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West Ashley - Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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246 Ratings
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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 7.05%
Wants: 485
Gots: 35 | 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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Thehuntmaster

South Africa

4.55/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle 7,3% Abv.
Served chilled in a wine glass.
Batch 5

A massive thanks to Futura123 for sending me this bottle.

Appearance: West Ashley pours a moderately cloudy bright golden-orange, with a rough pour yielding a good sized white head. The head retention and lacing are somewhat disappointing, but the brightness of the body is so beautiful I find myself not really caring!

Smell: Oh wow, as soon as the cap is popped a ton of apricot aroma fills the room! The apricot notes are certainly on the tart side, but there is a touch of underlying sweetness apparent. Initially the funk is fairly restrained with only a light musty character noted, however as the beer warms the nose opens up and with mildewy notes, lactic, earthy notes, some woodiness and a slight off/dirty brett character.

Taste: The initial flavour is pretty tart (more so than I expected) and chock full of fresh apricot flavour. There are light citric notes, lactic tartness, a little underlying sweetness, a musty character, earthy, oak, wet hay and a slightly sulfurous/dirty brett character. As the beer warms, the sulfurous character increases slightly, but it remains unobtrusive. Even at room temperature there is no trace of the 7%.

Mouthfeel: Usually I would find the just-shy-of-high level of carbonation a little too much for my tastes, but it in this case it works well and makes the beer uber refreshing. The body is medium with a touch of stickiness from the fruit.

Overall: West Ashley is a fantastic American Wild Ale and was the perfect beer on a hot summers day. I think a little tweaking of the funk profile (to limit the dirty character) will put this beer on the map as one of the best American sours.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 21:18:10 | More by Thehuntmaster
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A- Pours a vibrant, cloudy pale orange with a fizzy finger of head that fades within a minute leaving a ring of head on the edges. Not much lacing here. Carbonation releases from the bottom throughout the drinking experience.

S- Juicy apricots/peaches with a faint sugary sweetness. Smells acidic with some biting funk as well as some oak in the background. Smells very bright.

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West Ashley from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
100 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.