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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
88
very good

51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.34/5  rDev -15.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 17:29:11 | More by TMoney2591
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Florida9

Illinois

3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 20:26:03 | More by Florida9
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-21-2013 00:03:51 | More by gueuzedreg
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

05-20-2013 23:34:34 | More by DaveHack
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Cyclone8

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

05-09-2013 12:36:08 | More by Cyclone8
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TokyoCO

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

05-04-2013 21:57:04 | More by TokyoCO
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WynnO

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -43.3%

04-20-2013 11:51:03 | More by WynnO
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prlykens

Colorado

5/5  rDev +25.9%

04-16-2013 03:03:11 | More by prlykens
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G-Hawk

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-17-2013 00:44:49 | More by G-Hawk
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monitorpop

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

03-13-2013 05:45:14 | More by monitorpop
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mevett89

Maryland

4.79/5  rDev +20.7%
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!

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 02:58:07 | More by mevett89
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cfh64

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

02-12-2013 01:33:09 | More by cfh64
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.41/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 06:56:48 | More by HuskyinPDX
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spoony

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 04:35:37 | More by spoony
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AllenChaney

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

12-18-2012 04:52:02 | More by AllenChaney
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

12-05-2012 08:47:15 | More by drewone
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 23:06:52 | More by UCLABrewN84
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CelticAleMan

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

11-27-2012 19:31:15 | More by CelticAleMan
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LeeryLeprechaun

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 23:45:45 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
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hiphopj5

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

11-06-2012 14:49:06 | More by hiphopj5
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mylesj

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

11-01-2012 11:47:04 | More by mylesj
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denver10

Kentucky

4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark honey/copper with a white head. Aroma is sweet and fruity some pear and grae with even a little honey too it. Flavor was also sweet and fruity, with some honey, some pear, grape, and the wine barrel. A fuller, soft & velvety mouthfeel with some activity. Overall, Elevation has really impressed with the 2 beers of their I have tried. I really enjoyed this take on a saison, a lot more to it than I expected from it going in. Always nice to be surprised like that.

Serving type: on-tap

10-28-2012 03:55:44 | More by denver10
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blindpiggie

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-23-2012 17:20:28 | More by blindpiggie
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-20-2012 08:27:38 | More by MarkyMOD
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
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...

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 21:58:30 | More by StonedTrippin
Signal De Botrange from Elevation Beer Co.
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