Salvation - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by rajendra82:
4.5/5 rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Salvation came tonight in the form of a 22 oz. brown bomber, with gold foil around the neck, and a label evocative of medieval Christian art. The beer poured out into a tulip glass, looked gorgeous golden yellow, with active carbonation. Compared to most other beers in this style, the head was rather small at half inch thick, and there was not much lacing left along the sides of the glass.
The smell was dead on, with sweet malt, spices, and the unique earthiness typical of Belgian yeast strains. The taste was big on malt, with pear, green apple, and apricot like fruitiness, and was closer to a Tripel than a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. There was also a noticeable level of hop flavor coming through. Not an overpowering hop flavor, but a little touch of citrus and hay complimenting the sweetness quite nicely.
Thick and sticky mouthfeel accentuated the feeling of consuming a big special beer. The alcohol was well hidden, and there was almost no burn. The aftertaste was peppery, citric, and sweet. A big beer that does not feel harsh and aggressive, but instead is like a gentle giant carrying you along on his back.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2005 03:52:35 | More by rajendra82
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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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