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Signal De Botrange - Elevation Beer Co.

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Signal De BotrangeSignal De Botrange

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BA SCORE
87
very good

58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elevation Beer Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Saison Aged in Chardonnay Barrels.

(Beer added by: ehammond1 on 10-17-2012)
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-19-2014 22:37:33 | More by kjkinsey
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4.04/5  rDev +3.3%

A- golden, clear, persistent ring of white bubbles

S- fruity pineapple with some movie theater popcorn, a bit like some Chardonnays.

T/M- buttery, dry, lightly tart, moderate carbonation, just a touch of hoppy bitterness in the mix.

O- a very different beer. Wine like in its dryness and diacetyl but still enjoyable as a saison.

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ehammond1


3.7/5  rDev -5.4%

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, quirkzoo!

A murky, hazy dark blonde or light orange with a moderately-sized off-white head. Decent retention and minimal lacing.

The chardonnay is more than present in the nose. If given this blind, I'd immediately say, "Chardonnay" or, more simply, "White wine." The grape and barrel influence is dominant, though when concentrating, there are other sweet elements at play as well: toffee and mild Belgian yeast presence.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, with white wine and barrel character leading the way, along with some graham cracker and toffee sweetness, and a very mild Belgian yeast character.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly creamy for the style. Nice.

An interesting and fairly drinkable white wine barrel-aged saison, though the sweetness hurts it somewhat. I'd prefer it to be more dry.

10-17-2012 15:02:27 | More by ehammond1
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11-06-2012 14:49:06 | More by hiphopj5
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10-23-2012 17:20:28 | More by blindpiggie
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LeeryLeprechaun

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Beer pours a wonderful amber color with haze and a nice white head that is readily swirled back into place.

Aroma is dominated by wine, probably from the barrel. Very pleasant with notes of pineapple and light tropical fruits. Earthy tones also accompany the fruit.

The taste fruity, vinous, some caramel, hops eathiness predominates the palate.

Smooth mouthfeel. Full bodied.

Very enjoyable beer. Wine really goes well with the funk of the yeast. Not sour but still a crisp finish. I would certainly recommend this beer to a friend.

11-17-2012 23:45:45 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
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Andonato

Texas

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%

Hazy gold color
Nose of pear, oak, barnyard funk, and a little golden raisin.
Taste is of biscuits, barnyard funk, lime zest, huge pear and tart green apple notes from the Chardonnay. With a crisp yet still creamy and off dry finish.
Mouthfeel is sharp and clean, yet smooth and medium bodied.
Overall a touch too sweet but the complexity is nice. Maybe a little less time in barrel would have done it for me. Nice overall though

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TMoney2591

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3.34/5  rDev -14.6%

Served in a wedding snifter.

Bottle #02848. Been hanging on to this bottle for a little while, just waiting to see what hides inside. It pours a clear sunset brass-amber topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises boozy white wine, light butter, oak, and a twinge of funky lemon rind. The taste is basically a blast of oaked chardonnay with some mild saison yeast veins coming through every so often. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, though not all that bad, it seems as though the barrel speaks much louder than the beer itself. It's almost as if a chardonnay was aged in saison barrels.

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Signal De Botrange from Elevation Beer Co.
87 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.