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RATINGS: 1050   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3644) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2011
Bouteille de 660ml. Bière dorée très claire, peu de mousse, un simple anneau sur le pourtour du calice. Le nez semble sucré avec une touche d’amande (classique des ale belges-américaines). La bouche est très sucrée, une touche piquante épicée est bien agréable. Une touche de miel est perceptible en bouche. Le corps malgré le sucre est passablement mince. Correct. 6-7/10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 20, 2004
I liked this better than Reverand. Not overly sweet, with some spices and fruit notes, tasted some hop bitterness in there too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2005 Clear copper color with smallish sized white head. Very mild for a Belgian Strong where upon the taste is more malty than yeasty. A lot of funky flavors going on here and most are hidden behind the big alcohol flavor. Tastes more like a barleywine than a Belgian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2004
I was somewhat excited to try this beer, but disappointed with the taste. It smelled pretty good and the appearance was nice, but the taste was just too alcoholic. I would say if that was toned down a bit, this would be an above average beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2004
Brewtopia’04. Another mild smelling Avery beer, some peachy fruitiness, a bit nutty. Uninspired flavor, grapeskin, slight spice(savory), not enough alcohol presence IMO. Sort of briney. Kind of flowery/hoppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2004
Golden and sweet with a citrus, floral, and peachy flavor. Not much else to say.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tejas (937) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2005
Beautiful orange color but zero head is a big disappointment. Taste is somewhat sour & soapy. A tad bitter too as it warms up. Quite strong. Decent but there’s better out there. Most likely I’ll never drink this again. Just found it sort of boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
frankenkitty (1982) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2005
There’s a joke in here about finding salvation in a bottle, but I’ll leave that to the professionals.

An amber/orange colored brew under an average and fading, off-white head. Good Belgian character in the aromas, which ran the gamut of caramel maltiness, grapefruit hopiness and light, doughy yeastiness... along with honey and alcohol. Flavor was a bit wanting, however, starting with heavy sugars proceding to some middle malts and ending with some strong alcohol that quickly canceled out all the flavor. After a promising start, it ended rather "blah".

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2005
Bottle @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm
Had just a smallish glass of this but to me this is a generic belgo tripple with a wheatbock character. Hoegaarden Grand Cru on steroids. More hops than the average tripple but close to no aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EValP (30) - Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2006
Very fluffy head on this orange colored beer. Another Avery beer that fills the room with the aroma, however, this one is a bit easy to take. Can distinctly taste the fruit and yeast but I also caught a hint of what I think is liquorish root. Lots of other flavors I can pick out after a while; apricot, honey, clove to name a few. Quite complex really and unlike others, I can taste the alcohol in this one. Not bad, would drink again but like The Reverend, has sugar in it.

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