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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197 (13420) - 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Very nice. Lost my tasting notes. Argh. Had this at the Beer Geeks of Northwest Arkansas thanks to Butler.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
DMHare (2) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2015 does not count
Nice farm house and one is buy again when I can. The end, really, I can't seem to get out of this review without 75 characters. And you would not think its that many but it is!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mfrato (110) - - JUN 29, 2014
Pours a clear dark gold. Aroma is black cherry sour. Flavor is special b, nice touch of sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dhasmonek (38) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Great aroma, cider like appearance. Can tell that it was aged in old oak chardonnay barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gueuzedude82 (4) - Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2012 does not count
750ml in a Trip Karm glass. Beautiful Chardonnay driven oak on the nose. Nice balance of belgian yeast and hops, a little funk too on the palate. Very unique as I’ve experienced many chardonnay barrel aged brews, but none that showed as much chard as this one. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (2696) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2014
hazy golden amber pour, light wine nose, crackers. taste is balanced, moremalt sweetness, some grass. white wine comes through. full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (6293) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
Sample at SBWF 2014. Sour smell with something taht reminded me of white wine. Similar taste. Nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25472) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2012
The pour is a rusty auburn color with a moderate, pillowy, white head which is somewhat diminishing and leaves tight lace rings. The nose is oak dominant with lots of vanilla, plenty of earthy tones, some orange blossom, very toasty, oak shavings, and and some caramel. The flavor is similar with plenty of shaved oak, sweet vanilla, toasted caramel, almonds, light orange notes, and an earthy presence throughout. The palate is medium, silky, round, drying, and soft to lively. The finish is drying, slightly tart with orange, some bitter earthy notes, and still the oak notes left on the tongue. A very nice beer to drink and very oak dominant. The base beer is hard to distinguish but does balance the beer with some tartness, light bitterness, and dryness to match the dry oak notes. I am beginning to love this brewery.

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