Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, - DEC 11, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Doug’s Christmas 05. Dark yellow, small white head. Strong alcohol aroma, some yeast. Nice balanced strong golden ale taste. Medium mouthfeel. Pleasant floral hops at the end and lingering yeast and bread. A really wonderful strong golden ale!
Jow (1663) - New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Stags Head, these big beers really got me a little tipsy but thats ok. pours orange golden with fluffy head. Nose if tropical fruits and spice. Tastes of bright apricots and peach, candied malt, vanilla, grass, floral, and nutmeg. pleasant medium bodied with bubblegum finish
ryanfolty (1674) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
November 9, 2013 - bottle shared by Brandon. Golden orange pour with limited head. Light fruit, belgian yeast and spice in aroma and taste.
EtTuCthulhu (729) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The appearance has a hazy golden color, a medium white head, and medium-sized sediment, and the aroma blends Belgian yeast, sour fruit, alcohol, and a light malt. The taste is mildly sour and slightly sweet, and the palate combines a average carbonation, light body, sticky texture, and a slightly sweet finish.
spacemonster (52) - Igo, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Brilliant Tutti Fruiti fruit flavors sittin’ way up on a television pole. Looks just sweet and has a little murk i’d guess from the killer candied malts! The yeast is great and all these things make this beer delicious. It’s a wonderful deeply grand brew. Much reverence.
jmgreenuk (2593) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Avery. Poured a hazy medium amber with a thin broke white head. The aroma is rich sweet caramel. The flavour is weak bitter with a watery sweet liqourice weak resin palate. Considering the ABV the alcohol was well controlled and didn’t dominate.
kermis (3652) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft 2002 vintage sampled at the brewpub. Pours cloudy golden orange with an off white head. Aroma is caramelly sweet aged beer upfront, with bready malt, toffee, cream. Flavour is light heavy sweet. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
SmokeyDaBear (118) - - OCT 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Azand222 (142) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
’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.
ads135 (2330) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 7, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Brouwerij (721) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.