West Ashley | Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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4.57/5
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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:
#62
Reviews:
96
Ratings:
1,065
pDev:
6.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,065 |  Reviews: 96
Photo of clay23
4.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maljay26
4.36/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hopley
4.42/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.49/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rich_K
4.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jakemn91
4.46/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boston_Steve
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sheppard
4.36/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an orange-ish gold, not as deep as say a Fou Foune, but it's a beautiful looking beer. A touch sulfurous on the aroma, definitely getting those apricots. It is soft and restrained while providing ample apricot character. There is a touch of bready, wet cereal, cheerios on the finish. Just a touch. Overall, a really good apricot sour and one that I had on my personal whale list for some time.

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Photo of Mersh
4.55/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZombieHead
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of KT123
4.32/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of danh53
4.47/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Hard to find anything wrong with this beer. It's not the most complex, but it's extremely well crafted. Color is beautiful, bright apricot. Aroma is apricot, lemon, wine barrel, slight bread and funk. Taste follows the nose. I was surprised by depth of apricot flavor since it wasn't the most recent batch. It's very sour with a full mouth feel and perfect carbonation. Everything about this beer is right on point. Definitely worth the hype.

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Photo of CJNAPS
4.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Srqb
4.23/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of moose1980
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this with the wife to celebrate our second wedding anniversary. As such, perhaps the perfect 5 also has to do with the atmosphere. However, I simply could not find a fault in this beer. (I haven't reviewed many beers, but this is the only 5 I have given. I do understand that some people would never give a perfect 5, ever, but it's hard to find a really hyped up beer like this that fully lives up to it, and then some.)

Hazy, sun-like orange-yellow with minimal head. The aroma was one of my favorites of all time; even though this bottle was acquired via trade and I believe was the batch prior to the latest, it was still bursting with juicy apricots. However, as great as the fruity aroma was, it was the funk that I loved most about it (which perhaps had benefited from the age). Even my wife likened it to taking of a horses saddle, although we had ridden earlier in the day so that could have influenced her olfaction :-) The taste was ripe apricots, musty funk, and finished with the just the right amount of puckering tartness. A full body supported by adequate carbonation with a perfectly dry finish.

Again, I can understand that some folks might frown upon ever giving perfect 5s across the board. Of course it is always easy to deduct a bit for color or on mouthfeel, but this beer was absolutely beautiful.

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Photo of shoegueuze
4.6/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kevincredible
4.49/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sukwonee
4.66/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jtirpak22
4.33/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of South2NW
4.49/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TechBrew
4.6/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kvgomps
4.25/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of absoluthamm
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of knicks19947
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

West Ashley from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
Beer rating: 4.57 out of 5 with 1,065 ratings