Four Legs Good
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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From:
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
 
California, United States
Style:
Quadrupel (Quad)
Ranked #21
ABV:
9.9%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,840
Avg:
4.23 | pDev: 7.8%
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
113
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 20, 2023
Added:
Apr 23, 2015
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  19
Belgian style blonde Quad barrel-aged.
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Rated: 3.94 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Aug 20, 2023
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Reviewed by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Beautiful, bright golden color. Small amount of short-lived head receding to a thin ring and spotty cap. Aroma is tart, with apples, oak and some funk.

Taste is similar to the nose, with an earthy, apple funk and perfect notes from the oak to round things out. Not at all tart (although my palate is adjusted to such things). Very light tasting. The 9.9% is remarkably well hidden.

Overall, this is excellent.
Aug 20, 2023
 
Rated: 4.34 by hopley from Massachusetts

Feb 26, 2023
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Reviewed by unlikelyspiderperson from California

4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
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
 
Rated: 4.43 by SG_H44 from Korea (South)

Jan 02, 2021
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
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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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
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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Reviewed by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
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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Reviewed by bret27 from California

4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
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
 
Rated: 4.18 by Beerbom from California

May 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Apr 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.32 by Ajlvt from Washington

Mar 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by emottram from Massachusetts

Feb 02, 2020
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Reviewed by BerryKumquat from California

4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
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
 
Rated: 4.1 by bouncepass from California

Aug 04, 2019
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
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
 
Rated: 4.27 by Kurmaraja from California

Feb 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Jhfinn from New York

Oct 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Sep 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.94 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Sep 04, 2018
Four Legs Good from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 113 ratings