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Farmhouse Noir - Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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Farmhouse Noir
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 6.78%
Wants: 14
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
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Sante Adairius Rustic Ales visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: dtwygle on 10-27-2013

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Ratings: 59 | Reviews: 7
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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Photo of dar482
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Photo of illidurit
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Photo of Igotmypistola
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
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

Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Photo of vonnegut21
3.35/5  rDev -18.9%
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.

Photo of dv8sean
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Farmhouse Noir from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
91 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.