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RATINGS: 1060   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2004
Orange cloudy with a nice head and lacing. Malty nose with some fruity hops and a faint apricot aroma. Start is smooth and malty with a good fruity hop bite. Finish is hoppy and acidic. Very drinkable for 9%. A dangerously good strong ale.

3.4
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2004
Golden hay beneath a thin, but persistent white head. Sweet, fruity aroma of tart apples, oranges, yeasty bread, honey, whole grains, light hops and a touch of alcohol. The body is moderately full and fairly sticky. Nice flavors when drinking. Good fruit and nice honey/sugar sweetness. The finish is quite bitter and more than I would have expected. A flavorful Belgian with good fruits, but a,F€‘

4.1
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2004
Pours a deep golden amber with lots of egg white head foaming on the rim. The aroma is very sweet and floral. The flavor is rich and sweet with lots of honey and candi sugars. Little bits of bubblegum flavor and clove arive as it warms up. Very spicy and very complex, this is a very strong and full bodied Belgian, that is very enjoyable.

3.9
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2004
#500!! Pours a rich amber color, slightly bronzed. Thin head and little lacing. Aromas of wheat, malt, some honey and citrus hops. Probably sweet orange peels. Nice floral characters as well. Complex flavors. Hops and coriander or clove come out right at the beginning. This leads into a mellow and smooth maltiness that lasts until some bittering hops finish it all off. Fruits are abundant, more orange, some sweet and some bitter. Hints of banana and bubblegum tease as well. Full body, tangy and spice filled palate, and a nice complex finish of fruits, spice and hops. Definately a delectable Belgian. Not the best, but I think it was damn good.

3.8
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2004
Rich golden orange body with a fading white head. Essence of flowers, fruit, honey. Complex blend of fruit and spice in the taste. Good stuff.

2.7
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Cloudy golden color with a medium size head...or more accurately, medium size head for a Belgian Strong. Has a somewhat pineish flavor. Not as complex as I'd hoped. Doesn't excite me.

4.1
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Medium to dark gold, OK head. Aroma of pineapple hops, I think this Belgian style beer will have some American traits. Sweetish malts meld into the fruity hops, definite pineapple again, along with some peach flavors. Some interesting bitterness on the finish. Good, unusual beer.

4.1
hotstuff (5160) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2003
A very good and recommended Belgian Strong Ale. A medium sized off-white head that was creamy and smooth with fine-small sized bubbles that mostly diminished. The body was slightly hazy and softly carbonated with an orange-golden hue. The nose was malty, fruity, banana, spicy, cinnamon and some clove notes. The flavor was malty, spicy and fruity with a smooth and slightly thin mouthfeel. This was a medium bodied beer with good lacing.

3.7
thedm (6186) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2003
This brew poured a large sized head of fine to medium sized white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a softly carbonated light brown colored body and a good lace. The aroma was mild with fruity malty doughy and floral notes. The mouthfeel was initially biting and yet it smoothened in the finsh. It had a fruity bannana apricot doughy malty flavor. A very nice brew that gave us a nice buzz.

3.6
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Pours golden amber with medium-sized white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of fruity, citrusy hops. Flavor is same but also with considerable sweet sugary malt on the finish. With the added sugar, this one is too sweet for my taste. Borders on a medicine-like flavor on the finish with a syrupy mouth feel. Alcohol is evident.


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