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RATINGS: 1054   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2004
Wow, this is an interesting beer! The nose was unusual to me, but still complex. I seriously get a vinager(ish) scent to it, like that in BBQ! But there is also light nuts and honey, maybe apricot too. And that was just the aroma! The taste sorta put me off at first. Luckly, the beer was recused by its palate. Hoppy with a decent amount of malt balance in the linger. The alcohol is very prominate.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (1364) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 24, 2016
Dorado limpio y espuma blanca. Aromas de fruta verde confitada, canela y pan. Cuerpo denso, sabor de fruta verde confitada, canela y final seco.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
staticGen (4) - - MAY 27, 2016 does not count
Poured into challace. Beer is absolute deep golden with a twinge of apricot hue. Sufficient head without excessive lingering. Aromas of sweet dough - yeasty, spice and banana - maybe some bubble gum. Rarely a sense of cow manure there too - but not offsetting. This beer has Belgian DNA and not shy about it. Plenty of taste in this beer with a balance of bitterness, sweetness and saltiness going on. Nice full mouthfeel - great interaction between carbonation and viscociy of the beer. Carbonation is slightly understated, allowing other complexities to shine through. The beer finishes with an amazing after taste of yummy yeast, spices and bannana. Mineralization and appropriate bitterness remain. Again, Avery has come up with a winner. As with other beers in this series they are rich in every category including ABV. This one is at 9%. Of all of the beers in the holy trinity of ales, this one impresses me the most, but then I am a big fan of Belgin beers. Itís obvious the folks at Avery have made it their passion to use the highest quality ingredients while applying the goal of perfection in beer alchemy to produce the most impressive beers in the genre. Yet amazingly, while staying true to a category, they produce a beer that is completely unique in its own right. Cheers Avery!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (5180) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 23, 2016
Sample at Waldo Hopfest 2016. Comes a mostly clear gold with a nice white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast, and malt. Taste is sweet fruit, yeast, malt, floral, and spice. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
fuzzcro (199) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2016
A solid Belgian. Avery brews some excellent ales and though this is not one of my favorite it is still a fine glass of ale...Itís light, fruity and spicy as claimed though no one flavor overpowers so it is a good blend. The high ABV is hidden well...smooth and pleasant flavor. No lingering bitter and a slight sweetness make it complimentary to the tongue.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosskyle (497) - - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle. Yeast alcohol citrus aroma. Medium light body. Clear golden color with a fluffy white head. Yeast alcohol banana spice flavor. Good balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (835) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Bottle from BevMo! in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is floral, fruity esters. Sweet, refreshing and big carbonation. A solid American take on the Belgian Strong style.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1652) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Tap. Pours a hazy golden with fizzy off white head. Taste and aroma of biscuit malts, some booze, and nice citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1790) - Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Appearance: clear honeyed gold with a creamy and short near-white head. Aroma: nice nose full of honey, belgian yeast, peaches in heavy syrup, maybe some mango and banana, definitely apricot and pineapple. Taste: as the aroma indicated; add in some biscuit dough and cracker. Finish: sweet, with lingering yeasty spice imparting a bit of peppery; alcohol is totally hidden, and the palate is almost syrupy. Notes: Fantastic take on the style. Bottle from Sarah for Beerthday 2015.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2569) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Draft at Moriartys. Hazy gold pour. Slim soft fizzy/foamy white head. Splashes of lace. Strong sweet Belgium yeast flavors. Syrupy body. Sugared dough. Buttered croissants. Honeycomb. Blonde caramel toffee. Herbal floral hops. Horehound. Thyme. Kumquat. Dandelion. Pineapple. Honeycomb. Sweet nose. Semi-dry finish. Admittedly as good for the style as any non-Belgium brewer has produced - though ultimately not to my particular taste.

3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatDane1632 (1165) - North Dakota, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 3 July 2012 -- This was a great Belgian, and let me frame that by saying Iím not a big fan of Belgians. This was well done, enough that I really really enjoyed it. Can I have some more please.


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