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