Fruit Punch #1
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

Fruit Punch #1Fruit Punch #1
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Style:
Sour - Fruited Kettle Sour
ABV:
7.4%
Score:
98
Avg:
4.46 | pDev: 7.62%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
111
From:
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  80
Gots
  13
SCORE
98
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Fruit Punch #1Fruit Punch #1
Notes: Cask 200 with raspberries and cherries
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 111 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by huddyball:
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huddyball from New Hampshire

4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Jun 07, 2015
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belgbeerdrinker from Colorado

4.18/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 07, 2015
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macrosmatic from Florida

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jul 11, 2016
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mendvicdog from Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dec 08, 2015
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drewone from California

4.14/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

May 31, 2015
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largadeer from California

4.12/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 21, 2015
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popery from California

4.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer is a reddish orange with a medium fizzy head. Little to no lacing. Clouded over. The aroma is wonderfully fruity with a pretty good dose of funk depth. It’s chock full of berries and cherries. Gentle but firm acidity makes the fruit bright and jammy. Earthy funk provides wonderful depth of character. Excellent mineral character. The taste is medium light tart and full of fruit. The finish picks up the pucker somewhat. Fresh grain and funky saison backbone. Very easy to drink. A wonderful balance of saison and fruit flavors. Delicious.

Aug 02, 2015
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4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dec 10, 2015
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wethorseblanket from California

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 23, 2015
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.42/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle. Hazy orange. Smells of raspberry and cherry, but not a very fresh aroma. Some oak and stone fruit. Tastes of lemon tartness, raspberry before cherry, oak and a lingering sourness. Medium body. I think this bottle is pretty old and it shows. Fruit is faded and the sourness is a little muddied.

Jul 26, 2016
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sirsteve42 from New York

4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 10, 2015
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cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

3.51/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pour is mostly clear darker amber with a tight white head. Nose is vinous, vanilla oak, cherry pie filling, some dusty brett. Flavor has some maltiness up front, a little dirty, lighter oak, vinous red grape, cherry pie filling, almost like a rose. High carb, fuller body, a touch sweet, very low acidity.

Jul 15, 2015
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oline73 from Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dec 13, 2015
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cosmicevan from New York

4.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

thanks mark, enjoyed side-by-side a fruit punch 2. simply gorgeous look. 1 is a murky orange with a glow vs the fruit.ounch deep magenta of 2. both stunning, but fruit punch 1 runs away with it on the nose and taste. the xherry and raspberry are the ideal counterparts. this is a grand slam.

Jul 10, 2015
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 13, 2016
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IrishColonial from Texas

4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 07, 2015
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kmanjohnson from California

4.1/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 22, 2018
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kscaldef from Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 03, 2015
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boilermakerbrew from Indiana

4.76/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- Pours a light pinkish-orange in color with a small and whispy head. Lacing is minimal due to the size of the head. The body of the beer is very hazy in the glass. Overall, this beer pours and looks just as you would expect for the style.

S- The first scent in the nose is of mildly tart and funky base saison. There is a good dose of musty grains in there before it moves more towards the fruit. Tart cherries are more prominent than the raspberries, but the raspberries are there underneath. Lingering smell is a combo of fruit and the return of tart and dry saison notes.

T- First impression on the tongue is a bang of fruit and tart saison. This combo is fairly sour, with some dry tartness from the base beer and some fruity tartness from the fruit. Again, like the scent, the cherries are more prominent than the raspberries at first, but the raspberries make a comeback as the drink warms. Towards the middle to end of the drink the flavor turns back more towards saison, with a returning dry tart flavor and a funky, barnyard flavor. The mustiness and the fruit linger on the tongue for a good bit after the drink ends.

M- Neither the tartness or alcohol affects the drinkability of this beer. It drinks rather smoothly for a saison, with a certain amount of creaminess. Carbonation levels are much lower than most in the style. The fruit makes the beer feel fairly jammy on the palate as well.

Overall, this beer is a phenomenal example of the fruited saison style. The fruit flavors are blended in subtly and delicately with the base saison. I am most impressed with the beer's ability to be both sour and fruity at the same time. It is not quite completely jammy, but it gets as close as a saison can. In the end, this is a great beer.

Jun 19, 2015
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acurtis from New Jersey

4.06/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 04, 2015
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random846 from California

4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feb 10, 2015
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KevSal from California

4.57/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

May 18, 2015
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westcoastbeerlvr from California

4.63/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feb 10, 2015
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mctizzz from California

4.68/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 08, 2015
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kiki3drt292 from California

4.18/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 06, 2015
Fruit Punch #1 from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 111 ratings