Cask Strawberry | Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
California, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cask 200 aged further in puncheons with strawberries.

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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 171
Photo of floyd_pugman
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. My palate has evolved to be less of a fan of fruited sours and lambics than it used to be, and I was doubtful about whether I could deal with a strawberry brew. But here you go. Nose is full of strawberry and SARA bugs. Palate is the same -- lots of complexity with strawberry all over. They work together well. Not overly acetic -- just a little bit; perfect balance. I would definitely recommend it.

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Photo of Marius
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at CBC 2016 - day 2. Delicious beer, notes of strawberries up front, followed by some macerated red berries. A solid amount of sourness, with a dry finish.

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Was lucky enough to try this and many other Sante Adairius beers at a recent share as one of the guys was a club member at SARA! Nice fruit notes! Not as much strawberry as I would have hoped but still very delicious!

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Photo of imonhiatus
4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

batch 2. this is far and away the best strawberry beer I have ever had. the fruit us just so elegantly integrated that it isn't artificial or overly fruit...just right. little fizzy but hardly a complaint since i am having a hard time not gulping it down. great beer.

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Photo of Rutager
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Kevin. Bro. Bruh. Breh. ...bruv.
Jammy nose, nice tart strawberry taste. Fantastic stuff. Honestly, wasn't expecting it to be this good. Srs, Kevin, bro.

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Photo of Svyturys30
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Color- Rustic pinkish beer with orange hues

Smell- muted strawberry and cranberry notes

Taste- Biggest let down of this beer- was overhyped IMO. Citrus fell of quick (I love citrus, so this was a put off)

Feel- Best part of the beer, was the perfect carbonation and thickness

Overall- I would drink this again, but no go to great depths to get this beer

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Photo of Rifugium
3.03/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Batch 2.
Regular Cask 200 was great. This, eh, not so much. I realize strawberry is a hard fruit to brew with, and it didn't really do anything to this beer...except make it worse.

Cloudy amber color with a small white ringlet. Funky aroma, strawberry seeds, phenols. More funk in the taste, some strawberry sweetness, but just too medicinal. Light-medium body, and probably a decent mouthfeel hidden under there, but the off-flavors just ruined it for me.

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Photo of jakewatt135
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wasn't big on this at first, had a weird smell and light flavor. The bottle definitely opened up nicely after letting it sit a while. Good effort on a berry that many have trouble with. Very interesting how it can morph into something so different from where it started while letting it sit there a bit.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Happy New Year's Eve everyone!

This beer pours a bright and brilliant golden orange in color. A small, 1cm head forms and reduces down to a thin lace on the top of the beer rather quickly. Lacing is surprisingly awesome due to the thickness of the remaining head. Tart saison with underlying strawberry tartness greets the nose first on this beer. They intermingle for most of the scent before the juicy and more fruity aspects of the strawberries kick in towards the end. The overall impression of the scent is of a fresh, tart strawberry.

The taste starts out with a mildly tart saison bang. The tartness there fades a little and some of the strawberry sourness comes through. From there, the barnyard funk kicks in and gives the flavor a drier, more malty flavor for just a snap. After the funk, the strawberries come right back, and just like in the scent, display a slightly less tart and more juicy flavor. They wash away as you swallow, leaving a touch of acidic tartness on the tongue. This beer feels like many saisons that are on the more tart side, with high carbonation, no alcohol detectable, and the only limiting factor on drinking being the level of sourness.

Overall, this is a world class tart saison. I wish there was a touch more strawberry fruit flavor to replace the tart strawberry flavors. In any event, I could drink this very regularly.

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Photo of jaasen64
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served around cellar temp- Nice strawberry presence that balances with the farmhouse qualities and provides a nice fruitiness without being overpowering or artificial tasting. Lightly tart and very drinkable, probably the best strawberry beer I have had.

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Photo of MarcWP
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Into SARA snifter. Batch 2.

Appearance is a rustic orange with pinkish hues. Sports a medium sized active eggshell white head that settles to nice little frothy layer. Hazy in appearance, more so than there standard or barrel aged saisons.

Aroma is very nice. Cold it's subdued so you have to let it warm up a bit and swirl it around. Then boom, strawberry cotton candy, raspberry, pink grapefruit, perfumey floral notes, and a wonderful vanilla and wood from the oak come through. A gorgeous incorporation of the strawberries on the smell.

The taste follows the nose and thankfully so! You get this soft, creamy strawberry essence on top of citrus such as lime, mandarin, and lychee. Vanilla forward oak with subtle coconut notes round out the fruit flavors. Also has that zesty and slightly earthy brett thing going on but certainly more of behind the scenes. A floral quality like that of flower teas finishes off the palate making this a damn complex fruited saison.

Mouthfeel is delicate and soft. Light bodied, medium level carbonation, and slightly sweet upfront but finishes dry. Has this fruited seltzer vibe thing going on, it's weird but enticingly welcome.

Overall a wonderful fruited saison by Sante. I love that sudden strawberry candy like note that hits upfront on the nose and the taste. Then it all settles in to a more traditional barrel aged saison character. Seek this out without hesitation.

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Photo of cpetrone84
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%

Pour is a darker amber, hazed, with a white head. Nose is has a moderate strawberry, notes of lactic acid, light wood, faint leathery brett and a hint of dusty cob webb. Taste is more strawberry, creamy feel, stronger brett presence but still a nice milky lactic note mid palate. Assertive but inviting sourness. Well carbonated, fairly dry finish.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pale and very hazy. Nice white head. Never full dissipates.

Smell - Kinda bretty. Fruity. Some very light strawberry. Pale malts.

Taste - Lightly tart. Pale malt. I don't really taste any strawberry until the end. Grainy in the back.

Mouthfeel - Light tartness. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Nice fruitiness to this. The beer itself really comes through but the fruit complements it well.

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Cask Strawberry from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
4.31 out of 5 based on 171 ratings.
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