pottygok (548) - 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. 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. coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Beautiful golden/amber liquid. Nice creamy finger and a half of head with great retention. Decent lacing.
Big yeasty bread smell. Candy sugars and maltiness. Peaches and pears, maybe a hint of nectarines. Spicey notes of coriander and nutmeg.
Yeast, malt and candy sugars. Citrus flavors, light and sweet. Pecan nuttiness. Slight peppery spice. Light floral hop quality.
Very nice body. Creamy and smooth, yet not overly heavy.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Big and robust. The aroma has hops and dried fruit. The appearance is light but very golden. The 9% ABV doesn’t really overpower the taste, which is always great. dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2011
(22oz bottle). Pours clear dark golden-almost orange color with white head. Nice carbonation. Aroma has lots of ripe pit fruit and maybe a little citrusy guava. The fruit really dominates the nose, but its very pleasant. Taste is sweet malt backbone that is nicely balanced by some hop bitterness. The ripe fruits peek out from the bitterness to balance this out. Thin to medium bodied with a somewhat sticky texture, but not as much as many other Avery beers. Finish is slightly bitter, but pleasant. This might be my favorite Avery beer in their regular line-up. Figures, they are leaving AZ now. Oh well, I can wait a year or so til they come back.
grikmok (132) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Poured into a tulip. Aromas of citrus and herbs. Initial taste of dough and bread. Ended with a banana taste. The palate is rich and strong. Very good beer. Pernryd (4) - - AUG 18, 2011 does not count
Wow! This one is great. Caramel, golden, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Absolutely superb. Belgian yeast is perfectly plentiful. Love the fruity and spicy notes, and perhaps most of all the thick mouthfeel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Smells lightly fruity with a hint of bread yeastiness. Taste is fruity, hints of spices, soft breadiness. Medium to full bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Avery Salvation finishes with a soft light fruit kick. commonshawn (1239) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Big bottle from elevated with commonmac. Dark gold with small white head. Very effervescent appearance. Fruity Belgian smell and spicy. Crisp alcohol and tart apple . Sweet and slightly yeasty. Some sweet spice too. Nice beer.