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RATINGS: 1078   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


YourDarkLord's rating

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2008
Was not impressed. Nice backstory to the beer. Good to see breweries joining forces. Wish the beer was as good as the story. Cloudy brown body with a small beige head. Malt, brown sugar, alcohol, toffee in the nose. Same elements in the flavor with the addition of apple. Was not the sum of its parts.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dorkenstein (145) - - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (628) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2977) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1302) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1581) - 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.

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 (1897) - 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 (2875) - 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 (670) - - 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 (698) - 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.


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