Salvation is a Belgian Strong Pale Ale from Colorado’s Avery Brewing Company. Colorado’s getting a lot of attention for their legalized marijuana right now, so people forget that it’s also a mecca for microbreweries. Some truly amazing craft beers come from the Centennial State (I thought Colorado had a cooler nickname than that). Anyway, I saw a bottle of Salvation at the liquor store and I had to try it. It pours a golden amber color with a thick white head that dissolves into a thin layer. It has a sweet, fruity aroma with apricot, peach, banana, cloves, nutmeg, citrus, malt, and spice. The various spice and fruit flavors carry over into the flavor of the beer. It’s kind of spicy with a bready malt backbone. You can taste hints of apricot, peach, banana, nutmeg, pepper, clove, and hops. It has an ABV of 9%, but it’s smooth, rich, and very drinkable. I would suggest it as an after dinner beer. Maybe it’s the alcohol talking, but it seems to get better with each sip. And that girl seems to be getting hotter too. Hmmmm. Maybe it is the alcohol talking, but I would get this beer again.
Critically Rated at 14/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young