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Signal De Botrange | Elevation Beer Co.

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88
very good
20 Reviews
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BEER STATS
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Ratings:
104
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
11.72%
 
 
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Signal De BotrangeSignal De Botrange
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Elevation Beer Co.
Colorado, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Saison Aged in Chardonnay Barrels.

Added by ehammond1 on 10-17-2012

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Reviews by mevett89:
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4.77/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours an orange gold, with a nice fluffy but dense white head. No lacing.

Smell: of sweet malt. The wheat is readily present with a nice fruity hop aroma as well, some spice present.

Taste: nice, delicious melding of flavors! The barley and wheat malts blend together in the fore, with the hops in the background for good balance. The chardonnay barrels add a delicious light fruitiness. There are also nice vanilla notes, as well as some oak and spice.

Mouth Feel: medium to light bodied, with just a tingle of carbonation on the tongue.

Overall: an excellent ale! I have a general weakness for ales brewed with wheat, and the aging of the beer in chardonnay barrels makes it simply delectable!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of braugon
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Tiernan
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Ryno3031
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Guden
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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Photo of mylesj
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Prospero
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of ehammond1
3.72/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of MTBDesertGnome
4.9/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Exceptional! Perfect for the holiday season!

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of bkeller04
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BKotch
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of AllenChaney
4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of Elicoleman
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of ananh
4.6/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of stortore
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a hazy straw color, three finger head with an average pour, lots of foamy cling. Smell brings lots of Belgian yeast and white wine, light malt, some black pepper, little bit of funk. Taste follows the nose with the yeast, a little less wine but it's still substantial. Also malt, a little oak, lemon, a tartness overall. Very dry and refreshing, solid body, well carbonated.

Really liked this one. Lots of wine in the aroma and taste, but not overbearing. Strong saison base. Well worth a purchase.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of chrismattlin
4.42/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Signal De Botrange from Elevation Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.