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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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Meatmallet (126) - Salem, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden orange with a medium sized head that had poor head retention. Smell: Very light on the nose and not very special. Biscuity malts belgian yeast, and fruits are present. Apple and oranges mostly with a light hint of spices. Taste: Everything this lacked in appearance and smell it makes up for here. Pine, grapefruit, oranges, yeast, and malts all make an appearance. There is a nice alcohol feel to it in the finish with a citrus bitterness. Mouthfeel/drinkability: A medium body with high carbonation and a dry finish.

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JohnnyJ (5562) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Bottle. Clear, moderately dark gold pour, white head. Sweet malt, banana, light apricot note, caramel, and some spice. Too sweet for me, I am not a big fan of strong belgian gold.

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pilsnerrogge (2948) - Finspång, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2011
Bottled:
Color is deep golden, head is thick and frothy. Aroma is spicey orange marmalade. Sweet, spicy, malty flavour with notes of herbs and licorice. Alcohol bitter finish.

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17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Bottle thanks to funkybrewster. thought i’d rated this before but i guess not... Pours as it should, very rich golden with a fine frothy white head. Aroma is very pleasant, honey and fresh dough, light noble hops, touch biscuit/crack like though. Flavor is not so appealing, sweet, boozy, doughy, stale crackers, estery. Bigger bodied, with fluffy mouthfeel, bit chewy, sticky, chalky. This one might be best totally fresh... and maybe a bit more hopped up! I don’t know...

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Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Yea I’m not getting champagne like elixir at all. Old label style so at least a year old. Belgian Yeasts with light malts on nose as expected. Very sweet body and boozy. Just alcohol and sugar on this one, kinda like bum wine just not that bad. Oh well can’t win em all Avery.

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ekstedt (6780) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle (bomber) from Systembolaget.Clear deep golden, small white head. Apricot and almond paste aroma, some earthy and spicy notes as well. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.

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rodenbach99 (4572) - 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

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Meilby (11495) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2011
Bottle 660ml @ RBNAG-11
Pours clear golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, yeast, pepper, berries, and some fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

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Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2011
(Bottle) Pours clear golden with and off-white head. The aroma holds nutmeg, white pepper, cardamom, bread spices, honey, dry syrup, crackers and (tropical) fruits like apricots, juicy oranges, ripe apples and pears. Light touch of fancy marzipan, minerals, coconut flakes, other yellow fruits, candi sugar, mint and woodsy alcohol. The nose is a bit too sterile for my liking. The flavour is near medium sweet, light to medium bitter and light acidic. Spicy, fruity, malty, honey-ish, light alcohol-driven and mild sugary. The mouthfeel is round, robust and tiny sticky with a light to medium carbonation. Tart and woody alcohol finish. Medium bodied.

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italarican (1550) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2012
On tap at Sunswick. Pours golden with moderate white head. Aroma is mild of bubble gum phenols, yeast, and peach. Flavor is a bit phenolic, bubble gum covering the fruity esters. Minimal spice presence. A bit flat overall.


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