Salvation - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by emerge077:
3.4/5 rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Salvation pours a copper color, nearly crystal-clear, with quickly receeding foam. Smell is phenolic, also a hint of malt. Bubbles manage to ring the glass, but carbonation is not very apparent. Definitely not as lively as many Belgian pale ales.
Taste is sweet candy sugar and malt/barley. It's thick and syrupy in the mouth, almost whiskeyish. Alcohol is present, on the verge of overshadowing the downplayed malt & barley flavors. Bottle claims to have "authentic Belgian yeast" but none comes through in the flavor, or is visible in the bottle. Drinkabilty suffers due to the syrupy texture and alcohol presence.
Overall it's not a bad Belgian-style ale, but a bit too jacked up, like other "extreme" American craft brews.
Serving type: bottle
10-10-2006 01:10:58 | More by emerge077
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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
86 out of 100 based on 827 ratings.