A Thousand Summers | Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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Average: 4.75 | pDev: 6.53%

Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 12

American Wild Ale | 7.60% ABV

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Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
California, United States

Notes: Limited (brewed once) availibility. 
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 12
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.84/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle. Hazy orange. Smells of oak, stone fruit, and a bit of white wine, though I know that's not what this is. Tastes of nectarines or peaches right up front. Some oak. Light grainy profile. White wine again, but I get a slight touch of sweet fruitiness that must be the cherry wine barrel in the back end. Medium body and well carbonated. Quite tart. Pleasant, but very tart,

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Photo of kevanb
4.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, 2018 release, poured into a 12oz white wine glass. Enjoyed on 05.18.2019, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a cloudy amber and honey color with a finger of bubbly head that offers modest retention and spotted lacing. The aroma is excellent, tart nectarine, wonderful funk profile, lots of distinct Sante cultures, very fruity with some berry esters and a nice floral bouquet, nice oaky presence with a lingering mineral water character. The flavors echo the nose nicely, tons of light pitted stone fruits, peaches and nectarine, very tart but also juicy and jammy, soft oak and light pale grains bright out a creamy flavor that is reminiscent of peaches and cream, light cherry influence, very floral and bright as it warms and finishes with a hearty amount of funk and bacterial character. The mouthfeel is great, super lively and vibrant and coats well, medium bodied and finishes easily with a dry and tart kick.

Verdict: An excellent fruited funky saison from Sante Adairius. This is the type of beer that, for me, really emphasizes their best qualities. Fruity, floral, funky, fresh, balanced, bright, complex and harmonious. The fruit character is fresh and fleshy, yet jammy, yet juicy, just excellent stuff.

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Photo of KevSal
4.99/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750 into a SARA stemmed feku

Looks great in the glass, nice half inch head, bubbly, and slightly hazy

smells is TONs of nectarines and a fantastic funk, slight oak in the rear

taste, the real winner, this guy is fantastic, huge nectarine, very unique oak and funk, could only be the Fred barrels doing their magic

mouthfeel again spot on to deliver all the flavors

overall this is am amped up version of 6 years which is another favorite of mine. This is the pinnacle of Sante and damn near their best Cellar release

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A Thousand Summers from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 12 ratings