Mirepoix | Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
In contrast to singularity, the goal of any blend is to create something greater than the sum of its distinct parts. In this way, our approach to blending becomes a culinary in nature, our barrels inspiring us to take whole their desperate parts and create new flavors and depth through blending. Mirepoix, a unique bled of barrel-aged beers, is the result of this continued inspiration, and out effort to illuminate the dark of winter. Sante

Added by ThatsThatDude on 01-04-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
33
pDev:
6.48%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
5
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of macrosmatic
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to eyebereej for sending this one! Reviewed from notes. 2015 label, enjoyed February, 2017. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Hazy dark goldish brown – looks like a dark apple cider. Forms a thin white head that fades quickly. Fairly low visible carbonation.

S: Funky and tart, with some acidic dryness. Oaken barrel and vinous tannins. Stone fruits and lemony citric tartness. Some barnyard funk, but restrained in a nice way. Maybe some fruity yeast esters (like a Belgian yeast?). This is appealing – a nice balance between sour and funk, acidic and vinous. None of them huge individually but all in concert.

T: Sour, funk, and acidic with a touch of acetic acid. Sour lemons and a nice citric bite. Vinous tannins and drying apricots. Light biscuit malts, more lactic and malic acids, and mild barnyard funk. Some oaken dry tannins with just a hint of vanilla near the end. Finishes acidic and fairly dry with lingering lemon rind sourness.

M: An average body, though carbonation sensation seems a touch low - though it's still fizzy enough. Just a bit of alcohol burn, but not overdone.

O: I really dig this one - nice and balanced. Plenty sour and acidic, but not so much on either front that you couldn’t take down a bottle solo if you needed to. The balance of flavors intermingle quite well without anything dominating. The label was a little light on details, but this was quite good. I’d look forward to trying again for sure.

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Photo of oline73
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sk8sean86
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of anteater
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DefenCorps
3.79/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2015 release. Thanks, Trey.

Amber with a dense, off-white head that falls off rapidly leaving no lace, this looks solid. The nose is sour, woody with a blend of lactic sourness, a mild lemon note, a little sherry and vanilla and a fruity red wine. A faint acetic note is present as well. A really deep funk is present, and the lactic expression reminds me of Beatification. The similarity is noted on the palate as well, with a potent lactic sourness, a blend of yogurt and buttermilk, combined with vanilla, tarragon and oak. A little sherry, a little brown sugar, a little honey, kirsch, and some raspberries. The wild yeast is most expressive as the sourness here. Drying yet oak-heavy on the finish with moderate carbonation, there's vanilla and plenty of sourness that lingers. The finish is a hair watery, which is a little disappointing. This beer also is a little lacking when it comes to structure. Solid.

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

Photo of KevSal
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

brought as a palate cleanser for a ba barleywine tasting. this was corked and left over from yesterday

750 into a SARA tulip

looks almost brown in color. deep brownieh red, reminds me on how concentrations looks in the glass

nose is sour upfront, than a familiar sante scent i smell in most their beers, is that their yeast strain? anyway i like the nose! some cherry, oak and sweetness fill it out

definite flavorful! exactly how i remember it yesterday, sourness upfront, oak and a tad of sweetness in the end. very tasty

mouthfeel is extremely heavy for the style and for 6.9%, but that might be due in part of corking it overnight. carbonation is good

overall i really enjoy this beer. it's definitely not a saison though, this is definitely an american sour

thanks for bringing it ryan!

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rlee1390
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vinegar, acetic, watery. Some dark fruits and oak.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.78/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle. Deep amber and hazy body. Smells of charred oak, some caramel, dark fruit, and lightly vinegar acidity. A little winelike. Tastes strongly of wine. Toasty malt character. Acidity is a little bit vinegary. Heavy oak. Medium body and carbonation. It's not a bright saison, but it's tasty.

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Photo of IrishColonial
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PassMeAZima
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mig100
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of xtonytx
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bouncepass
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thishops4u
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle. Served in a stemmed glass.

Pours a darker yellow-orange body, one finger white head, good retention, splotchy lacing. Smells of a lot of oak, dust, white wine, minerals, lemon, mild acetic tartness. Makes me curious as to what barrels were used- I'm guessing white wine. Flavour is oaky, lemon, minerals, touch of white wine, mild acetic tartness. It's not superbly complex and doesn't punch you in the face, but it does make you sit down and ponder what's going on there, which I think is worth doing with SARA beers. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, crisp and light, dry with mild acetic and lemon finish.

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Photo of tshanahan
4.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NHbeerfishing
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stakem
3.73/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks again to yourfragile for the share on this one. 750ml bottle into a tulip appears amber in color with a white cap that fades leaving spotty lace.

This smells lemony with a noticeable amount of neutral oak lending essence of caramel and vanilla sweetness. The taste has a sharp acedic quality at first than vanilla and caramel nuance to the finish.

This is medium in body with modest carbonation. I have no idea what this is other than a blended wild ale. It sure is tart and overall decent. I appreciate the opportunity to try it but would likely never throw myself to the wolves in order to attain what this brewery's offerings demand in the trade market.

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Photo of chippo33
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Mirepoix from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 33 ratings