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Appreciation - Sante Adairius Rustic Ales


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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.49%

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Sante Adairius Rustic Ales visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Jefe73 on 06-08-2013)
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Photo of cpetrone84


3.84/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is bright ruby with a mostly white head. Nose has a ton of raspberry with a subtle balance of sourness and bret presence. Taste is similar but not super bright. Lots of raspberry, fair bit of bret and notes of vanilla. Short finish, hints of bitterness, nice carb and light body.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 02:30:30 | More by cpetrone84
Photo of jaasen64


4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle (one of about two cases they brought) poured at the HF Festival of Farmhouse Ales. First beer sampled, actually had a clean palate for this! About a 4oz serving poured into a HF stemmed glass. Surprised Sante Adairius brought this considering the low bottle count. Reviewed from notes taken while drinking at the fest.

A- Pours a translucent pinkish-red raspberry color with a faint slightly white bubbly head that recedes to a flat top with some remaining bubbles, some minimal lacing clings to the side of the glass. Overall a very inviting appearance.

S- Fruity raspberries with hint of tartness and balanced malts. Fairly aromatic with a very nice fruit presence.

T- Sweet lightly tart raspberries with a nice sweet fruity tartness balanced with a light malt backbone. Incredible balance between the sweet fruitiness of the raspberries and a tartness that is done just right.

M- Medium bodied, very drinkable, medium to low carbonation.

O- This was a fantastic beer that I never thought I'd be able to try. In my opinion it definitely lived up to it's hype and is easily one of the better fruited American Wilds that I've had. Appreciation definitely put Sante Adairius on my radar and I will most certainly be looking to try more of their brews. I wouldn't trade the cellar for it, but it is definitely worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 19:29:33 | More by jaasen64
Photo of illidurit


4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared at Sour Sunday at Jupiter Brewpub. Pours an attractive guava color, totally opaque with haze, with a clingy pinkish white head. Aroma is fantastic: tons of jammy dark berries with a lemonade tartness. Strawberries and oranges make an appearance too. Flavor is lactic and tart with lemon rind, Himalayan blackberries, raspberry lemonade. Great acidity on the back end, really hits the corners of the mouth and dries the palate. Awesome beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2013 03:02:26 | More by illidurit
Photo of Jefe73


4.61/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received this bottle in a recent trade with Afrokaze, thank you!

750ml wax top bottle...one of 300 for the recent 1 yr Anniversary party at Sante Adairius poured into their logo snifter.

A - The beer pours a hazy, pale-pink with a fizzy, finger-width off-white head.

S - Loads of dark berries in the nose...a combination of sweet and tart with a little funk in their too.

T - Just like the nose, big dark fruit flavors...boysenberry, blackberry, tart cherries and red grapes. Not a lot of funk here, but you do get some lip-smacking tartness on the finish. Also picking up some oak from the barrels. I really expect this one to change as it ages in the bottle and will acquire more funk and complexity along the way.

M - Medium carbonation with a little acidic tart, dry finish.

O - This is my 4th Sante Adairius bottle and none of them have disappointed me yet. Definitely seek this one out along with Saison Bernice, West Ashley and Bright Sea Blonde...they're doing amazing things with the funk.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 12:53:13 | More by Jefe73
Appreciation from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
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