Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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Wild Ale
4.32 | pDev: 3.47%
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
California, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 11 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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cbutova from Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- 750ml into a few different goblets and tulips with a slightly cloudy pale golden body and a two finger fluffy white head. Decent head retention and left behind is a thick sheet on the beer and fluff around the edges. Spots and small sheets of lacing.

S- Fairly funky bugs, tannic and vinous grape notes (the barrels = wine?), weathered oak, suggestions of lactic acid and spicy/fruity Saison yeast. Wonderful balance of all of those. Pale tart wine grapes, pear, lactic acid, lemon, oak, tropical/cherry Brett and wine tannins come to mind.

T- Again a bit mix of strong Saison yeast, strong barrel flavors, vinous grapes and plenty of floral character with Brett and bacteria both making their presence known (seemingly). Strong wine tannins, worn oak barrels, bitter and tart pale wine grapes, a touch of spicy French Saison yeast character, lactic acid, lemons, tropical/cherry/band-aid Brett touch, stone fruit and herbs.

MF- Light bodied with a touch of slickness and a medium-high level of carbonation. Smooth and foamy with a bit of a creaminess. Ends bitter and tart.

Damn fine and I am always a sucker for beers like this because of Hill Farmstead. Could drink this all damn day and the complexity and balance of the barrels, yeast and other bugs is on point.

Aug 15, 2019
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kevanb from Illinois

4.02/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

The beer pours a bright golden color, honey hues, cloudy with a bubbly finger of white head, good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is pleasant, strong funky house cultures, mineral water, white grape, soft oak with pale grain and a nice floral and lemon quality. The flavors are good, lots of pale grain and soft oak, mineral water, distinct Sante funk, lemon peel, very floral with some earthier dry leaves and grass and a lingering fruity quality that is very pleasant. The mouthfeel is good, coating, medium body that is crisp and lively with a tart and dry finish.

Verdict: A very nice wild saison from Sante Adairius. Bright and crisp, nicely tart and a good barrel character that brings out the funkiness and bacterial qualities.

Jun 14, 2019
Orphanage from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 11 ratings