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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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keanex (1379) - 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 (203) - 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 (687) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crash_the_dog (141) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - APR 4, 2014
Great looking beer on tap - chestnut brown body with a durable off white head. Nose was heavy malt, with slight brown sugar notes. Typical heavy Belgian characteristics. Nicely made, but nota style I care for. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1305) - - APR 3, 2014
Bottle. Clear copper/amber with a perfect 2 finger eggshell head. Aroma is yeast, wheat and some fruity esters. Taste is cherry, roasted malt, wheat, citrus and light boozy notes. Medium creamy mouthfeel with a short finish. Really well-crafted.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerKurve (481) - - APR 1, 2014
Dark hazy mahogany color with a thin fimy head and moderate carbonation. Aroma of Belgian yeasts, spices, citrus hops, cloves, toffee and a slight bubblegum sweetness. Very Belgian yeast forward with some caramel/bubblegum sweetness and some citrus hop notes. Aftertaste is a slightly spicy Belgian Yeast flavor. Body is heavy with some moderate fizzy carbonation. Very Tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (2928) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle - Fruit esters and orange. Orange copper with almost no head. Fruity esters, booze and some orange. Nice, but pretty mundane.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Daytonbeer (635) - Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Pours golden brown with white head and some lacing. Aroma of green banana and light fruit. Taste is cherries, caramel and toffee malts, and a touch of chocolate. Nicely complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevencon (418) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle to glass. Cloudy brown pour with white head dissipates to nice collar. Malty brown sugar aroma with bits of candied ginger and orange. Taste is malty sweet with a bit of alcohol warmth. Smooth strong ale that’s very enjoyable. Touches of rye?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (2931) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Tap. Pours reddish brown, tiny off white head, dissipates quick with little lacing. Aroma is light, dark sugars, spices, malty. Flavor follows, fairly spiced, some pepper, medium sweet, zesty bitterness. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel.

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