Salvation - Avery Brewing Company
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4.15/5 rDev +8.4%
Attended a tent revival with this one on 11/22/2004. 1 pt. 6 fl. oz. poured twice in a shaker.
Crème de rock candy white of 1/8-inch head fluff that gargles down to a fungal coating with light lacing. Liquid gold with a slight edge towards coppering, crystal clear and almost mute. Light lemon, buttermilk, clover scents on nose, but all of it is nicely blended. Clover/mint/cloves mix at start, with some cooling candy chunk; finishes quickly. The iconographic label is cool, and I would grab this before I would The Reverend.
03-05-2005 22:26:47 | More by Truh
3.9/5 rDev +1.8%
It's gold with a fairly thick and sticky white head that leaves lace all the way down the glass. The smell is slightly sweet with a hint of must. It also has a slight medicinal smell with noticeable alcohol. The taste is pleasant but it's a bit off for the style. Up front, the flavor is sweet but the hops do kick in for a nice little surprise. They didn't seem to skimp on the use of candi sugar and the taste of it is quite pronounced; however, despite the lack of subtlety, it's an enjoyable drink.
11-12-2002 22:08:57 | More by mickeymac
4/5 rDev +4.4%
Received in trade with frich29.
A: Dark orange-yellow, cloudy and opaque. Thick head at first but this dissipates after a couple of moments.
S: Strong aroma of oranges, slight Belgian funkiness. A touch of... chocolate-covered cherries? Nice.
T: Nice orange flavor, again with the Belgian funk, with a nicely astringent aftertaste. Alcohol present but not overwhelming.
M: Thick, highly-carbonated. Coats the tongue nicely.
D: Not bad at all for a style that I'm not always a huge fan of. Straight 4's for me.
04-20-2006 03:05:13 | More by danielharper
3.55/5 rDev -7.3%
750 ml bottle ive had in my cellar for about a year i would guess. using a harpoon 100 barrel series bottle.
A- almost foggy, hued golden color big white head on top. didnt stick around for a long time however a thinner head at the top did
S- very yeasty. slight maltiness no real hop presence. pretty much stands as a solid example to the style. slightly more fronted aromatics and stronger fruitiness from the yeast that enhance it though.
T- starts out pretty light and golden malty. pretty good flavors. the scents come across a little less fruity than i would have expected. decent malty finish. its a little too heavy on the finish. not as crisp and pretty thick at the finish where i would have preferred a dryer finish.
M- pretty full bodied. not a huge fan of that aspect. takes it away from what would have otherwise been a solid example of the style and makes it a little worse.
D- its a tasty brew but not the greatest.
05-16-2009 23:36:56 | More by Atron67
3.85/5 rDev +0.5%
Pours a clear golden orange with a sudsy white head. Aroma is malty, very sweet with some fruity champaign hints, some good citrus notes as well. Taste is fruity, berries, bitter oranges and grapefruit.
A solid Belgian Strong pale Ale, but it lacks the smoothness some of the better ones have and the taste just sorta blend in with some of the other ones I have had, nothing really unique.
05-30-2008 06:01:57 | More by saintwarrick
3.55/5 rDev -7.3%
A dark golden ale that pours quite clear with just a bit of foam that settles nicely into cloud-like arrangements of bubbles. Fruity nose mixed with a bit a cooked corn (DMS?) aroma. (The latter is not a good thing.) Smooth mouthfeel. Starts with a bit of bland maltiness, but then gets more interesting as it goes on, with fruiter flavors and then a burst of hops mixed with a sugary sweetness towards the finish. Perceptibly strong. I like the bitter finish. Could be a little more complex up front, but the finish is very long, bitter and laced with alcohol. Finish is almost a bit harsh. Not mind blowing, but pretty tasty, and I would certainly drink it again.
12-12-2003 03:27:19 | More by marcobrau
3.58/5 rDev -6.5%
Pours a hazy light honey color with a very small white head which leaves minimal lacing. Nothing special to look at.
A sweet buttery aroma greets the nose. A hint of cinnamon in there as well.
Taste was nicely balanced and followed the aroma. Sweetness mixed with a peppery spiciness. The alcohol was well hidden.
Mouthfeel was very good. Thick and full, and with a nice smoothness. Could have used perhaps a little more carbonation to make it perfect.
This is a slightly above average brew for it's type. Enjoyable but not one I'd go out of my way to find.
