AndyW68 (783) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good, not great. Hazy orange with white head. Aroma is floral with peaches and apricot. The taste adds clove and some bitterness. Mouthfeel is a little weak. Overall, I like it.
TomTron (351) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange beer with a thin white head that stays around the rim. Aromas of peaches, apricots and other light fruits. Flavor is the same light fruits and some decent carbonation but it doesn’t pack the punch I remember. Even with saying that, the first time I had this was when I was 21, so my palate has changed immensely since then, but this is still an exceptional brew. They call it a Belgian strong but it seems to more of just an American strong. Nothing wrong with that though, you know good stuff when you drink it.
nuplastikk (4093) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle shared by Brian. Unfitlered golden-orange body. Thin white head. Nice fresh yeasty, flowery esters. Very mellow and refined, no harsh alcohol tones. Light herbal tinged apricot, peach tones. Quite excellent, only lacks the champagne effervescence of a true Belgian. Great beer.
scooterbub (774) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a nice, hazy golden-brown with a one inch white head that lasts. Taste is of yeast, banana, cloves, apricot, peaches, pepper and spice. Similar aroma. Has a light, creamy body. Easy to drink for the alcohol content. Good, but not great.
puboflyons (1835) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the foil-capped 22 fl. oz. bottle. It pours a slightly cloudy orange amber with a lingering, fluffy white head. Aromas of pale malts, earth, banana, pear, and Belgian sugars. The body is medium and creamy. The taste comes on strong with many of the same notes as the nose along with a licorice and herbal note with a semi-lingering moderate bitterness. Not too zingy with citrus. Decently done.
ansermadide (1432) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Extremely bold orange in color with a white head, this ale is relatively clear-bodied... allowing you to see how much sediment is in perfect suspension. It smells very saison-like, with soft Belgian malts, light spice, and soft Belgian yeast characteristics. It’s just about as soft and light in the mouth, but you can tell there’s something serious going on behind the scenes. Apricot and nutmeg greet you at the door, then a yeasty, raw dough-like experience in the mouth, followed by a dry, champagne-like finish. After 4-5 ounces the effects of the alcohol set in to the mouth.
Avery did a nice job making such a soft and easy beer, still tasting very well while completely hiding any flavors of alcohol. Oh, and it is yeasty, yes, but it’s tolerable. Its fruitiness remains into the finish as well, making for a succulent, juicy mouthfeel - like you’re biting into a rotten, fermented apricot. Found some rotten fruit in your fruit bowl? Sprinkle some cinnamon and nutmeg on it and you have yourself an Avery Saison.
APatch (6) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - MAR 16, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Salvation’s Belgian-style golden ale seems a fine balance of hops and malt. The malt leads the way and the piney hops poke through as the flavors linger. A thick, off-white head hangs above a rich golden body well after pouring into a pint glass. Nice fruit flavors cross the palate but the don’t linger long. All in all, this is a very enjoyable ale.
lesifflebiere (984) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jaune orangée dorée avec quelques effets verdoyants. Quelques particules en suspension malgré sa clarté, et aucune bulle ne remonte. Sucre, miel, elle est boisée et presque piquante. De l’orange et des fleurs viennent compléter le tableau. Costaude, vigoureuse, au goût sucré mais contenu. De style blonde belge, l’amertume rappelle les pommes. Alcool présent, l’astringence est importante. Sèche et houblonnée. Une blonde audacieuse, qui cache mal ses défauts : alcool, céréales fortes, entre autres. Elle est cependant généralement agréable, et elle mérite qu’on la découvre, sans la prendre pour un grand cru.
neuromatt (999) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle courtesy of David, served in a stem glass. Pours slightly hazy golden with a moderate, off-white head that fades slowly to a thin cover and leaves a small amount of lace. The nose has big notes of nutmeg, clove, cinnamon and toasted malts. The flavour is quite sweet up front, with honey, caramel and big spicy notes--ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. As it evolves on the palate, notes of apricot emerge and it becomes spicier and more complex. The finish is long and spicy. On the palate, it is medium in body with a syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a very nice Belgian style ale with a complex spiciness and a very nice honey sweetness. I think this would age well; if only I had another bottle. 2012-08-17
deekyn (992) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A-unfiltered apricot orange with suspended yeast floaties in thick gelatinous blob of a beer. Small off white head that quickly settles but remains like skin on tomato soup. S-rich, heavy malts can be detected from across the room. Underneath the fierce malts are layers of honey, marmalade, dried fruits, refined caramelized sugar, ripe banana, apricot, peach, clove/herbs, biscuits and grains. M-medium bodied with high carbonation. Very syrupy like canned coke but not too tacky. T-honey is apparent at first with metallic and mineral undertones supporting the remaining flavors to a long sweet ending that still shows some honey+alcohol sting. Still quite malty, with good peach in the middle. Caramel, pear, apricot, candied sugar, bubble gum, nutmeg and winter spices complete the concoction. Complex but almost too much.
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