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RATINGS: 1034   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
demmbonz (522) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (5731) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2173) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2863) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigHoss (170) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mstrcrwly (260) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bomber..dated 2/17/14..batch 7..poured into a tulip glass..mahogany pour with thin off white head..aroma of fruits,yeast,caramel,spices..well balanced Belgian style ale with spicy character and sweet notes as well..very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pjames317 (73) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Pours burgundy with streaks of fiery orange. Head retention consistent with the style, robust at first, diminishing to a foreboding and soapy ring. Yeast particles interlaced. Aroma of sweet and sugary yeast, bing cherries, tobacco, brandy soaked raisins. Toes the line between the Dubbel and Quad styles. Has a chewy, leathery malt body, somewhat grainy in the mouthfeel. Counterbalanced nicely by a robust fruitiness, think prunes and plantaines. Perfectly spiced and peppery with a hint of diacetyl. Great collab that drinks easy, is full of flavor and masks its potency very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidobutai (346) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Nice caramel appearance with decent lacing but little head. Can’t get used to the floating sediment, even at the first pour. Caramel and Bourbon notes, not too strong of an alcohol flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
popkow (286) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Gooball201 (39) - 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.

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