Cellarman Barrel Aged Saison
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
California, United States
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #17
Ranked #229
4.49 | pDev: 5.79%
May 02, 2022
Jun 29, 2013
Cellarman Barrel Aged SaisonCellarman Barrel Aged Saison
Notes: Cellarman began as a collaboration with Jeff Kimpe, Triple Rock's brewmaster, for San Francisco Beer Week. Our goal was to illuminate the versatility of the saison style, and to pay homage to those unsung brewery workers whose efforts go largely unrecognized. This beer has morphed since its original inception, and Cellarman now spends all of its time in French oak. Tart and lemony with an arid dryness, Cellarman celebrates cooperation, friendship, and hard work. From our foudres to your glass, Sante!
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4.25 by Affinity from Missouri on May 02, 2022
4.36 by not2quick from Missouri on Apr 17, 2022
4.56 by LXIXME from New Mexico on Mar 30, 2022
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4.65/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by RaulMondesi from California

On tap at Windsor Homebrew in Anaheim, CA.

Tally ho! I feel like Errol Flynn in “The Seahawk” while drinking this thing. Just wow. It’s as if nothing can stop me and that I could have it all. Maybe my mind is even a bit blurred and stirred by its beauty. So much so that I think that I don’t need Olivia de Haviland because I want them all.

I am lost. I am found. I am. I just am.

Mar 16, 2022
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4.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by jrc1093 from Connecticut

No bottling date (number on inside of cap indicates potential batch 10 or later, released in 4/2020); consumed on 12/31/21

Pours a barely translucent dark honey-gold body capped with two fingers of rocky, fluffy, off-white foam; solid head retention leaves a craggy sliver of cap, a moderate, frothy collar, and a haphazard spatter of spotty/webby lacing dotted across the walls of the glass.

Aromas open to green apple with waxy hints of medicinal mango as touches of straw accent saison yeast toward composted guava over the middle; moist oak meets waxy funk with hints of lemon peel into the back end for a culmination of active, oily bacteria bursting with funky fruit.

Taste shows evenly dispersed lactic funk in the backdrop against a predominant waxy tropical fruit overlay lingering across the palate, with zesty lemon and oak barrel to an interlude of musty white wine tannins and a grassy back end; shades of barnyard with waxy white grape funk persist as lemon zest remains through the finish.

Mouthfeel brings a medium body with ample, fluffy carbonation on the higher end of moderate; a slick, oily funk peaks to a glistening lactic tartness over the mid-palate, mild yet indomitable as a clean brightness with a hint of prickly grit disperses through the back end, leaving a predominantly clean, activated finish.

A bright, funky peak reached casually and with an almost unflinching consistency, the oak is a subtle background contributor interwoven with the bacterial evolution of a ripe tannic structure; bold and unwaveringly dynamic.

Jan 01, 2022
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4.46/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

Appearance - The beer poured an orange-gold color with a bubbly white head.

Smell - The nose had pleasant citrus notes with the saison funk also apparent.

Taste - My initial impression was the taste of green apples. The sour impression fit the green apple notes. The saison aspects produced a vinegary funk. Any sweetness from the beginning was cancelled by the dry finish.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation gave influence to the dry finish.

Overall - This is pretty much everything I want in a saison. I don’t need heartburn medicine to drink this beauty.

Jan 01, 2022
4.5 by Piffler from Massachusetts on Dec 30, 2021
4.41 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on Oct 15, 2021
4.49 by paresis from Massachusetts on Oct 01, 2021
4.49 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on Sep 28, 2021
4.3 by spersichilli from California on Sep 19, 2021
4.22 by InfernoBoss from California on Sep 18, 2021
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4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by kitch from Hong Kong

A 750ml bottle, with no bottled on or best before date (although I’m pretty sure it’s either B1 or B2). Poured into a Tilquin stemmed glass.

Appearance: A hazy golden colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly to a ring around the glass, while leaving some lacing.

Aroma: Funky, barnyard, minerals, light tartness, tropical stone fruit, apricot, unripe berries, green apple, citrus, grapefruit, lemon peel, oak, a touch of grains, with slight pepper notes.

Taste: Tart, tropical and citrus fruity, grapefruit, apricot, green apple, light funk, oak, vinous, with a lightly spicy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Unfortunately, I haven’t had the opportunity to try it fresh, but this bottle having aged 6 / 7 years, has aged gracefully with wonderful complex yet balanced aroma and flavours.

Aug 26, 2021
4.75 by bigred89 from Maryland on Aug 12, 2021
4.44 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin on Jul 10, 2021
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4.37/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by thebeers from Pennsylvania

A bit of a gusher. Pours clear, dark gold with strong effervescence and three fingers of rocky, meringue-like, yellowed head. Decent retention gives way to thick, webbed lacing.

