shigadeyo (2400) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My friend Rob and I got together on 1/30/2007 for a "Salvation" tasting that included Avery Salvation, Russian River Salvation, and Avery (/Russian River) Collaboration Not Litigation. We really wanted to try all three of these beers together so that we could compare. Needless to say, this was a really nice tasting that really helped redeem us from the sins of drinking bad beer during the less fortunate times in the past. Avery Salavation was the first beer tasted...
Avery Salvation pours a vibrant, clear, coppery golden orange color with a large creamy beige/ivory head. The aroma and flavor have a large candy sweetness with some citrus-like and peach/apricot? fruitiness. There is also a distinct, yet hard to describe tanginess/spiciness/bitterness in this beer that acts as its signature quality. The body of this beer is medium-light and is highly carbonated, yet has a soft and non-fizzy feeling on the palate. Overall this is a respectable American Belgian Strong Ale widely available and a reasonable price. However, I kind of wish that Avery wouldn’t uber-filter their beers to that they can condition in the bottle a little bit and develop some additional complexities...
22 oz bottle shared by Rob. Thanks Rob. I really appreciate it!
terrwils (3) - Union, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Excellent aroma. Oranges, yet the alcohol smell is strong and quite nice. The look is ok. Standard filtered weisse. Taste is unique for a Weisse.
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tdmuel (84) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a clear golden/straw color with a small off white head. Lots of alcohol on the nose, nice estery belgian yeast smell, spicy, bananas, and a touch of citrus. Taste is quite malty and fairly light for the style and what the nose led me to believe. Slightly peppery and spicy, nice belgian yeast esters, and hints of banana and grape. Might be a bad bottle, but this is nothing like I remember it.
zoucrew102 (149) - - MAY 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewers republic. Aroma is fruity peach/apricot with nutmeg spiciness. Pours cloudy golden color with very light head. Taste is fruity with peach and apricot at first with spicy flavors. Finishes smooth with a slightly hoppy bite.
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Darwenus (386) - Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very cloudy grapefruit juice color with a creamy head that clings to the glass. The aroma is big and sweet and fruity. Lots of bananas and spice, and some buttery malt. The flavor changed as I got used to it and as it warmed. It started out sweet and rich, but the heat from the 9% ABV came on strong by half way through the glass. It never got old, though. I enjoyed it.
OKplus (379) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A- Pours a golden amber with red hues. 2 finger bone white head slowly sink into a thin collar. Speckled lacing.
S - Lemon citrus hops, bubblegum yeast, spices, wheat. Grassy hops.
T - Lemony tartness, spicy Belgian yeast, green pears, grassy wheat all on top of a solid candied pale malt. Moderate hops wraps around, takes hold, and compliments the flavors well.
M - Full bodied, creamy, moderate carbonation.
The citrus tartness cuts out the sweetness. Good creamy characters. Alcohol is hidden well. A solid drinker.
Serving type: on-tap
Fritz123 (239) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle from Total WIne in Boca Raton. Snifter. Pours an extreme cloudy, orange brown with thin white head. Aoma of sweet fruits such as apricots, orange, pears. Also picking up bread and cereals. The taste was powered by the sweet fruits, malts, and somewhat balanced by the hops. My problem is it comes across too fruity and sweet. Mouth is smooth with yeast aftertaste. Mediocre at best.
maxwelldeux (2226) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small white head. Nose is VERY Belgian from the yeast. Taste is sweet and oddly cloudy with some slightly spice elements to it. Meh.
DrSilverworm (2733) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, shared with b3shine. Totally hazy bright golden orange color. Lots of particles visible in the body. Thin white head, good lace. Medium to bigger body. Light, smooth carbonation, more dry in the finish. Bright fruity flavors, some peach, apricot. Light spice, nutmeg. Spicy sweet taste, light to moderate bitterness. Alcohol well hidden. nice Belgian Strong.
b3shine (2252) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber to snifter (thanks DrSilverworm). Looks good; a hazy orange with white lacing. Smells and tastes yeasty and a little doughy with notes of orange and spices. Good on the palate; it goes down easily for being 9%. Not bad.
AndyW68 (394) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good, not great. Hazy orange with white head. Aroma is floral with peaches and apricot. The taste adds clove and some bitterness. Mouthfeel is a little weak. Overall, I like it.