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RATINGS: 1082   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.91%
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

rcasta's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rcasta (843) - - MAY 23, 2008
En dba estaba buena suficiente como para pedirla otra vez olfato sabor y vista agradable ok

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fraternie (947) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Smooth and sweet on the palate with its caramel malt and subtle plum and raisin character above slight undertones of molasses. Moderately hoppy, finishing on a bread note that feels a bit thin. Heat covered well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (1096) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Smell is a mix between dark fruits and malty sweetness but light either way, taste is sweet and smooth, little too sweet...very low hops, just like an over sugary drink...not much else to say...Slight alcohol burn....reminds me of chimay grande reserve...warm finish...a sipping beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (1047) - CROATIA - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle; pours clear amber with an off white head; aroma of bread with caramel, fruit, and bubblegum; taste is caramel, yeast, fruits, and a hint of molasses; finish is bittersweet with some alcohol warming; excellent beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JBPortland (1294) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 4, 2015
22oz bottle batch 7 pours semi clear dark red brown with a finger of head. Nose is soft rounded bready dark grain, plum, dark fruit, caramel, light sweetness. Taste is medium body, smooth, caramel and dark fruit, maple, bread, malty fruit. Finishes with medium bitterness, light sweetness, dark fruits, bready maple, caramel, some grape notes, dark grain. Nose gets a bit boozy. Solid, but regular Russian River Salvation is much better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dorkenstein (214) - - AUG 13, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2015 Bread, caramel, rum raisin aroma. Taste is malty bread, banana, caramel. Tiny alcohol warming in the chest. More yeast, citrus, and pine flavors as it warms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (649) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Batch #8. Pours a clear copper color, with white head. Aroma of sugar and dried fruits. Taste of a Belgian, with the classic candied fruits, yeast, and hoppiness. Nice complexity. A solid Belgian ale. Thumbs up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (3070) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2015
From a 650ml brown bottle, RBAG pt 2 2015. Golden/ornage colour with haze. Thin white head. Nose has fruit, caramel. Taste has caramel, toffee, grain, bread, orange. Light orange and yeast notes at the end. Medium bodied. Not sure which batch this was.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1414) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle to taster Caramel, molasses, toffee, yeah...quite sweet aroma, malt and booze. Clear reddish amber with no head. Caramel, wheat, malt and yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1582) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2015
Copper orange pour. Aroma is bread, yeast, caramel, dark fruit. Tastes are banana, raisin bread, brown sugar, caramel, spices - clove. Background warmth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dhatton (234) - 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.

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