1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Little Quibble - Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

Not Rated.
Little Quibble
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
86
very good

82 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 82
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 8.57%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: illidurit on 06-09-2013

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 82 | Reviews: 7
Photo of Nablock
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamLand
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thepleasantimbiber
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nife
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Very refreshing enjoyable beer. Shows you don't need a lot of alcohol to have great taste. Slightly hazy. Straw yellow. Light saison smell with hint of funkiness. Beautiful balanced Complex saison taste. Reducing the alch actually seems to let more taste through. Light body contributes to the drinkablity.

Photo of Leftofthedial
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.13/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

64 oz. growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pale yellow orange body. Small white head. Pretty clear. Very thin collar.

Smell - Weird grain aroma. Wheat is strong. Not sure how to describe the rest of it, but it has a bit of a fruity aroma. Kinda like a strong lager.

Taste - Tastes more like a saison, but still has a very strong grain flavor. Wheat is almost overpowering. Fruity and a little sweet behind it.

Mouthfeel - Very light. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - I don't love it. It's decent, but the grain flavors are weird.

Photo of suckaj
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kevanb
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2L growler, filled on 2.11.15, poured into a Sante Adairius snifter glass.

The beer pours a pale golden copper color, hazy and cloudy, with a finger or so of soapy white head, lightly frothy that has nice retention and leaves behind a decent amount of spotted lace. The aroma is pleasant, tangy yeast, lightly fruity with some berry and citrus, a bit of peppercorn, rye spice and soft doughy pale malt, very delicate and with nice brightness. The flavors mirror nicely, soft grain, chewy, doughy, biscuity with some cracked wheat and rye spice flavors, funky yeast, light berry and lemony citrus fruit profile with a lingering peppercorn bite, lightly dry. The mouthfeel is nice, lively and vibrant texture, soft coating carbonation, a bit of zestiness from the bubbles, with a medium body that finishes with an effortlessly creamy touch.

Verdict: A very enjoyable saison from Sante Adairius, reminds me a lot of Florence from Hill Farmstead, though less tart. It's crisp, it's delicate, balanced and moderately complex, really all one could ask for in a table beer. Definitely hits the spot for a refreshing, crushable saison.

Photo of DCLAguy11
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdlb44
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cletusdog
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LakerLeith
3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fogindex
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunuelian
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kdown
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sloelco
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teamchevymxer
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of chcfan
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of shescrafty831
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of obiwan
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of iatethecloudsfor
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of NRo
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of obiwan_k3n00bi
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

This is far too underrated of a beer. This is a next level saison that hurts the brains of confused BAs.

Photo of sourdog
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Little Quibble from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
86 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.