Lucybelle - Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 7.46%
Wants: 28
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
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Sante Adairius Rustic Ales visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: illidurit on 10-23-2013

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy yellow body. Nice white head. Thick collar.

Smell - Peppery and lemony. Pilsner malt. A little brett.

Taste - Lots of pepper again. A bit of lemony tang. Pilsner malt again. Bretty and dry in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light and highly carbonated. Minimal tang.

Overall - Lacks complexity, partially due to the malt bill. Still pretty tasty.

Photo of spicelab
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to nicks6217 for sharing. Reviewed from notes.

Clear and bright piss-pear colour with a moderate but persisitent.

Nose shows lifted funk, sharp and perky with clean floral and honey sweetness.

Wild herbs, pear, spiced honey, grapefruit and lemon zest amidst a backdrop of musty funk.

Very busy acidity and lively carbonation on the front end, before a dry and surprisingly earthy finish.

Assertive but well contained Saison. Good balance between dry funk and focused acidity.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 12.11.13

A - Pours a hazy very light orange-dark yellow with a large fluffy, off-white head with great retention.

S - Funky, tart, wheat, lemon, sourdough.

T - Tart, white bread, gumball, lemony.

D - Light body with good carbonation.

O - Sweeter and nice on the tongue versus the nose. Crisp and light.

Photo of thebigredone
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Thanks to Jason for sharing.

Very thin and watery. Some nice brett notes, but was described by one of our tasting group as bretty miller lite.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Rado for sharing this one at AndrewK's tasting.

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, Brett, and slight fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour grain, fruit, and Brett flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of Brett bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and slightly dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty, light, and refreshing.

Photo of illidurit
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery. Pours cloudy light gold with a filmy white head. Spicy brett phenol aroma, without delving into plasticky, fresh grains and light banana fruitiness. Flavor is similar with big bretty funknotes fluttering about. A whisper of peach creeps in among the banana esters. Pretty nice brett showcase, and I’m terribly interested in how this evolves. Very dry finish.

Photo of mdfb79
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Did not get much brett and nothing too crazy going on, but it is a really well done, normal saison. Lemon, citrus, pepper, spices, grains, wheat, and bready malts. Worth checking out for sure.

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by mendvicdog. Thanks Pat!

The beer is straw yellow and mildly hazy with a white head. Aromas include lemon, hay, grass, floral notes. Easy drinking and tangy with notes of citrus and Meyer lemons. Mild tartness. Light in body, but not thin. Tasty.

Photo of MarcWP
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Poured into SARA tulip. Served cold but let warm through the course of a few hours.


Appearance is a surprisingly filtered like light straw/palest of yellows. Wispy white head that builds aggressively on initial pour but settles to small bubbly floaters and a decent ring around the edge of glass. 4.25


Aroma sports a strong mustiness from the brett. Very farmyard like and catty at times. A bright citrus punches out from the funk offering up kefir lime, mandarin, and lemony jack fruit. Some soft spices and white wine bring it all together in a distinct and appealing nose. 4.5


The taste comes in swinging with that citrus on the nose, leafy herbs, barnhouse musk, light cracker bite, and a soft but present minerality. Easy drinking, mid summer saison for sure. It's funky but very well balanced out by a mob of other flavors. 4.5


Mouthfeel is delightful. Fluffy light body only because because a nice rush of carbonation mid to late palate comes in to support, otherwise it would feel thin . Very dry and the acidity is toned down but present. The tartness only lasts a bit and disappears on the finish making this a tease as you reach for more to keep that feeling going. 4.5


A nice "lighter" saison by Sante Adairius. Love the funk that comes out of this which at times becomes a tiny bit cheesy much like you get in some Oude Gueuze. As it warms I'm getting that more. But overall very sessionable, wonderful mix of flavors, great mouthfeel, and a fine example of a saison.

Lucybelle from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
90 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.