Another Alliteration
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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Style:
Belgian Saison
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
95
Avg:
4.38 | pDev: 9.13%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
76
From:
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
95
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Notes: Another Alliteration is an iteration of our beloved Farmhouse Noir. After fermenting and aging this dark and delightful ale in one of our 90BBL Fodures we pushed it to wine barrels where we added raspberries and tabulated the progression of time. Fruit forward, with a prickly palate, we generously give you Another Alliteration. Sante!
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Photo of macrosmatic
4.32/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to eyebereej for sending this bottle! Reviewed from (very) long-standing notes. Poured from the 750mL bottle into a Cycle Brewing goblet. 2015 vintage bottle, consumed 1/4/16.

A: Dark brown, essentially opaque, with minimal head formation. A low amount of visible carbonation.

S: Tart raspberries, underripe blackberries. Some tannic vinous character (merlot?) and the oak dry tannins. Some horse blanket funk and farmhouse mustiness. Malt sweetness underpinnings.

T: Tart berries, red wine, lactic tartness, oak staves. Underripe berry acidity. Some farmhouse funk, horse blanket, and mild cheese. Some bready malt sweetness. Oaky dry tannins and vinous dryness through the swallow. More berries and lactic tart acid through the finish. Not a gum-tingling sour, but some serious acidity.

M: A full body accentuated by relatively low carbonation sensation. A low amount of alcohol presence for the stated ABV.

O: This stands out from a lot of other sour beers with the dark farmhouse approach. There isn't much roasted malt character that pulls through, but there is the sweetness from the malts present. I don't get any particular saison yeast character here, but it might be buried under tartness, fruit, acid, and oak. My biggest complaint would be the amount of acidity - detracts just a bit from the drinkability. Still, I really like it.

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4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 2. This was a share bottle, and one which really surprised and impressed me - I wish I had gone for a larger pour, but it wasn't my bottle, and etiquette and etc.

Another Alliteration pours surprisingly caramel-brown in color - I hadn't expected that of a farmhouse ale, particularly one that smells so funky. But the funk certainly is the defining characteristic - that as well as plenty of tart and sour notes. This was, quite likely, one of my favorite beers of the share and a very nice surprise.

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Vidblain from Minnesota, Apr 08, 2018
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle. Club bottle, so a little old at this point. Pours dark with a big khaki head. Smells of raspberry, chocolate malt, some strong roastiness, and a little wine. Tastes of red wine, raspberry, chocolate malts. Long red wine and oak finish. Medium body. Well carbonated. Didn't think I'd like a dark sour this much, but Sante usually delivers.

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Photo of moose1980
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015 vintage. Pours a cola-like dark brown with very little head. No retention nor lacing. Aroma is raspberry jam, sweaty socks/funky feet, sour cherries, Tempranillo wine, and oak. Taste is super sour, but some of that could also be due to the age. Raspberries and sour cherries, and again with a dry, Tempranillo-like finish. Lambic-esque, with the lower carbonation lending to an unblended version.

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moose1980 from Germany, Jan 01, 2017
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4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

another dynamite beer from these guys, i am really coming around on them after a few excellent beers lately have followed a lot of samey ones. this is a tweak on that dark saison they do, this time with raspberries in red wine barrels. its a great beer, and the added complexity is a treat. the raspberries are anything but subtle here in this tall headed deep smokey brown colored brew. lots of life to it as well, beautiful carbonation and fine ring lacing as i sip it down. the raspberries are much more tangy than sweet, and serve to both pull out a nice dark chocolate note from the malt, but also to compliment the wild yeast in here, which i find to be far more developed and funky than a number of other wild beers from these guys. its a great mix of mature funky brett and barrel aged lacto acidity. the red wine notes are subtle, but seem to unite the raspberries very closely with the sourness. enough of a dark grain base for this to not seem overly fruity or unbalanced too, lots of body, and a sooty ashy dry earthy bitter vein there as well. the high carbonation in a dark and dense brew is very cool, active and evolving each sip. a beer of astounding overall quality, far better than any of the other versions or blends i have had of this dark saison, and a superb companion to grilled lamb chops.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2015 bottle courtesy of my man drunkensloth, cheers bud! I am not a big fan of farmhouse noir, nor is most of my tasting group so this bottle has been passed over I'm and time again bit tonight magic was in the air and it finally got opened....what a treat! nose is superb heavy raspberry...almost framboise...the big fruit stays in the taste giving this a truly vibrant burst of raspberry. the wine barrel aging just is the icing on the cake. superb.

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cosmicevan from New York, Jun 28, 2016
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4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown color. Tan head.

