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RATINGS: 1029   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.91%
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Salvation. The name of two intricate Belgian-style ales created by us, Vinnie Cilurzo of Russian River Brewing and Adam Avery of Avery Brewing. After becoming friends a few years ago, we realized that we both had a Salvation in our line-ups. Was it going to be a problem? Should one of us relinquish the rights? "Hell no!" we said. In fact, it was quickly decided that we should blend the brews to catch the best qualities of each and create an even more complex libation. In April 2004, in top-secret meeting at Russian River Brewing (well actually it was packed in the pub, and many were looking over our shoulders wondering what the hell was going on), we came up with the perfect blend of the two Salvations. Natalie, Vinnie’s much more significant other, exclaimed, "We should call this Collaboration, not Litigation Ale!" "Perfect!" we shouted. We celebrated deep into the night, (or is it morning?). Fast forward to November 14, 2006. After talking about it for over 2 years we finally decided to pull the trigger and Vinnie flew out to Avery to brew his Salvation exactly as he does in his brewery. This was blended with Avery’s Salvation December 11th, 2006. We hope you enjoy it as much we enjoyed brewing and blending it.

Batch 1 (January 2007) - 8.99% ABV
Batch 2 (February 2008) - 8.72% ABV
Batch 3 (February 2009) - 8.97% ABV
Batch 4 (February 2010) - 8.91% ABV
Batch 5 (January 2011) - 8.91% ABV


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (1950) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2014
From a bottle. Pours hazy copper with lots of particles floating around and a fizzy off white head. Tastes like malt, nutty, pine. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet roasted malt, very nutty, light pine and fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3382) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours mostly clear copper with creamy white head. Aroma is bready and cereal malts, Belgian yeast esters, faint tropical fruit, light toast, and faint berries. Flavor is chewy, bready malt profile, berry esters, Belgian yeast esters, light floral hops, and faint tropical fruit esters; semisweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (961) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bomber from Batch #7. Brewing in February 2014. Complex, rich malt of barley field. Sweet grain and faint dark fruit. Slight alcohol nose perceptible. Pours a hazy, copper with bright white head. Head leaves slight webbing and collars -- collar is spectacularly full. Trub from pour present as small particulates. Taste is rich, sweet malt. Moderate floral and earth hops. Viscous, silky mouthcovering envelopes the tongue. Finishes very sweet and slightly bitter.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Busick (368) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Extremely high hopes when I saw there two breweries came together and even higher hopes after hearing the story behind this beer.....taste or me liking this beer didn’t pan out!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zoucrew102 (473) - - JUL 4, 2014
Bomber, batch #7 bottled February 2014. Nice aroma of Belgian and caramel malt with notes of banana and clove. Pours a dark caramel colors with a thin off-white head and good lacing. Starts with a lot of caramel and Belgian candy maltiness. Finishes smooth with a bit of banana and clove with the candy sweetness sticking to the palate. Excellent Belgian collaboration.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
demmbonz (503) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Shared bomber to snifters. Deep orange amber with thin white head. Spicy fruity aroma. Sweet caramel and Belgian spice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (5672) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle sample at my 5555th rating tasting at Sar HaMashkaot Ramat Gan. Thanks kerenmk. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel, yeast, fruitiness and a stale note. Sweet flavor with malt, caramel and fruits. Medium-bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2103) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Amber color. Slight chill haze. Small creamy khaki head. Little lacing. Husky malt aroma with a strange vinyl note. Taste is a fruity malt and caramel. Not as cloying as most of Avery’s "beers". Collab brought some actual knowledge it seems.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2014
bottle. Batch 7. Chunky deep amber with one finger head. A bit sweet with some caramel malt and brown sugar. Moderate belgian spicing and a good amount of booze kick. Good, but not great.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigHoss (168) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Poured from a 1 Pint 6 FL.OZ bottle, the color is dark orange with off white light brown head. I smell a lot of stuff, dark fruits, bananas, clove, caramel, brown sugar and more...LoL! I taste all the same, this extremely complex and excellent.


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