Lady In Grey
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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From:
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
 
California, United States
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #113
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,423
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 6.6%
Ratings:
200
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 27, 2020
Added:
Aug 12, 2014
Wants:
  31
Gots:
  43
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Notes: If Saison as a beer style is related to the farm, Grisette is its counterpart in the mines. Fermented entirely in French oak, Lady in Grey owes her opacity to a high percentage of malted and flaked wheat. While her natural haze suggest sustenance, our Grisette remains bright and refreshing, independent and alluring. Lady in Grey's bohemian existence, her celebration of all things good, makes her a powerful muse of inspiration. We hope that you, too, will fall under this Lady's influence. Sante!
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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

Appearance - The beer poured a golden yellow color with white bubbles crowning the glass.

Smell - The nose was dominated by bright lemon.

Taste - Initially, lemon and funk dominated the profile. The Earl Grey notes stayed toward the back. As it warmed, the tea notes brightened and the wine barrel became more apparent. Lemon rind notes linger.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation was fairly aggressive with a dry feel lingering.

Overall - I enjoyed this beer more than anticipated.

Nov 27, 2020
 
3.75 by TallGuyCM from California on Sep 09, 2020
 
4.52 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Aug 09, 2020
 
4.41 by Keananmichael5 from California on Jun 04, 2020
 
4.49 by Kmkapalka from Delaware on Mar 13, 2020
 
4.53 by MeLoynes from Missouri on Mar 13, 2020
 
4.25 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Jan 27, 2020
 
4.34 by Ajlvt from Washington on Dec 04, 2019
Photo of BerryKumquat
4.68/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by BerryKumquat from California

L: Very generic golden yellow ale.
S: Very intense grass note funk unlike anything else I've had before.
T: A very sharp and crisp but smooth grisette. One strong body into a very quiet and grassy finish.
F: Tangy and sharp.
O: A very smooth beer with a light simple punch.

Oct 21, 2019
Photo of bret27
3.62/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by bret27 from California

From a bottle from the brewery poured at slightly below room temp.
Hazy to clear straw yellow. Fine lacy bubbles.
Citrusy grassy smell.
Grass, lemon, slightly funky taste.
Extremely dry and crisp. Bitter but not hoppy. Very palatable.
For better or worse tastes like a white wine with carbonation to me.

Oct 16, 2019
 
4.25 by edthehead from New York on Sep 24, 2019
 
4.33 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut on Aug 18, 2019
Photo of RyanBeer14
4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by RyanBeer14 from California

Purchased a couple days ago at the capitol location.

hazy yellow body. Slightly tart with a good amount of funk. Kind of sweet towards the back end. Overall a really solid beer.

May 31, 2019
 
2.67 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington on May 09, 2019
Photo of gcamparone
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by gcamparone from Rhode Island

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Sante Adairius Tulip glass.

Pours a hazy straw yellow body with a one finger white head that reduces slowly to a layer of foam retention. A bit of lacing. Looks really nice.

On the nose there’s a lot going on -
Tons of oak and lemon, funky yeast, honey, farmhouse spice, a little musty like an old basement. Smells spot on for this style.

On the tongue it’s funky and tart, pears and lemon juice with lots of oak and overripe fruit. Follow through has spice and clove, wheat, finishing dry. Light body, lightly crisp carbonation.

This was a great beer - refreshing and complex with so many flavors.

May 05, 2019
 
4.25 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts on Apr 27, 2019
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

Bottle shared by Derek. Thanks man.

A beautiful afternoon for beer at casa Carrigan.

Mar 27, 2019
 
4.28 by Samact from Vermont on Dec 31, 2018
 
4.25 by oline73 from Maryland on Sep 16, 2018
 
4.54 by Shakydave from California on Jul 25, 2018
 
4.5 by redfox405 from California on Jun 17, 2018
 
4.17 by CSO from Illinois on May 12, 2018
Photo of BBThunderbolt
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

Thanks to Buck89 for sending me this as part of NBS BIF #007. 750ml bottle poured into 12oz tulip. Poured a cloudy lemon yellow color with over an inch of white head that had moderate retention and light lacing.

