Westly | Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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Brewed by:
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
California, United States
santeadairius.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

Added by CheapBeerBuzz on 09-09-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
322
pDev:
6.42%
 
 
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535
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07/2016 - This is incredible - hype realized! Gueuze-esque; peach, apricot, funk on the nose; wee cinnamon, fruity, barnyard taking over the palate; acidic, yet still oh so clean of a finish; dope!

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Pours a clouded amber-orange color, with a froth, stable head.

Smells of yogurt, orange sorbet and fresh cut apricots. Got a unique funk profile to it, which leads to a apricot stone pit quality among wet earth and moldy wood. While this is pretty fruit centered, it leaves enough space on the palate for the funk to play an important role on the aromas, as it sets the state of the fruits somewhere between wet and juicy.

Has a soft, lighter mouthfeel, with a well nuanced, sparkly effervescence during the beers finish.

Tastes of an initial bread dough softness, which turns more mineralic, once the carbonation becomes recognizable, which also brings the fruits to the palate. Turns quite acidic then, making the beer utmost sour with an almost calming presence of unripe apricots. The apricots take a sweet turn then, developing a sudden, utmost pleasant ripeness, which blends perfectly into cream cheese and leather. Develops a late yogurt funk note with a sparkly rock licking impression, turning the fruits a little younger again, with a late, funky sourness.

This is solid with a slightly more pronounced fruity- and sourness. Lacks depth apart from that, while its sourness is too pronounced.

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Westly from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
Beer rating: 4.67 out of 5 with 322 ratings