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Salvation - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

880 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 880
Reviews: 513
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 21
Gots: 47 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-10-2002)
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spoony

Colorado

3.3/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

A-The beer is a clear, orange-tinted amber color. There was a solid, two-finger head of white foam that left nice lacing on the glass.

S-I picked a hint of apple, some other sweet tropical fruit notes, a whiff of alcohol, and - as the beer warmed, especially - some clove spiciness. However, the smell did not really mesh well for me and there was a slight rotten smell that crept up...almost like cheese. Not a good funk.

T-Upfront I got light malts and sweetness with some of the aforementioned apple fruit and alcohol warmth. This beer isn't hot, but the alcohol isn't completely hidden, either. Not much in the way of bitter hop flavors, but there was a touch of spice (aside from the clove) that was hop-ish. Again, however, the flavors did not meld well and I picked up an off, cheesy flavor.

M-Pretty creamy for a pale ale-type beer with a substantial sweetness. The carbonation is moderate, but it is quite fine compared to other beers of the same style.

O-This beer is not bad by any means, (the slight off flavor I mentioned is very slight), but I just couldn't "get into it." Perhaps in a beer style such as this one, in which there are hundreds of great beers, Salvation just did not stack up.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 01:58:29 | More by spoony
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Smell: Sweet malts, caramelly. Hard to distinguish hop aroma. Distinctly belgian yeast; slightly funky, sweet and strong.
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Overall: I’ve enjoyed this beer more times than I can count, on tap or bottled. It’s always a favorite, never disappointed. Accurate as a Belgian golden, but never boring for the palate!

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Cellar temperature in a tulip.

Topped with a one-finger white head that quickly fizzles away it's a perfectly golden color of wonderful clarity, in which can watch sediments floating around lazily in stark contrast to the streams of carbonation rushing to the surface. Much larger bodies of sediment await at the bottom of the bottle.

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I now equate Salvation with salivation. Thank you, Avery.

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Salvation from Avery Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 880 ratings.