Another Alliteration | Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

Added by shanrath on 07-11-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
76
pDev:
9.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 76 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of kylehay2004
4.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vidblain
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
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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Photo of orangesol
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
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 anteater
4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of moose1980
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
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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Photo of Josholson666
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Whatup14
3.07/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Photo of shoegueuze
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tleaver33
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maljay26
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dddddddd
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
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 cultclassic89
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cosmicevan
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
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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Photo of tshanahan
4.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

batch 2. Pulpy delicious last pour. Major raspberry fruit.

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Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -7.8%
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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Photo of aaronyoung01
4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of M_chav
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marius
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at CBC 2016. Dark ruby with a beige head. Sour, with a ton of red fruit, especially raspberries.

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Photo of reggggg
2.13/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.25

Photo of KMachHops
4.57/5  rDev +5.3%
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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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrGone
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 76 ratings