West Ashley - Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
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3.35/5 rDev -26.4%
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.
07-22-2013 20:52:02 | More by Philousa
4.14/5 rDev -9%
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.
02-13-2014 02:47:42 | More by cpetrone84
4.15/5 rDev -8.8%
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.
04-05-2014 16:52:10 | More by GreesyFizeek
4.19/5 rDev -7.9%
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.
04-13-2014 17:11:15 | More by StonedTrippin
4.2/5 rDev -7.7%
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.
03-12-2013 04:47:34 | More by stx00lax
West Ashley from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
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