Variations On A Theme | Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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4.41/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
19
pDev:
4.54%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 19
Reviews by kevanb:
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4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, Vintage 2016, poured into a FFF mini snifter. Enjoyed on 9.4.16, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a bright golden color, hazy and cloudy with a firm white head, good lace but low retention. The aroma is nice, lemon acidity, very floral with tropical fruits, pale cereal grain, funky, oaky, tart, has a signature rustic Sante character as well. The flavors pop nicely, lots of tart grain, lemon zest, soft woodiness, funk and mineral water that is very characteristic of a Sante beer, tropical fruits and and a nice floral character linger nicely on the tongue. The mouthfeel is good, medium body, lively and crisp, nice carbonation and a tart but dry finish.

Verdict: A very nice blended saison from Sante Adairius. Very heavy on their house culture but bright, delicate and refreshing. It's definitely a synthesis of many avenues they've explored through their saison and feels extremely recognizable but at the same time, doesn't feel new or unique.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of CaptainHate
4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jlindros
4.14/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at David's, 2016

No head, hazy peach color

Nose fair sour funk, tart fruity acidic stone fruit, little malt

Taste more tart fruit, sour peach stone fruit, mild acidity and funky, little malt but watery, bready finish

Mouth is med to lighter bod, thin watery feeling, very little carb

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Photo of Vicirus
4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petermethot
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IrishColonial
4.02/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chippo33
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thishops4u
4.77/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PassMeAZima
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AMCimpi
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jhfinn
4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerbom
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CharlesK
4.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bouncepass
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Variations On A Theme from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 19 ratings