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West Ashley - Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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BA SCORE
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377 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 7.46%
Wants: 631
Gots: 60 | FT: 6
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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4.01/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at Shelton Brothers The Festival 2014 held at Crafted in San Pedro, CA.

Pours a murky golden-orange with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, grain, apricot, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour grain, apricot, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with nice sour apricot aspects, but it is also quite grain forward in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle.

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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.

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4.19/5  rDev -8.1%
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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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.

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West Ashley from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
100 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.