Lots of raspberries. Very sour and funky. Some medicinal. Oak. Lemon acidity. Vinegar.

Light bodied.

This is pretty solid, but very sour. Not too complex.

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mothman from Minnesota, Jun 24, 2016
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4.57/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour from a bottle (b2) to tulip.
Look: Appearance is not different from farmhouse noir. Dark like porter and little head that dissipates quickly.
Smell: Funky raspberries.
Taste: So much going on like farmhouse but with raspberries. I get tons of raspberries up front, lemons, and tart and bitterness bite like an IPA.
Feel: Just the right amount of carbonation and smooth.
Overall: Dark sour isn't for everyone but I like farmhouse noir. This is an improvement with the raspberries. I can't wait to compare my notes with TRB ensorcelled since it's pretty much the same attempt at the same beer.

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KMachHops from California, Jun 08, 2016
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4.64/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark amber hue. Nose is straight raspberries. Was not expecting much after what I'd heard from others, but this one really blew me away. Great comparison would be Raspberry Dark Origins from Crooked Stave. Outstanding brew.

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Photo of imyourhero21
4.94/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing beer. So much raspberries on the nose and the taste is totally chocolate covered raspberries. What a great use of the farmhouse noir base . I wish more people would make this style.

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imyourhero21 from California, Feb 02, 2016
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4.2/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown/black pour with an even tan ring.

S - Tart raspberry with some acidity, red grape skins.

T - Very, very tart and puckering raspberry from start to finish, red grapes with a somewhat red wine presence.

M - Puckering, mouthwatering, dry finish on top of the tongue but makes the mouth salivate.

O - Unusual, interesting, and very good.

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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania, Dec 13, 2015
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4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out as a dark brown color with some red hues to it. The smell of the beer has a decent amount of funk on the nose as well as some subtle Raspberry. The taste of the beer is a little roasted, some dark chocolate and raspberry in the mix, there is a tangy tartness in the finish as well. Overall this beer was very nicely done.

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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania, Dec 13, 2015
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4.03/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Layers upon layers of flavor that's wrapped in an effortless and easy drinking shell- Sante Adarius brewers push the envelope by taking the popular dark saison, introducing it to red wine barrels with copious additions of raspberries for decidedly fruity, tart and toasty palate.

Dark and rusty-brown, the ale pours with a supple diffused haze and with a billowing tan head. Its tangy and toasty perfume is peppery, strongly of raspberry, red wine and clove- all ahead of a taste that is mildly sweetened by both bready and savory malt and a generous raspberry overlay.

Medium and moderate, the middle palate unfolds with dissolving sweetness and elevated toast and peppercorn to start with hints of coffee and cocoa lurking in the recesses. And with the raspberry sweetness developing into a pleasantly acidic tartness, it does so with seemingly black cherry, red grape, apple and plum. Its soft and woodsy taste rounds out the session with robust red wine and powdery tannins.

Carrying a medium-light body and with a creamy and effervescent spring in its step, the beer registers on the tongue with a vinous and woodsy prickle and a warming finish. With fresh, ripe raspberries carrying a tart after tone, it is accompanied with cocoa and peppercorn.

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BEERchitect from Kentucky, Oct 29, 2015
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4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks Greg. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a deep ruddy caramel color with a thin dark tan head.
S: Huge musty raspberry notes, lightly tart and acidic, musty and earthy undertones, tons of dominating raspberry. I get a touch of chocolate as well. The bright tartness is mouthwatering.
T: Raspberry is jam-like but much more tart and acidic. Earthy notes but quickly dominated by super acidic tartness. Raspberry is super fruity but very tart.
M: Acidic and tart mouth, medium body, slick, not super drying, citric-acid tartness.
O: Very fruity and delicious, tart but not rough, with that characteristic Sara funk.

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scottfrie from California, Oct 05, 2015
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4.99/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Oh.

This beer doesn't mess around.

If you've ever wondered why there is so much of the wildly under-rated Farmhouse Noir around, this beer might be something of an indication.

Farmhouse Noir is a great base beer for experimentation and this is the first experiment we can see in the wild.

This beer is amazing. It's a dark sour so it will have to drag the bias along with it, but drinkers will forget those almost immediately when they notice this beer is on par with LP Fram, sure it may not handle age as well, but in the immediate I might choose this over the loon.

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obiwan_k3n00bi from California, Jul 23, 2015
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4.8/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Holy raspberries! Excellent rendition of Farmhouse Noir...Raspberries dominate the nose. The taste is total chocolate covered raspberry. Fantastic!

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