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
Ratings:
242
Reviews:
32
Avg:
4.62
pDev:
6.93%
 
 
Wants:
502
Gots:
25
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 242 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of shanrath
4.96/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of domdomdomdom
4.6/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mklisz
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UcDru
4.17/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atpca
4.16/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rabbott2
4.85/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2014 batch drank on 4/2/2017 side by side West Ashley

Look - hazy, dark orange. Definitely a boldness too it, with minimal head and incredible lacing for a sour

Smell / Taste - bold! that's an understatement for sure. This is a stone fruit explosion. Just so strong and powerful and done incredibly well. The wine barrels and oak pop out with some nice complexities under this burst of apricots.

Feel - thick, medium to medium/high tartness. flavors linger well.

Overall - incredible

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Photo of Juan611
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The rating is from memory of tasting Westly 2014 (4/2016). Had Westly 2015 on 2 occasions and for me, even on a slightly fatigued palate, 2014 was far better.

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Photo of DudeBeerYaBro
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Srqb
4.39/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vziznznzyz
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PC_Principal
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jas45678
4.83/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.08/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petermethot
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of acurtis
4.12/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SinjaminBentek
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of IckyT2012
4.56/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HoldenDurden
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PassMeAZima
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of absoluthamm
4.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of missings0n
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of trafficassassin
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Overall pretty epic, it takes everything I expected West Ashley to be, but much more mellow and deep in flavors. After this and Fou I am a believer in apricot sours!

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Photo of Devman171
4.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Westly from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
4.62 out of 5 based on 242 ratings.
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