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Signal De Botrange | Elevation Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
3.96/5
Very Good
118 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Elevation Beer Co.
Colorado, United States
elevationbeerco.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Saison Aged in Chardonnay Barrels.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,464
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
118
pDev:
11.62%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
22
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of arizcards
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a 750 ml bottle from Kings Beer & Wine on 9-5-18 for $5.00 (Elevation left the Arizona market and the Distributor was getting rid of inventory). Bottled on 02.26.16.; Consumed on 12-8-18. 9.86% ABV.

Beer poured orange with a solid white head that is hanging around.

Nose is white grape forward with notes of pear and apple evident. Oakiness and alcohol linger in the background.

Taste is apple and pear forward with sweet malts coming forward leading to a slightly puckering finish that is sweet also.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and very smooth.

Overall an interesting beer that is unique from my perspective. A little too sweet for the style as i would have expected more pepper from the yeast to balance the sweetness.

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Photo of VashonGuy
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wasatch
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

4000th Review
750ml
Bottled On: 05.21.18
ABV: 9.8%

Poured into a Tree House glass a pretty nice cloudy dark golden orange color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, which leaves a nice medium size island, and some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, hoppy, with some banana, clove, oaky, licorice, grapey. The taste is pretty nice, malty, yeasty, hoppy, with a really nice touch of banana, clove, oakyness/chardonnay, grapey, with some licorice, slightly tart. Full Body, ABV is hidden very nicely, with a nice dry/bitter finish, a nice complex brew. Overall, this one is pretty tasty, very drinkable. Glad to have gotten a chance to try it. A really tasty brew for my 4K review. Cheers!

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GenoMcCoy
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akolb
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Parmesan
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours a hazy yellow orange color with a thick white tan head and very little lacing around the glass.

S: Notes of tart and sour white wine grapes, notes of bread and some peach, booze is quite a bit noticeable in this beer.

T: Notes of tart and sour white wine grapes, a bready malt underneath, some peach and the booze is once again quite noticeable.

F: Medium body, prickly carbonation

O: I really like what the white wine barrel adds to this saison.

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Photo of npachl
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevotex
2.99/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Won't have again.

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Photo of gamblebc
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephens101
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My first brew from Elevation.

Ruby red with orange hues at the light. A smooth tan froth settles into a thick quilting. Booze and sour fruit flow forth prolific. Bread, booze, persimmon and peach in the aroma upon closer inspection. Tastes tart and spicy with a medium fruit core, fruit juice, wine, and sour dough. Slightly phenolic in the finish. Medium to heavy.

A few things right and a few things wrong, but not a bad start at all.

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Photo of M_chav
3.33/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ryannosaurus
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a sunny orange-gold. One finger of head flops over to a persistent film.

Fantastic aroma, subtle notes of wine and oak, orange, pepper and spice

Flavor has nice spicey pepper note, hints of apricot and raisen. Not much of the wine and oak from the aroma, sadly just a hint in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel is moderate, appropo for the style. Seems like carbonation is a bit scant

Over all a damn fine farmhouse, pretty and smells heavenly. I'll buy this again if it is around when the weather gets hotter.

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Photo of EdgarGerik
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mjwellman
4.46/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Goatdavemac
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Elicoleman
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjdevel
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look:
Very cloudy (naturally -for a saison of this style) and a dark golden color. A good frothy head comes out with a moderate pour. Great head retention and ample amounts of carbonation throughout.

Smell:
Musty and Dank smells waft up. Some sweet malt scent cuts through. There are also hints of fruit and wine.

Taste:
First up is a slight bitterness, then a strong tart fruitiness (this one sure drew out some Chardonnay from the barrels). The bitterness and sourness is offset by rich sweet malts. There are flavors of roasted nuts, wine, and charred oak. The sweetness fades eventually and the finish becomes dry and tart once again. This one has those authentic Belgian Farmhouse Ale grassy and herbal notes. Also, with a lot of Belgians, that tang you get that seems almost metallic.

Feel:
Medium mouthfeel with a slight dry pull at the end. Stays effervescent the entire time in the glass. Large amounts of bubbles that are quite tingly on the tongue.

Overall:
This one blew open like a bottle of champagne. There was a very large POP! when uncorked. I didn't have any beer leave the bottle though. This was very good. It was well balanced where it wasn't too sweet or sour. Maybe the barrel aging helped all of the flavors meld together. Would buy again.

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4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Brewery_Decimal_System
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kbgratz
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Signal De Botrange from Elevation Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 118 ratings