spacemonster (66) - 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.
LLee (21) - Brandon, Mississippi, USA - SEP 5, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle to glass: Aroma is that of bubble gum and of wheat malts; Appearance is a deep golden yellow; Flavor is a sweet alcohol with a spicy after taste; Palate is clean, crisp and smooth...
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Salvation Belgian-Style Golden Ale
2003--22 oz. Bottle. 9.00% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Golden. Slightly hazy rich bright golden orange color. Light lacy head. Spicy floral Belgian front with hop coriander note. Sweet malty mild Belgian banana caramel yeast body. Clean rich spicy mild hop hot end. Sampled 6/22/2003.
2006 22 oz. Bottle. 9.00% ABV--25 IBU’s. (4.5 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Trippel. 2 @ $6.49. Mild lace head. Hazy orange gold color. No sediment. Delicate floral Belgian wheat candy hop front. Cloying smooth deceptively rich creamy malty mild sweet ester body. Mellow hop spice creamy end. Sampled 1/27/2008.
2007 22 oz. Bottle. 9.00% ABV--25 IBU’s. (4.75 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Trippel. 4 @ $5.69 Each. Mild lace head. No sediment. Cloudy rich amber orange color. Enticing floral Belgian ester hop front. Smooth mild sweet Belgian candy caramel mild creamy refreshing rich mild fruit malty body. Clean mild Belgian spice hop mild EtOH balanced NW end. Sampled 2/23/2008.
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy brass with thin white rocky head. As I drank a nice lace followed the liquid down the glass. Some fruity esters led the aroma parade with some peach/apricot/nectarine/plum complex, with yeast, alcohol, grass, earth and peat. Tastes included a nice maltiness and an earthy, sweet fruity, spicy notes with notes of nutmeg and mace. The Styrian Golding hops lent a nice herbal character with low acidity. The flavor was quite complex and would take several tastings to completely unravel. Unfortunately, over a pint of 9% ABV tends to cloud the judgement but, on the other hand, a simple pronouncement of "damn good" suffices. Who cares why it’s good? I digress. Mouthfeel is creamy/silky. Good American stab at a Belgian mainstay.
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Golden color with a big billowy white head that lasts. Aroma is fruity, cherries, peaches with some funky belgian yeast notes, almost a cough syrupy aroma. Quite flavorful and very easy drinking and quenching for the ABV. Again, fruit with a belgian character, some spicy notes, candi sugar; semi dry with a crisp bite. Full to med body. Very flavorful, very good.
ads135 (2539) - 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.
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.
DocLock (7445) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at the Drafting Room, Spring House, PA. Deep gold pour with medium white head and great lace. Aroma of malt, hopcit, fruit (apricot and peach), perfume. Tastes malty, fruity, rich, with hopcit, some candi sugar. Very complex and nicely balanced. Very solid, rich, smooth finish with some Belgian ale.tripel qualities. This one is just delicious. I haven’t had the bottled version, but the draft kicks major ass.
drjay44 (2449) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another tasting at the Salida brewers gathering. All beers are out of small kegs. Hold the glass up to the light, hang out in the park with your friends, and enjoy brews as they should be taken. This is a lovely creation, light, with high alcohol nicely hidden. It had a big head. Was the last reviewer unfortunate enough to have had it from a bottle?? Even my wife said it tasted GOOD!!
rajendra82 (932) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Salvation came tonight in the form of a 22 oz. brown bomber, with gold foil around the neck, and a label evocative of medieval Christian art. The beer poured out into a tulip glass, looked gorgeous golden yellow, with active carbonation. Compared to most other beers in this style, the head was rather small at half inch thick, and there was not much lacing left along the sides of the glass.
The smell was dead on, with sweet malt, spices, and the unique earthiness typical of Belgian yeast strains. The taste was big on malt, with pear, green apple, and apricot like fruitiness, and was closer to a Tripel than a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. There was also a noticeable level of hop flavor coming through. Not an overpowering hop flavor, but a little touch of citrus and hay complimenting the sweetness quite nicely.
Thick and sticky mouthfeel accentuated the feeling of consuming a big special beer. The alcohol was well hidden, and there was almost no burn. The aftertaste was peppery, citric, and sweet. A big beer that does not feel harsh and aggressive, but instead is like a gentle giant carrying you along on his back.