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Chavez - Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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Reviews: 6
Hads: 117
Avg: 3.98
pDev: 30.15%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Sante Adairius Rustic Ales visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: illidurit on 08-18-2012

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Reviews: 6 | Hads: 117
Photo of Stevedore
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Growler shared at the Malt House while waiting for Great Taste tickets.

Appears lighter-medium brown body, one finger tan head with fair retention time, not much lacing. Smells nutty, slightly roasted malt, mild coffee, some toffee sweetness. Nothing too complicated, but smells nice. Flavour is nutty and toasted biscuits, a bit like a brown ale. Not as much chocolate as I'm used to. Toffee rounds it out. Mouthfeel is soft, medium bodied, very easy to drink. Good carbonation. Overall, a simple porter that reminds me of a brown ale, not difficult to drink. An apropos house beer.

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Photo of bmunn
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I love their beers, but this one just doesnt hold up to their standard. Its a little on the lighter side and lacks any real robust flavor. May be what they are going for and is very drinkable.

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Photo of neverenoughhops
4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

sampled this afternoon at the brewery alongside vanilla joe and after tasting their saisons.

appearance - deep brown with attractive, milk chocolate foam. foam crashed leaving a ring that lasted most of the beer.

smell - rich chocolate, mild roast

taste - truly excellent. opens with vanilla wafer and then chocolate and smooth roast through it all. caramel notes in the background blend perfectly into the profile. the whole thing is incredibly put together. well integrated flavors.

mouthfeel - dryer than many american porters. no hop or grain astringency. hop bitterness is a background player here. the length of the flavor gives it a substantial feel.

overall - a really great porter. this beer likely gets overshadowed by their excellent saisons. i wish they filled growlers!

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Photo of elNopalero
4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Is Chavez and Joe Chavez one and the same? I reviewed this as Chavez with the understanding it was…

This poured a toasty, roasty, charcoal black with tight foam. There’s a nice aroma with a touch of toast and coffee notes on it. It’s nuanced, with a blend of sweet and sour in combination.

The flavor has a tang (the sour/tartness) and a mellow roast that plays off one another. It finishes dry with an edge to it. Tasty and, even better, interesting.

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Photo of popery
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours very dark brown. The color is just visible. Medium beige head. Some nice bubble patterns on the glass walls. Aroma is mostly roast and chocolate. It's a nice rich chocolate, maybe 60 some percent dark chocolate. Some cocoa on top of that. Lots more chocolate in the taste. Mild coffee. Solid if restrained roast. Caramel sweetness in the background. Nice thick body, relative to the abv, anyway. Seems like a good base beer to play around with.

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Photo of illidurit
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Pours a deep brown with a modest light tan head. Tart chocolate milk aroma with an inky note and lesser coffee accents. Bitter chocolate flavor, light roasted coffee, signature lightly acidic rye finish. Smooth, low carbonation.

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Chavez from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.