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
Ratings:
978
Reviews:
90
Avg:
4.47
pDev:
6.71%
 
 
Wants:
938
Gots:
143
For Trade:
14
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Ratings: 978 |  Reviews: 90
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4.36/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Snig623
4.21/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.36/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of whamola333
4.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stefko
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nichols33
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of erjaq
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gcamparone
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Batch 7 750mL poured into a Sante Adairius tulip glass.

Pours hazy golden body, aroma is lactic tartness, stone fruit, slight farmhouse funk. Tongue matches the nose with lots of apricot / stone fruit on the follow through - not as acidic as I thought, more balanced fruitiness with a nice pulpy aftertaste with some barrel in there as well. Medium carbonation and body.

Overall delightful, a true masterpiece.

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Photo of SiddFinch
4.79/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of aaronyoung01
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mlarren
4.54/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zac16125
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle into a Teku
I believe its Batch 7

Thanks to Joe-Mahma for sending this one over in a trade!

A: Crystal clear, very light pale straw yellow with over 1 fingers width of bright white head dissipates fairly quickly and leaves a few patches of lacing. 4.25

S: Oaky, tart, funky. Lactic acidity, plastic-like funk notes, very subtle sweet fruit notes. 4.5

T: Puckeringly tart on the first sip. Tons of lactic acidity, nice oaky notes. Like the nose the fruit is fairly subtle, but is present on the back end and balances out the sourness nicely. Not much funk, just some burnt plastic characters. A very nice wild ale. 4.5

M/D: Medium body, carbonation on the higher end but appropriate, drying on the finish, drinkability is excellent. 4.5

O: Very enjoyable beer. Don’t think it quit lives up to the classics, but great beer nonetheless. 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kingjohnh
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dataylor21
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scarfer_Brad
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of controlfate
4.57/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smanson56
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

My first trip with this wonderful beer. Lots of apricots and funk in the nose with mild wine overtones. The taste is crisp and clear with the apricots coming through followed by the funk from the yeast that balance each other so well. The mouth feel is pleasant and holds the carbonation well through out the bottle.

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4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jworkman
4.88/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of UcDru
4.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BG24
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

West Ashley from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
4.47 out of 5 based on 978 ratings.
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