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Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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Belgian Saison
Ranked #44
Ranked #1,317
4.54 | pDev: 5.51%
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
California, United States
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 44 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of kevanb
4.05/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of bret27
4.56/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

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Photo of Buck89
4.41/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of KevSal
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.55/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

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

this was a wonderful beer that stood out among the others at foam brewers funk on the water festival. beautiful glowing appearance, pleasant aromatics and a palate that was just perfectly balanced. getting notes of lemon, lime, oak, herbaceous green qualities, candied fruit, mellow gin, mint, grapefruit and some lactic sour and funky flavors. excellent carbonation and light mouthfeel.

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Photo of JonathanB
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've had a lot of SARA. I mean a lot! This beer is my top 3 of their of all time. Just an amazing tartness, mouthfeel, and amazing use of gin barrels. Phenomenal!

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Recency Effect from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 44 ratings