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West Ashley - Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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308 Ratings
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Ratings: 308
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 7.93%
Wants: 562
Gots: 40 | FT: 3
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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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

t0rin0, Jun 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

djrn2, Nov 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.9%

zestar, Jul 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

spycow, May 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.9%

Thorpe429, Jul 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

acurtis, Nov 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.9%

Bottle: Poured a straw color ale with a nice foamy head with OK retention. Aroma of sour and tart notes with some light funky yeast notes is quite nice. Taste is a great mix between some sour and tart notes with some funky yeast. Apricot notes a very subtle and kind of hard to distinguish. Pinot noir barrel lend a light vinous feel to the beer. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Enjoyable sour but I would have preferred more apricot notes to be upfront.

Phyl21ca, Oct 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.9%

GRG1313, Sep 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Knapp85, Oct 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

westcoastbeerlvr, Feb 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

JAHMUR, Jun 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

largadeer, Mar 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

SocalKicks, Nov 07, 2013
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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.

StonedTrippin, Apr 13, 2014
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4.29/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by Sean I think? Thanks dude. Served in a tulip.

A - White foam quickly settles to nothing. Looks like apricot juice with its murky medium orange body.

S - Aroma is heavy on the apricot, with light touches of oak and one of the dirtier brett strains. A bit of funk and a slight medicinal twang inhabit the periphery, but this is all about the fruit.

T - Taste is actually an improvement, as some of the dirtier brett flavors have been replaced by a mild lactic sourness. Again, light oak, but not much discernible wine or spirit flavor. Perhaps a tad lacking in depth, but what's there is delicious.

M - Medium body, with a tannic and dry texture to it before yielding to some lingering juicy fruit stickiness on the palate. Fairly low carbonation, but still crisp and refreshing.

D - This was quite enjoyable, and perfect for a hot 4th of July. My first Sante Adairius experience that bodes well for future offerings. I'd love to have this again and see if the wild yeast develops over time.

MasterSki, Aug 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

oline73, Dec 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Rifugium, Aug 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

mendvicdog, Dec 23, 2013
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beernads, Sep 28, 2014
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imperialking, Apr 18, 2014
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4.65/5  rDev +2.4%

drewone, Sep 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

yourefragile, Aug 11, 2013
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West Ashley from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
100 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.