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RATINGS: 1026   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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
popkow (280) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle brown and nice lacing and sedimentation. Yeast and bread aroma with dry raisin and flat malt flavor. Nice sweet finish.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Gooball201 (38) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Sorry cannot tell difference between a good belgian n a bad one. All the same taste. Was flat no head. This one banking RRB Pliny craze.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
falco242 (236) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Sweet wheaty goodness. Nice caramel notes and bready flavor ends a bit sweet with a hair of bitterness. Solid overall.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2135) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Pours a hazy copper brown from the bottle with dissipating tan head that leaves light lace. Aroma of strong Belgian esters, brown sugar with a boozy plum back end. Taste follows, add some banana and more candied sugar. Booze is light but still noticeable, soft carbonation, pretty solid for the style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2411) - Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2014
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/31/2014. Pours fairly cloudy deep orange copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of pear, apple, golden raisin, banana, clove, caramel, brown sugar, toast, biscuit, pepper, herbal, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of pear, apple, golden raisin, banana, clove, caramel, brown sugar, toast, biscuit, pepper, herbal, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of pear, apple, golden raisin, banana, clove, caramel, brown sugar, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian strong dark ale. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3452) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear and bubbly dark amber color with a moderate off-white head on there. Nose is light, with some caramel and a bit of leather to the nose. Taste is remarkably light - drier than I expected from the nose, with a bit of caramel and earthiness coming through in the taste. Ok, but not my sort of thing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1512) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Draft at Khyber Pass. Hazy dark red pour with only a thin foamy ring. Feels a bit muddled. Dark red fruit with brown caramel. Chocolate dipped prunes. Pomegranate raisins. Burnt toast with marmalade. Wood tannins. Blueberry ash. Some spiciness in the finish. Bit hard to figure out. I recognize it?s essentially a mix, an interesting one too, but is lacking cohesiveness for me. Going too many directions at once.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gschrade (525) - Collinsville, USA - MAY 3, 2014
I had this at Flying Saucer. Pours reddish-brown with off white head. Taste sweet, dark fruit, belgian yeast. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1217) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Pours a nice dark brown color with tan head. Dark fruits on the nose are predominant, with a little bready character; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a just a slight amount of sweetness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopbag (58) - - APR 30, 2014
Golden brown pour with quickly dissipating head. Sweet aroma and flavor with light Belgian spice, raisin, background warmth. Smoothly blended beer but a touch sweet. Very approachable.


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