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False Summit - Elevation Beer Co.

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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.02%
Wants: 8
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elevation Beer Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Many a hiker has been disheartened by the false summits on Mt. Princeton, Yale, Antero and the 11 other 14,000-foot peaks that ring Chaffee County. We named this beer False Summit, as some may too be disheartened that this is not a barrel-aged version of our famous Apis IV. Yet this Bourbon barrel-aged quadrupel, like the final stretch of trail to a mountain’s peak, is often much more enjoyable and rewarding then what came before.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: chugalug06 on 05-29-2013)
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Bottle # 00531. Bottled Spring 2013.

Pours a clear orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, bourbon, dark fruit, and fruit cocktail aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour dark fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer as it is, but there seems to be a slight infection going on.

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False Summit from Elevation Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.