Salvation | Russian River Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
rrbeer.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by xlperro on 05-09-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,231
Reviews:
472
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
9.54%
 
 
Wants:
355
Gots:
297
For Trade:
13
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Ratings: 1,231 |  Reviews: 472
Photo of pkalix
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of richdeneault
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

From the bottle: dark brown ale in color with notes of fruit and spice in both the aroma and flavor. It is refermented in the bottle to create a fine carbonation.

I think it is a 95 score beer at the brewery, but I like it a bit less in the bottle (say 85).

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Photo of Beerbom
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brandonld23
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.61/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown color, but highlighted by deep red when held to light, and a nice, big, fluffy, off white head that sticks and stays on the surface. Lots of suspended particles floating around. Smells a lot like Unibrou's Trader Joe's Vintage ales... Musty, woody, spicy and a hint of acidic vinegary goodness. Tastes similar, but a bit muddled. A touch of fig, especially as it warms. Unfortunately, the acidity is missing in the flavor. Mostly earthy, and woody. Seems a bit off. Feels highly carbonated, and extremely dry. Honestly, this is my least favorite of the corked RR beers I've had. I am concerned I may have gotten a bad bottle. Not a bad beer by any means, but not one I'd seek out again. All well....Cheers!

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Photo of cp45
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of i4ourgot
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bum4ever
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shoegueuze
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Casey3236
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Flieshbeer
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Dark brown opaque color with a generous head with initial pour.
S: Fruity but not citrus-like. More like plums and raisins.
T: Bitter at first, but mellows out quite nicely.
F: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated. No negative lingering after taste.
O: Not my favorite Russian River beer, but definitely more enjoyable than I was anticipating.

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Photo of Brolo75
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375 ml bottle poured into a tulip, big pop on the opening, lots of carbonation

A: Pours a dark brown cola color with a big frothy head that lasted a few minutes, lots of carbonation streaming up the glass's side, light does come through when held up, very nice.

A: Lots of dark fruits like figs, plums, raisins, sweet burnt caramel and toffee, Belgian yeast notes, nice aromas.

T: Not as sweet on the taste, more toasted caramel and toffee, slight bitterness in the middle, finish has some sweet and slight dark fruits, Belgian yeast notes as well, complex and balance.

M: Medium bodied with a semi-dry finish and lots of carbonation.

O: Another solid Belgian inspired beer from Russian River, good amount of flavor, very drinkable, complex, and balanced. There is more bitterness than I expected but very enjoyable.

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Photo of Dactrius
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of locoformavs
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eman17
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JC333
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MrHolden
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KBlodorn
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dizzy242
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marvicsin
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rothobinide
4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevenw7474
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Salvation from Russian River Brewing Company
4.09 out of 5 based on 1,231 ratings.
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