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Salvation - Avery Brewing Company

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86
very good

925 Ratings
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Ratings: 925
Reviews: 516
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 22
Gots: 59 | 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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Photo of YakManDoo
4.83/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Remarkable. Purchased this bottle of Salvation from my local favorite that can hardly keep it in stock. Chilled into the high 50s or so the bomber poured smooth and a cloudy golden with a bright white head reminiscent of a classic Belgian Tripel.

The nose was bright and fruity with a hint of clove and a slight spiciness that showed itself in the first taste. A remarkably complex beer with a multiplicity of fruits; banana (light) berry and maybe a hint of passion fruit. The alcohol came through not so much in the taste though it was there...it was the 9.0% going straight to my head that got me.

The mouthfeel was bright and fresh with little oxygen character. Got this one fresh methinks. Keep up the good work Avery!

YakManDoo, Aug 16, 2006
Photo of Frozensoul327
4.78/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hands down one of the best American Made Belgian Pale Ales. Pours out to a dense golden color with some haziness to it. Minor notes of lace around the glass (tulip). Medium high level of carbonation is lower than many Beligans, but works very well in this brew. Smell is wonderfully inviting; aromas of malt, candy, sugar and yeast beg to be tasted. The flavor backs up the hype created by the aroma. Sweet floral hops, mild malt, sour dough, yeast, grain and sweet fruit swirl around the palate. Exceptional. Mouthfeel is medium to medium light bodied, making this brew very easy to drink, and letting the 9% ABV remain hardly noticable. Very good drinkability. This brew is worth the effort. World Class. Highly Recommended.

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WhiskeeTango, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of MisterClean
4.63/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from tasting at Manderes.

A - Golden color, light head, and dissipates quickly.

S - Coriander, orange, and candi sugars.

T - Heavy coriander perfume, orange, smokiness, toffee, and honey. Pretty well rounded and abundant in flavor.

M - Tangy and the bittering hops balance the feel and add to the body.

D - Wish I had a full glass.

MisterClean, Jun 20, 2008
Photo of Mitchster
4.63/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out to a beautiful, brilliantly clear, sparkling orange, forming a poofy whipped white head atop fine bubbles with good retention and melting lace akin to icing on a cinnamon roll. Requires a vigorous pour. Carbonation is mild, certainly for the style. The bottle is gorgeous to look at as well. Aroma is wonderful....rich and satisfying with strong orange notes similar to a Grand Cru, a perfect touch of candi sugar, some floral, perfumy Styrian Golding hops, abundant pale malts, honey, vanilla, banana...wow! Mouthfeel is smooth as silk with a medium-dense body despite it's tame color. Taste...oh my...this is good stuff! Begins with some floral hops, followed by a smooth dusky note of toast and grain husk...green apples, vanilla, oranges, pineapple, honey. The candi sugar nicely balances the lightly bitter floral hops and bready body. There is a touch of rose petals lingering in the aftertaste and a lightly dry astringency balancing the trail of alcohol down the gullet. Contrary to other reviews, my bottle has no perceptable alcohol or alcohol off-products in taste, however the hop flavor is stronger than most brews in this style. As it warms, alcohol becomes noticeable in aroma.

There are many complexities in this amazing, highly underrated brew. Avery consistently puts out some high quality brews, but I am highly impressed with this offering. This is everything I am looking for in a Belgian Golden (I find most to be highly carbonated with a thin body) I could see this one aging very nicely, as the hop rate is a tad high for the style and would benefit from mellowing a year or two.

Mitchster, Aug 26, 2003
Photo of Kuaff
4.56/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

It has an awesome aroma of bread, apples, pears, lemon, ginger, and cloves. Maybe a little nutmeg and cardamom, even. Gloriously bready, fruity, and spicy.

Flavors of tart green apples, pears, and lemon reappear on the front. The fruit subsides beautifully into a subtly spiced, bready finish that is balanced perfectly with hoppiness to counter the sweetness. There's also something slightly and delightfully musty about the finish. It sounds weird, but tastes so good.

