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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, 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


Nephilium's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nephilium (1497) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2009 Saw this on the shelf as I was hunting for the 2007 Old Guardian. Picked it up after reading about the story here. Pours a very cloudy dark amber, with a hint of red. Thick head that sticks around and leaves quite a bit of lacing. It smells sweet, with a hint of alcohol behind it. The beer itself has a sweet taste, with a bit of an alcohol burn as it goes down. Overall, something that is a very tasty beer, that I will pick some up to cellar. Cracked open another of the Batch 1 beers I had in the cellar: the aroma has shifted to a typical barleywine, with hints of dark fruits and alcohol. The coloration has more hints of red, and carbonation is still good. There is no longer any alcohol burn present in the beer at all, somewhat sweet, with a touch of biscuity malts in the finish. This is still a delicious beer.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dhatton (188) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Batch 8. Pours murky light brown, apple cider appearance. Beautiful aroma of cloves, funky yeast, Belgian candi, and a subdued nuttiness. Very appealing nose. Taste follows the nose; sweet toffee, dark fruits, banana and spices. Sweetness is neutralized by faint hops, smooth finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leafs93 (1882) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Pours brown with a medium off white head. Aroma is caramel, plum, raisin and brown sugar. Taste is sweet with a hint of bitters. Medium bodied, smooth with a slick texture that has some stickiness on the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (2821) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle. 2007 vintage. Hazy deep amber liquid with small to medium off-white head. Aroma of raw sugar, raisins, toffee, port wine, light sweet alcohol and light oak. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, toffee, raisins and toast. Medium to full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Really good, has aged well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PartyFowle (631) - - JUL 10, 2015
Draft. Deep cranberry-orange, the color of a well-made Manhattan. A fuzzy, dense tan head atop deposits lovely lacing. The aroma blends toffee, candied pecans, red apple, cotton candy and a bit of pear -- smells like the fair. The flavor is more Belgian than the nose, interestingly, with more green apple and pear along with a hint of banana, pepper and burnt sugar. Soft medium body, moderate fizzy carbonation. Not the best example of a Belgian brew, but decent nonetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonmac (674) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle purchased at Elevated and consumed at Nagy’s new pad. Mug as drinking vessel. Copper. Off white head. Aroma is more malt and grain than I anticipated. Sugars and caramel as well. Taste has malt and caramel/toffee notes. Maybe honey too. Syrupy mouthfeel. Aftertaste of Belgian candied sugar. Reminds me of mid level Belgian ales. Good, not great.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosskyle (177) - - JUN 19, 2015
22oz bottle. Amber color with thick white head. Malty aroma. Sweet and strong malt flavor. Heavy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Clarkdvm (275) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Draft at Avery. Caramel aroma and taste. Somewhat standard quad which of course means it still tastes great.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonshawn (661) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Tap at porters pub in easton pa. Copper with white head. Subtle aroma of sweet alcohol. Sugary sweet beefy, a little sour and yeast, tangy nice finish. I would make love, not war to this beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (429) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 21, 2015
On tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt in Redwood City, CA. Notes of yeast, spiced dark fruits. A classic American yeast beast.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
George999 (238) - Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2015
From the tap the pour is auburn dark red and clear with a thin white head, aroma is distinctly Belgian - yeasty and deep carmel notes, gentle roasting notes a little banana, finish is heavier but overly thick. It is a solid beer, a great malty sipper.


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