Westly
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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From:
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
 
California, United States
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #1
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
100
Ranked #31
Avg:
4.66 | pDev: 6.01%
Ratings:
434
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 30, 2022
Added:
Sep 09, 2014
Wants:
  555
Gots:
  34
SCORE
100
World-Class
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Notes: Westly is a reinterpretation of on of our favorite beers we make here at SARA, West Ashley. It is also an exercise in folly. We indulged ourselves on question: what would Ashley be like with more fruit and longer aging? Twice the amount of apricots and twice the time in barrels, Westly is the answer. We hope you agree that sometimes more is better. Sometimes folly is the path. Sante!
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4.56 by Affinity from Missouri on Apr 30, 2022
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4.36/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Prospero from Colorado

Fantastic golden hue and white foam head that emits a fresh apricot orchard like aroma. The aroma is a burst of freshly cut apricots and a hint of funk. Flavor is initially the fresh apricot flavor that's mostly sweet with tartness coming in behind it. The finish though is overwhelmingly sour. Great overall but acidity is strong with this one which detracts a bit from the sweet apricot fruit like notes I enjoy most.

Apr 26, 2022
 
5 by lochraneg from New Hampshire on Mar 26, 2022
 
4.75 by eawolff99 from Minnesota on Mar 12, 2022
 
4.72 by jhavs from New York on Feb 10, 2022
 
4.98 by cj8311 from Maryland on Feb 08, 2022
 
4.54 by not2quick from Missouri on Jan 18, 2022
 
4.62 by nvbrew from Nevada on Dec 29, 2021
 
4.62 by lsthwy from Massachusetts on Dec 25, 2021
 
4.71 by notchucknorris from California on Dec 14, 2021
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3.86/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Look - Fantstic yellowish color with a nice white head and lacing
Smell - sour super tartness
Taste - about the same as smell with some wood and citrus
Feel - medium body and lighter carb
Overall - not to bad, horrible smell

Nov 14, 2021
 
4.73 by DraughtJunkie82 from Missouri on Aug 25, 2021
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4.96/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

2021 Release - Drank 8/24/21

Pours a bright yellowish orange, with good carbonation. Sour fruit and funk on the nose.

Taste: This one is all about the apricots. Big jammy fruit taste, that balances the sour and oak so well. Its easy to see why this is rated so high, and lives up to the hype. If you like this style, this beer is incredible.

Aug 25, 2021
 
4.75 by Gkruszewski from New York on Jul 28, 2021
 
4.48 by von_kaiser from Connecticut on Jul 11, 2021
 
4.65 by JLK7299 from North Carolina on Jul 10, 2021
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4.72/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by bret27 from California

Shared bottle at brewery. ‘21 new release.

Jul 02, 2021
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4.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by dboon from Florida

Bottle generously shared by Seth. Cloudy yellow pour with a white head. Sour apricot aromas. Big sour apricot notes dominate. Super sour but still damn tasty. Good body and mouthfeel.

Apr 30, 2021
 
4.84 by GreatStoutman from Texas on Mar 14, 2021
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4.31/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by brokensail from California

Bottle @ RateBeer Best 2016. A later pour from the bottle, so a little bit chunky, but fine with me. Intense apricot and just overall juicy fruity quality to both the aroma and flavor. Pleasant lemon and citric acidity here without being over the top. Notes of lime, grape skin, and oak to go along with all the apricot. Really nice.

Feb 05, 2021
 
4.68 by eshooshoo from California on Jan 27, 2021
 
4.5 by tblack4d from Georgia on Jan 21, 2021
 
4.66 by EddieDog from New York on Jan 15, 2021
 
4.49 by Vicirus from Massachusetts on Jan 10, 2021
 
4.53 by EasternIsh from California on Jan 08, 2021
 
4.75 by DraftDaddy from Illinois on Jan 05, 2021
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5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Ckgibu from Hawaii

Incredible

Jan 02, 2021
 
4.27 by Benish from Wisconsin on Jan 01, 2021
 
4.72 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on Nov 07, 2020
 
4.83 by HOPTOMIC_BOMB from California on Nov 06, 2020
 
4.59 by KT123 from Pennsylvania on Sep 06, 2020
 
4.91 by antrocks from Massachusetts on Sep 05, 2020
 
4.85 by JBowenGeorgia from Georgia on Aug 19, 2020
 
4.8 by Ajlvt from Washington on Jul 31, 2020
 
4.85 by MTKATL from Georgia on Jul 27, 2020
 
4.08 by Original_Gravity from Washington on Jul 26, 2020
 
4.75 by Virby44 from Wisconsin on Jul 18, 2020
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4.46/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by jheimbigner from Washington

2018 batch poured at cellar temp.

Nose is strong apricot, minimal funk. Taste follows, strong apricot, minimal funk, strong acidity on the end. Feel is effervescent, medium carb. Overall, it is a great apricot beer!

2020 batch
Very similar to 2018, I got more fruit on the nose, less on the taste with a lot less acidity, better rounded and get more of the house culture.

2020 batch rated

Jun 21, 2020
 
4.5 by Run4theRoses from South Carolina on May 17, 2020
 
4.75 by Adamostella from Washington on May 10, 2020
Westly from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 434 ratings