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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - JUN 9, 2003
Golden with great lace - earthy aroma and a great bit. This would be great with Thai or even Mexican. Even works with chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (739) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Deep gold pour, decent white head, not much lace. Malt, soft fruit, and alcohol on the nose. Bittersweet. Middle is vanilla, apricot and medium roasted malt. Finish is dry and a little boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Diablokev (159) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2015
The aroma is slight chocolate or of vegetables. The appearance is a murky gold with a thin white head. The taste is slight and sweet after taste. Could have been better, but still overall nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (790) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2014
22 Oz bottle pour at Brouwers. 2007 vintage. Pours a semi cloudy golden orange color with a sweet and spicy apple juice/cider aroma. Sweet and spice flavor as well, with a mellow malt, fruit, and a smooth finish. Awesome stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gschrade (778) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 15, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours good with a off white head. Taste Belgian yeast, sweet, apricots. I thought this was ok. I would not drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2368) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 11, 2014
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Cloudy dark amber, frothy beige head cover, swirls of lace. Taste is slightly bittered caramel malt that moves through the palate without incident to a finish that continues the status quo for a long while. Strong, and some alcohol shows as the taste fades, but, still seems one-note. Doesn’t earn the 9% abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2087) - Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Nice amber/orange color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of yeast, fruit, floral, some clove, & citrus; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, chewy caramel, molasses, fruit, and spice; Some alcohol at the finish; Slightly cloying - but pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1268) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Draft sample pour hazy avg gold. Nose Belgian candy, spice, Belgian yeast, slight bubble gum. Taste similar to nose with more gum. Very sweet character. Late palate some clove and nutmeg. Light spicy bitter finish. Thick mouth feel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mep3222 (610) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Banana nutty aroma with some candied sugar. Taste is malty and slightly sweet with some noticeable hops. Almost has a slight barley wine aspect to this strong Belgian golden. Full flavored and strong. Well done beer by avery, but a bit sweeter than I tend to like. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2298) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Aroma is east mall to hop and a little spice. Appearance has a small but long-lasting off-white head, some lacing and a slightly hazy orange amber color. Flavor is like aroma plus has some malt and fruit sweetness with plenty of hop bitterness but there are some medicinal qualities to the aftertaste. Body is good with just a touch softness. Overall it's pretty good beer except for that medicinal thing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (930) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 19, 2014
22 oz bottle likely from 2010. Aroma has a light graininess with moderate Belgian phenolics, mostly white pepper and coriander. Some overripe stone fruit and apple with moderate honey and a touch of cardboard. Light hints of alcohol and grassy hops. Pours a rather cloudy, murky brownish orange with a moderately sized, fairly thick white head with good retention. Light lacing and moderate legs. Flavor has a light sweetness with a faint grain character. Light phenolic notes of pepper and grains of paradise with medium light overripe stone fruit, mostly peach with some pear and apple notes. Light grassy hop notes with light alcohol spice. Moderate honey character and the finish has bits of cardboard and wet paper. Medium light bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, an alright beer that has done well with the age. The phenolics and fruitiness are still present but the hops have turned weird and the oxidation is starting to take over.

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