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Quadrupel (Quad)
Ranked #30
Ranked #2,457
4.25 | pDev: 8%
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
California, United States
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Notes: Belgian style blonde Quad barrel-aged.
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kitch from Hong Kong

4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A 750ml bottle with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a Chimay goblet glass.

Appearance: A hazy darkish orange colour with a half finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly to a thin fluffy and replenishing cap, while leaving some nice lacing.

Aroma: Tart, redcurrants, apple, oak, funky, peach skin.

Taste: Sour, tart, plum, prunes, apricot, redcurrant, and oak, with funky notes.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth, medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

Overall: Blond Quad? What’s that? Well, it is self described as a made up style. Before pouring, I thought it was a Quad, so I poured it into a goblet glass, but I’m going to call it a Wild Ale, and whatever you call it, this is still very good. Great sour, tart, fruity and barrel aging flavours, combined with a well hidden abv, just makes this extremely enjoyable.

Sep 05, 2020
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a modest head; a few squiggles and dots

Smell: There is a sweet treacle tone that underpins, but the aroma is dominated by Bretty funk; apple, lemon and oak, as well

Taste: The treacly sweetness from the malt jutts forward onto the tip of the tongue and lingers well beyond the finish; tart apple and lemon tones build, in the foreground, with the barnyard funk emerging in the middle; after the swallow, the oak helps to dry out the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A Blond Quad only begins to describe this beer, which is a real category bender

Thanks, fudanchu, for the opportunity

Aug 16, 2020
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Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 750mL bottle into a stemmed wine glass. pours a dark orange with minimal dirty white head. oaky, white wine on the nose with some slight Belgian esters. taste is extremely smooth for the almost 10% abv. the esters are kept in check by the oak and it’s all rounded out with a nice, airy mouthful. not my favorite SARA offering but a very unique one.

Aug 13, 2020
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bret27 from California

4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from sante adairius portal.
Look: clear, deep amber, hint of ruby. Fluffy head.
Smell: bretty, oak, candy, cider, lemons.
Taste: bretty, tart, funk, oak, sweet.
Mouthfeel: Dry like most wild ales, but a little more viscosity than Sara’s other wilds/saisons.
Overall: enjoyable. Did not realize it was a bretty quad, but I suppose it’s not surprising.

Jul 17, 2020
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BerryKumquat from California

4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Generic darker golden blonde ale.
S: Very strong farm notes.
T: A slow rise into a peak of farm notes.
F: Very light and airy.
O: A very enjoyable, drinkable, farmhouse ale.

Sep 07, 2019
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patre_tim from Thailand

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

Honey golden with moderate carbonation and a finger of off white head.

Smells like Brett and funk, lambic acidic quality, oak barrel and dusty brewery.

The taste is tart and sour with dry apricots, Brett funk, oak barrel, dusty brewery and a lambic like quality. A honey quality, but with no sweetness, whatsoever.

Medium to thick, acidic body with moderate to little carbonation.

I got this in Redding, where I am drinking it , March 23rd, 2019. Excellent brew, just no where near the representation of a dark Belgian quad, so typically laden with candy sugar and dark fruity notes.

Mar 24, 2019
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Frosty11161 from California

3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Batch early '17

Had on tap at Aptos St. as well as out of the bottle a few weeks later. Extremely dry finish was unexpected. For a blonde quad, I felt this was strange.

May 30, 2017
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darktronica from Indiana

4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a vibrant orange with half a finger of head. Smells slightly piquant, with some brett tartness alongside light Belgian yeast and spices. The taste follows this lead, with an orange citrus flavor overlaid atop apple cider, clove, red wine tannins, and biscuit. Very well composed, and I'm curious how it would age over time.

May 25, 2017
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Glowing orange with golden edges and a thin white bubble layer.

Aromas of apricot, orange and grapefruit give way to flavors of sour apricot, orange, peach, apple with a dichotomous bitter candy element.

May 20, 2017
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DefenCorps from Oregon

4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks, Sam.

A clear light amber with a dense, off-white head that falls off to a disk leaving thin lacing. The nose is a nice blend of funk and lactic acidity, honey, candied oranges, a touch of stone fruit, mango, some tropical fruit - or put another way, not very quad like. Honeydew melon, cantaloupe, fruity white wine, a touch of mineral, some vanilla and oak tannins are present. Minimal yeast spice. The palate opens pleasantly sour with a nice blend of aggressive lactic acid and a little lime-like lip smacking sourness. Fruity and sweet flavors combine, with raw nectarine and peaches, ripe mango and cantaloupe, floral orange blossom honey and a touch of vanilla. Drying on the finish with a mild carbonic acid bite. Medium in body, this beer is pretty excellent.

