Salvation | Avery Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 06-10-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,056
Reviews:
532
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
11.52%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
113
For Trade:
2
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Photo of moundbz
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chestertonian82
4.27/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GetTheYayo
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothmanscott
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy deep gold/pale amber producing a single finger frothy, white, shortlived head that fades to islands of foam, leaving some spotty, streaky lace. Aroma is Belgian yeast esters of citrus, pear & apple with a subdued note of clove and an even more faint hint of coriander in a background of light alcohol. Taste is fronted heavy to pie crust, bready malt & citrus with a apple/peach/white grape fruitiness developing & strengthening in the middle quickly followed by yeast, sugary sweetness & spicy hints of pepper, clove & coriander all awash in a light alcohol finish which produces a slightly dry, malty aftertaste which I find to be more intense than is usually found in a Belgian. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, yet is a little bit thick & chewy with moderate carbonation, lightly dry & peppery from a combination of carbonation & alcohol spice.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WDJersey
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vixie
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice golden color with an off white head. Had to do a bit of a vigorous pour to form a decent sized head. The head stays around for some time, leaving some lacing on the sides of the glass.

The smell wasn't very strong to me. Mainly sweet like honey, with some bread from the yeast.

Starts out a bit fruity, mainly pear with a hint of citrus. There is pepper spice as well, and leaves a hop bitterness in the aftertaste. No hint of the alcohol at all.

Smooth feel going down, hardly any tongue tingling from the carbonation.

A pretty good beer, but not a great one. There is a bit of a Belgian character here, but the amount of hops takes a bit away from that. Still, for the price it is a pretty good beer, easily worth what I paid for it.

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Photo of Jodio
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YalovaIA
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewskifan55
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Hop City, Birmingham.

A: An clear burnt gold with half finger off-white head that lingered.

S: Honey, cloves, Belgian yeast, bready malts.

T: Sweet honey mingled with Belgian yeast, cloves and bready malts. A slice of banana in the mix, too.

M: Low to medium with medium, creamy carbonation.

O: This was recommended and I'm glad to try it. A soothing summer sipper that sweetens the soul.

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Photo of Bubblegumsnaps1
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This was unexpected surprise that I will be keeping in my refrigerator regularly! Aroma is honey, fruity and a bit of alcohol/ boozy. On first sip it lead with a strong honey with light citrus undertones and a sweet hoppy finish, very clean and fresh, with a slight boozy bitterness. It continues with light florals citrus and barely artificial banana. The end has very little alcohol burn and is very sweet with brown sugar, baked dark bread. Very good beer!

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Photo of 22Blue
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rwalford74
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chefhatt
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Goosehunter75
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of eire
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzeilinger
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Crystal clear with no haze, very vibrant dark gold color, soapy white lacing, moderate and steady carbonation.

S - Honey malt, cloves, and spice.

T - A little yeasty/bready, lemons, honey, spice, pears, and alcohol presence. Ends with a fruity spicy bitterness that is mild but just enough to offset any of the previous sweetness. Leaves a lingering yeasty clove/spice on the palate.

M - Big medium body with soft, creamy carbonation, moderately dry on the finish, and eventually

O - Nice light fruitiness, "decent", glad to have tried this. If I'm reaching for another Avery Belgian style beer it will be The Reverend.

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Photo of ZEB89
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DrJones
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Salvation from Avery Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 1,056 ratings.
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