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Love's Armor - Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

101 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 101
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 8.57%
Wants: 53
Gots: 12 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottfrie on 02-20-2013)
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Reviews by ThePorterSorter:
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4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A bit of a gusher, but after settling the beer pours a jet black, non-oily, with a thin whispy light tan head that provides minimal lacing. The nose is more coffee and roasted malt forward, hint of vinegar, booze, and smokiness, but very little bitterness or yeast. The taste is more sour than malty, with muted notes of roasted malt and ripe stone fruits. The beer is medium bodied, vinous, dry, slightly roasty and has a touch smoky. Delicious beer, lot of good flavors, but all melded well together.

ThePorterSorter, Mar 01, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark black with a light ruby on the edges. Milk chocolate head sits on the edges

S - Dark roasted malt and slight chocolate is what you get first as the porter presence makes itself known. Underneath that is where you get the light sour presence with a dark cherry and sweet tarts

T - Tart cherry up front with a light sweet tarts, lemon, lactic acid. The back end is light funky Brett and a light roasted malt from the porter. The porter adds a very slight aspect that balances it out well without adding too much that takes away from the tartness. Finish is the deep cherry flavor you find near the pit of a juicy cherry.

M - Really a soft beer with minimal carbonation. It has a slight bite to it from the tartness. The finish is dry and has light funk to that lingers on the backend with the big juicy cherries to it.

O - Really good dark sour from SARA that brings a multitude of flavors with cherry tartness from the lactic acid and a light roastedness from the porter

jeonseh, Oct 20, 2013
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750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black body with some reddish transparency. Big khaki head. Wispy surface with a medium collar.

Smell - Impressive. Chocolate and coffee roast. Acidic. Fruity. Kinda like cherries and stone fruit. I know that's redundant but go with it. Vanilla.

Taste - A little nutty. Chocolate. Lemony tartness. Masks the remaining flavors.

Mouthfeel - Medium high carbonation. Medium body.

Overall - I like this as much as I could have enjoyed a sour stoutish beer.

Alieniloquium, Sep 24, 2013
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Love's Armor from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
93 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.