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Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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From:
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
 
California, United States
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.2 | pDev: 5.48%
Ratings:
26
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 21, 2021
Added:
Mar 24, 2017
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  2
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Notes: Barrel aged saison with honey.
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4.25 by tblack4d from Georgia on Jan 21, 2021
 
4.54 by Montanabeerz from Montana on Apr 09, 2020
 
4.09 by CheapBeerBuzz from California on Feb 25, 2020
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by GreesyFizeek from New York

This one pours a clear orange color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like dry oak, funky citrus, a bit of honey, vanilla, and lemon.

This yet another classic and delicious saison from SARA. It's got a perfect balance of juicy citrus, and funky and acidic tones. The honey gives this a nice dryness with a touch of sweetness. There's some apple and pear, and white wine, too, with of touch of oak barrel.

This is light bodied, crisp and clean, with a great drinkability. I could drink (and want) a lot of this.

I haven't had a bad SARA beer yet. This is quite nice.

Nov 12, 2019
 
3.93 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Aug 25, 2019
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4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by DefenCorps from Oregon

On tap at Apex.

A clear orange with a white head with good retention and lacing this looks good. The nose is solid, a nice blend of mild oak, raw grain and lactic acid. A mild citrus note is present too. Light toasted oak. The palate opens sour with a mild lactic acid note, tart and brightening, with bitter lemon peel and yogurt. Clean grain, mildly nutty. Drying, tart, bright and lemony on the finish, a little sour for a Saison but still excellent.

Aug 12, 2019
 
4.27 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts on Jul 31, 2019
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4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by y2kawakami from Hawaii

batch 2

Jun 16, 2019
 
4.5 by Bum4ever from California on Jun 08, 2019
 
4.25 by Eziel from Ohio on May 25, 2019
 
4.34 by bouncepass from California on Apr 15, 2019
 
4.25 by Kurmaraja from California on Mar 07, 2019
 
4.19 by Beerbom from California on Aug 05, 2018
 
4.25 by Rascott90 from California on Aug 01, 2018
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4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by cbutova from Massachusetts

Thanks Sonny!

A- 750ml with a muddy golden apricot body and a half finger foamy white head. Fair retention as all the foam goes away and lacing is rare.

S- A good mix of Brett depth and lactic fermentation profiles with notes of acid, sour cherry lie, grassy barnyard, funk, vinous fruits, tart underripe stone fruit and lemons. Rustic and similar to some young single lambic.

T- Similar to the aroma with a lot of acid combining well with the Brett profile and fruit suggestions. A barrage of sour underripe apricots, vinous tart grapes, an earthy sulfury minerality similar to young lambic, battery acid lactic yogurt sours, lime, slight passionfruit, peach, lemons and sour apples. It has acidity.

MF- Slick medium body with a medium level of carbonation. Ends rather sour.

From my limited experience SARA knows their stuff with mixed fermentation and sour beer brewing in general. This one feels stuck right between an American wild and a young lambic to me.

Feb 20, 2018
 
4 by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania on Dec 02, 2017
 
3.69 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Dec 02, 2017
 
4 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Oct 22, 2017
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4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by kevanb from Illinois

750ml bottle, 2017 stamped on the label, poured into a stemless wine glass. Enjoyed on 7.2.17, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a hazy honey color, straw and orange hues with a nice foamy white head, amazing lace and decent retention. The aroma is pleasant, lots of honey and soft grain, lightly funky with wildflower adding a bit of brightness while some lemongrass adds a bit of tanginess with strong Sante house character, lots of mineral water and some tartness. The flavors are good, lightly funky with a strong honey sweetness right out of the gate while a nice floral bouquet grows as it warms, lots of Sante house cultures with some soft spice, pale grain and a mineral water laden finish. The mouthfeel is good, coating, creamy, medium body with soft lively carbonation and a crisp and tart finish.

Verdict: A good honey forward saison from Sante Adairius. Has a lot of floral qualities too, which add some nice brightness and delicate qualities to the beer making for a very easy going tart saison.

Sep 22, 2017
 
4.02 by IrishColonial from Texas on Sep 20, 2017
 
4.06 by Stevedore from Oregon on Aug 21, 2017
 
4.02 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Aug 05, 2017
 
4 by acurtis from New Jersey on Aug 04, 2017
 
4 by PprBurke from Virginia on Jun 11, 2017
 
4.55 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on May 04, 2017
 
4.4 by tshanahan from California on Mar 30, 2017
Swarmbox from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 26 ratings