RATINGS: 1059   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Bottle: Amber color with some nice ruby highlights. Has a small white head that quickly fades to a ring. Aroma: honey, lemon, hops, lemon, nutmeg, apricot, peach, red clover, sweet malts. Taste: Light citrus & spices to begin with, sugary, clover, grapefruit, candy, yeast, and a bit of grass and orange. Medium bodied. Tasty, though does die out in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Golden orange w/ yellow highlights, slight head and no lacing. Honey and flowers w/ citrusy notes like pineapple and grapefruit on the nose. Soury fermented fruit and grapefruit tartness on the mouth. Tart and aggressive w/ loads of effervescence and a sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Orange. Very nice aroma of ripe, dripping apricots, citrus fruits, sweet malt and sugars. Sugary as hell in the flavor yet not cloying. Big, bursting fruity flavor with notes of tangerine, apricot, grapefruit and orange. Medium bodied but silky and smooth. A delightful beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odeed (1803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 1, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2004 golden brown color with some head that fanished after 2 minutes of sitting.aroma contains prunes and a bit if grapefruit.the taste has a blend of candy,yeast,hops,and molasses.very nice stong beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Pretty good. This was my first tasting of a Belgian Style beer. It went down easily and gave me a nice buzz. The taste was good, but a bit too sweet for me. It had a champagne like quality which I dont really want in a beer. Good quality beer though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2004
This one has several different flavors pounding on your tongue: sweet, bitter, fruity, and spicy. All combine in the finish to give you a warm feeling and enough CO2 to give you a good ol belch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Somewhat hazy amber-orange brew with a touch of biege foam.Nose is splendid,with notes of hops,bananas and some other fruit :citrus.This is a wonderful brew to enjoy with your nose.Nice ,not sweet as I thought this might be,the hops and fruits work off each other nicely.Good body and lingering taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (10478) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2004
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 havent had the bottled version, but the draft kicks major ass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2004
More garlic dinner smells. Rating below mentions soy, i agree. First sip took me off guard as i didnt know it was 9%. Several herb flavors and bitterness in the body, but more subdued than the Reverend. Some wine like flavors and characteristics come through: vinous, alcohol burn. Light fruit flavors in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3196) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2004
Kind of a strange beer; I didnt really pick up many Belgian characteristics, but there are a medley of aromas and flavors. Had some of the same aroma characteristics as the Kaiser which I tried the other day- namely, honey and soy, and there were also almond and golden raisin notes in this beer. Flavor was toasty, bready, and very yeasty (earthy) with golden raisins, alcohol, and caramel mingling with spices. Indeed a big "light" beer. However, the parts didnt quite mesh into a "whole." My gestalt rules the day.

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