The feel is effervescent without being too prickly. Dangerously smooth for its strength.

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

Kuaff, May 26, 2014
Photo of secondtooth
4.55/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The ornate, busy, and artful label design is fitting for this opaque golden ale with a brisk 9% ABV content. The taste is rich, malty, and sweet with floral, fruity overtones and a hop-edged finish. A complex flavor that's pleasing and surprisingly palatable. Superb!

secondtooth, Jul 08, 2010
Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.55/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful coppery gold color that is exceptionally clear. The head is Blonde thick and long living. The nose is very fresh and fruity, inviting. I am imressed that this comes from Colorado. The flavor is very belgian in deed. It is sweet malt that has complex and interesting spicy undertones. The hops are somewhat noticeable but aren't the most intriguing part of this beer. The flavors are just bursting from all directions. The re is malt and spice and everything nice. This is damn near excellent - but not quite. These people are on the right track.

AtrumAnimus, Mar 28, 2003
Photo of TastyAdventure
4.55/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Info at the top says Belgian Strong... My bottle says "Belgian-Style Golden Ale"

...and it is a great one!

Poured a nice thin head. Slightly above average (very pleasant) carbonation, I'm not sure what is par for the style. Slightly murky for a golden ale.

Taste is rich, but not really filling at all. Very subtle dried apricots and subtle spices as well (bottle says nutmeg). Some bitter hops comes through, Mild malty sweetness covers grassy undertones. Perfect balance. Yum.
At 9%, a bomber is great for getting a nice buzz without feeling full.

I'd say a must for any *Belgian Golden Ale* lover.

TastyAdventure, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of iSip
4.53/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Avery Salvation, 22 oz. bomber: I love Belgian style beers for an after dinner treat. The Avery Salvation fits the bill perfectly. Using my best tulip glass, the Salvation radiates deep amber with a hint of ruby color. Resting comfortably on top is an ample head that lasts to the finish. You expect that wonderful aroma of yeast and bready notes from a Belgian style, and this Avery brew delivers in abundance. But the best is yet to come. Very smooth going down, the Salvation has a wide array of flavorful notes, from apricot and pear to hints of cinnamon and alspice. I greatly enjoyed experiencing Salvation! Bomber size "signature" brews are expensive, but at times are good but not outstanding. The Avery product clears the bar.

iSip, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of athensbeermaster
4.53/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one I found on tap at Trappeze in Athens,GA.
The color was a glowing light orange with a modest light head and small patchy lacing.
The nose had sweet honey with some slight perfume notes. The taste was sweet golden apples,apricot,and orange rhine. The drinkabilty would score higher if the alcohol level wasn't so high. Besides that this brew was smooth almost a Irish whiskey quality,some mineral content and wet stone dry finish. WOW!

athensbeermaster, Feb 06, 2008
Photo of ellisdee97
4.53/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a cloudy orange, with a one finger thick foamy eggshell white head. The look of this beer is magnifecent in front of a light. The head dissipates leaving a strong ring with insanely sticky lacing.

S: Strong fruity yeast, slightly peppery with crisp hops. Orange rind and smoky malt. You get a hint of alcohol but it is hidden so well.

T: Pepper and fruit up front with a slight alcohol nip and an amazing sweet malt base. Hidden hops try to break through but are subdued. This brew has a fantastic malt balance.

M: Nice carbonation. Heavy up front but then dries out quickly.

D: Upon my first sip I got the feeling of high alcohol content but then every other ingredient quickly washes over and instantly mellows its presence.This is a very drinkable Belgian, not heavy at all, quite refreshing but you know the alcohol will get you. Excellent. I am looking forward to having more from Avery. So far my favorite Belgian.

ellisdee97, Aug 17, 2006
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Salvation from Avery Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 925 ratings.