Avery is my favorite brewer and Salvation (9% ABV and 25 IBU) is a Belgian Style Golden Ale that is part of the Holy Trinity of Ales that also includes Hog Heaven and The Reverend. All of these beers are very good and Avery does a great job with this series. Salvation pours clear and is golden orange with a small head. This is a sweet tasty ale and has a nice fruity and spicy taste notes. This is a really nice one for people who do not like hoppy beers and I think they would be really surprised by the taste of Salvation.
From the Avery website – “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 elixer is cellarable for 3 years.”