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Salvation - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

917 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 917
Reviews: 448
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%


Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 05-09-2004)
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ghetto90007

California

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The weather's getting good in LA - it was a hot day, but cooled for the evening. I sat out on my 19th floor balcony watching the sun set over the city and poured from the 375 mL caged and corked bottle, Batch 010, into my Ommegang chalice. Life is good.

Pours an elegant dark brown, foaming up with a one-and-a-half finger light tan/off-white head.

Smell is rather enticing. Dark fruits - figs, prunes, raisins - some spice and Belgian yeast.

Taste starts off with what I can only describe as bittersweet dark malt, giving way to prune, raisin, fig, mixed in with Belgian yeast. Lingering in the aftertaste is an intriguing mild note of coffee or bitter cocoa. And it really hangs there for a moment. Adds a surprising dimension to this brew.

Medium body, good carbonation that delivers a bit of crispness as the beer settles on your tongue.

Argh, some street vendor is cooking bacon wrapped hot dogs, onions and peppers and the aromas are wafting up here. Not exactly odors worthy of this brew. This is a nice offering, although up against some tough standard-setters for the style. I view Chimay Blue and Rochefort 8 as the benchmark by which I judge all other BSDAs. A very enjoyable beer, but probably a full rung below the gold standards.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2011 03:15:10 | More by ghetto90007
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Salvation from Russian River Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 917 ratings.