WISEGUY572 (1374) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
joet (2347) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 4, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - SEP 4, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorites. Nice fruity aromas with light spice mixed in. Lucious body. Not for the timid, and not for guzzling either.
JPDIPSO (4958) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2005 Lazy, swirling carbonation, golden-copper color, and a small, loose head. Aroma of stone fruits, warm spices, yeast, and perfume. Assertive flavor of spice, fruit, and baked bread with an organic sweetness of honey and vanilla bean. Considerable depth; very nice and distinctive. Pleasantly surprising because I’ve had this beer in the past, but don’t seem to recall it being this good.
guzzler67 (1550) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper color with a small head that left good lacing on the glass. Sweet, fruity nose dominated by honey and peaches. Spices and fruits in the taste with a sweet malt finish. Nice carbonation produces a smooth and lively sampling. (beautiful label, too)
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2003 This fantastic beer was acquired in trade with Andrew196. This Avery Salvation is really great stuff. If I had not gotten into a quarrel with my girlfriend right after I opened the 22oz bottle it would have been even better.
** The appearance was a glowing coppery orange color, with a small fizzy white head, and a nice light lacing. The aroma is awesome, reminds me of canned mandarin oranges, guava, mango, and pineapple, very tropical, a tropical salvation. Not surprisingly, the flavor is citric, sweet, slightly dry finish, a great overall balance. I would really love to acquire another bottle of this beer, first-rate stuff!
sloth (2607) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean white, tight beaded head, splotchy lacing. Hazey orange color. Big, spicey, appley, citrus nose! sweet. Medium body with a somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Kinda soda poppy also? Citrusy, bready flavor. Nice hop presence. Finish is med/dry. The alc. also makes itself known. Avery makes some interesting brews.
Aurelius (4603) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. First, if you don't give this beer a 5 for appearance, you never will give anything a 5 for appearance: the illuminated scene on the bottle is incredible, the beer is a super clear, intense light honey gold, and the foam hangs on the sides of the glass like Spanish moss hangs on a tree. Nice buttery, fruity, yeast and slight vinegar aroma. The alcohol is certainly noticable, but it's complemented by the fruit and spice flavors and the starchy mouthfeel. Moderate alcohol and spice burn to the finish. I'm currently quaffing this one with a pressed Cuban sandwich with seedy brown mustard, and it's doing the trick for me. Very good.
igneous1 (1507) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 29, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy golden color with a thin white lasting head. aroma is very yeasty with some spice and a hint of lemon. flavor is sweet with a moderate presence of alcohol.