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Salvation - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

983 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 983
Reviews: 451
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.27%
Wants: 340
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)
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

weezarc, Apr 30, 2014
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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.

GPHarris, Apr 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

SteeleWright, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of WesM63
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.

WesM63, Apr 26, 2014
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Nunya, Apr 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Pidzik12, Apr 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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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.

sulldaddy, Apr 19, 2014
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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.

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Salvation from Russian River Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 983 ratings.