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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2003
Golden in color with a white head. Aroma is initially sweet, with grassy hop notes. Flavor is sweet but pleasant, with musty notes and hints of raisins. A nice bitterness balances out the sugary sweetness. Aftertaste is of bready malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomseaman (35) - Alpine, California, USA - JAN 28, 2003
A bit darker than I expected, and also hoppier than I'd have liked. Aftertaste is malty, but nice. Efferfescent and frothy, but not as much as some Belgians (Dubel). I liked it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2003
Pours a golden amber with big white frothy head. Smells of spicy hops, sweet malts and candy sugar, and alcohol. Nice hops and citrus flavors, and then a strong kick of malty sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 10, 2003
Very clear golden color w/ a large white head w/ a nice aroma & a sweet taste on the palate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2002
candle flame golden, the head is a berber carpet of natural toned fibers made frothy. taste and aromas are like bookends of passionate accord: barenjager honey- bitters and hearts of bristle-cone boughs with arteries of alcohol, filaments of crystaline caramel sugars, all things woody, sappy, resinous--where sweetness and bitterness are like darkness and light: there are no "spices" in this beer, it is not a "spicy" beer. itís orange and peach schnappís sweetness and gentle goldings bitterness create a poetic palette balance without any masking or apologetic additivies: itís smooth, strong, sensual, and a culinary salvation from the quotidian muck of mundanity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 13, 2002
Come in to the light, raise yourself into the golden light. Come with me and smell the gentle whiffs of alcohol and malty sugar. Float above the lake of lackey froth that bows before the almighty ABV. Taste the gentle nuttiness, followed by a heavenly blow of fermented candy sugar, that sticks to your mouth and never lets go. All is forgiven. Drink, enjoy lifeís fruits, and the thick syrupy sample of Salvation. Aye, though you travel the path of Salvation, beware the devil of a punch this beer makes, and beware the peaty devil of an aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 9, 2002
lots of white head piled on top of the golden liquuid. bready/yeasty aroma with spicy hops coming through. buttery and spicy at the same time in the flavor. finish is more spicy hops. another decent beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2002
From the few dozen people i spoke to at the Strong Ale Festival this was quite the talk of the town. This Belgian Golden Strong Ale smacked more of a double IPA than anything, save maybe for its color. The aroma was blisteringly yeasty, extremely hoppy, and had some hints of fruity undertones. The Salvation pouured a nice dark yellow, light amber with a thick thick head, but was more foamy than creamy. The taste was definitely fruity, banana-like, with definite citrus and some MEGA spiceyness in there. The palate was dry as hell by the second sip and could hardly handle the attack of the yeast and spice! Another good one from Avery, but bring on the darkís...im not feeling loving the spiceyness here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 golden with a nice 1/2 inch frothy white lathering top..aroma was real buttery, a tad bready, and smacked with spicy hops..Flavor was spicy & yeasty, buttery, piney, thick & creamy..well made but i still can't into those spicy yeast notes

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2002
Itís like a tripel crossed with an APA! Iím a fan. Hoppy nose. Golden orange colour. Belgian yeasty/hoppy flavour.

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