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Signal De Botrange - Elevation Beer Co.

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very good

61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | 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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Photo of Andonato
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Andonato, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

KevinGordon, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Texasfan549, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of BKotch
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

BKotch, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of afsdan
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

afsdan, May 22, 2014
Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

EyePeeAyBryan, May 21, 2014
Photo of Lare453
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Lare453, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of appetiteforparis
4/5  rDev +2.3%

appetiteforparis, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.83/5  rDev -2%
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.

mactrail, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of PEIhop
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

PEIhop, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.34/5  rDev -14.6%
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.

TMoney2591, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of Florida9
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light whiskey brown in color. Forms a smallish off white head. Reduces down to a spotty surface coating. Light lacing. Pleasant aroma. Light sweetness. Grapes, floral, madly vinous. Moderate oakiness. Taste is similar, though the vinous quality is more apparent. Light pale malts, white wine, light grapiness. Oak. Neither dry nor sweet. Moderate drying astringency on the back end. Overall, decent, but not sure this beer was big enough to take the barrel aging.

Florida9, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of gueuzedreg
4/5  rDev +2.3%

gueuzedreg, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of DaveHack
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

DaveHack, May 21, 2013
Photo of Cyclone8
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Cyclone8, May 09, 2013
Photo of TokyoCO
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

TokyoCO, May 04, 2013
Photo of WynnO
2.25/5  rDev -42.5%

WynnO, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of prlykens
5/5  rDev +27.9%

prlykens, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of G-Hawk
4/5  rDev +2.3%

G-Hawk, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of monitorpop
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

monitorpop, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of mevett89
4.79/5  rDev +22.5%
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!

mevett89, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of cfh64
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

cfh64, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

HuskyinPDX, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of spoony
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a 750 ml (brewed summer 2012) into a globe glass.

A-The brew poured with one finger of dense, off-white head. The foam was slow to fade, but did not leave any lacing. Beneath the foam, it was mostly clear and amber colored.

S-Smell was mildly tart with lemon and orange zest up front, a touch of hops, some bread-like yeasty notes, and a bit of funky wet earth. Inviting.

T-The taste was not as complex or interesting as the smell. There was a bit of lemon curd, some slick alcohol, a lot more bread dough, and just a hint of straw and white pepper towards the end. Not as much oak/barrel character as I was hoping for.

M-The brew is medium bodied with a smooth carbonation and a slightly creamy feel. Pretty much typical for the style.

O-I usually enjoy chardonnay barrel aged brews, but this one was a touch weak. The smell got my hopes up, but the flavor was a bit of a let-down. It was missing that sharp, oaky, vinous barrel component that I enjoy. That being said, I have tasted worse beers, and this would not make for a bad summertime brew, but it was spendy and did not carry my interest for very long.

spoony, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of AllenChaney
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

AllenChaney, Dec 18, 2012
Signal De Botrange from Elevation Beer Co.
87 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.