05-02-2009 19:29:34 | More by JBogan
3.75/5 rDev -2.1%
This beer pours a clear golden orange color with a finger of foamy white head that dissipates rapidly and leaves little lacing or retention. The aroma is strong with floral notes and sweet malty notes. The taste starts with some floral and earthy hops and then becomes sweet with bready notes. The mouthfeel is nice and balanced and finishes smooth. Overall a good Belgian ale.
07-04-2011 01:05:35 | More by csiewert
3.73/5 rDev -2.6%
Pours golden and shining, thick head and laces well. Nose is bright and fruity. Taste is light, hoppy, citrus, some candy sugar and spice and more than a touch of alcohol. Apricots and perfume, finishes dry as it coats the palate.
Easily drinkable despite the high alcohol content. Not the equal of true ales from Belgium but one of the better attempts I've found from this side of the pond.
06-03-2003 20:16:54 | More by assurbanipaul
3.85/5 rDev +0.5%
I have had Avery Salvation before but it was in "Collaboration" with Russian Rivers version so I have not had it by itself yet. Salvation is a orange hued, golden pale ale with a tuft of foam that releases orange and lemon oil aromas, a hint of pepper and clove and a yeasty earthiness. The beer had a lingering sweetness that was perhaps due to the low carbonation for the style and the mouthfeel suffered for it. Overall, not the best, but drinkable
09-11-2010 15:25:20 | More by Soonami
3.38/5 rDev -11.7%
22oz. Bomber $4.99
A- Nice, clear (filtered), glowing burnt orange body with lively carbonation and thin, but semi-sticking head.
S-Soft, but strong yeast character. Not as peppery and spicy as other belgian strains, but a little more hefe-like. Juicy fruit chamomile characteristics come through.
T-Raw malt and yeast taste with a sugary backbone followed by some bittering hops that come across a little strong for this style. The finish is a bit herbal and dry.
M-Nice flavors coming through, but a bit rough and dry. Seems like an earthy tripel, but not fully rounded.
D-High abv is dangerously hidden but this is not a mind-blowing, "must have" in my eyes. Definatly a good beer but I wanted a bit more balance in this.
05-07-2007 00:34:21 | More by ALESwhatCURESya
4/5 rDev +4.4%
This is a beautiful golden slightly hazy ale with a white creamy head. Head dies down quickly but leaves a nice layer of foam with subtle retention. Aroma is really hoppy that was unexpected by me. Very fruity with hints of cinnamon and peaches in sugar. Very smooth on the palate and slightly syrupy. Flavor is really nice but a tad sweet. I like the sweet though, and the fruitiness seems to be hanging on to a nice malty bottom. This was one of those surprises that you find in beers sometimes. Not what I expected but quite a pleasure none the less.
11-21-2003 02:11:15 | More by BierReise
3.85/5 rDev +0.5%
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear deep honey color with essentially no head or lace, but dependable carbonation. Smells very fruity and wine-like, with bright citrus notes,restrained alcohol spice and wood tones. Tastes much like it smells. Quite fruity at first, but with a strong drying woody white-wine like finish. Perhaps a touch too astringent at the end. Nice and light in the mouth considering the strength, with refreshingly active carbonation. A pretty nice drink overall, if a bit uncomplicated.
08-11-2005 02:45:32 | More by dgallina
4.1/5 rDev +7%
A - Poured into a delirium glass from a bomber. Relatively little head and little lacing to speak of. Color is light golden and exceptionally clear considering the style.
S - Very yeasty, banana esters, very sweet also.
T - Belgian yeast envelops the tongue, some slight alcoholic notes along with orange peel, banana peel, and some others. Dead on for style.
M/D - A mouth engolfing mouthfeel, but it goes down exceptionally easy especially with the nice and high abv!
07-17-2009 01:16:31 | More by mwa423
4.05/5 rDev +5.7%
Poured from a 22 oz. bomber, left less than a one finger head with good retention, not much lacing. Body was an orange amber.
Smell - bready malt, some citrus and pine hops, esters, bananas, and caramel, some sugar.
Taste - bready and toasty malt, hops of citrus and pine, some bananas, and caramel, faint sugar.
Mouthfeel - full, smooth, well hidden abv.
Drinkability - goes down well and is good, high abv limits it to one in any given session.
06-16-2006 19:21:50 | More by ultralarry2006
Salvation from Avery Brewing Company
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