Chavez | Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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Brewed by:
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
California, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by illidurit on 08-18-2012

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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 132
Photo of rodbeermunch
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the source. Brown pour, good, deep 1" tan head. Aroma was delectable coffee. Well done.

Taste followed up in the same vein, a robust porter than walks right up to the line of being a stout, and says, nah. If you like em roasty, thick and easy drinking at the same time, this should be up your alley.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

the first non wild beer i have had from these guys, i didnt even know they did stuff like this. on tap at city beer in san francisco. its definitely in the robust porter family, with a shiny dark brown body and a milkshake thick tan head on top with outstanding retention, really pretty beer. it smells and tastes very deep and intense for the style, heavy roast but also a big dose of sweet caramel malts in the middle, brown sugar and toffee, dark chocolate and drip coffee, sweet and bitter, bittersweet even. i like the dark end better than the sweet center. light smoke gives it depth, milk and dark chocolate are there too. velvet texture to this is really nice, it coats the throat on the way down, and is overall a really well made beer. hard to think of these guys doing beers like this though, i kept waiting for some interesting yeast element to arise, but that never happens here. great porter, real well made and dense on the flavor front. better in winter i would imagine than in early summer. i have a new respect for these guys after this one.

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Photo of RichardMNixon
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On cask at monks kettle.

Pours jet black with creamy head. Taste and fragrance are peculiar but very good. The vanilla is there if a bit extract-y but complemented by a savoriness that works well with the cask style.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Growler shared at the Malt House while waiting for Great Taste tickets.

Appears lighter-medium brown body, one finger tan head with fair retention time, not much lacing. Smells nutty, slightly roasted malt, mild coffee, some toffee sweetness. Nothing too complicated, but smells nice. Flavour is nutty and toasted biscuits, a bit like a brown ale. Not as much chocolate as I'm used to. Toffee rounds it out. Mouthfeel is soft, medium bodied, very easy to drink. Good carbonation. Overall, a simple porter that reminds me of a brown ale, not difficult to drink. An apropos house beer.

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Photo of bmunn
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I love their beers, but this one just doesnt hold up to their standard. Its a little on the lighter side and lacks any real robust flavor. May be what they are going for and is very drinkable.

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Photo of neverenoughhops
4.32/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

sampled this afternoon at the brewery alongside vanilla joe and after tasting their saisons.

appearance - deep brown with attractive, milk chocolate foam. foam crashed leaving a ring that lasted most of the beer.

smell - rich chocolate, mild roast

taste - truly excellent. opens with vanilla wafer and then chocolate and smooth roast through it all. caramel notes in the background blend perfectly into the profile. the whole thing is incredibly put together. well integrated flavors.

mouthfeel - dryer than many american porters. no hop or grain astringency. hop bitterness is a background player here. the length of the flavor gives it a substantial feel.

overall - a really great porter. this beer likely gets overshadowed by their excellent saisons. i wish they filled growlers!

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Photo of elNopalero
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Is Chavez and Joe Chavez one and the same? I reviewed this as Chavez with the understanding it was…

This poured a toasty, roasty, charcoal black with tight foam. There’s a nice aroma with a touch of toast and coffee notes on it. It’s nuanced, with a blend of sweet and sour in combination.

The flavor has a tang (the sour/tartness) and a mellow roast that plays off one another. It finishes dry with an edge to it. Tasty and, even better, interesting.

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Photo of popery
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours very dark brown. The color is just visible. Medium beige head. Some nice bubble patterns on the glass walls. Aroma is mostly roast and chocolate. It's a nice rich chocolate, maybe 60 some percent dark chocolate. Some cocoa on top of that. Lots more chocolate in the taste. Mild coffee. Solid if restrained roast. Caramel sweetness in the background. Nice thick body, relative to the abv, anyway. Seems like a good base beer to play around with.

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Photo of illidurit
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Pours a deep brown with a modest light tan head. Tart chocolate milk aroma with an inky note and lesser coffee accents. Bitter chocolate flavor, light roasted coffee, signature lightly acidic rye finish. Smooth, low carbonation.

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Chavez from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
4.01 out of 5 based on 132 ratings.
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