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Salvation - Avery Brewing Company

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very good

964 Ratings
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Ratings: 964
Reviews: 518
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 23
Gots: 63 | FT: 2
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%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

wow, buttery colored and fluffy headed salvation looks tempting! smells of butterscotch and over ripe peaches. also that classic belgian yeast. tastes a bit fruity, again the peaches, and there is a unique sweetness that works well here. it could be more carbonated, which would give it a lighter/brighter feeling in the mouth, but the lack of super carbonation makes the flavors stand out distinctly. this is a fantastic series of beers from avery, and along with the reverend are in my opion the two best brews they make. really different for a belgian pale

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of kennylopez
3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

poured from 18oz bottle into a NB globe glass.

Appearance: pours a clear golden yellow with a slight hazy. Has a film of head towards the middle as it faded from a wide finger and a half of white head.

Smells: there is a heavy yeast smell that kind of smells like orange and tangerine citrus.

Tastes: actually has a good hop character that I did pick up in the nose, but there is a citrus Belgian yeast foundation that is quite unique.

Mouthfeel: this ale is highly carbonated and a pleasure to drink. the 9% has a bit of a presence, but it is crisp with the aftertaste.

Overall: I like this one as far as tastes but the smell kind of had a funky bitter orange that I didn't like to much. I love this ale otherwise and wish it was available in 12oz bottles.

Photo of kkrez
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of July2Nov
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Lovely golden orangeish copper color with a bubbly head.

Smell: Some cloves with fruit notes.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Smooth and the 9.00 % abv is hidden so well that I was amazed it was that high. Sweet upfront, then melds to pear flavor and ends on a banana and heat note.

Overall: As always, an enjoyable beer from Avery.

Photo of Crossmd
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured 55 degrees Fahrenheit into a shaker pint. No born date.

Pours a lucid light orange-gold. 2 finger pillowy white head. Dissolving quickly, no lacing.

Smells of a lightly projected wheat, caramel, and ash/pencil lead?

Tastes of a complexly smooth ripe fruit, with some banana, some clove, with a soft lush mouthfeel slightly reminiscent of a well made champagne. Small bubbles constitute a refined, opulent texture that is something to write home about.

Overall, a lushly round and fleshy Belgian with a good degree of layered flavor


Photo of tbern007
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very beautiful, clear orange/copper with a light colored thin head, leaving light lacing throughout.
Scent is very reminiscent of apricot/apple cider - the cloves are present, a little Belgian yeast comes through. Not too sweet of a scent though, there is some alcohol coming.
Taste: not quite as "strong" as expected, not quite as complex. Tasty, yeasty, sweet with the apricot/apple flavor, some cinnamon and nutmeg/clove. But the alcohol is noticeable and warming. Avery put some extra hoppiness into this. Although not as "strong", it's also not sweet and leaves a little bitterness after.
Good all around. I'd like to have this after it cellared for a while.

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a clear orange-tinted gold with a thin bright off-white head. Very light lacing left behind.

Aroma of banana, Juicyfruit gum, orange, Belgian yeast, candy sugar. cinnamon black pepper.

The taste is quite sweet with tropical fruits, orange, banana, yeast, candy sugar, cinnamon and black pepper. Finishes with a bit of warmth from the 9% alcohol.

Medium bodied and syrupy with a moderate carbonation.

Simply, a solid Belgian.

Photo of soulfly1492
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Lots of fruity notes. Apricot, orange, banana, clove, lots of malt sweetness.

Appearance: Gold color. Pours a tall white head. Leave a ton of lacing and the head never dissipates.

Taste: Apricot, clove, alcohol, lighter malts. Very little bitterness, very sweet overall.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body. Mild carbonation, never drying, even wit the obvious presence of alcohol!

Overall: Nice bold flavors. The 22 oz bottle went pretty quickly (considering that I'm not feeling quite 100% on a morning following GABF '11).

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.13/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light orange and clear, head and lace were ok.

Smelled and tasted like a tripel to me, with lots of yeast and spices, floral notes, fruit flavors, quite sweet, and a slightly off-putting odd taste I couldn't quite identify.

Body was pretty full and notably alcoholic, leaving a bitter yeasty aftertaste.

Overall I wasn't that impressed by this one.

Salvation from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 964 ratings.