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Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
California, United States
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #26
Ranked #388
4.51 | pDev: 5.32%
Mar 04, 2022
Dec 31, 2016
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Notes: Saison aged in Venus Spirits Gin barrels.
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4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas on Mar 04, 2022
4.5 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on Feb 05, 2022
4.5 by Ajlvt from Washington on Jan 24, 2022
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4.28/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Pours a hazy yellow color with a thin white head on top. The smell of the beer isn’t as powerful as I was expecting but has a subtle botanical aroma which is nice. The taste has a nice tart flavor, not much acidity which is good, the flavors of the gin tingle the tongue a bit. The feel isn’t overly bubbly but light bodied and dry. Overall it’s a very nice Saison.

Sep 17, 2021
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4.61/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by GreesyFizeek from New York

This one pours a hazy golden yellow color, with a small head, and a bit of lacing.

This smells super botanical and funky, with lemon, berry, gin, honey, wine, juniper, and lime.

Gin barrels and saison go together so well - I wish more breweries tried to do stuff like this. The gin barrel adds so much fruitiness and funk - you could have sworn there was berry or lime, or something like that in this one.

This one is very drinkable, with a clean and pleasant acidity to it.

This is absolutely top notch stuff. I need more wild ales aged in gin barrels, stat.

Aug 31, 2021
4.5 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire on Jul 26, 2021
4.68 by ScottP from New Hampshire on Jul 25, 2021
4.5 by tblack4d from Georgia on Jan 21, 2021
4.47 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Jan 15, 2021
4.59 by SG_H44 from Korea (South) on Jan 02, 2021
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4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Benish from Wisconsin

Amazing beer! Not entirely sure what batch but probably the latest.
When poured, appear with a bright orange hue. Just minimal translucence hazy but no sediment or floaties. The aroma presented bright notes of lemon with just a mild barnyard funk. Sweet and slightly fruity. As it slowly warmed up, the spirits of gin begin to shine through with its earthiness and herbs. The taste was just as amazing. Again, plenty of lemon and sweet funk with very minimal acidity and sour. Very fruity (but with no distinctive type of fruit) with notes of herbs and citrus from the gin. Very flavorful and easy to drink. Mouthfeel light bodied with just slight acidity. Overall, a superb beer. What I love most about this is its simplicity and ease to drink. So much flavor yet it doesn't overwhelm my palate.

Nov 29, 2020
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3.9/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Alieniloquium from Florida

750 mL bottle. Pours mostly clear golden. Smells of gin, some light citrus, and some basement yeast. Tastes of mostly gin. Lime tartness. Juniper and light medicinal notes. Finishes herbal and oaky. Spritzy feel. Pleasant. Quite a strong gin flavor, but zippy enough to not feel sluggish.

Sep 13, 2020
4.48 by StoutSnob40 from California on Sep 09, 2020
4.7 by vfgccp from New York on Sep 05, 2020
4.39 by Pstone530 from California on Jul 04, 2020
4.48 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Jul 04, 2020
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4.05/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by kevanb from Illinois

750ml bottle, 2020 release, poured into a stemless wine glass.

The beer pours a bright golden amber color, copper hues that's lightly cloudy with a firm finger of white head that has moderate retention and yields a few spots of lacing. The aroma is pleasant, nice funk character, oak, light spirit, honey, soft rustic grains, some earthy hop candy, floral bouquet and a light berry note. The flavors are very nice, really great funk profile, brings out the earthiness of the gin, which is expressed very well flavorwise, berries, light pitted fruits, soft oakiness, delicate floral character with a great backbone of hearty but soft cereal grains. The mouthfeel is great, lively and crisp, coating and smooth with a soft tartness at the finish.

Verdict: A nice barrel aged saison from Sante Adairius. The classic house cultures are there and the funk on this beer is lovely but as it warms, the gin profile really comes to life and offers a more dynamic earthiness to the saison.

May 21, 2020
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4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by bret27 from California

Bottle from brewery, recent batch.
Appearance: dark gold, pretty minimal white head.
Smell: funk, brett, fruity, peach, berries.
Taste: tart, brett, funk, earthy, wood, berries, hint of pine needles.
Mouthfeel: slick and dry. Fizzy.
Overall: I honestly don’t know anything about gin. There’s no apparent large alcohol effect. I’m sure it adds a component of complexity. Probably prefer fruit. As it warms the flavors and complexity improve. Tastes mostly like a trademark sara saison, similar to Bernice.

May 18, 2020
4.5 by bouncepass from California on Dec 15, 2019
4 by DaveCash from New York on Oct 06, 2019
3.86 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on Oct 04, 2019
4.55 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Aug 24, 2019
4.8 by HaveUSeenMyCellar from California on Jun 27, 2019
4.75 by Run4theRoses from South Carolina on May 29, 2019
4.5 by fthegiants from California on Apr 28, 2019
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4.41/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Buck89 from Tennessee

An amazing beer. Classic Saison with old rustic flavors but perfectly punctuated by strong Juniper and other Juniper favors. Dry and clean on the finish.

Apr 03, 2019
4.55 by unclekeith from Alaska on Jan 21, 2019
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5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by KevSal from California

This may very well be my all time favorite beer, certainly best of 2018. Craziest part i dont like all!

Looks amazing in the glass, hazy orange hue

smell is amazing, somehow that gin is the right element to compliment the saison base perfectly

taste, well the taste is the perfect balance of sweet and tart and rustic. The gin seems to add that unique dryness that makes every sip better than the last

feel is perfect sante, soft and not over the top

overall- everyone should try this beer at least once. Its fantastic and for my palate a rare perfect beer.

Dec 28, 2018
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4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Ciocanelu from Romania

Hazy bright golden color with short lived white head. Aroma is really floral, like a spring meadow, also a bit spicy. Taste is tart, floral, grassy, spicy and slightly bitter on the finish with fruit skin notes. Medium minus body with medium carbonation. Really complex and tasty beer.

Dec 08, 2018
4.71 by rcjennings from Ohio on Dec 01, 2018
4.45 by Samact from Vermont on Nov 11, 2018
4 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Nov 09, 2018
4.42 by tylerstravis from Colorado on Oct 26, 2018
4.59 by mig100 from Texas on Oct 20, 2018
4.25 by emerge077 from Illinois on Oct 14, 2018
4.6 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Sep 23, 2018
4.25 by Elicoleman from Colorado on Sep 21, 2018
4.75 by peterpunk15 from Massachusetts on Sep 12, 2018
4.49 by BarrelAgedG from California on Sep 08, 2018
4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Aug 21, 2018
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Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 60 ratings