Russian River Brewing Company Salvation (365 Day 201)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer, Beer on Monday, June 20th, 2011

Russian River Salvation

Father’s Day! Probably my favorite day of the year to celebrate myself as I get treated like a king around the house. How else should a king act then to appreciate the fine confines held with a bottle of American craft beer.

It didn’t take a long look at the cellar to make it apparent that something from Russian River Brewing Company would have to grace my glass. I had never had Salvation before. With it staring me right in the eyes, how could I resist?

Salvation, a Belgian Dark Strong Ale, was full of candy sugar, yeast, spice, dark fruits, and the burn from alcohol. Usually Russian River beers are very well kept in hiding alcohol levels but I thought Salvation did not, taking away from the delightfulness I was planning on having with this beer. I also believe this style isn’t my cup of perfection. I would have it again but there are many other beers from Russian River I would have before this one. Enjoy!

Aroma: 8, Taste: 8, Look: 9, Drinkability: 7, Overall: 7.8

Useless Fact: During World War I the punishment for homosexuality in the French army was execution. If the offender was an officer he was allowed a final charge against the enemy on the understanding that he would get himself shot.

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