Farmhouse Noir - Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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Reviews: 13
Hads: 124
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 22.25%
Wants: 17
Gots: 43 | FT: 7
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Sante Adairius Rustic Ales visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dtwygle on 10-27-2013

This entry is for the partially barrel fermenated version of this beer
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Reviews: 13 | Hads: 124
Photo of benzalman
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nice beer from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales. A dark saison with a lot of oak notes to boot. Definitely for fans of beers like tart of darkness from the bruery. (157 characters)

Photo of rodmanfor3
1/5  rDev -73.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Batch #2.

I am convinced that the only reason this beer gets a high rating is because it has the Sante Adairius Rustic Ales name on the label.

What kills it for me on this beer is the finish, which begins with a metallic feel on the tongue and spreads throughout the mouth, followed by a general taste of lingering vomitus on the palate.

That gross feeling inside of your mouth after you puke...that is what I got out of this beer.

I respect what SARA does but I cannot imagine why this beer was released. I hope others have a far better experience with Farmhouse Noir. (576 characters)

Photo of vfgccp
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark cola brown body with two fingers of light khaki head. Nice retention and lace.

S - Tart key lime pie, bread crust, maple, and seaweed.

T - Funky. Lime, cream, copper pennies, fresh wood, leather, a touch of dry cocoa and cilantro.

M - Relatively smooth medium frame. Nice carbonation.

O - Not bad. I'm not a huge fan of dark saisons in general, but this is one of the better takes on the style that I've had. (429 characters)

Photo of worldsworstextra
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice color on this one and overall not a bad beer, but the chocolate/oak notes don't blend very well with the cherries. Could have been less acidic as well. (156 characters)

Photo of Stevedore
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle of batch 2. Served in a stemmed glass.

Appearance of a darker brown body, one finger brown head with good retention, not much lacing. Looks like a porter. However, it smells very much like a saison- lemon, citrus, a bit of wheat, mild funk, dark chocolate. Not super chocolate-forward, but it's there. An interesting combination of aroma. On the sweeter side. Flavour is where the roasted malt comes more accentuated, dry, lemon, citrus; it is nicely hoppy and lemony with a small bit of oak. Very mild tartness. Dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is very nice; medium in body, good carbonation, a bit smooth and creamy, almost decadent. Not bitter, not too tart. Overall, a nice dark saison that I truly did enjoy quite a bit. One of the first that I've enjoyed in every aspect. (784 characters)

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a filtered looking dark brown with a thin off-white head that fades quickly. The nose is deceptively sweet with slightly toasted caramel sugars and yeast upfront followed by a subtle waft of fruit and vinegar as it warms. The taste has much more roasted malt sweetness, which is quickly overtaken by vinegar-like acidity and a lingering bready fruit (cherry?) mix. The combination works relatively well despite the palate clashing differences between the roasty sweetness and vinegar acidity. This is the second dark farmhouse from SARA I've had, and both have been solid products, but the style is still not my thing. I find that while drinking, my brain desperately wants the dark beer to take on a sweeter, (barrel)sugar-centric feel, but instead, the beer becomes more volatile and acidic. Overall, I'm happy to drink a dark base with so much culture and acidity, but can't commit to trying it again. (919 characters)

Photo of Igotmypistola
4.48/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Shoutout to my mom for scoring me 4 bottles!

Batch 2 $18 750ml (100% Oak Fermented)

Black. Black Saison

Coffee roastiness. Dark malts. Funk. Sour notes.

Tart/sour border. Light zing, dark fruits plum, tannin, barrel notes.

Light and refreshing. Lingering sour bite.

The ToD for farmhouse ales. Bomb (306 characters)

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Dark body. Black. Small khaki head. Wispy head and some nice lacing.

Smell - Tart cherries. Some dark chocolate and yeastiness.

Taste - Dark cherries. Slightly sour. Dark chocolate. Kinda ashy. Oaky.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. Kinda crisp. Nice tartness.

Overall - Very nice. Pleasantly tart. Nice dark malt flavor. (370 characters)

Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.

The beer is black or near to it with a small khaki head. the aroma offers tart cherries, brown sugar, chocolate, yeast, funk. Earthy with cherries dipped in chocolate. Medium bodied and a bit heavy on the palate. Rich and flavorful. A solid dark saison. (302 characters)

Photo of dar482
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a dark brown.

The aroma is intriguing of vinegar, tartness, roasted malt and dark fruit.

The flavor follows of roasted malt, but then follows of tartness from dark cherries, tartness, vinegar, and then some funk. A bit of oak drying on the end.

A really interesting brew. I was not as impressed by others, but still a really different and interesting brew. A dark, tart, and funky brew. (407 characters)

Photo of vonnegut21
3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

750ml bottle poured into a Tree House tulip. Bottle was a gusher.

A: Pours deep black with two fingers of off white head. This thing really gushed out of the bottle. Did my best to save it.

S: Acetic. Roasted malt and oak. Malt vinegar notes. Musty.

T: Gentle tartness with a huge tannic, oak punch. Again, acetic and strong vinegar notes. It's really not that sour, but it really puckers the palate. Roasted malt on the back end.

M: Effervescent with a thin body.

O: A little strong on the acetic acid and oak astringency for me. I typically like dark farmhouse ales/dark sour beers, but something here is just a bit too much for me. Not bad, just not great. (665 characters)

Photo of dv8sean
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Lucky, very lucky, to get a hold of this bottle!

The appearance is darker than expected. It's dark--in the porter-stout range--allowing through virtually no light. Held up to a direct source, it reveals mahogany brown with a tinge of burnt orange. Pours with a modest head and a healthy amount of lace.

The smell is truly wonderful. Leather, creamed coffee, some dark fruits with just a hint of cedar and floral hops. A good, strong whiff feels like walking into a proper cigar humidor. :-D

Initial taste was pretty tart...signature SARA. Repeated sips reveal layers of complex flavors. Some sour cherry tangy-ness, followed by a malt backbone that is never sweet but always solid. Roasted flavors (coffee, bitter chocolate, tobacco) complement the farmhouse funk of the house yeast and barrels. Outstanding!

Mouthfeel is pleasant, finishing very dry and crisp. Though the dark color might suggest some lingering stickiness, it is the opposite of cloying.

Overall, another outstanding offering from the brewer. A unique beer that places the senses of sight and smell-taste at odds with one another...in a truly delightful way. (1,131 characters)

Photo of illidurit
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared at Ratebeer Gallery II. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Nose of cocoa and roasted malt, with red fruit peeking through and a lactic citric tartness. Flavor confirms this, dark chocolate and graham, cranberries, citrus drupelets, pumpernickel, grape skins, nuts. (276 characters)

Farmhouse Noir from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
85 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.