Farmhouse Noir
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #196
ABV:
7.7%
Score:
91
Ranked #3,968
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 6.55%
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
235
From:
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  21
Gots
  74
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Farmhouse NoirFarmhouse Noir
Notes: This entry is for the partially barrel fermenated version of this beer
Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 235 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Frosty11161:
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Frosty11161 from California

4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 30, 2017
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ThePorterSorter from Oregon

4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a filtered looking dark brown with a thin off-white head that fades quickly. The nose is deceptively sweet with slightly toasted caramel sugars and yeast upfront followed by a subtle waft of fruit and vinegar as it warms. The taste has much more roasted malt sweetness, which is quickly overtaken by vinegar-like acidity and a lingering bready fruit (cherry?) mix. The combination works relatively well despite the palate clashing differences between the roasty sweetness and vinegar acidity. This is the second dark farmhouse from SARA I've had, and both have been solid products, but the style is still not my thing. I find that while drinking, my brain desperately wants the dark beer to take on a sweeter, (barrel)sugar-centric feel, but instead, the beer becomes more volatile and acidic. Overall, I'm happy to drink a dark base with so much culture and acidity, but can't commit to trying it again.

Apr 30, 2015
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dv8sean from California

4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Lucky, very lucky, to get a hold of this bottle!

The appearance is darker than expected. It's dark--in the porter-stout range--allowing through virtually no light. Held up to a direct source, it reveals mahogany brown with a tinge of burnt orange. Pours with a modest head and a healthy amount of lace.

The smell is truly wonderful. Leather, creamed coffee, some dark fruits with just a hint of cedar and floral hops. A good, strong whiff feels like walking into a proper cigar humidor. :-D

Initial taste was pretty tart...signature SARA. Repeated sips reveal layers of complex flavors. Some sour cherry tangy-ness, followed by a malt backbone that is never sweet but always solid. Roasted flavors (coffee, bitter chocolate, tobacco) complement the farmhouse funk of the house yeast and barrels. Outstanding!

Mouthfeel is pleasant, finishing very dry and crisp. Though the dark color might suggest some lingering stickiness, it is the opposite of cloying.

Overall, another outstanding offering from the brewer. A unique beer that places the senses of sight and smell-taste at odds with one another...in a truly delightful way.

Nov 20, 2013
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Teen-o from California

4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Apr 02, 2016
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bparker551 from North Carolina

4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aug 22, 2015
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Jae61 from Arizona

4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 28, 2015
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_JLPK_ from North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 18, 2015
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EdrickCS from California

4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 02, 2016
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EcoBrew from Vermont

3.63/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Jun 21, 2015
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Josholson666 from Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 04, 2017
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BEER88 from Washington

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 14, 2017
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bryantan from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jun 02, 2016
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tshanahan from California

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 27, 2016
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frasergrove from California

4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mar 13, 2016
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dddddddd from Washington

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aug 09, 2015
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MattMorin from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 01, 2017
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ejohicke from California

4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

May 30, 2015
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worldsworstextra from California

3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice color on this one and overall not a bad beer, but the chocolate/oak notes don't blend very well with the cherries. Could have been less acidic as well.

Jul 22, 2015
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Mike_D415 from California

4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 15, 2015
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YvesB from Belgium

3.27/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Jun 09, 2017
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Bjlynch83 from Oregon

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 17, 2016
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heekson from Virginia

3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Feb 19, 2016
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Ice_Cream_And_IPAs from New York

4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 11, 2019
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Bum4ever from California

4.54/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Feb 10, 2019
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stereosforgeeks from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 08, 2015
Farmhouse Noir from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 235 ratings