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RATINGS: 1073   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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, Vinnieís 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 Averyís 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


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Style; glass: Belgian Strong, Trappist, Snifter 22 fl oz x 8.72% ABV = 191.84 / 60 = 3.19 beers * 150 C = 478.5 calories (est.) Purchased at: Canalís Lawrenceville, NJ for $8.99 Averyís LNC is a Belgian IPA moshpit of flavors, with banana, peach, cloves, and hops all battling, and Iím the winner. Itís a beautiful mixture of flavors, an enjoyable layered voyage.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (1056) - Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Batch 5 (January 2011 - 8.91% ABV). Pours translucent orange, verging on brown, with a large sudsy white head. Smells malty, fruity and a touch hoppy. Tastes sweet, bready, a bit fruity, and not really bitter at all. Full-bodied with a silky texture and virtually no mouth-carbonation, Avery Collaboration, Not Litigation Ale finishes sweet, like salvation.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
T_Pliskin_11 (2) - - MAR 4, 2015 does not count
One of the best BSDA's I have ever had. This collaboration from Avery and Russian River is extremely superb and proves they are two of the best breweries in the country. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
atatum1234 (21) - Rogers, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Cherry and faint wooden notes. A sweet yet boozy aroma back the bet as well. Cherry and amaretto start, while whiskey finishes the palate. A great, evenly balanced brew that offers a lot as it sits. Incredibly dynamic flavor profule.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Draft at Falling Rock Taphouse, Denver. Midnight red with a very sticky, thick haed. Delivers a robust sugar/caramel sweetness but done in an exceptionally drinkable manner. This is an outstanding beer in the Belgian tradition. (#3132, 10/10/2007)

4.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
shortamdstout (4) - Alabama, USA - JUL 18, 2009 does not count
loved this brew a great combo of two great beers, nothing bad i can find with this.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BillKismet (3502) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2008
UPDATED: APR 7, 2008 This was called a porter at the bar and the brewers themselves call this a belgian strong ale, but it looks, smells, and tastes like an Old Ale to me. Red amber, melanoidin malt color with decent head. Deep cherry port and wood aromas tantalize. Flavor is full of rounded port, and cherry and wood. Seems mellowed and well aged. Wonderful complexity. Truly top-notch.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (4029) - Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2008
Pours a semi-transparent, dark, golden amber with a very thick, fine-bubbled, cream-white head that sticks around a while. Aroma is rich and malty with fruity and yeasty hints. Mouth-filling flavor is very toothsome, mostly malty with some hints of hops and undertones of bananas. Texture is pleasantly smooth, but this beer still goes down with just a little sass.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MPosey (134) - , Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Pours a nice cloudy pale amber with a nice white head which subsides rather quickly. Caramel aromas . Nice warm intial attack which dances on the tongue, and then fades to a nicely balanced caramel finish.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Pours a dull copper penny from the 1968 release w/ a full, semi creamy froth that recedes slowly to reveal a full silky canopy. The brewers lace just clings to the walls cascading down to a contiguous foamy ring. Very nice! Aromas of Belgian dark fruits, granite, and some aged banana spice. Medium full nectar w/ ample residual effers create a lucious, creamy texture. A malty backbone balanced w/ a peachpit bittering componant. Nice banana spice and fresh clove , dried dark fruits, slightly medicinal, a touch of sodium and leather. Tree bark and bakers cocoa show up as she warms along w/ some malted chestnuts and chewy caramel. Itís very different. The Belgian character is obvious but theres this old world English style disposition that kicks in toward the finsh. Then it seems to run for the door and turn IIPA on me. Very complex indeed. Itís like the hops are there but are suspended in a cryogenic caspule just waiting to come alive but they have freezer burn and canít quite make it out the door. The finish is bittered well w/ peach pit. Overall: this brew is a unique specimen and worthy of a connoisseurs purchase. Itís very Belgian w/ a defined personality disorder. I love it and will stash a few bottles away for next year.


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