Empty Sea | 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): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
An empty sea needs water, yet exposed reveals wonder known. Delight though firm, sometimes we need to view the inverse of something virtually and see its character and depth. Fermented entirely in oak puncheons Empty Sea is a simple take on complexity; an anti-blend, singular and alone. Unadorned and singular unique, Empty Sea is an effort to question ourselves for the sake of liquid truth. Sante!

Added by ThatsThatDude on 01-04-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
34
pDev:
5.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
4
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 6
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzeilinger
4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zaphog
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CSO
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bunuelian
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Farnswurth
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.48/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle. Clear golden body. Smells of oak, lemon, light wheat, and some malt. Tastes tart. Some lemon. Oaky. Malty with a little sweetness. It is simple. Light body. Medium carbonation. "A simple take on complexity" is one of the dumbest descriptions I've ever read. Trying not to consider that in my review.

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4.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Knapp85
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

POured out a nice looking golden color with a white head on top. The smell of the beer has a nice funky citrus thing going on, very refreshing. The taste of the beer has a good amount of lemon-like flavors to it. The feel of the beer is light and crisp. Overall it's a pretty good brew.

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4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of corby112
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy, bright golden orange color with tangerine and straw colored edges. Visible carbonation bubbling up. Two finger frothy white head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Sporadic streaks of soapy lace left behind.

Sweaty, musty aroma with lactic funk, musty cultures, earthy soil, farmhouse funk and Brett effervescence. Lactic blue cheese and tangy yogurt cultures. Strong oak presence but not burnt or too heavy of a toothpick character. Melon and apricot sweetness along with white peach and other juicy tropical fruit notes. Pale malt backbone with bread, biscuit and grainy cereals. Smells really nice.

Fuller end of medium body with complex barrel presence. Tart acidity but not overly sour. Very complex and well balanced with musty funk, dry Brett/champagne like effervescence and sweaty funk. Subtle lactic cheesiness with tangy yogurt. Bright and juicy tropical/citrus sweetness with lemon curd and strong citric acidity. Decent malt backbone with biscuit, bread and light fruit esters. Beautifully balanced and dangerously crushable. Another impressive beer from SARA.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A good saison. Tart, lemon, wheat, some grass.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Empty Sea from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 34 ratings