1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Salvation - Russian River Brewing Company

Not Rated.
SalvationSalvation

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

962 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 962
Reviews: 450
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 329
Gots: 209 | FT: 6
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 962 | Reviews: 450 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of NRo
NRo

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-29-2014 17:52:41 | More by NRo
Photo of MtOrion
MtOrion

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-28-2014 22:01:07 | More by MtOrion
Photo of mklisz
mklisz

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

05-21-2014 13:36:31 | More by mklisz
Photo of Joe_Mahma
Joe_Mahma

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

05-21-2014 07:39:38 | More by Joe_Mahma
Photo of carmike813
carmike813

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10%

05-21-2014 04:06:35 | More by carmike813
Photo of funkyaudio
funkyaudio

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-19-2014 21:30:37 | More by funkyaudio
Photo of PEIhop
PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-18-2014 23:39:55 | More by PEIhop
Photo of marqoid
marqoid

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

05-17-2014 19:45:45 | More by marqoid
Photo of davidwhatshisnam
davidwhatshisnam

New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-13-2014 23:23:14 | More by davidwhatshisnam
Photo of Oakhtar
Oakhtar

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-08-2014 23:53:30 | More by Oakhtar
Photo of Spike-likes-beer
Spike-likes-beer

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-06-2014 15:08:46 | More by Spike-likes-beer
Photo of patrick802
patrick802

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +10%

05-04-2014 20:09:26 | More by patrick802
Photo of Mealhouse
Mealhouse

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-02-2014 19:00:52 | More by Mealhouse
Photo of stogirelli
stogirelli

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-01-2014 22:30:23 | More by stogirelli
Photo of jbhollis1180
jbhollis1180

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-01-2014 16:46:50 | More by jbhollis1180
Photo of beer64nut
beer64nut

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-01-2014 01:46:13 | More by beer64nut
Photo of weezarc
weezarc

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-30-2014 03:40:07 | More by weezarc
Photo of GPHarris
GPHarris

Alabama

4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

bottled 4.18.12

a - poured a 1/2 finger thick tan head into a tulip glass. the body was dark brown with red edges.
s - dark fruits like figs and plums.
t - dark fruits like figs and plums with some caramel sweetness.
m - bubbly and lively carbonation.
o - another complex winner from RRB.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2014 17:23:33 | More by GPHarris
Photo of SteeleWright
SteeleWright

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-28-2014 03:11:52 | More by SteeleWright
Photo of WesM63
WesM63

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Batch 10. Poured into a Cantillon wine glass.

A: Pours a dark brown with a small head and lacing around the edges.

S: Faint but smells of figs, raisins and dates and dark roasted malts. Some biscuit notes as well.

T: Close to the nose with some toffee/caramel added. A medicinal astringency peaks through and warms as it goes down.

M: Medium body and medium-high carbonation. Just a hint of warming.

O: Overall, excellent beer. Very smooth, refined and slightly dry. This isn't as thick as other top and readily available beers in this category, but it does drink VERY well. Will drink again when the opportunity arises.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 05:02:55 | More by WesM63
Photo of Nunya
Nunya

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

04-22-2014 23:39:30 | More by Nunya
Photo of Pidzik12
Pidzik12

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-22-2014 19:27:36 | More by Pidzik12
Photo of iatethecloudsfor
iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-22-2014 04:49:29 | More by iatethecloudsfor
Photo of sulldaddy
sulldaddy

Connecticut

4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pouring cellar temp bottle into a snifter, the bottle says Batch 005. The beer pours a dark chocolate brown color with creamy beige head of 1 cm after a gentle pour. Head remains as a sturdy tightly packed edge layer for the entire sampling. Nice lacing on each sip.
The aroma is rich and malty with some chocolate powder and dark fruit. I get red grape and raisins with some brown sugar and a little booze.
First sip reveals an average body with smooth gentle carbonation. Easy drinking smooth and gentle on my palate.
Flavor is rich and malty with brown sugar and raisins dominant throughout the tasting. Some chocolate powder and a bit of bready yeast come through on the finish.
The booze is pretty well hidden with just a little warmth on the swallow.
Very well crafted and a big malty brew, I dont get any hop presence anywhere.
This is enjoyable and drinks very easy, could sneak up on me by the end of the bottle.

Worth a purchase if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 03:32:22 | More by sulldaddy
Photo of PHBoiler
PHBoiler

Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smells like dark cherry, granola, and almonds. Bottle was purchased in 2012 at the brewery. Nice brown body with a light creamy head. Taste is similar to smell with dark fruit, nuttiness, and some grain. Really interesting beer and enjoyable. Not sure what age did if anything.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 15:19:25 | More by PHBoiler
Salvation from Russian River Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 962 ratings.