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Month: August 2015

Beer Profile: Signal de Botrange, Elevation Beer Co.

From Poncha Springs, Colorado. Elevation Beer Co. brings us a farmhouse ale that has been aged for 9 months in chardonnay barrels. Named after the highest tower in Belgium, Signal de Botrange is an homage to brewing traditions of Belgium. The Pint has had the opportunity to profile this beer on two separate occasions. The first time had been in a local pub, fresh from the tap. The second, from a bottle conditioned 750 ml bomber, stored for 12 months prior. Signal de Botrange fresh from the taps imparted a fruity nose, and on first sip attacked the senses with a tart barnyard mule kick. The second time around however, a completely new beer had emerged. A tame beer, sweet and nectary, bringing with it a welcome mature funkiness that was present but not overbearing. Signal De Botrange offered mild tartness and finished dry, like chardonnay wine. Buy a bomber, forget about it for a year, then...

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Beer Profile: Deceit Belgian Style Golden Ale, Funkwerks Brewing

Deceit, an aptly named Belgian-Style Golden Ale from Funkwerks Brewery offers drinkers something to ponder. With the specialty yeasts, pilsner malts and traditional Belgian spices Funkwerks manages to create the illusion that there is very little alcohol present. In tasting, Deceit comes across as perfectly spiced and slightly sweet, together creating a well rounded beer. This ale finishes light and with a joyous warming sensation (the only indication of its high ABV%). Overall Deceit is one of those great beers that really isn’t trying to...

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