Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Avery's Salvation Belgian style Ale is pretty good. It has a very cloudy grapefruit juice color with a creamy head that clings to the glass. The aroma is big and sweet and fruity. Lots of bananas and spice, and some buttery malt. The flavor changed as I got used to it and as it warmed. It started out sweet and rich, but the heat from the 9% ABV came on strong by half way through the glass. It never got old, though. It never really brought that extra something that makes the better Belgians special. Not as much of a big, bready, yeasty quality as I'd have liked. And no secondary spices and uncommon flavors sneaking in over the course of the bottle. Still, I enjoyed it.