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West Ashley - Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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Ratings: 308
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 7.93%
Wants: 562
Gots: 40 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: illidurit on 08-26-2012)
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Photo of Stevedore
4.51/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle of indeterminate batch (I think 2), generously bought over by powz87 at our recently celebratory whale tasting today, 3/22/2014.

Review #498.

App- Hazy orange body that looks like orange juice with pulp, nice one finger white head with a normal pour with normal saison retention (which is a lot) and lacing. Beautiful beer.

Smell- Holy apricot funk. Not much acid, but a lot of sweet tangerine/orange citrus flavors and a bit of barrel funk. Not super complex like a Belgian geueze, but so interesting and delicious just the same.

Flavour- Very good! Lots of fruity apricot character, with some tannins and a bit of funk. Not very acidic, maybe 3/10 vinegar, but drinking incredibly well. Like the nose, not as complex as the Belgian counterparts, but not gonna lie, this is really tasty.

Mouthfeel- Crisp yet creamy medium bodied beer that is incredibly refreshing. We drank this between 2012 BADL and Murda'd Out Stout, and this appropriately cleansed our palate in the most enjoyable way. Tart, crisp funk mixed in with some apricot juice on the backend.

Overall- One of the best American fruit sours/saisons I've had thus far. Jeez! So much more delicate yet flavourful than the likes of Chez Monus and Atrial Rubicite. It's up there with New Glarus' Very Sour Blackberry in terms of the drinking experience. Sante Adairius is for real!

Stevedore, Mar 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Port_Seat, Friday at 08:14 PM
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

sobeleg, Oct 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

mdlb44, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of Nuggetz
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Nuggetz, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -11.9%

Bottle: Poured a straw color ale with a nice foamy head with OK retention. Aroma of sour and tart notes with some light funky yeast notes is quite nice. Taste is a great mix between some sour and tart notes with some funky yeast. Apricot notes a very subtle and kind of hard to distinguish. Pinot noir barrel lend a light vinous feel to the beer. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Enjoyable sour but I would have preferred more apricot notes to be upfront.

Phyl21ca, Oct 10, 2014
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4.9/5  rDev +7.9%

obiwan, Oct 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

Abbbp, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of AussieActor
4.56/5  rDev +0.4%

AussieActor, Oct 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

HoppyBastard2, Oct 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

NathanFink, Oct 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

IpeeA, Oct 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

sjrodriguez, Oct 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Snowshoes, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of mtomlins
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Shared at a 10K review beer tasting; drank from a Hill Farmstead stemmed snifter.
Thanks to pushkinwow for the bottle!

Pours a golden straw color with a short-lived head leaving no lacing. Beautiful nose, tart fruit (peaches?), nice Brett profile, acidc, yeast. On the palate, this beer is dry/tart, sours fruit, tight on the back of the tongue. Really nice!!!

mtomlins, Sep 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

beernads, Sep 28, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev -8.6%

spinrsx, Sep 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

mrn1ceguy, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of cpetrone84
3.9/5  rDev -14.1%

Pour is a lightly hazed golden amber with a white head. Nose is lambic esq. Has some dusty cellar brett, and nice notes of nectarine and peach. Taste is less lambic and more fruity. Not sour. Moderate carbonation and a creamy body. Bright peach, nectarine and some grapefruit. There is some dusty brett, gentle acidity, a bit sweet in the flavor.

cpetrone84, Sep 27, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +4.8%

Holmes698, Sep 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Morey, Sep 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

wethorseblanket, Sep 25, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev -1.3%

JonathanL7890, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.9%

GRG1313, Sep 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Enjoyed at What the Funk festivities. Nice and tart

Doodler, Sep 23, 2014
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West Ashley from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
100 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.