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West Ashley - Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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BA SCORE
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65 Reviews
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Reviews: 65
Hads: 766
Avg: 4.45
pDev: 24.49%
Wants: 924
Gots: 128 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
California, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale | 7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: illidurit on 08-26-2012

Orange, lactic, and bursting with apricot aroma, West Ashley is built for consideration and conversation. While Ashley starts as a simple Saison, careful aging in French Oak Pinot Noir barrels with apricots, our house microbes, and warm encouragement transform her into a tart, complex and delectable beer.
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Reviews: 65 | Hads: 766
Reviews by rlee1390:
Photo of rlee1390
4.43/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Cloudy yellow orange, one finger head with some lacing.

S-Lots of funk, almost like grape must, and then lots of apricots.

T-Very funky, oak, grass, apricots, lemons all with great balance.

M-Medium bodied, well carbonated with a crisp finish.

O-Ohhh the funk. A very tasty beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DrunkAl
2.38/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

One of the more overrated beers out there. Apricot pit and mild sourness. Get a de garde imperial apricot bu and thank me later.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.52/5  rDev +1.6%
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!

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Photo of t2grogan
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dabeel
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of SanFranJake
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a half pour at the brewery earlier today.
Pour was as nice light golden color with very minimal lacing.
Perfect amount of funk and apricot on the nose and a nice crisp, tart mouthfeel.
Lived up to the BA rating in my book, just wish they had it in bottles to go.

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Photo of SkiBum22
4.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ben7773
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of lateralundertow
4.61/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of joel66
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Sam_Gladieux
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of warnerry
4.6/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of mctizzz
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of olradetbalder
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Shankopotamus
4.72/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LGB362
4.61/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fo1ksguitar
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Prospero
4.36/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of standardcherry
4.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Mangbus
4.42/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Janeinma
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of lawsonciv
4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of obiwan_k3n00bi
4.79/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I'm very biased towards this beer, but everyone reviewing beer on the internet has some kind of bias.

This beer is very batch dependent. 7 and 4 being among my favorite, but regardless of the batch I'm always happy to share a bottle with friends who know what they are talking about.

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4.16/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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West Ashley from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
97 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.