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Review of Avery Salvation

08 Jun

Hello everyone.  It’s time for another craft beer review and I want to thank you for stopping by for a few moments to join me.  Today, I’m going to be trying the Avery Salvation produced by the Avery Brewing Company located in Boulder, Colorado.

Let’s go ahead and jump over to the website, averybrewing.com, and see what kind of information we can find about this beer.

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. Luscious apricot and peach aromas are delicately interwoven with spicy suggestions of nutmeg and cinnamon in this heavenly soft, champagne-like elixir.

Nice.  Let’s drink.

ImageThis brew came in a 22 oz. bottle and it possessed an ABV of 9.0%.

It poured a hazy, golden/orange color.  The crown was barely off white, kind of small, fizzy and soapy.  Both the retention time and the lacing were slight.  Hmm.  I was a little disappointed with the overall appearance of this brew to be honest.

The nose released tones of some sugary orange juice along with some spicy clove.  Some Belgian yeast was found as well as some fruity pear and peach.  The nose wasn’t extremely robust, however it was balanced well and proper for the style.

The taste brought forth more of the pear, peach and light orange juice flavoring.  Very light yeastiness and some sweet malt.  The spice seemed quite muted too.  What spice that was found was of the clove and white pepper variety instead of the cinnamon and nutmeg that the description suggested.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied.  A bit watery, but smooth and crisp.  A very minor amount of warmth was felt and some good carbonation was to be had.  An ok amount of goodness was left behind after the swallow also.

Overall, I thought this was a decent beer.  It wasn’t anything spectacular, yet it was nothing bad or off putting either.  I guess I just figured that it would be a little bit more forceful in both the nose and the taste.  It did seem to follow the style fairly well though.  Either way, the drinkability was still rather good and it would be worth a try if you have yet to do so.  Have you guys every tried this beer?  What did you think of it?

Thanks for reading and commenting everyone.  I really appreciate it.

Until next time.  Cheers.

Score:  3.65 out of 5

Grade:  B

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Posted by on June 8, 2013 in Avery, Country: USA

 

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