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West Ashley - Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 7.1%


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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Ratings: 164 | Reviews: 23 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by rlee1390:
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 17:25:17 | More by rlee1390
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Illinois

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4.19/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

my first beer from these folks thats not a collaboration, and its a pretty good one, albeit a little short of where the hype would have it. the apricots didnt seem that prominent to me, but the sour saison base was awesome, and the barrel aspect fantastic. hazy orange tinted blonde color, short but lasting white inch on top. the nose here is more saison yeast than brett, but there is some funk intermixed with the moderate acid tartness. the apricots arent invisible on the nose, but their presence is light, more of an orchard fruit sweetness than apricots specifically, but i get it. the flavor is light on the apricot too, which is fine for me, i dont reckon it needs much. the blonde sour saison beer is just great, with a lot of yeast character in addition to the mouthfeel, its got a little spice, and the wheat malt base has some serious body to it. the carbonation is pronounced, and the finish is dry. as an apricot wild ale, its not my favorite, its not fruit forward enough for that, but as a wild ale in general, its exquisite. the oak on this adds a nice layer that jives famously with the yeast. i would buy this if it were available here for sure.

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04-13-2014 17:11:15 | More by StonedTrippin
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4.13/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle pour at the tasting at la casa de dirtinabottle.

Pours like hazy opaque apricot juice. One inch head, no lacing really. No visible carbonation.

Heavy, fresh apricot aroma, with some underlying barnyard funk and acidity. Lots of apricot though is very nice.

Tastes include musty tart apricot flavor, acidity, barnyard funk, leather, oak, and apricot juice. Medium to high sourness.

Light to medium bodied, tart and crisp mouthfeel. The sourness really lingers on the palate and lips after each sip.

A bit too sour for my (virgin) sour tastes, but this still had a lot of great flavors that I could enjoy.

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04-05-2014 16:52:10 | More by GreesyFizeek
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New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

03-26-2014 18:59:54 | More by lunarbrew
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Wisconsin

4.61/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 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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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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This pours a bright yellow with clear white foam. There’s a crisp, lemony, floral tartness to it that just absolutely snaps. The beer tastes amazing with notes of lemon and jasmine on the back end. It is incredibly delicate—dare I say sublime—with a long tart finish.

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The beer pours a light yellow orange with a thin, white, tightly knit head that fades rapidly. The nose is a distinct shotgun of apricot to the face, some funk and and sour, little malt, no bitterness. The taste is also distinctly apricot, tart with just enough sweetness, and has a lingering dried apricot. The beer's light bodied, with great apricot notes, semi-sweet, light-medium carbonation, and a mouthwateringly dry finish. This beer is fantastic, really nails the apricot sour profile.

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4.14/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pour is a lightly hazed golden amber with a white head. Nose is lambic esq. Has some barnyard funk, dusty cellar brett, and faint notes of nectarine. Taste is less lambic and more fruity. Not sour. Moderate carbonation and a creamy body. Bright peach, nectarine and some grapefruit. There is some mushroom and earth funk mid palate to balance.

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West Ashley from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
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