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Love's Armor - Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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Love's ArmorLove's Armor

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

69 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.65%
Wants: 37
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottfrie on 02-20-2013)
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Reviews by ThePorterSorter:
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.24/5  rDev +1.9%

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.

03-01-2014 19:49:10 | More by ThePorterSorter
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obiwan_k3n00bi

California

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

10-27-2013 02:32:38 | More by obiwan_k3n00bi
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jeonseh

Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +4.6%

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

10-20-2013 19:04:34 | More by jeonseh
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BobbysLiquors

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01-28-2014 08:30:38 | More by BobbysLiquors
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-03-2014 02:12:44 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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10-26-2013 04:51:54 | More by blabaer
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10-14-2013 23:22:30 | More by Tyrus
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07-25-2013 06:04:27 | More by emilylee
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Florida

3.83/5  rDev -7.9%

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.

09-24-2013 02:14:50 | More by Alieniloquium
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California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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California

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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Maryland

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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12-22-2013 01:47:41 | More by MaseFace
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Washington

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California

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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.39/5  rDev +5.5%

Bottle opened on 10.19.13

A - Pours a dark brown with a small dark khaki brown head that fades very slowly.

S - Tart fruit-raspberry, vanilla, roasted malt - complex and very welcoming. Wow!

T - Stone fruit, tobacco, leather, vanilla, so much!

D - Lower carbonation with a medium body.

O - A very complex and deep beer. Very layered and very good.

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Love's Armor from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
92 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.