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Salvation | Avery Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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.

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Ratings: 1,055 |  Reviews: 532
Photo of WastingFreetime
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out a light golden color with a trace of copper around the edges, and with a somewhat better than average head retention and lacing... The nose is indeed very apricot-like, but also contains light cinnamon, clove, coriander, and a bit of banana aroma as well. The flavor is very peachy up front with a bit of caramel malt thrown in as well for good measure. Gets a bit alcoholic and solvent-y in the finish but only by a tiny amount which is acceptable in my book. Body is somewhat too thick for my tastes, however, and also somewhat too lightly carbonated. But other than these minor issues it is a worthwhile brew.

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Photo of abcramer
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of SHODriver
4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle from Oct 2011

A: pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a small white head with minimal retention
S: smells sweet and fruity with a bit of alcohol. a little bit of grassyness as well
T: light malt, slight fruitiness, some grassyness, spice and a little sweetness. a bit of alcohol on the swallow with some more fruitiness
M: slightly prickly carbonation, medium to thin mouthfeel and a little dry
O: well done, a little high on residual sugars but plenty of complexity and flavor.

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Photo of JustinQ
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of JohnK17
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of nukem5
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Popped and poured this beast into the glass and like magic a great looking orange amber color with a decent cap of foam that covered the top for a good while.

The aroma consists mainly of sweet fruity and sugary, with a light banana smell.

The first sip reveals a honey clove nutmeg combo, with a fruity yeasty quality about it. Next is a bubble gum flavor with that hunk of banana taste hanging in there.

The body is a wonderful medium to full, nice and warming you definitely know its an elevated ABV. Great feel rich creamy yet constantly beaconing to drink more.

Definitely would have over and over again. Thanks to all at Avery for a great beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of IMS
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of DrDemento456
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pretty much as expected but not very pale at all more of an amber bright yellow with a hint of orange. Head is a 1/4 inch but oddly quickens to just a light lace ring.

S - Very nice smells of barnyard funk or brett from a distance but up close I get more citrus hops and fruity yeasts. Smells very nice.

T - Quite a mix of flavors I get fruity yeasts mostly tart apple, then citrus hops, then a sort of sweet honey that finishes out with a moderate bit of hops. ABV is nicely balanced as expected.

M - Medium bodied and very drinkable.

Overall A very nice American take on the style that's dangerously drinkable. Saddens me the only place I found this was Boardman Ohio (Vintage Estates). Great beer.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of agent2550
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Salvation is a golden color with a brown tint. The head is white and short.

Smells of citris/sour come to the nose first followed by a subtle floral aroma.

Very silky smooth mouthfeel with light carbonation.

This beer has a slightly sweet flowery taste. Bitterness lingers after.

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Photo of mikalveli
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of nrombes
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Anything
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of mactrail
3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden amber in the Stella Artois glass. Champagne bubbles with more carbonation in the lacing than head.

Intense flavor of Belgian yeast with celery. The nose is equally intense, with spice cake and floral hops. Surprisingly hoppy with a distinct bitterness. Quite sharp. Lots of spice flavors for some reason, like clove and others less distinguishable. Some kind of fruity flavor, like melon and pineapple. Just surprisingly spicy, like an overdose of cinnamon in the bun.

Interesting to compare this with Unibroue Don de Dieu, which is in the same style. Much less heavily flavored, even though it's brewed with spices and the Avery is allegedly not. 22 oz bottle was $6.99 at Ibis Food Mart in San Diego.

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Salvation from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 1,055 ratings
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