West Ashley - Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
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Reviews by Thehuntmaster:
4.55/5 rDev 0%
750ml bottle 7,3% Abv.
Served chilled in a wine glass.
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.
12-24-2013 21:18:10 | More by Thehuntmaster
More User Reviews:
4.3/5 rDev -5.5%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Very hazy orange. Small white head. Wisps and some lacing. Thin collar.
Smell - Grainy with lots of citrus. Stone fruits. A little bit musty. Nice aroma.
Taste - Tart and grainy. Lots of citrus and peach or stone fruit or something. Dry pucker to it. Wheat and hay. Nice.
Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation. Medium light body.
Overall - Really nice. Not earth-shattering, but greater than the sum of its parts.
07-30-2013 01:42:51 | More by Alieniloquium
West Ashley from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
100 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.