Salvation - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by Luigi:
4.33/5 rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours out a clear rich golden color with a large white two/three finger head and a small amount yeast particles. The head settles down and retains to a thick blanket (about half a finger) over the top of the ale with plenty of sticky lacing.
The aroma is full of light sweet fruit, yeast, and honey wheat bread. Kind of gives off a white wine aroma in the sweetness yet balances out with yeast and light two-row malt. The yeast aroma is very Belgium!
Sweet fruit flavor like white wine (minus the acidity) hits the palate first. Unlike the pale ales America is used to, this American brewery has held back the dry hop. Thus keeping the focus on the malt and yeast. Which gives a nice light bread flavor and hints of honey along with the Belgium yeast. The hop is a little leafy, but does not dominate the beer. And at 9% abv., Avery hides this very well.
Lightly carbonated, slick on the tongue, yet still light on the palate. Very easy to drink.
This Belgium Strong Pale Ale is a wonderful offering from the Avery Brewery. Just like The New Belgium Brewing Co. AKA Flat Tire to most, Avery has delivered an authentic tasting Belgium Ale that is impressive and well most important... tasty!!
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2012 04:06:56 | More by Luigi
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3.9/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a bright golden orange that is pleasingly cloudy with a good one-inch beige head that is super creamy but eventually settles to a film. Okay retention; good sloppy lacing.
Orange creamsicle with a big yeast smell and spicy phenols.
Crisp and dry. Lots of bitter orange and a yeasty backbone. Some rich hop flavors rise at the end and take a while to leave you. All-in-all, very tasty.
Crisp and almost-chewy. Medium body and creamy carbonation.
I was not expecting much from a Belgian Style, but this is quite good. First, it is not filtered (like other "Belgian" beers I have had from Avery) and is quite nice to look at. Second the smell and taste are pretty in sync, giving a good profile of the yeast with a lot of good hops at the finish. The yeast gets a little chalky as you work your way through it, but other than that, it is quite good.
Would have again; worth trying if you're around it.
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2013 01:53:40 | More by TheDoctor
Salvation from Avery Brewing Company
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