Fruit Punch #2 | Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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4.45/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Solera-style Saison with blackberries and boysenberries.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 02-28-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
112
pDev:
6.74%
 
 
Wants:
96
Gots:
14
Trade:
2
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4.28/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.28/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.23/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Seems necessary to mix up the dregs on these SARA fruit beers. First pour was still seeming, clear, canned fruit punch juice. Taste was basically the sangria of beers. But, wow - when you got towards the middle to bottom of the bottle it became cloudy magenta, the body improved from watery to softly chewy, and the depth of fruit and yeast character exploded.

If I'd done a subtle mixing before drinking I think my impression would have been even more favorable.

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Photo of aaronyoung01
3.94/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FreshZ
4.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kerry4porters
4.53/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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

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

750ml bottle, served in a SARA stemmed glass.

Pours a dark ruby red body, one finger white head with solid retention which eventually drops into nothing. A little bit of wispy collar, not much lacing. It looks like what I expected it to based on the fruit content. Smells of a bit of hay, oak, lactic acid, blackberries, a bit of jam, moderate acetic acidity. This smells more like a fruited wild, much like Fruit Punch #1 did. It's moderately acidic on the palate, which I really enjoy. Lots of blackberries, boysenberries, berries in general. Oak, mild lactic acid, more acetic acidity rounds things out. It's not incredibly complex, but the flavours it gives out are phenomenal here. Plenty of fruit character, really nice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a bit on the lower side of carbonation. Plenty of berries on the backend. Overall, lots of dark fruited berries with that nice combination of acetic and lactic acid that is nicely sour. Not too complex, but I really enjoyed this.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.52/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of JohnnieNepal
4.92/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of mportnoy
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sarge3130
4.37/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.92/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.3/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mike_D415
4.38/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Fruit Punch #2 from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
Beer rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 112 ratings