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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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
GaperNed (11) - - APR 22, 2014
Had a bomber. Is a good beer but didn’t blow me away. Had a nice smooth spiced flavor that improved as the beer sat out

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HellesBunny666 (158) - Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2014
Aromas of fruit, malt. Raisins, dried fruit. Bread like taste as well. Caramel. Burnt sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3393) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 21, 2014
Bomber. Pours reddish brown with a small eggshell colored head. Aroma of fruit, malt, and spice. Taste is dark fruit (cherries), malt, caramel, and spice. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maley1 (770) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
Chestnut brown pour with small off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, spices, cloves and hops. Taste of toffee, molasses, candy sugar, yeast, caramel, hop bitterness on the finish, and slightly fruity. Full bodied, medium carbonation. This beer was very tasty but became very cloying and heavy as it warmed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swesson (208) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2014
On draft at Parry's. Orangey-red body and an off-white head. Not as much aroma as I would have liked. Tastes very belgian, nice and rich. Tart and carbonated. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enwiebe (119) - - APR 9, 2014
4/9/14. Bomber Batch#7 (Feb 2014). Nice spicy nose with a touch of banana and fruit. Minimal head but nice lacing over a burnt orange colored pour. Strong hop and other bitter notes. Rich and complex that grows rather than being one dimensional. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bwa5879 (634) - Portage, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
Nice brown pour, slightly cloudy, bit of offwhite head. Belgian yeast in the nose, banana and bubblegum esters, Carmel, cloves, and fresh creamy vanilla ice cream. Carbonation above average, bitter finish. Taste is more of the yeast and Carmel with tons of astringent salty bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keanex (1423) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2014
Batch #7, bottled January 31, 2014.
Appearance: The body is a clear amber, reddish, and chestnut, really an interesting color. The head is short lived, a very light tan, settling into a foamy and thin coating.
Aroma: The aroma is a nice chalky banana with hints of chocolate with a slight creamed corn aroma and a subtle yeast spiciness along with s subtle potpourri aroma.
Taste: The flavor is exactly in line with the aroma. Nothing more to add here.
Palate: Medium bodied with mild to moderate carbonation.
Overall: This is really mediocre in my opinion. I feel like I’m picking up DMS. Other than that this is decent, but not worth buying again for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
revolution2718 (219) - New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2014
Pours amber with a ton of sediment. Nose is Belgian yeast, dark fruits, doughy, fruit ester, almost a caramel sweet note. Taste starts off almost like a dubbel or quad, with dark fruits, Belgian yeast, very fruity, spicy yeasty note. There's a lot on the finish, it's very sweet with a ton of ripe banana, caramel malt, chewy. The mouthfeel is relatively thin, well carbonated. Kind of one note, it's fine but not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmerz (698) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 4, 2014
2014 bottle. Pours almost clear radiant chestnut with a off white dense head and decent lace partially lasting. Aroma is ripe dark candied fruit and roasted nuts. Flavor is very fruity sweet, reminds me of dried candied fruit, but not cloying with a substantial earth and yeast bitterness. Feel is full, dense, fairly lively, with a long moderately bitter and slightly astringent finish. Very nice beer.

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