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West Ashley - Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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283 Ratings
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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 7.71%
Wants: 543
Gots: 36 | 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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Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Gonzoillini, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of dv8sean
4.61/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I'm heavily biased, as this beer opened up an entirely new dimension for me. Call it the gateway drug to sour beer. Tart without being over-puckering. Intense but not overpowering. Complex but not complicated. Bright, fruity, spicy, and playful. Remarkably easy to drink.

dv8sean, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
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T - Taste is actually an improvement, as some of the dirtier brett flavors have been replaced by a mild lactic sourness.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
Photo of DonFrap
3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

DonFrap, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of HevvyMetalHippie
4/5  rDev -11.9%

HevvyMetalHippie, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of readbaron
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

readbaron, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of jaasen64
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

jaasen64, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

stereosforgeeks, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of orangesol
4.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour at the Hill Farmstead Festival of Farmhouse Ales.

A - Pours a hazy sun kist peach color with a nice one and a half finger tall white head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving small streaks of lace on the sides of the glass.

S - Smells of juicy apricots, woody oak, mild funk, white wine, bit of lactic sourness, some must and a bit of sweet pale malt. Love the funky apricot.

T - Starts off with the ripe apricots slowly giving way to some mild musty funk, white wine, oak, yogurt and a bit of sweetness from the base malt. Finish is pretty dry, lingering long after the finish. Really awesome flavors working together make this one super easconsume.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, sticky fruit feel with a nice dry ending. Really awesome flavors working together make this one super easy to consume.

O - Loved this one. We drank a bunch of other Peach and Stone Fruit sours the night before and I would say this was my favorite of the bunch. I would love to get my hands on a couple bottles of this one.

orangesol, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of Janeinma
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Janeinma, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of CypherEnigma
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

CypherEnigma, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of outoffocus
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

outoffocus, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of yourefragile
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

yourefragile, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of nkeckhar
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

nkeckhar, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Rifugium, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of scotv
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

scotv, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of rboinski
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

rboinski, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of mdillon86
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

mdillon86, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of drgonzo2k2
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

drgonzo2k2, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of ArchEnemyBrew
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

ArchEnemyBrew, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of rlee1390
4.44/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Cloudy yellow orange, one finger head with some lacing.

S-Lots of funk, almost like grape must, and then lots of apricots.

T-Very funky, oak, grass, apricots, lemons all with great balance.

M-Medium bodied, well carbonated with a crisp finish.

O-Ohhh the funk. A very tasty beer.

rlee1390, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.3/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Very hazy orange. Small white head. Wisps and some lacing. Thin collar.

Smell - Grainy with lots of citrus. Stone fruits. A little bit musty. Nice aroma.

Taste - Tart and grainy. Lots of citrus and peach or stone fruit or something. Dry pucker to it. Wheat and hay. Nice.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation. Medium light body.

Overall - Really nice. Not earth-shattering, but greater than the sum of its parts.

Alieniloquium, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.51/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle opened on 7.6.13
Batch 2
1 of Not Many

A - Pours a hazy, but bright medium orange with a few large tan bubbles that fade quickly.

S - Lots of apricots, some tartness and woody-acidic tones.

T - Soft apricots, them some tartness hits. Light and nice.

D - Good carbonation with a very light body.

O - Light saison with a nice apricot and a nice hit of tartness. A true gem here.

HuskyinPDX, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of bauermj
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

bauermj, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of Michigan
4/5  rDev -11.9%

Michigan, Jul 25, 2013
West Ashley from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
100 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.