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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopbag (89) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
scooterbub (830) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - APR 27, 2014
757ml bottle. Pours an unclear brown with a four inch head that slowly fades. Taste is of yeast, malt, banana, clove, nutmeg, caramel, some hop and spice. Similar aroma. Has a nice medium slick body. Easy to drink and quite enjoyable. Well worth having again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (2657) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2014
Batch #7, bomber from Proof. Copper orange pour. Aroma is bread, yeast, caramel, dark fruit. Tastes are banana, raisin bread, brown sugar, caramel, spices - clove. Background warmth. Eh, sweet. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkinWell (265) - - APR 25, 2014
Batch 7. Pours a dark coppery brown with a half inch of white head and thick lacing. Malt, raisins, yeast on the nose. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel with hints of candied sugar, sweet malts, dark tropical fruit, and caramel, followed by a noticeable bitterness that compliments, thought it nearly overwhelms, the sweetness. An interesting ale from two great breweries.

   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 (186) - 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 (3458) - 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 (781) - 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 (230) - 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 (128) - - 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

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