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Love's Armor - Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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BA SCORE
88
very good

10 Reviews
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Reviews: 10
Hads: 149
Avg: 4.11
pDev: 32.12%
Wants: 60
Gots: 15 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
California, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale | 8.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: scottfrie on 02-20-2013

Love's Armor is a blend of two complex, barrel-aged beers, Farmhouse Noir, a darker and stronger take on the Saison style, and Chavez, our Rye Porter. In the depths of this blend are full notes of chocolate and coffee, stone fruit and vanilla, and fainter wisps of tobacco, smoke, and worn leather. A dry tartness pervades, providing an area for robust interplay between malt-driven sweetness and microbe-induced funk. Deceptively potent and flavorful, Love's Armor is meant for sharing, and will compliment the heartiest of meals. While shimmering now with flavors of redolent of fine wine, encouraged to nature, Love's Armor will reward patience. Sante!
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Reviews by UCLABrewN84:
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3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at the DTLA bottle share held at Beer Belly in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to Rocket80 for sharing this one.

Pours a murky dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with dark roasted malt, cocoa, and funk aromas. Taste is much the same with sour cocoa and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness and acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is a solid example of a sour porter.

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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

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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.

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Love's Armor from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
88 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.