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RATINGS: 1065   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinsenn (1357) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle. Aroma of spice, dark fruit, and booze. Sweet and spicy flavour with raisins and dark fruit. Wouldn’t guess it was a blend. Very nice.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mr_Hops (116) - Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Sweet caramel and a delicious contrast of peach, nectarine and caramel notes versus pepper and clove. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hype (32) - - AUG 10, 2014
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (951) - - AUG 4, 2014
Pours a clear deep amber color. Aroma and taste are caramel, spicy yeast, and some fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (3050) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle shared at DSG’s 5555th rating tasting at Sar HaMashkaot Ramat Gan. Bronze with floaties and white film. Ripe fruit, then diluted date honey aroma, sweet and fruity taste. Full body, soft carbonation, long, sweet finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (1158) - Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Pours a nice looking amber-golden with a perfectly sized dark, eggshell colored head. Unfortunately, just no retention. Creamy caramel with orange peel nose. Smooth, wet texture. Caramel, mild apple, and just a fudge of Belgian spice. Nice Belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2968) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4105) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1213) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Busick (390) - 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!

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