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RATINGS: 1059   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


Nephilium's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nephilium (1453) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Koskela (336) - Marysville, California, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Earthy yeasty bubblegum aromas come from this clear brown brew with a bit of fod floating around. Sweet malty with a typical belgian flavor and a nice war,th in the aftertaste. Its medium bodied and leaves a nice feeling on your pallet.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
atatum1234 (11) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smboselli (116) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Nice brew. A little musky for my taste but a great crossover Belgian/American ale ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
60minuteman (971) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Spiced malts, reddish hops, yeast, earth components. This dark ale isn’t bad and it’s weird too. Some mint. I really enjoyed it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (2969) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Batch 7. Pours a hazy orange-brown color with a soapy off-white head. Aroma of fruit Belgian yeast, and spice. Flavor with banana, bread, and spice with touch of alcohol. Very nice beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (4262) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Aroma is white bread, slightly funky Belgian yeast, malts and spices. The flavor is malts, bubblegum/bananas, mild funk, spices and a sourish/warming finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
T_Pliskin_11 (1) - - 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

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kirk36 (169) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2015
A triple with double color. Forrest you didn't do anything wrong! He's one of the smartest in his class! Go talk to him. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bubbleflubber (1900) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Batch #8 (Vintage 2015): This pours a deep amber-walnut into the glass, with a 2-finger eggshell head that reduces to a thin cap, leaving window-wash lacing. The nose is of dark esters, alcohol, woody notes, light whiskey and citrus skins. Flavors of caramel and toffee, heavy wooden casks, extremely light diacetyl notes, dark fruits, yeasty esters, figs, raisins and dates finish with a dark fruit skin and balancing bitter, alongside a touch of warming ABV. The rich, full body tingles the palate with alcohol, while leaving an oily mouthfeel to sip, with light carbonation perfect for an aperitif or a nightcap. Really nice collaboration of 2 breweries here.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rossta (16) - Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Poured out of a bomber. Nice rusty copper color, nice lasting head. Nicely complex. With beautiful smoothness. Nice heavy alcohol finish.


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