Bright Sea Blonde - Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 7.23%
Wants: 76
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: illidurit on 05-25-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 91 | Reviews: 8
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Photo of joel66
4.42/5  rDev +3%
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!

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.07/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.13/5  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.

Photo of cpetrone84
4/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Photo of illidurit
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
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!

Photo of Stevedore
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle. Poured into a stemmed glass 10/21/2014.

A- Hazy, super hazy, orange-yellow body with one and a half fingers' worth of white bubbly head. Good retention, nice lacing. [4]

S- Stone fruits, very citrus-forward, mineral water, lemons. A bit of pale malt sweetness and musty oak as well. Not a ton of it. [4.25]

F- Stone fruits- nectarine, peach combined with lots of citrus. Lemon skin in particular. Oak. Very citrusy, reminds me of Hill Farmstead saisons but taken to another level. Delicious and clean flavours. Nice slightly earthy funk as well. [4.5]

M- Soft medium body, effervescent and crisp. Refreshing. Very nice drinker here, very easy to drink this one. [4.5]

O- Another nice saison from SARA. I have very much enjoyed everything they've put out so far, and this one is no exception. Very nice citrus-forward barrel-aged saison. [4.25]

Final score: 4.38

Photo of MasterSki
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad.

Hazy yellow body, white head. Musty oak, citrus, earthy funk. Pale malt, a touch of lemon, nice tartness. Very tasty.

Bright Sea Blonde from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
94 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.