Sante Adairius / Triple Rock Cellarman Barrel Aged Saison - Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
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4.11/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Bottle pour at the pre-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.
Pours a murky yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, white wine, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with sour grain, fruit, and white wine flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is tasty and refreshing.
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2014 02:57:46 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.56/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
750ml bottle poured into a stemmed chalice. Reviewed from notes.
The beer pours a cloudy straw color, hues of oranges and yellows, that sports a very lively, white head, that has great retention and yields a nice amount of lace. The aroma is very citrus forward, lemon and light lime, subtle funk, light mustiness, plenty of oak and wine barrel presence that also showcases some delightful floral qualities. The flavors are in line with the nose, nice tart citrus, plenty of yeasty funk, much more of the base saison comes through, nice floral flavors that don't read as medicinal, light wine grape, oak barrel with a slightly grainy finish. The mouthfeel is very lively, but still feels full bodied, zippy, coats the mouth fairly well with a nice finish that has a bit of a prickle but still refreshing.
Verdict: A very, very enjoyable saison from Sante Adairius and Triple Rock. The barrel aging adds a wonderful tart quality that comes close to straddling the line of an American Wild, without compromising the integrity of the base beer. The citrus could easily be seen as too dominant, but I enjoyed that tartness and what other flavors it drew out of the beer. A top notch farmhouse/saison style beer, must try.
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2014 20:08:08 | More by kevanb
Sante Adairius / Triple Rock Cellarman Barrel Aged Saison from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
98 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.