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Elevation Signal de Botrange (-2013)



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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Elevation’s first barrel aged beer is made in the tradition of the farmhouse beers of the Wallonia region of Belgium. Eclectic, funky, and original this is the first beer in our Double Black Diamond Series of seasonal barrel-aged beers. The Signal de Botrange is the highest tower on the highest point in Belgium and we hope our Signal de Botrange will help elevate your perception of beer, much like the beers of Belgium did for us.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25477) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2014
Bottled@SBWF2014. Golden colour, small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, mild gluelike sweetness as well as some alcohol. Flavour is fruity, gluelike sweetness, some funky notes as well as mild oaky notes to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23735) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2014
Bottled at SBWF. Clear amber, small head. Vinous oaky nose. Mid sweet with solid body and rounded mouthfeel. Mild with gooseberry, caramel and vinous. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23407) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle @ SBWF 2014. Pours a hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty weak funky aroma. Fruity sour funky yeasty woody flavor. Has a fruity funky sour yeasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22562) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
8th July 2013
Craft Clerkenwell tasting. Thanks Jack. Light haze, amber beer, good off white bubbly head. Palate is light and dry. Light grapey fruits go nicely with mellow vanilla oak. Light yeast. Fluffy airy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18745) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Many thanks to Jack for the CO obscurity. Pours clearish gold with a creamy, off-white head. Some ripe fruits in the nose, light alcohol, faint caramel, tangerine. Medium sweet flavor with juicy, ripe citrus fruits, doughy bread, toasty sugars, more tangerines. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Moderate warmth to finish, light doughy malts, tangerines. Very decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17267) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle at Craft Clerko tasting, 07/08/13, thanks to Jack. #02168. Hazed golden amber with a thin off white head which thins to spotting. Nose is tarte fruits, funk, dates, orange yeast, light booze whiff. Taste comprises caramel, yeast esters, farmy, light funk, tangy fruits, sugars. Medium bodied with bite, moderate carbonation, dry yeasty finish. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle at SBWF2014. Copper color, small white head. Aroma is tart, apple fruity. Light-bodied. Fruity, grapes, green apple, tartness. Nice balanced. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Golden orange in color with a white head. Sweet malt nose of bread and hints of caramel. Some wine and oak, a touch of pear, light apple, and grape. There’s a light funk to the flavor, but still somewhat sweet and fruity. Pear, apple, grape, and perhaps some golden raisin. Bread, mild caramel, wine, oak, and a very slight tartness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197 (13444) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2012
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a hazy amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of oak, vanilla, carmel, fruittiness, light honey and a hint of spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of oak, vanilla, fruittiness, carmel and light honey with a crisp dry lingering oak finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12767) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2015
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a small off-white head. Aroma of oak, chardonnay grapes, tangerine, earth, and citrus. Flavor of chardonnay, butter, earth, herbs, pear, apple, and oak with a dry finish.

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