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West Ashley - Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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359 Ratings
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Ratings: 359
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 614
Gots: 51 | 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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ReeseMax3, Jan 13, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass. Bright yellow/orange, small white head. Bubbly ring around the glass. Smells tart, with oranges, peaches. It's so fruity. The taste is tart upfront and all peach and apricot on the back end. Sticks around in the mouth for a while after you swallow. Medium mouthfeel, almost no carbonation. Feels a bit heavy on the tongue, in a good way. I would like a little more carbonation, but my bottle may have been compromised in the mail. All the other flavors are there, though. Nice level of tartness here, very refreshing and meshes well with the fruit flavors.

Mikeypnh, Jan 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

HitchSlap, Jan 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

mtrog313, Jan 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

Thurgoft, Jan 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

Hugonaut13, Jan 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -34.1%

ThatsThatDude, Jan 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

eppie1, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of spicelab
4.21/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

spicelab, Jan 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

danieelol, Jan 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

SourinQns, Dec 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

wolf_switzer, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of Thehuntmaster
4.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle 7,3% Abv.
Served chilled in a wine glass.
Batch 5

A massive thanks to Futura123 for sending me this bottle.

Appearance: West Ashley pours a moderately cloudy bright golden-orange, with a rough pour yielding a good sized white head. The head retention and lacing are somewhat disappointing, but the brightness of the body is so beautiful I find myself not really caring!

Smell: Oh wow, as soon as the cap is popped a ton of apricot aroma fills the room! The apricot notes are certainly on the tart side, but there is a touch of underlying sweetness apparent. Initially the funk is fairly restrained with only a light musty character noted, however as the beer warms the nose opens up and with mildewy notes, lactic, earthy notes, some woodiness and a slight off/dirty brett character.

Taste: The initial flavour is pretty tart (more so than I expected) and chock full of fresh apricot flavour. There are light citric notes, lactic tartness, a little underlying sweetness, a musty character, earthy, oak, wet hay and a slightly sulfurous/dirty brett character. As the beer warms, the sulfurous character increases slightly, but it remains unobtrusive. Even at room temperature there is no trace of the 7%.

Mouthfeel: Usually I would find the just-shy-of-high level of carbonation a little too much for my tastes, but it in this case it works well and makes the beer uber refreshing. The body is medium with a touch of stickiness from the fruit.

Overall: West Ashley is a fantastic American Wild Ale and was the perfect beer on a hot summers day. I think a little tweaking of the funk profile (to limit the dirty character) will put this beer on the map as one of the best American sours.

Thehuntmaster, Dec 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

mendvicdog, Dec 23, 2013
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sloelco, Dec 23, 2013
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duceswild, Dec 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Gobzilla, Dec 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

oline73, Dec 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

MaseFace, Dec 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

HopsMatt, Dec 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

bum732, Dec 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Normally don't give many straight 5's but this was exceptional
Need another bottle - outstanding and likely best in the wine barel saison category. Perfect golden pour big white head and amazing spotty leg/lines. Smell nice wine barrel, slight champagne, apricot tartness. Taste and feel incredibly smooth

alaimoa, Dec 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

topdown, Dec 19, 2013
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4.76/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Huge thanks to my friend, Eddie for scoring me a bottle of this.

A: Beautiful glowing apricot body with a thin white cap. Leaves some slight dots of lace after each sip.

S: Tart apricot skin, peaches and cream, restrained barnyard funk, dried apricots, leather and very light oak.

T: Opens with a fantastic pull of tartness, full of underripe apricot, meyer lemon flesh and lemon seed. Bright apricot notes galore in here, full of apricot skin, dried apricot and underripe white peach. Finish shows a touch of apricot pit, light oak and a nice dryness. Mouthfeel is impeccable, bright and light in body without being overly carbonated. This is an amazing beer. One of the best sours I have ever had. Maybe even the best.

notchucknorris, Dec 17, 2013
West Ashley from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
100 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.