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Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
California, United States
Quadrupel (Quad)
Ranked #22
Ranked #2,883
4.23 | pDev: 8.04%
Jul 29, 2021
Apr 23, 2015
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Notes: Belgian style blonde Quad barrel-aged.
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4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by unlikelyspiderperson from California

Overall, this is a very unique beer that feels deeply in the tradition of Belgian brewing. There is a rich pastry dough aspect to the malt that is balanced by a tart and dry character that is reminiscent of lambic. This is not a quad as I've known them, but also doesn't fit snuggly into the typical sour beer styles. Weird, but definitely enjoyable

Pours a wonderful rich golden color with a short lived white cap of foam.

The nose is an intriguing mix of raisins, tart cherries, vanilla glaze on a flaky pastry, and maybe even some light plum or apricot.

The taste is even more heavy into the tartness, with under ripe stone fruit leading the way. There's a tannic dryness, like that you find in fruit skins, that plays well with the subtle vanilla pastry aspect from the nose. Very interesting flavor going on for sure.

Mouthfeel is wonderfully light and dry. Makes this monster way to easy to drink.

Jul 29, 2021
4.43 by SG_H44 from Korea (South) on Jan 02, 2021
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4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by kitch from Hong Kong

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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4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by brentk56 from North Carolina

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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4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

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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4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by bret27 from California

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
4.18 by Beerbom from California on May 29, 2020
4.5 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on Apr 28, 2020
4.32 by Ajlvt from Washington on Mar 12, 2020
4.25 by emottram from Massachusetts on Feb 02, 2020
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4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by BerryKumquat from California

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
4.1 by bouncepass from California on Aug 04, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by patre_tim from Thailand

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
4.27 by Kurmaraja from California on Feb 24, 2019
4 by Jhfinn from New York on Oct 23, 2018
4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Sep 28, 2018
3.94 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Sep 04, 2018
4.24 by Eziel from Ohio on Aug 10, 2018
4.1 by BarrelAgedG from California on Apr 30, 2018
4.18 by Keananmichael5 from California on Apr 22, 2018
4.25 by coz from Illinois on Apr 14, 2018
4.08 by JamieDuncan from Maryland on Apr 12, 2018
4.24 by Bubbawilly88 from California on Dec 18, 2017
4 by Mikexw from New York on Dec 01, 2017
3.96 by 2GOOFY from California on Oct 21, 2017
4.29 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Oct 17, 2017
4.34 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Sep 22, 2017
4.21 by impending from California on Sep 11, 2017
4 by neurobate from California on Aug 29, 2017
4.09 by vfgccp from New York on Aug 13, 2017
4.25 by Raziel313 from California on Aug 12, 2017
3.87 by MickeyHops from California on Jul 07, 2017
4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas on Jun 24, 2017
5 by redfox405 from California on Jun 24, 2017
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3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Frosty11161 from California

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
4 by djrn2 from New Jersey on May 29, 2017
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4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by darktronica from Indiana

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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3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Sabtos from Ohio

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
4 by GreatStoutman from Texas on May 06, 2017
2.9 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Apr 22, 2017
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