463. Salvation

463. Salvation

I purchased this at Downtown Wine & Spirits tonight and served it at around 45ºF in one of my Duvel Tulips.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Avery Breweing Company
Alcohol: 9.00%
Serving: Bottle, 22 oz.
Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance (3.0): Pours a cloudy, peach-golden color, with a thin white head that fades to a patchy layer before disappearing completely.

Smell (3.5): The aroma is very fruity, with notes of banana and sour apple. There are also hints of yeast, grain and a light alcoholic spice.

Taste (3.5): Peppery upfront with a phenolic clove presence. The center is sweet and malty with banana and sour apple notes. The finish is clean with a light graininess and a light hop bitterness. There are a lot of flavors, but overall they never mesh well.

Mouthfeel (3.5): Medium-bodied, high carbonation, with a mildly dry finish.

Drinkability (3.5): Easy to drink, but high in alcohol and a little lacking in flavor.

Overall (3.4): I think this is a pretty average Belgian Strong Pale. It did improve as it warmed though.

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