Maiden Fields
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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Berliner Weisse
Ranked #37
Ranked #2,664
4.2 | pDev: 7.14%
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
California, United States
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 142 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of stakem
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into a matching Sara snifter. The brew appears a perfectly clear polished yellow color with a fizzy white head.

Aroma of lemon zest, apple and pear skins. Slight accenting fruited quality and earthiness. Almost has a vinous or cidery feel at times.

Tastes tart with earthiness, dusty grain and lemon zest. Very clean and enjoyable.

Light body with moderate to lighter carbonation but still effortlessly drinkable. A very nice brew. Thank you CParles!

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Photo of Raziel313
3.04/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3

Looked and smelled great. Then downhill path as once I began to drink it I got a very thin watery mouth feel. Having tried other SARA beers this is definitely one of the bottom beers they have to offer. Nice lemon zest flavor and crisp but, just not enough mouth feel or other flavors come through

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Photo of JonahNW
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%

750 ml bottle, part of fall 2014 batch. My bottle was quite sour, strong on lemon and wheat, with surprisingly low carbonation -- almost flat. Not the most complex sour beer you'll ever have, but fresh, characterful, and highly drinkable.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.7/5  rDev -11.9%

Pour is a transparent pale yellow with a white head that dissipates immediately and then sits still. Nose is a bit sharp, loads of dustiness, moderate lacto, and a fair bit of lemon. Taste is a bit more lemony, lacto mid palate but gentle, slight bitterness in the finish. Still fairly dusty up front with notes of grains. Lighter body, a bit slick mid palate, strong carb.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle of batch 2. Poured into a mini-snifter 4/26/2014.

A- Light and hazy straw-yellow coloured body, two finger white head with great retention, some lacing. Looks like spritzy lemonade.

S- Smells acidic- vinegar, a bit of lactic acid although less than what I have experienced in other Berliner Weisses in the past. Lemon zest, citrus flavours dance in my nose. Not super complex, but smells very refreshing.

F- Palate cleansing acidity, perhaps 5/10, mixed in with citrus flavours evoking orange, lemon and lime. A little bit of lactic acidity, and a strong wheat character that could have fooled me into thinking this was a soured hefeweizen. I would have liked some more lactic yogurt flavours to add some more complexity, but this is still very good.

M- Medium bodied, a bit on the thin side. Great palate cleanser, as the finish is a nice dry, lemon zest acidity. Very refreshing, the epitome of the berliner weiss drinking experience.

O- Very refreshing Berliner; not the most complex or interesting. I have to imagine that adding fruit to this would get this up to the next level, though.

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Photo of jdhowe
3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes

A: Pours a hazy pale golden color, almost creamy in appearance, with almost no white head.

S: Tart funk, lactic sour, wheat, and something just a little rustic.

T/M: Light body with moderate carbonation and a drying finish -- the mouthfeel of this beer is its best feature. Just a little oily and very coating, despite the light body. Flavor is very clean with hints of tart fruits, perhaps cherry; a slight earthy funk; and citrus juices, orange among them.

O: Nice but not great. Honestly, this is on the lower end of the SARA brews I've tried in terms of my enjoyment. It's clean, light, drying, and very drinkable, so it's a fine example of its style. That said, New Glarus just does it better as far as I am concerned, and they do it for 1/4 the price and in a much more accessible way. I'm glad I got to try this, but would not go out of my way to get bottles unless they were for someone else.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to drewone for sharing this one at jmgrub's tasting.

Pours a murky light yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, grain, salt, lemon, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour lemon and salt flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is light and refreshing.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 6.26.13

A - Pours a hazy dark yellow with a fizzy off-white head that is gone fast.

S - Lemony, nutty, and slightly tart.

T - Very tart lemony-pilsner, corn, nutty, and acidic wood.

D - Tons of carbonation with a light body.

O - Tart and acidic take on a German low ABV. Very drinkable and nice.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a taster.

Appearance - Hazy yellow orange. Small white head. No real retention.

Smell - Gritty and grainy. Very acidic. A little bit of barnyard.

Taste - Very tart. Citrus. Reminiscent of a berliner. Grainy wheat and malt. Not much like a saison but it's good.

Mouthfeel - Very light and crisp. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Pretty good. Nothing like a saison though.

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Photo of illidurit
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Dark golden orange with a fine white head. Dry grainy pale malts, tart stone fruit, light winey influence, brett. Crisp, dry, a bit astringent from the wine, subtle bitterness. Wine is well-integrated, contributing just enough fruit and acidity without taking over.

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Maiden Fields from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 142 ratings