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RATINGS: 1070   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


TonyDiUlio's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TonyDiUlio (655) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2012
had with britt. aroma is crisp and yummy. flavor is smooth malts and sweets.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonmac (634) - 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 (140) - - 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 (255) - 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 (633) - 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 (377) - 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 (236) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (1540) - Georgia, USA - APR 14, 2015
Old rating. Murky brown. Brown sugar, dried fruit, Belgian, some oakiness. Solid all around.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Passthebeer (29) - Manassas, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2015
Lots of bubble gum notes on the nose. The Belgian yeast is playing it’s part. The beer pour a muddy orange/brown with a head that dissapates quickly, has a slight alcohol burn which is a downer - really takes away from the flavors of this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (6874) - Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2015
22 oz. bottle from notes. Pours a hazy, muddy brown color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma had caramel, brown sugar, candi sugar, yeast, some peach character, a hint of anise and dried fruits. The flavor had caramel, molasses, dried fruits, some sweetness, some peach, yeast, light spice, light hops, with some alcohol, flash of anise, medium plus body, very smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steverus0 (225) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - APR 3, 2015
First a caveat - I like a good Belgian now and again but it's far from my favorite style. Nose of light fruit and malts with a slight but unpleasant metallic tang to it. Roasted copper hue with light, pale and enduring head. Very pleasant on the palate with typical Belgian fruit, but heavier roasted malt character than is typical (though quite pleasant to me). Rich mouthfeel with moderate effervescence. Finish lingers pleasantly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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