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Bright Sea Blonde - Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

Bright Sea Blonde
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 6.56%

Brewed by:
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: illidurit on 05-25-2013)
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Photo of cpetrone84


4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is clear golden amber with a thin tight white head. Nose has a nice oaky presence with a well balanced bret aroma. Apple skin with notes of leather and strong citrus and peach. Taste follows suit, a little less oaky presence and a hint more sweet with loads of pear, peach and apricot with a hint of the funkier bret. Strong carbonation and a fairly dry finish with a light body.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 02:32:59 | More by cpetrone84
Photo of MasterSki


4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by Tom. Thanks dude! Served in a Cantillon tulip.

A - Pale blonde body topped by a thin white foam that settles to a thin color. A bit of haziness to it, with some stray patches of bubbles on top but no lace.

S - A bit muted when cold, but improves when it warms. Lots of tropical and funky brett, some faint pale malt sweetness, and floral hand lotion, a bit of lightly toasted grain, and a tiny bit of lemon acidity. Apparently there are some spices in here, but I don't perceive a ton of that.

T - The taste is quite similar, with toasted grains, oaky vanilla, and some earthy and musty brett, and a bit of lemon in the finish. Low sweetness, but what's there is slightly tart stone fruit.

M - Dry texture, medium body, with lower carbonation for the style. No alcohol, and restrained acidity.

D - Nice, but not mind-blowing. A really easy-to-drink and well-crafted beer; more of a wild Saison than a straight up 'wild ale'. I could imagine crushing a whole 750ml bottle of this with ease, if it weren't so difficult to track down.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 19:38:44 | More by MasterSki
Photo of Alieniloquium


4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy pale orange. Small white head. Thin collar

Smell - Stone fruit and a light citrus. Grainy and a light acidity.

Taste - Sour and grainy. Lemony with a mild funk from the yeast. Peachy flavor. Simple but nice.

Mouthfeel - Light body. Good tartness. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - This is a simple beer, but it's really good.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 02:21:57 | More by Alieniloquium
Photo of joel66

New York

4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy apricot orange with a whisp of white soapy head

Nose was stone fruit,lemon peel and yeast

Flavor was under ripe nectarine, peach and lemon zest. Tartness was reminiscent of hill farmstead with a substantial amount of fruit. Suttle funk which complimented the fruit extremely well

Overall this was awesome! Cant wait to try more from sante!

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 04:07:03 | More by joel66
Photo of HuskyinPDX


4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 7.15.13
16e bottle

A - Pours a hazy light orange with a fluffy off-white head that fades very slowly.

S - Funky, tart citrus, subtle wood and spices.

T - Very tart, nice funk, oak and lots of tart lemon. I don't get much spice.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Puckering good light, crisp and lot of barrel and lemon.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 02:34:29 | More by HuskyinPDX
Photo of illidurit


4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared at the brewery. Pours a deep gold with a resilient white head. Aroma is bright but funky with blue cheese-stuffed kumquats, lime pith, and a mild floral sweetness. Pleasant citric tartness, like dilute lemonade, with citrus rind, key lime, slight oakiness, and fresh grains. Dry and complex, dangerously drinkable. Wow!

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 05:50:28 | More by illidurit
Bright Sea Blonde from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
93 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.