Apr 16, 2017
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Buck89 from Tennessee

4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. A moderately hazy amber-orange color with a modest white head. The foam left briskly leaving a faint wispy cap. The aroma presented with uncapping - sour apples, lemons, cherries, hay, and dough. Mouth-puckeringly tart on the first sip. Sour apples, barnyard funk, grass, lemons, cherries, and bread on the palate. Medium-bodied and dry on the finish - not at all boozy. Delicious.

Apr 06, 2017
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gcasher from Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle
Pons hazy orange
White on my head
Smells of apple and pear
Tastes like sweet apple and pear like a cider but with a maltier base
Feels OK
Sweet, but not bad

Apr 01, 2017
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PerHops from California

4.59/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful Golden hue with nice head retention.

Apple orchard, barnyard, yeast forward with some wine barrel. This beer smells wonderful and is very complex.

Follows the nose and further develops into flavors of stone fruit, citrus, minerals and funk.

Absolutely gorgeous mouthfeel. Pillowy soft with just a bit of prickly carbonation on the finish.

This is a great sour beer and I'm not sure why the reviews don't reflect that. Drinks very well now and also shows potential to age extremely well.

Mar 19, 2017
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Lare453 from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious! Great sour quad. Lots of red fruits, cherry pits, plum. Almost clear Amber with a great off white head. Smell is Granny Smith Apple, black cherry. Good,funk in this one too.

May 03, 2016
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jason3125 from Vermont

2.77/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

This beer was disappointing on many levels. First of all nothing about it resembled a quad. It was a straight up sour ale, in look, smell, taste, and feel. I got sour apple with a slightly creamy mouthfeel, almost like it had egg whites in it.

Feb 28, 2016
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YodersBeerEmporium from Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Was lucky enough to try this and many other Sante Adairius beers at a recent share as one of the guys was a club member at SARA! Another very limited offering home run! Wish this was standard draft room available!

Feb 17, 2016
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mothman from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was expecting a quad, but this is a sour beer. Green apples with some tartness. Funky and sour. Not sure where the quad style label is coming from, but I liked this beer. Just a sour, not a quad.

Nov 27, 2015
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cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

3.72/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour is lightly hazed golden amber with a tight white head. Nose is oaky, vanilla, bright, lemon, hay. Taste is a bit sweeter, slightly eggy, oak, lemon grass, herbal hops, syrupy feel and moderate to high carb, fairly dry finish, lingering sweetness.

Sep 30, 2015
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imonhiatus from New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

wow. what a pleasant surprise. I don't know what a blonde quad is but this been is phenomenal. smarties. light bright golden sour funk. just awesome. one of the best beers I have had from SARA, this can hang w the big boys

Sep 26, 2015
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.43/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Hazy orange. Small white head. Smells yeasty and citrusy. A little acidic. Tastes fruity and malty. Lightly vinegary. Oaky, dry. Lingering stone fruity sweetness and a touch of a spicy finish. Medium heavy. Medium carbonation. Pretty tasty, but not something I could drink much of.

Aug 15, 2015
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Rutager from Canada (BC)

4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cheers to the man, Rutager for picking this up for myself at the brewery. Nice easy sourness, stone fruityness. Nice stuff. Thanks again Rutager for hooking me up!!

Aug 04, 2015
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huddyball from New Hampshire

4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful amber/blood orange with a slight haze. Light white head that dissipates into a nice ring. Initial smell is of cherries, apple, slight funk, and oak. I also get a slight spiciness as it warms. In the taste I get funk and tart green apple up front. Still get some cherry and oak along with a slight hint of belgian yeast. The moth feel is appropriately dry. You can't taste/feel the 10%. Good tartness/sourness that buildup in the back of your mouth like sour patch kids would.

Overall this is yet another solid offering from SARA and I would not hesitate in recommending this brew to anyone.

Jul 26, 2015
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Canada_Dan from Colorado

4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Stuyvie at the Lupulo Craft Beer House for hooking this one up!

L- Hazy yellow with a bit of orange. Nice lofty sea-foam head.
S- Funky citrus zest. Really pungent.
T- Incredible complexity. Tart and lactic up front with some oakiness lingering.
F- Maybe a little thin but now I'm picking nits.
O- Color me impressed. Everything I've had from SARA has been awesome but this one may take the cake.

Jul 20, 2015
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Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad.

Hazy yellow body with a quarter inch of white head. Aromas of tart citrus, funk. Medium to full bodied with tangy carbonation. Orange and grapefruit rind. Mild acetic character. Blonde quad? Huh? What? Whatever, it's tasty.

Jun 13, 2015
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shanrath from California

4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Given the alcohol on this, it's awesomely balanced and tart. Also, I'm generally unfamiliar with blonde quads as a style, and this was a great introduction. Really excellent.

May 03, 2015
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