Appearance: Lots of off gas when opening and the beer pours with a huge off white head that is made up of mostly small bubbles that cling to the glass on the way down. The beer itself is a pretty clear burnt orange to red color with a whole bunch of bubbles rising to the top from within the center of my tulip glass. A few minutes after the pour there is still at least an inch of head that is leaving a pretty solid ring of lace.

Aroma: Very Belgianesque aroma (Imagine that) with some sweet dark caramel and an entire fruit basket full of esters. I get some red apple skins in particular with a bit of ripe fruit deep in the nose. There is a very defined bready aroma here that reminds me of unbaked biscuit dough. Once the head starts to give way a bit, there is a cherry note coming to the forefront. There are some mild peppery notes coming out as the beer warms as well.

Taste: The flavor is clean and somewhat wet from the residual sugars and just overall body of the beer. It comes across the palate very substantial, and the assertive alcoholic warming that sets in quickly on the back of the throat suggests that they weren't kidding when they wrote the 8.99% ABV on the bottle. I get a lot more spiciness in the flavor than I got in the nose, but that wasn't really apparent until the beer warmed up a bit. There is a really substantial malty backbone to this beer, but the aggressive carbonation makes it a bit deceiving. There is definitely hops in this beer, and there is some floral notes mixing with the alcohol's spice giving a subtle complexity to the first part of the flavor profile, but then the hops lessen for the bittering additions and let the alcohol take you into the finish.

Opinion: This is a pretty decent beer, and I think that it will really benefit from cellaring for a year or two at a cool temperature. Right now it just tastes a bit green and the flavors haven't really melded yet. It is good, and I like the fact that I am supporting Adam, Vinnie, Tomme, Sam and Rob to go to Belgium. It is some gimmick, but I think that all of us beer snobs will benefit from them going on that trip. I will probably pick up a few more to support the effort, and maybe review it again in 2009 or some such.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2007 02:24:34 | More by SkeeterHawk
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alexgash

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glad to find this interesting concept brew at a local shop. I was intrigued by the idea of this, so now let's see how it is.

Dark amber copper with orangey edges. Puffy, voluminous, light bright khaki head. Brown sugar and dark fruit on the nose, along with slightly sulfurous, peaty funk. Fresh vegetal, herbal hop fumes as well. I kind of like the funk with the fruit. Light caramel and toasted malt flavors escorted by fresh, numbing, herbal hops. Fruit skins and tannins follow, with banana, dark fruits, and some slightly astringent bitterness. Baking chocolate bitterness mixes with Belgian candi sugar, and herbal and minty hop bitterness in the finish. Faint cardboard flavor detectable. Medium-full body with a rollicking, bottle-conditioned feel on the tongue.

Since I have never had either of the Salvation beers that were blended to make this, I can't comment on how they mix, but I can say that this is a nice, easy-drinking ale. Good work and thanks for collaborating!

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2007 01:43:59 | More by alexgash
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IceAce

California

4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an almost deep-brown body with ruby undertones and a sticky, thick finger of uneven, rocky tan foam. Clarity allows one to barely see CO² streamers eminating from the bottom of a Duvel tulip. Lacing is 25%.

Nose is subtle with funkified yeast, candied apples, and toasty malt. Entry is soft, gently leading to a midtaste of deep, rich malts and rum soaked dark cherries, all of which is a prelude to...

...a classic Belgian Strong finish. Candi sugar syrup sweetness meets two Belgian yeast strains in some sort of magical menage d'trois.

This blending of RR & Avery salvations is pure gold...

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2007 06:35:54 | More by IceAce
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emerge077

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark reddish brown, with a skim of foam.

Not too aromatic, some spent grain and barely a citrus note. Thankfully not as phenolic as other Avery ales.

Taste is overripe grapefruit, cereal grain, earthy malt, a hint of Brett without much tartness at all. Interesting for a US brew. Mouthfeel is a little overdone, thick almost, a little cloying at first, but dries out in a bittersweet way. Evident spicing, grain of paradise/coriander seem to be present. Earthy note is reminiscient of Fantome's darker offerings.

I'll need help finishing this bomber...
Tasting Avery Salvation prior to this, I was skeptical, but eager to try the RR component so I bought it. Better than Avery's but one try is enough in my opinion.

Edit: Cellared Jan. '07 bottle consumed Nov. '08
Creamy tan head, dried orange peel nose. Body is creamy and smooth, no alcohol presence. Spicy citrus and chocolate flavors. Very earthy, nearly soil notes in the aftertaste, dry,chalky, herbal.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2007 01:10:38 | More by emerge077
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mcallister

Ohio

3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale opaque dirty muddy water. Small off white head quick to fade leaves little lace.

May be a culprit of the pint glass but a nose is hard to be found on this. Hints of caramel, peppery alcohol aromas. Belgian yeast with dried sour fruit.

Earthy and green flavors. There has always been a quality to certain belgian style beers that has rubbed me the wrong way and this beer possesses it in qauntity. Dried fruit, apricot, caramel, and sage.

Thin to medium bodied and again not really my style.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2007 11:26:57 | More by mcallister
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mjd83goblue

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber for $7.59. Pleasently surprised to find this one.

A: Pours a dull copper with a huge head. (Only had a pint glass...need to work on that...) Slightly cloudy.

S: Lots of malty sweetness. Some Belgian candi. A little spicy.

T: Very tasty beer. Starts off sweet and fruity. Some cloves, maybe a little nutmeg. Finishes with a burnt taste, not smoky, but more of a burnt sugar.

M: A little thinner than expected. Just a touch hot.

D: Actually, very good for the style. Not overly sweet or heavy, I feel like I could easily go for another bomber right now. A nice sipper.

For sure haven't had RR's Salvation, and I can't remember if I've tried Avery's. Would be interesting to have both Salvations and this beer together for a tasting. Overall nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2007 05:18:08 | More by mjd83goblue
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WeisGuy

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - pours a brownish amber, pretty clear, nice off-white head with decent retention and lacing, lots of bubbles

s - malty and spicy, cloves, a little citrus, slight nuttiness, hint of alcohol

t - dark fruits and some sweetness up from with the malt and yeast, spicy in the body with clove, sweetness on the finish with some alcohol notes

m - lots of carbonation leads to a slightly light body, moderately dry finish

d - fairly drinkable, alcohol is not overwhelming at all

Nice beer overall...nothing amazing but pretty solid collaboration. Worth trying a bottle for sure.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2007 16:35:00 | More by WeisGuy
Collaboration Not Litigation Ale from Avery Brewing Company
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