The aroma had good yeast, grain, spice and oak notes.

Very similar on the tongue, lots of bright distinct flavors that combine very nicely.

The body was crisp and light, with a dry finish.

Drinkability was awesome, smooth, crisp, and refreshing. Overall, a great brew. a must try if you see it.

Apr 13, 2018
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

i love a grisette style, especially a wild bretty one like this. these are the styles i think about when i think about this brewery, these funky dry light saison types, and this really is what they do best in my experience. this is pale and delicate looking, bright and lively in the glass, with a lot of bubbles rising up and a soft shine to it. aroma of new oak, this must be wood aged or fermented, light vanilla and white grape notes to it, and lots of grains, wheat malt and raw wheat and pils and some oats too i think, good cereal medley and very dry for being as malty as it is. the yeast profile is funky and rustic in the nose, saison and brett yeasts together i would think, tangy to me but not sour, lots of earthy minerals and depth, a bright brine element, green apple, white wine, elderflower, champagne, dry wheat, fresh cut citrus, even some starch like rice, very cool brew. its so refreshing at the same time that its complex and demands me slowing down to just enjoy, huge thanks to my friend and colleague for sharing this one, i was impressed by this, wish i had more bottles...

Apr 04, 2018
 
4.54 by hopley from Massachusetts on Mar 19, 2018
Photo of augustgarage
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by augustgarage from California

Poured from a 750mL bottle into my Brasseurs de Garde flute.

Cloudy citrine body with a smattering of off-white foam; vague lacing, poor retention.

A heady mix of funk, fruit, and floral notes in the nose suggesting pears and wildflowers along with a barnyard note.

Very tart palate entry, bracing and sweaty with a mineral laden finish. Stone fruit and dandelions lurk around the edges, while hop presence is absent except perhaps for a faint noble/grassy/white tea flavor at times. The bacteria and oak seem to be doing more of the work than the yeast in building the flavor profile.

Light bodied, though a bit too funky to be a refreshing table beer.

A decent domestic grisette that takes cues from Fantôme much more than Dupont.

Mar 10, 2018
 
4.53 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on Feb 21, 2018
 
4.35 by baggedlunch from New Mexico on Feb 09, 2018
 
4.25 by WickedBeer from Alabama on Jan 22, 2018
 
4.38 by sd123 from Georgia on Jan 05, 2018
 
4.4 by coz from Illinois on Dec 23, 2017
 
3.54 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on Oct 24, 2017
 
3.9 by vfgccp from New York on Sep 09, 2017
 
4.14 by dcmchew from Romania on Sep 04, 2017
 
4.47 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico on Jul 01, 2017
Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Ciocanelu from Romania

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017, green session. Aroma is clean, floral, citrusy and fresh. Taste is slightly tart, floral, light, refreshing and easy drinking.

Jun 05, 2017
 
3.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on May 21, 2017
 
4.19 by jheimbigner from Washington on May 07, 2017
 
4.22 by Marco_Gtz from California on Apr 28, 2017
Photo of DefenCorps
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by DefenCorps from Oregon

Thanks, Trey.

A clear light orange with a dense, off-white head with good retention and minimal lacing, this looks solid. The nose is excellent. Fruity, grainy, mildly tart and lactic, lemony, melony, mildly oaky. Firming and refreshing. As it warms up, an acetic nose grows. The palate opens tart, lemony and mildly lactic, a blend of mild yogurt/sour cream brightness with a mild grainy note. The mid-palate is crisp with a blend of semi-ripe grapes, peaches and nectarines, ripe melon and preserved lemons. Drying, tart finish, lactic, yogurty and bright, this beer is crisp, clean and very refreshing. A touch of vanilla is present as well, along with a little bit of oak tannins.

Not true to the style (at least, note in the sense that the fabulous Clara or Four are)this lacks a firming hop bite but is excellent nonetheless.

Feb 25, 2017
Lady In Grey from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 200 ratings