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West Ashley - Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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Ratings: 240
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 7.05%
Wants: 480
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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Philousa

California

3.35/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Imbibed at OG on 7/20/13 for their one year anniversary.

Pours a murky sunshine/ golden barley color with absolutely no head to speak of. Tannins, feet, and allspice/Belgian yeast characteristics come together to give me a confused appearance. Very unique for sure, not sure what to make of it. Apple and yeast presence is big too. Those aromas transfer to the flavor. White grape and vinegar are prevalent with a vinous slight bitterness. Reminds me more of wine than beer, which isn't a bad thing. Feel is watery with a balanced finish.

Good, but not sure if I'd get it again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2013 20:52:02 | More by Philousa
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leschkie

California

3.5/5  rDev -22.9%

06-30-2013 04:40:12 | More by leschkie
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bouncepass

California

3.5/5  rDev -22.9%

12-01-2013 05:38:11 | More by bouncepass
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farnold

New York

3.5/5  rDev -22.9%

07-14-2014 20:56:57 | More by farnold
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JVB

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -22.9%

03-22-2014 01:25:38 | More by JVB
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

08-24-2013 00:58:33 | More by Gonzoillini
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

08-15-2013 01:20:03 | More by DonFrap
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PHBoiler

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

04-28-2014 14:56:01 | More by PHBoiler
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

01-28-2014 22:35:02 | More by tom10101
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -11.9%

10-03-2013 12:31:40 | More by ShanePB
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DarthKostrizer

California

4/5  rDev -11.9%

04-22-2014 00:46:34 | More by DarthKostrizer
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ThatsThatDude

New York

4/5  rDev -11.9%

01-06-2014 17:46:01 | More by ThatsThatDude
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4/5  rDev -11.9%

07-15-2013 14:57:43 | More by Thorpe429
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HevvyMetalHippie

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -11.9%

08-14-2013 01:10:51 | More by HevvyMetalHippie
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Paige

California

4/5  rDev -11.9%

12-15-2012 07:09:22 | More by Paige
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DimensionX

Oregon

4/5  rDev -11.9%

11-06-2013 13:58:54 | More by DimensionX
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -11.9%

07-12-2014 08:19:08 | More by zestar
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kscaldef

Oregon

4/5  rDev -11.9%

02-03-2014 20:48:45 | More by kscaldef
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jrallen34

Illinois

4/5  rDev -11.9%

05-17-2014 13:14:48 | More by jrallen34
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Michigan

Michigan

4/5  rDev -11.9%

07-25-2013 15:43:36 | More by Michigan
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 02:47:42 | More by cpetrone84
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.15/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | 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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Colorado

4.19/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 17:11:15 | More by StonedTrippin
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stx00lax

Washington

4.2/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle given to me by Kevsal! You the man, so generous!
Label says West Ashley batch 2, Barrel aged saison with apricots. ABV, 7.3%
1 out of not many

A- Pours a hazy straw/yellowish/orange. Not much head or lacing around the glass

S- Apricots and a bit of lactic sourness. Not picking up on any barrel.

T- Similar to nose with the apricot showing up first and dominate followed by a nice lactic sourness, but not overly so. A touch of lingering graininess on the end. It has good balance and is very drinkable. Not a lot of complexity, but very good fruit flavor and is a pleasure to drink.

M- Pretty light on carbonation, but it doesnt hurt here. Tart for a saison. Although the label also says 16e, which is the belgian specialty category for BJCP rating guidelines.

O- Very nice, and a pretty cool bottle to drink. Thanks again to Kevin for the surprise! More of this would definitely not suck.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 04:47:34 | More by stx00lax
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spicelab

Australia

4.21/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bomber with huge thanks to MrKennedy. Split 4 ways at tasting. Reviewed from notes.

Super turbid cumquat with a modest but game white head that eventually fades to a collar.

As expected there's big apricot, but displayed on a very sweaty, urine-y canvas. Plenty of funk and horse blanket and palpably thick acidity. Mild sherbety high notes keep it in check. If not for the heavy urine contingent it would be a glorious nose.

Taste displays more Pezzy, sherbety character. Uber tangy apricot, sweaty armpits with the classic lemony tartness poking through on the back end.

Chewy body, but zingy and very spritely on the tongue. Pretty spot on for the style.

Great stuff. Fairly simple concept but phat and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 04:52:37 | More by spicelab
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West Ashley from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
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