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Salvation - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

967 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 967
Reviews: 450
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 334
Gots: 208 | 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)
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WesM63

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev -1%

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.

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Vermont

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Connecticut

4.24/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

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

Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +2.4%

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.

04-14-2014 15:19:25 | More by PHBoiler
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MrGone

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-06-2014 04:40:30 | More by MrGone
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HoldenDurden

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-04-2014 10:38:25 | More by HoldenDurden
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tinterlande

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-03-2014 19:22:19 | More by tinterlande
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harpus

Alabama

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-03-2014 19:19:34 | More by harpus
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jschott75

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-30-2014 23:46:19 | More by jschott75
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SamuelR

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

03-30-2014 21:28:22 | More by SamuelR
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markcp

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

03-30-2014 20:02:07 | More by markcp
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jtosch

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +10%

03-30-2014 15:47:25 | More by jtosch
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +10%

03-25-2014 05:16:37 | More by brpendergast85
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vma

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

03-24-2014 22:30:18 | More by vma
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

03-24-2014 01:36:01 | More by doremite
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

03-22-2014 19:53:33 | More by afsdan
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Rubalaca

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

03-19-2014 02:31:05 | More by Rubalaca
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blabaer

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

03-08-2014 02:49:41 | More by blabaer
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pinnser

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +10%

03-06-2014 23:06:53 | More by pinnser
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berkshire413

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10%

03-05-2014 23:00:30 | More by berkshire413
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craigdb

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%

03-05-2014 05:53:04 | More by craigdb
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-28-2014 05:38:27 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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Williaar

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-28-2014 04:46:48 | More by Williaar
Salvation from Russian River Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 967 ratings.