Lady In Grey
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
California, United States
Ranked #1
Ranked #2,418
4.24 | pDev: 6.37%
Jun 17, 2023
Aug 12, 2014
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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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Well, when I ordered this from MBC it had been the highest rated Grisette on BA for quite some time. Given my luck, the day after it was edged out by a different beer. Sigh. Well, while I may not be making progress on my goal to try the highest rated example of every style with this one, at least I’m finally getting to try a beer from Sante Adarius. Let’s get into it

Pours a cloudy yellow gold with a finger of soapy white head that quickly fades to a thin ring and leaves minimal lacing

It's super bright in the nose and brings plenty of funk, but in a succinct way, if that makes any sense. I'm picking up on aromas of lemon zest, crackery malt, wildflower honey, wet hay, sharp oak, tannic white wine, earthy wheat, white pepper, and green tea

It packs even more of a punch in taste than I was expecting, really just turning the aroma up to 10. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting lemon juice, sharp oak, wildflower honey, apple skin, tart white grape, wet hay, earthy wheat, and light white pepper. The swallow brings notes of bready malt, lemon zest, earthy wheat, crabapple, tannic white wine, stone, wet hay, green tea, white pepper, and light honey

A light medium body pairs with moderate carbonation, resulting in a sharp and refreshing beer. Finishes mostly dry with a balanced funk

Oh man, this is awesome stuff. I could sip this all day, it's a damn shame I only have this 750. I need more SARA beers in my life
Jun 17, 2023
Rated: 4.49 by not2quick from Missouri

Apr 29, 2023
Rated: 4 by blackcloud from Alaska

Mar 09, 2023
Rated: 4.42 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Jan 11, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by shelby415 from Oregon

Sep 15, 2022
Rated: 4.06 by festizio from California

Aug 07, 2022
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Reviewed by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3.75 by TallGuyCM from California

Sep 09, 2020
Rated: 4.52 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

Aug 09, 2020
Rated: 4.41 by Keananmichael5 from California

Jun 04, 2020
Rated: 4.49 by Kmkapalka from Delaware

Mar 13, 2020
Rated: 4.53 by MeLoynes from Missouri

Mar 13, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Jan 27, 2020
Rated: 4.34 by Ajlvt from Washington

Dec 04, 2019
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Reviewed by BerryKumquat from California

4.68/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
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
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Reviewed by bret27 from California

3.62/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 4.25 by edthehead from Maryland

Sep 24, 2019
Rated: 4.33 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Aug 18, 2019
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Reviewed by RyanBeer14 from California

4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 2.67 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

May 09, 2019
Lady In Grey from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 206 ratings