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West Ashley - Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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375 Ratings
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Ratings: 375
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 7.46%
Wants: 628
Gots: 62 | FT: 7
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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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.

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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

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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.

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West Ashley from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
100 out of 100 based on 375 ratings.