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RATINGS: 1019   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rajendra82 (953) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2005
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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MiP (13608) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2007
Bottle at KØ07. Weak, but good, sweetish hop aroma. Clear golden colour, small white head. Very malty flavour, in perfect balance with pepper and alcohol notes. Caramelly flavour also going well with the alcohol. This is really good.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grippen (4) - - JAN 12, 2014 does not count
Malty aroma. Minimal head. Slightly fruity taste. Good example of the Belgian style!!!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2004
Yellowish orange in color with a light head. Fruity aroma mix of dried fruit. Excellent. Very thick. full bodied. Warming beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
garrison (775) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2005
From a bottle - Ah, yes... another fine brew I drank at this year’s "Ohio River Way Paddlefest". It poured a luscious, golden color with a spicey, gardeny bouquet and a finely laced white head. It’s taste was suberb, an outstanding example of a Flemish golden beer!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghawener (1458) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - SEP 1, 2007
Thanks to Ramenen. Bottle: Loaded, spicey and herbal. Potent well crafted brew.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AJofDenver (71) - Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Once poured from the glass there is deep golden color throughout the glass. The scent at first has a sweet intense flavor that finishs with a hint of corriander. A great tasting Beligan like beer! Has a deep flavor that coats and shocks the taste buds!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adnielsen (9123) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Tap @ brewery. Light yellow orange and clear appearance with a orange cream colored head. Citrusy and yeasty light Belgian aroma. Sweet and light Belgian ale flavor with some orange citrus. Some and somewhat fruity finish. Very smooth.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pottygok (472) - Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Aroma: Lots of fruit in the aroma--peach, nectarine maybe--and hints of spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove maybe. Smells like a winter seasonal with late summer fruit--very yummy! Appearance: Cloudy orange-gold with a thick white head that dissipates too quickly. Taste: Immediate medium fruity sweetness balanced by a hint of complimentary sourness, almost like drinking a glass of orange juice. Really yummy and well balanced taste. Palate: Medium body, creamy, slick texture--almost oily, soft carbonation, loooong finish. Overall: A bit TOO fruity for my taste, but the balance and craft is solid. This is a really well developed beer which would pair well with something fancy like Peking Duck or Duck a l’Orange. It’s got enough flavor and body to handle sweet, greasy food, but a light and fruity flavour that I don’t think would work with heavier meats.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nickypoobrown (5) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2012 does not count
It pours a beautiful dark golden hue, with a thick head that lingers a little before disappearing. The aroma is a little bready, but mostly the dark fruit, raisiny notes that are great in a Belgian. The flavor is similar to the aroma, low hops, and a nice light sweetness on the finish. The medium-light body make it easy to drink for a big beer.


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