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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5230) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2003
Pours a rich golden brown. Small off-white head. Nose has hop pininess, ripened fruit, and spice. Definite malt and fruit notes interspersed with hops in the taste. Maybe peach mixed with light pine. Pleasantly smooth mouthfeel. Indeed this is hoppier than any Belgian style beer I can think of off-hand. This would be NICE if aged for a few years. Nevertheless, quality stuff from Avery!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - NOV 2, 2003
Pours a dark gold, peaches and apples in the nose. Head receded quickly. The fruits carry over into the taste, much hoppier than most Belgians.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2003
Very peachy, nice and syrupy feel in the mouth. Very sweet with a little bit of a cinnamon flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 25, 2003
Spicey fruity peach apricot, alcohol aroma.Dark blond appearace.Sweet fruity flavors of apricots lemons orange and peaches with some creamy spicey yeast and a mild hoppy finish.A little too sweet overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2003
This should be so much better than it is. This is a great brewery and a really fun style, but this doesn't come together. Ultra sweet, barleywine like character without complexity. Ham handed and disappointing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2003
UPDATED: APR 14, 2004 Smells more like a malty american strong ale(nice hops and there is that strange Avery smokiness,teriaki?) w/ some definite Belgian characteristics/sense some alcohol at first whiff.Very malty nose(sweet and citrusy)Very nice hazy caramel/honey color.Pours w/ a nice short head w/ plenty of lavish lace.Taste is malty/sweet/hoppy/citrus.Smooth drinking ale.I do like my "belgians" w/ more yeast(it' only natural)though there was some sticky lookin' stuff at the bottom of this 22oz.This one sat for almost two years.Ages well as I just finished my last bottle almost three years old and enjoyed it the most.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2003
Great beer but a Belgian style triple? I don't think so. Beautiful orange color with white lacing; looks like a California IPA. Really strong with alcohol well hidden; make that an Imperial IPA like Dogfish Head 90 minute. But wait a minute; the citrus is getting overwritten with apricot and clove and well, maybe bread and yeast? Sort of mid way between a Belgian and an IPA. Would love to know what kind of hops they used.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joet (2162) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 4, 2003
Citrus, lemon and orange -- something of a tripel with hops contributing some of the citrus. Very hoppy for the style. Bright to boot. Slightly creamy. Clove. A bit of calcium carbonate? Medium to very effervescent. This is a strange but welcome space. Very cool.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - SEP 4, 2003
One of my favorites. Nice fruity aromas with light spice mixed in. Lucious body. Not for the timid, and not for guzzling either.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2003
Dark hazed golden liquid with a creamy looking head. The head does fade rather quickly but does leave a lot of lace. Light vegetable, honey, floral hops, mild pine and malt invade the nose. Malt sweetness starts at the top and lead to some flavor hops (a bit to the floral side). Remains quite sweet all the way through. Somewhat citrusy toward the end and the alcohol is not shy. Does not seem to have some of the yeast characteristics and hits me a bit like the modern Imp. IPA or some barley wines. I like it but ot as complex as I would like this style.


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