Salvation - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by vrazionale:
4.08/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
22 fl. oz. bottle at refrigerator temperature poured into a small cognac snifter. The Mountain Goats' "Tallahassee" is playing.
A - Bright golden orange body with a modest head comprised of all different sized bubbles.
S - Belgian candied sugar, stone fruit, various spices (coriander, white pepper, ginger), slight herbal/grassy notes, sweet orange, sweet bread.
T - Bright, sweet, and fruity with a long finish. The orange and spice flavors stand out most prominently at first, and the finish is marked by sweet, yeasty flavors tinged with herbs (sage and basil).
M - You wouldn't think it by looking at it, but this brew has a pretty effervescent mouthfeel. It pops and zings on my palate with each sip.
D - A very well-crafted brew. It has just the right amount of fruity, spicy, herbal complexity. I'd pair this with a creamy, slightly bitter cow's milk cheese with a lightly washed-rind or with a fried egg for breakfast. Seriously.
Serving type: bottle
08-07-2009 23:40:56 | More by vrazionale
More User Reviews:
4.48/5 rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75
Appearance: Pours dark gold in color. Streams of carbonation rush to the top of the glass. Inch of frothy white head that dissipates quickly but thin layer of head is retained for the length of the drink. Clear, no sediment. Looks delectable!
Smell: Sweet malts, caramelly. Hard to distinguish hop aroma. Distinctly belgian yeast; slightly funky, sweet and strong.
Taste: Sweet, slightly fruity (green apples?). Funky/musty taste characteristic of belgian yeast shines through but balanced well by the sweetness. Dangerously smooth for it’s strength.
Mouthfeel: Complex flavors lend to a full body, but the malts maintain lightness. Smooth start to finish. Medium carbonation. Alcohol taste lingers on the top of the mouth.
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!
Serving type: bottle
06-23-2014 03:43:48 | More by kltidik
Salvation from Avery Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 887 ratings.