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West Ashley | Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
California, United States
santeadairius.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Orange, lactic, and bursting with apricot aroma, West Ashley is built for consideration and conversation. While Ashley starts as a simple Saison, careful aging in French Oak Pinot Noir barrels with apricots, our house microbes, and warm encouragement transform her into a tart, complex and delectable beer.

Added by illidurit on 08-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#64
Reviews:
96
Ratings:
1,032
pDev:
6.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
941
Gots:
140
Trade:
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Photo of DrunkAl
2.38/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

One of the more overrated beers out there. Apricot pit and mild sourness. Get a de garde imperial apricot bu and thank me later.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.09/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This disappointed in a side by side apricot/peach beer tasting with some heavy hitters (Fou, Fantasia, Veritas) finishing a distant 4th place. The fruit was very muted, both in the nose and on the palate and the funk was way too subdued.

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Photo of Philousa
3.33/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Imbibed at OG on 7/20/13 for their one year anniversary.

Pours a murky sunshine/ golden barley color with absolutely no head to speak of. Tannins, feet, and allspice/Belgian yeast characteristics come together to give me a confused appearance. Very unique for sure, not sure what to make of it. Apple and yeast presence is big too. Those aromas transfer to the flavor. White grape and vinegar are prevalent with a vinous slight bitterness. Reminds me more of wine than beer, which isn't a bad thing. Feel is watery with a balanced finish.

Good, but not sure if I'd get it again.

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Photo of Magbas
3.47/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Batch #10. While clean on flavor, it was pretty much a one note mouth puckerer. Wouldn't pass on trying it again, but was a bit overwhelmed considering the hype.

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Photo of leschkie
3.5/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of farnold
3.5/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of JVB
3.5/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of mrtomatohead49
3.53/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PeterOSU
3.56/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of reggggg
3.68/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of DonFrap
3.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of rspauldi
3.75/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AdamP
3.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of Drift
3.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of tom10101
3.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of evanfox81
3.76/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cpetrone84
3.9/5  rDev -14.7%

Pour is a lightly hazed golden amber with a white head. Nose is lambic esq. Has some dusty cellar brett, and nice notes of nectarine and peach. Taste is less lambic and more fruity. Not sour. Moderate carbonation and a creamy body. Bright peach, nectarine and some grapefruit. There is some dusty brett, gentle acidity, a bit sweet in the flavor.

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Photo of m_dub
3.9/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Good but not their best

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Photo of Sabtos
3.93/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Color is hazy peach-orange with a minimal display of carbonation, maybe a thin blanket before dying to nothing.

Smell is tangerine, nectarine, and lemon--bright!

Taste is really tart grapefruit, tangelo, and cranberry. I have to say, it's so bright and tart, I think the apricot kind of gets drowned out by the work the microbes and oak are doing, unless these are particularly bright and citric apricots. It's not a bad thing though, this is pretty standout stuff.

Semi-dry with a slight sting on the tongue mid-palate.

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Photo of Herky21
3.98/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chadwicktorres
3.98/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This makes me want to try Westly that much more!

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4/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Moses_Malone
4/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -12.5%

Bottle: Poured a straw color ale with a nice foamy head with OK retention. Aroma of sour and tart notes with some light funky yeast notes is quite nice. Taste is a great mix between some sour and tart notes with some funky yeast. Apricot notes a very subtle and kind of hard to distinguish. Pinot noir barrel lend a light vinous feel to the beer. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Enjoyable sour but I would have preferred more apricot notes to be upfront.

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West Ashley from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
Beer rating: 4.57 out of 5 with 1,032 ratings
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