Signal De Botrange | Elevation Beer Co.

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110 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Saison Aged in Chardonnay Barrels.

Added by ehammond1 on 10-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
110
Reviews:
21
Avg:
4
pDev:
11.75%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
22
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 110 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of chrismattlin
4.42/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy golden color with a 2 finger width foamy head. Head retention and lacing are okay. Nothing special. Has a Belgian farmhouse aroma with slight souring and dark grapes (chardonnay). Belgian yeast taste with a peppery spice, slight sourness and wine taste at the end. Has a decent taste but wish it was a little more sour tasting and a little less wine tasting. Very drinkable, though.

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Photo of Ryno3031
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cultclassic89
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmryan8
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leroybrown10
4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Corked and caged 750 ml bottle poured into a Duvel glass. Pours a very deep gold almost going to orange/amber. Moderate haziness. Foamy creamy colored head recedes quickly. Thin layer of creamy looking bubbles left behind with some moderate lacing on the glass. Lacing disappears quickly.

Smells of white grape, mild citrus, fresh cut grass and mild oakiness.

Taste is tart grape and lemon. Chardonnay flavors from the barrel aging is very evident. Oak, leather and sour green apple. Some coriander and more lemon, almost Witbier-ish. Mild dry earthiness.

Moderate body with a dryness on the tongue. Medium carbonation gives some crispness. Flavors linger.

An excellent wine barrel aged saison. Prominent wine notes without being overpowering. Moderate body and 7.5% make this fairly easy drinking. I like the mild tartness but would prefer a touch less dryness.

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Photo of n2pux
4.49/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MTBDesertGnome
4.9/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Exceptional! Perfect for the holiday season!

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Joshdp65
4.8/5  rDev +20%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ananh
4.6/5  rDev +15%

Photo of nickfl
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of Lovely85
4.37/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

If you like a good, buttery, oaky, dry but a bit sweet chardonnay, then you'll love this beer. In fact, if it wasn't for the beer mouthfeel (carbonated and creamy), I would swear this was a wine. I've had many wine barrel aged beers, and this one is clearly well-crafted and quite unique.

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of dwagner003
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of akang
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of LoveStout
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of gfg0020
2/5  rDev -50%

Photo of deac83
4/5  rDev 0%

Signal De Botrange from Elevation Beer Co.
4 out of 5 based on 110 ratings.
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