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Salvation - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

941 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 941
Reviews: 516
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 23
Gots: 60 | 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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4/5  rDev +4.4%

hayesjw, Aug 03, 2014
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3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter.

This is a true golden ale -- the appearance is a deep golden color, with a decent two fingers of off-white head. There is a pretty large amount of sediment in the bottom of the bottle, that populates the glass in a minor way. Unfortunately some big chunks found their way into the glass near the end of the pour. The smell is of baking spices, booze, vanilla extract, dried apricot, washed potato, pear, molasses and brown sugar. The taste follows with nutmeg, clove, vanilla, peach, booze, dried figs, sweet apple, and potato skin. The mouthfeel compliments the spice character with its vibrant carbonation.

Overall, a very solid belgian-style golden that is a bit too spicy and boozy for its own good. Some age could probably mellow this one out, and hopefully bring out some of the more subtle fruit notes lurking below the surface of the more assertive characters in this beer.

JFear, Jul 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Eaglefan344, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

AnalogErik, Jul 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

SD0430, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

aoampm, Jul 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Chuffbomb, Jul 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

BlueMoon10, Jul 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

PittSlovak, Jul 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

CraigTravor, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

zestar, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Prospero, Jul 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

stomioka, Jul 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Beernoobie, Jul 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

hockeyfighter19, Jul 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

vfgccp, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Benvarine, Jul 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

wisegreensoul, Jun 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Shatter, Jun 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +24%

sammyg832, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of kltidik
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!

kltidik, Jun 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

CUbeerfan, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

mgr78704, Jun 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

remdawg007, Jun 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Hohnbaum, Jun 15, 2014
Salvation from Avery Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 941 ratings.