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Quality Of Life - Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.51%
Wants: 15
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: yourefragile on 05-17-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Barrel-aged Dubbel with cherries.
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Ratings: 80 | Reviews: 3
Photo of Kurmaraja
3.03/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There was a burnt plastic smokey smell to it. A ton of spice flavors in front of the cherry - nutmeg, cinnamon. Finish was a bit metallic, like sucking on a penny. There were some interesting pieces here, but this was not a good bottle. From others present attesting to the superiority of an earlier batch, I can only assume there's some serious bottle variation.

Photo of kevanb
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle poured into a Sante Adairius snifter glass. Enjoyed on 3.7.15, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a deep garnet color, burgundy with ruby hues, fairly opaque, lightly hazy with a finger of bone colored head, hardly any lace or head retention. The aroma has plenty of cherry, mild vinegar, dark stone fruits, definitely get the dubbel-esque yeast, oak, licorice and heavy grain. The flavors echo the nose, plenty of tart cherry, sour vinegar, chewy oak, very strong yeast, stone fruits, funk, a bit of chocolate, rich dark grains with licorice and some bitterness at the end. The mouthfeel is a little abrasive, extremely carbonated, lively and zippy, coats well, sharp and dry finish.

Verdict: A nice beer from Sante Adairius, uniquely soured dubbel with a good cherry presence. Almost like a blend between a Dubbel and a Flanders Oud Bruin, perhaps a bit too sharp and acetic, but definitely enjoyable.

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3.92/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a murky dark honey brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, fruit, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour malt, fruit, and acidic 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 good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Quality Of Life from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
95 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.