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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a clear rich golden color with a large white two/three finger head and a small amount yeast particles. The head settles down and retains to a thick blanket (about half a finger) over the top of the ale with plenty of sticky lacing.

The aroma is full of light sweet fruit, yeast, and honey wheat bread. Kind of gives off a white wine aroma in the sweetness yet balances out with yeast and light two-row malt. The yeast aroma is very Belgium!

Sweet fruit flavor like white wine (minus the acidity) hits the palate first. Unlike the pale ales America is used to, this American brewery has held back the dry hop. Thus keeping the focus on the malt and yeast. Which gives a nice light bread flavor and hints of honey along with the Belgium yeast. The hop is a little leafy, but does not dominate the beer. And at 9% abv., Avery hides this very well.

Lightly carbonated, slick on the tongue, yet still light on the palate. Very easy to drink.

This Belgium Strong Pale Ale is a wonderful offering from the Avery Brewery. Just like The New Belgium Brewing Co. AKA Flat Tire to most, Avery has delivered an authentic tasting Belgium Ale that is impressive and well most important... tasty!!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Southern Tier tulip-style glass. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a dark amber color with a full finger's worth of head that retains well and brings with it small spots of lacing. The head eventually settles to a 1/8 inch ring around the glass's edge and a light sheet of surface foam.

S- Rich and yeasty with notes of spice. Some hop aromas sneak in.

T- Nutmeg and clove notes. A good amount of malt sweetness which is a surprise. Overall, has an even Belgian flavor that's quite nice but not mindblowing. Mild hop bite and traces of funk that's brought on by the yeast.

M- Lots of tang from the spice. Wet and smooth. Medium carbonation.

O- Very pleasing considering the ABV.

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