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Signal De Botrange - Elevation Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 5
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elevation Beer Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Saison Aged in Chardonnay Barrels.

(Beer added by: ehammond1 on 10-17-2012)
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3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to wethorseblanket for sharing this one at drewone's tasting.

Bottle # 00211. Bottled Summer 2012.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, fruit/grapes, and wood. Taste is much the same with a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but it smells better than it tastes in my opinion.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.34/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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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3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

my second brew from elevation. pours a darker than expected cloudy strawbeery blond color, more brown in there than red i guess, but its close. its got a couple inches of bubbly white head on top, and smells intensely of white wine. its grapey and a little sweet, with some more interesting sugars behind it. molasses is present, and with the belgian yeast make a pretty unique aromatic profile. the flavor is a little less heavy on the wine than the nose, but the woody element comes in for the acidic element in the smell. the sweetness is there too, but not too sugary. maybe honey more than molasses now. the yeast provides some mild spice and some very bright carbonation. this is a drinkable beer at 7.5% abv, and a fun take on a saison. i liked this quite a bit.

edit: just had this on tap for the first time and its way different. less wine heavy but way way way more oaky. in fact oak seemed to be the dominant flavor, even over the yeast. i loved it, so take advantage if you see it. i had mine at kaos pizza on pearl street in Denver. go get it.

edit: way stronger booze this year (2014). almost 10% abv, and its unflattering a little bit. still awesome with tons of barrel character, but less subtle and refined. not sure how i feel about it yet...

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Quite lovely foamy appearance in the Tripel Karmeliet tulip. Dark amber color with lots of lacing. Tangy and spritzy mouthfeel. A fruity champagne.

Aromatic yeasty and fruity nose. Pear skins and apple flavors. The dry finish give it the classic Belgian sensation-- fruit, grain, a sharp touch. Thoroughly drinkable and the sudsiness is quite pleasant. A little barrel booziness, some grapey tang, and a faintly sourish finish.

From the 750 ml bottle purchased at Grapevine Wine & Liquors in Denver. This one is a year old and has held up better than a lot of beers.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.41/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle opened on 1.11.13

A - Pours a very dark opaque orange with a large fluffy cream-colored head that fades slowly.

S - Buttery oak, floral, spices.

T - Wood, funk, buttery, floral, sweet slight citrus, yum.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Very nice farmhouse, the spices and floral notes merge nicely with a buttery oak.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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Signal De Botrange from Elevation Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.