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Nonna's Blend #5 - Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

Nonna's Blend #5
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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 5.53%


Brewed by:
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: illidurit on 10-23-2013)
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 12.9.13

A - Pours a hazy light orange with a small off-white head that just sits there.

S - Lemon, wheat, orange, wood, funk.

T - Tart wheat, lemon, acidic-wood.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Tart and lemony, light and crisp. Solid.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 03:52:14 | More by HuskyinPDX
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jeonseh

Indiana

4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy yellow body with a small white head

S - Tart, lemon, and vinegar. Sweettarts up front and a slight funky Brett presence

T - Tart lemon, white vinegar, sweettarts, Brett funkiness and slight blue cheesiness. Really a good sour presence.

M - Slight carbonation with a thick body

O - Good sour beer with tartness balanced with a nice funky presence

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 18:50:49 | More by jeonseh
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unclejazz

New York

4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Served on a snowy evening with dinner from 750ml generic Sante Label with Noona's Blend #5 sticker affixed

A hazy pale straw with great carbonation, no gusher this time. Little head dissipates quickly. The first odor is funk, cheese funk of a Sauvignon Blanc followed by tart apple skin and apricot. Flavor is just a hint of sweet with pepper and tart dry white grape mustiness. Prickly carbonation and medium mouthfeel, brings about that Pavlovian dog response of mouth watering after each sip. Exceptional, reminds me of Civil Disobedience #6. Looks like SARA is one ahead of the game.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 23:33:07 | More by unclejazz
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dv8sean

California

3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle from release at brewery just a week ago. Served in Sante Adairius tulip glass.

Beer pours beautifully and seems to project more light than it collects. Bright honey yellow color, mostly clear with a tight, lacy, pure white head. Fine, mild carbonation.

The smell is granny smith and red apple with notes of citrus rind and remarkably wine-like. A bit of yeasty farmhouse bread funk comes through.

The taste is tart without puckering and remarkably cider-like. This beverage seems to straddle the lines between wine and beer, as well as "sour" and not. Apple flavors abound, with grapefruit and tangerine backing them up. If there's any malt sweetness to be found, it's only a whiff.

Based on the tartness of the beer and the absence of sweetness, the mouthfeel/texture is a bit thin, however the long finish of the beer seems to cover the gap and give the impression of texture.

I have to speculate that the beer was aged in white wine barrels. Combined with Sante Adarius' house yeast blends, this might account for the Sauvignon Blanc qualities, as it really does taste like a blend of a Belgian saison with a New Zealand sauv blanc cut with a Spanish cider. If you enjoy that tartness and bracing acidity but don't want to feel like you're drinking Sour Patch Kids, this beer will surprise and delight.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 00:03:54 | More by dv8sean
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illidurit

California

4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Pours tangerine flesh in color with a white head. Fresh apricots, lemon-lime, sharp Greek yogurt, very cheesy lactic acid, nice woody influence, toasted oak, Chardonnay grapes. Really cool beer. Not quite sour, but a nicely acidic saison.

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2013 04:03:41 | More by illidurit
Nonna's Blend #5 from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
94 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.