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The success of HOG HEAVEN and THE REVEREND clearly demonstrates that beer drinkers are willing to embrace "BIGGER" beers. In the fall of 2001, we decided that a lighter BIG BEER would complement its darker colored predecessors. Salvation has luscious apricot and peach aromas delicately interwoven with spicy suggestions of nutmeg and cinnamon. This heavenly soft, champagne-like elixir is cellarable for 3 years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - OCT 9, 2013
2002 salvation Belgian- Style golden ale . 5oz taster poured at Avery's tap room. Pours a golden haze color. Head was minimal but stayed throughout the tasting. Smells like champagne. Slightly sweet. 9% alcohol is present and can be tasted. Carbonation is soft and very easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Azand222 (170) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2013
’02 Salvation Belgian- Style Golden Ale Aged. Versus the normal bottled salvation. Orange color with a light head. Malt is a lot stronger than the bottled. Very calm taste. I prefer this to the bottled, it has aged well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (2890) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 7, 2013
A very nice golden ale on par with the best in Belgium. Spicy, effevescent, golden, and dry. Has some lemon and other fruits in the nose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brouwerij (918) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2013

10/9/13: 2002 Salvation on tap at Avery during GABF weekend. Pours a hazy orange with very fine off white head. Decent retention and some thin lacing. Aroma is fruity, sweet, floral, sweet, caramel malt. Flavor is sweet, malty, fruity, with a yeasty, toffee finish. Having a hard time identifying all the flavors, reminds me of aged barleywine. Alcohol is very well masked and the flavors rounded from the aging. Soft carbonation, medium body, very smooth. Even better than fresh Salvation. I have changed my score to reflect an average between the two experiences.

10/5/13: Bottle. Pours a hazy bright orange with bright white head. Decent retention, plenty of lacing. Aroma is fruity, apricot, alcohol, yeasty. Flavor is fruity, sweet, apricot, peach, yeasty, with a yeasty, floral sweet finish, mild alcohol. Alcohol is well masked, though certainly present. Soft carbonation, medium body, and crisp finish. A sweet, fruity, strong belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (669) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2013
Rated from backlog. Pours a hazy amber color. Medium sized fizzy head. Aroma of toasted bread, grainy malts, raisin and spice. Very similar taste. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dbhenry (122) - El Paso, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Cloudy appearance with a medium head. Medium to full bodied, with good malt flavor and strong hop flavor. Balance favors the hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4842) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Snifter at Brews Cafe on 9/1/13. Clear gold to amber pour with a thick off-white head. Aroma of banana, clove, herbs and circus peanuts. Malt and marshmallow flavor up front, giving way to banana and slight herbs before a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1411) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Bomber->Trappist. Hazy gold-orange with frothy white head. A: yeast, coriander, sugar, fruit, spice. T: sweet sugar, yeast, spice, himt of banana. Moderate carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1065) - Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Thick head. Lots of spices. Kinda yeasty. Cinnamon and something I can’t place. Can’t really taste the alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swesson (207) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2013
An Abbey Ale in the Belgium tradition, this beer reminds me of my first Duvel or Chimay. Foamy, foamy head. Notes of cinnamon and lemon. This is a white wine, a big white, like a chewy, oaky Chardonnay of a beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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