Salvation | Avery Brewing Company

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3.83/5
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1,059 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 06-10-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
532
Ratings:
1,059
pDev:
11.49%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
114
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,059 |  Reviews: 532
Photo of utahgiebs
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of R3ason
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dankabier1
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brurevu
4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep gold with a full and fluffy white head that left great lacing. The aroma was rich and full of Belgian spices and hints of pear. The taste followed with additions of Belgian yeast and slight bitter hoppy undertones. An easy drinker for the ABV and very tasty. I was really surprised by this one and will definitely look for it again in the future. A great American interpretation of a classic Belgian style.

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Photo of Dikfour
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Two fingers of fluffy off white head with great retention. Slightly hazy pale gold in color. Mild to active carbonation.

Smell: Fruity banana and peach esters. A little baking spice.

Taste: Big fairly bright bready malt followed by banana and a bunch of booze. Kinda vinous.

Feel: Medium bodied. Booziness numbs the gums up pretty quick.

Overall: Pretty dang boozy. It takes away from any subtleties I picked up on the nose. The things that this beer gets right, it really get it great. The things that it gets wrong it doesn't get very wrong. Pretty enjoyable.

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Photo of DOCRW
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucular
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Budinetz
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of generallee
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1 pint 6 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 9%.

Appearance: The body has a light haze and a light amber color. It is topped off with a small white head which settles out leaving just a ring of foam at the edge of the glass.

Smell: The aroma offers notes of sweet tropical fruit, herbal and citrusy hops with a light boozy character backing it all up.

Taste / Palate: It’s sweet up front and notes of sweet pineapple pop out of a light bready and raw grain like maltiness. If finish adds some citrus notes and mild bitterness. The palate feels smooth and full with soft carbonation.

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Photo of lexgoblue
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CaptainHate
1.9/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

As far as the look goes it had more of a dirty copper color than I expected with very little carbonation although it wasn't flat at all; it just didn't have nearly as much of a head as I expect to see on a Belgian Strong Pale Ale.

The taste was just absolutely horrible. This is the worst beer I've had in a long time. Somebody before me called it "mediciny" which isn't inaccurate but I don't think captures just how repulsive it is. I kept waiting for it to get better as it warmed up but it didn't. I honestly should have poured this down the drain.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Floyd80108
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zac16125
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle into a chalice
no bottling dates


A: Pours a hazy apricot orange with less than a sliver of white head. Leaves no lacing. Looks undercarbed. 3.25

S: Citrus, yeast, spicy booze, fruity esters. I really like. 4

T: Citrus rind, boozy ethanol, some spice, subtle fruity esters. I wouldn’t say its a particularly good representation of the style; more like an American Strong Ale or lightly hopped American Barleywine, and its probably too boozy for most people, but I actually very much enjoy it. 4

M/D: Full bodied, carbonation on the lower end but appropriate, ABV is definitely noticeable but its not hot, drinkability is good. 3.75

O: Not what I was expecting from the listed style, but I really enjoyed this beer. 3.75

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Photo of jrob21
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jancona
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A beautiful looking beer. When served cold it really did taste like a boozy mess - so I let it sit a while . Now - Smells of peaches in syrup with some spices and booze. Tastes like peach and quickly to cinnamon, hops and a touch of booze. Nice creamy mouthful.

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Photo of gobuccos
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of justme
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great flavor mildly spiced. Everything you expect Ina Belgian style ale. Nicely done.

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Photo of npachl
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutBoi
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RochefortChris
4.26/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smith_s4765
4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Finishes with a dash of cinnamon. Love it.

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Photo of Domvan
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Salvation from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 1,059 ratings