JPDIPSO (4956) - 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.
BarleyandVine (31) - Stockbridge, Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is rich with fruity esters, hops and toasty malt. The flavor has an intriguing spiciness I really like! The flavor favors the hops a bit more than the maltiness. A great brew while reading "Tasting Beer" by Randy Mosher...chapter 7.
stevoj (2191) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice yeasty floral aroma, rich golden color with small soapy head. Taste come sin with malt, yeast, and a touch of vinegar acidity. Some wine like aroma and taste to this.
Darkmagus82 (1414) - - SEP 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-4-13-
Poured from bottle into a chalice glass
Appearance – Pours a golden orange color with a one finger cloudy white head. The head fades relatively fast to leave some islands of foam and some spotty lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of lighter fruit aromas or citrus, pear and apple with other more standard Belgian aromas of yeast and some spice. The clove and coriander aromas are the heaviest of the spice aromas with them combining with a light alcohol smell to produce a sweet and warming aroma.
Taste – The taste was much breadier then would have been anticipated. It starts out with a bready and malty flavor with a bit of doughiness and fruitiness of citrus. The fruit flavors grow slightly stronger more toward the middle with a light apricot and peach joining the citrus. Around this time so too comes a yeasty flavor, some candied sugar sweetness and hints of spice. The spices of coriander, pepper, and clove grow stronger to the end and are all the while joined by a lighter alcohol booziness which in the end combined with the rest to leave a somewhat drier and malty Belgian flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side with a decent amount of tiny carbonation bubbles that tingle the tongue. Both the thinner body and prickly carbonation are quite nice for the fruity flavors of the brew and make for a somewhat refreshing brew and when mixed with the alcohol flavor creates a nice sipping brew.
Overall – A pretty decent Belgian golden strong with a good deal of breadiness, not too much sweetness and a fairly nice creamy feel. One that is certainly worth a try.
JEprado1 (9) - - AUG 7, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cabeza blanca con retención media, buen encaje de Bruselas, color dorado, aroma, dulce de naranja, Coriandro, esteres frutales, en boca buen cuerpo y calor producto de sus 9 grados, en general esperaba algo mejor es buena pero no espectacular....
nakedwhendrunk (2182) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a chalice.
The appearance was a nice golden to bronze color with tinges of yellow gracing the sides of the glass. There’s a one finger white foamy head that died within about a minute and left some light lacing here and there.
The smell had some light apricots, peaches and apples in front of some light Belgian spices such as some clove and coriander. Delicately hopped with what comes across to be some light pine to resinous features, the aroma smells absolutely wonderful.
The taste was sweet and spicy with a wonderful fruity flavoring running all over my taste buds.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with what wants to be sessionable but shows more of a sipper aspect to it.
Overall, this was a good offering by Avery well worthy of having again and could go fairly well with food.
SPDickerman (958) - Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Smells lightly fruity with a hint of bread yeastiness. Taste is fruity, hints of spices, soft breadiness. Medium to full bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Avery Salvation finishes with a soft light fruit kick.
Tide (1793) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Avery. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, peach, spices, grass and coriander. Bitter finish with hops, citrus and grass. Excellent belgian strong.
UncleKorm (823) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle poured a clear deep golden hue w/ minimal head. Big sweet fruity aromas. Initial flavor moderate sweet w/ moderate bitter finish. Tastes are apricot, peach, white grape, apple, nutmeg and vanilla. Full bodied w/ heavy warmth in the finish.
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sinfull (842) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden/orange color, big off-white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, spices , honey and fruits. Dry sweet taste with spicy and honey notes , balanced by pleasant hoppy bitterness. Great beer.
arnold931 (553) - Iowa, USA - JUN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden with nice white head. Nice belgian spice in the nose. Taste is sweet with a little funk?