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West Ashley - Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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295 Ratings
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Ratings: 295
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 7.71%
Wants: 547
Gots: 39 | FT: 4
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
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, Monday at 05:17 PM
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

beernads, Sunday at 03:11 AM
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4.15/5  rDev -8.6%

spinrsx, Sunday at 02:04 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

mrn1ceguy, Saturday at 08:52 PM
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, Saturday at 07:46 PM
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4.76/5  rDev +4.8%

Holmes698, Saturday at 02:26 PM
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Morey, Saturday at 12:41 PM
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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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4.65/5  rDev +2.4%

drewone, Sep 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

JonathanB, Sep 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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West Ashley from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
100 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.