A little lemon and mixed fruit, clear wood, a hint of must and some pepper in the very enticing aroma.

Sour lemon again up front in the taste. Certainly tart, but without being an enamel stripper. Balanced somewhat by the strong wood, a little funk and again just a hint of mixed fruit sweetness. Maybe a little mineral water or clay in the finish.

Very soft feel. A touch more heft than expected. Soft, tickley carbonation.

A beautifully crafted beer from start to finish. A little more robust than some super refined beers, while still managing to expertly balance the sourness, tartness, funk and wood. A real treat.

Jul 09, 2021
4.27 by Skellbop from New York on Jun 10, 2021
5 by chitownfanatic21 from Nebraska on May 31, 2021
4.5 by BSW from California on May 23, 2021
4.75 by Juggerr from New York on May 19, 2021
4.58 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire on Apr 03, 2021
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4.61/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by larryi86 from Delaware

Thank you BartS for this
750 ml bottle poured into a mug

A- A slightly hazy golden straw with a massive white head.

S- Tart, lemons, oak, wheat, some funk, touch of grapes, hints of pears.

T- Sour, lemons, oak, earthy funk, some wheat, grapes, some pears.

M- Smooth, crisp, dry, light body.

O- An excellent and easy to drink Saison, definitely on the sour side but still very well balanced and easy to drink.

Mar 07, 2021
4.36 by That_Bearded_Guy from California on Feb 24, 2021
4.5 by ADTaber from South Carolina on Feb 21, 2021
5 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia on Feb 09, 2021
4.75 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin on Feb 05, 2021
4.5 by pcshotsauce33 from New Jersey on Jan 19, 2021
4.23 by EasternIsh from California on Jan 08, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Ckgibu from Hawaii

Solid representation of oak BA saison

Jan 02, 2021
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4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by DefenCorps from Oregon

Bottle from The Beermongers. Thanks, Sam!

A clear golden yellow with a dense white head with good retention and lacing. The nose is pretty excellent, a soft, bright tartness,with notes of key lime, lemon, a light, lightly toasted French oak note, mildly vinous and fruity. There's a little grape, and a real nice Brett expression, lightly spicy with a little clove and pepper and a touch of pineapple juice to go with a mild floral honey note. Really nice depth and structure.

The palate opens tart with a nice blend of lactic and lemon acidity along with a really nice Brett funk. The lactic acidity is sharp but fleeting, priming the palate for the fruit that follows. Delicate pineapple, grape, peach and honey are present. Minimal straw notes. The Brett expression is restrained but thoughtfully executed, pairing nicely with the oak notes, tannins, light vanillin and almost vinous notes. Drying, mildly tannic and earthy on the finish, long lasting with firm acidity. Light in body, crisply carbonated, nicely structured. Impressive.

Dec 26, 2020
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4.76/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by bret27 from California

Bottle picked up from brewery today.
Golden deep copper. Moderate head with lacing. Bubbly.
Bretty tart oaky nose. +Yogurt, vanilla.
Tastes similar to other SARA saisons. Definite tart peach or apricot notes. Tart, lemon, with a little funk. Minerals, yogurt, apples. As expected, more flavors keep showing up as it warms.
Textbook saison body and dry tart finish.
Very nice.
Follow up current batch #11: bought June ‘21. Just amazing saison in every respect.

Oct 27, 2020
4.25 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota on Sep 26, 2020
4.29 by stmoorea from Illinois on Sep 13, 2020
4.41 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Sep 05, 2020
4.5 by cshafer7 from Massachusetts on Jul 21, 2020
4.25 by Argento from Rhode Island on Jul 07, 2020
4.49 by Scottsbeer from Florida on Jun 30, 2020
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4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by pmarlowe from Virginia

A: Pours a light pale/blond with a thick two-inch cap of bright white, sudsy foam. Very good clarity and retention. Not gonna lie—it kinda looks like a lager (at least the first pour; subsequent ones were cloudier).

S: Light lemon, hay, wet earth and leather, crackery malt, dried jasmine. Appealing and well balanced.

T: Follows the nose with lemon, light earthy and leathery funk, green apple, dried flowers, and crackery malt. Long finish with mild malty lemony sweetness and mild tang.

M: Medium-light body, medium carbonation. Toeing the line of being crisp.

O: Super drinkable refreshing. A well constructed saison that’s perfect for the warmer months.

Jun 04, 2020
4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania on May 01, 2020
4.57 by Pstone530 from California on Apr 21, 2020
Cellarman Barrel Aged Saison from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
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