Bright Sea Blonde
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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From:
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
 
California, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #115
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,301
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 6.48%
Ratings:
177
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 05, 2021
Added:
May 25, 2013
Wants:
  79
Gots:
  26
SCORE
95
World-Class
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Notes: Barrel-aged Belgian-style blonde ale.
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4.35 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts on Sep 05, 2021
 
4.43 by ScottP from New Hampshire on Aug 08, 2020
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4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
by macrosmatic from Florida

Thanks to eyebereej for this bottle! Reviewed from notes. 2017 vintage bottle; strangely, I did not note at all the date of consumption. Based on position within the notes, I believe about a year ago. Poured from the 750 mL bottle into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Crystal clear beautiful gold, until it gets a fair amount of yeasty haze in the bottom quarter or so of the bottle. Low level of visible carbonation and almost no head – just a few white bubbles that rise solo and recede quickly.

S: Lactic tart, lemony citric acid. Funky – basement and barnyard – and cracker malts. Mild tropical fruits (maybe pineapple?) and citrus fruits. Aroma is clean and appealing, but not overly funky or tart.

T: Lactic and lemony tart up front with citric acid. Musty barnyard and old book funk. Cracker malts and a light vanilla. Lemons and underripe tropical fruits, and a touch of fruity yeast esters. A dry lingering citric tart at the swallow, with just a bit of the dry oak tannins.

M: Body on the light side of average for an AWA. Low alcohol flavors. The carbonation in this bottle is low, but just manages enough to not ruin it.

O: I wish this bottle was a little more bubbly, but otherwise this is excellent. A clean, non-fruited sour. Good balance of funk and tart flavors, clean and dry finish without being enamel-stripping acidic at all. You could take down a 750 by yourself pretty easily I think. Really enjoyable.

Mar 30, 2020
 
3.97 by Stinger80OH from Ohio on Jan 08, 2019
 
4.4 by Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts on Nov 07, 2018
 
4.35 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Oct 19, 2018
 
4.63 by jvillefan from California on Sep 11, 2018
 
4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Sep 04, 2018
 
4.5 by peterpunk15 from Massachusetts on Aug 27, 2018
 
4.15 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Jul 08, 2018
 
4.33 by coz from Illinois on Jun 02, 2018
 
4.22 by lemmy187 from Missouri on Mar 09, 2018
 
4.25 by kdown from California on Feb 10, 2018
 
4.35 by fthegiants from California on Oct 09, 2017
 
4.37 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Sep 29, 2017
 
4.03 by neurobate from California on Aug 29, 2017
 
4.25 by BarrelAgedG from California on Jul 01, 2017
 
4.21 by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois on Jun 29, 2017
 
4.04 by jaydoc from Kansas on Jun 24, 2017
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4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by shleepy from California

Golden color, not a big head. Can't quite tell if it's murky or if my glass is just fogged up. A light, dry beer, with some fruitiness. Not quite sour, but enjoyable for me, a big fan of sours and saisons.

Jun 02, 2017
 
4.37 by GaryDean from California on May 31, 2017
 
4.28 by anteater from Oregon on Mar 30, 2017
 
4.11 by South2NW from Oregon on Feb 27, 2017
 
4.25 by tblack4d from Georgia on Jan 07, 2017
 
4.02 by DeutschesBier from Maryland on Dec 27, 2016
 
4.35 by CAcker from California on Dec 16, 2016
 
4 by petermethot from New Jersey on Dec 04, 2016
 
4.28 by CSO from Illinois on Nov 21, 2016
 
4.33 by Keananmichael5 from California on Nov 20, 2016
 
4 by ADTaber from South Carolina on Nov 19, 2016
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3.59/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Sabtos from Ohio

Bright but cloudy tangerine orange with a soft white half finger fuzzy head.

Smell is drainage ditch funk and peach.

Taste is really tart lemon, peach, Smarties, strawberry, and grape candy. That's one hell of a boisterous blonde.

Nov 16, 2016
 
4 by BMMillsy from Florida on Nov 11, 2016
 
4.5 by bluesfortheredsun from California on Nov 08, 2016
 
4.29 by dddddddd from Washington on Nov 04, 2016
 
4.39 by tleaver33 from California on Oct 30, 2016
 
4.78 by hollywood_15063 from Pennsylvania on Jun 15, 2016
 
4.36 by Hopheadhiker from New York on Jun 07, 2016
 
4.34 by CBrodbeck from Florida on Jun 03, 2016
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4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
by Insert_Beer_Pun from California

Funky nose, juicy fruit flavors, champagne bubble carbonation. Lingering funky ripe fruit. One of my favorite SARA beers. Truly top notch.

May 29, 2016
 
4.5 by Nuggetz from Texas on May 12, 2016
Bright Sea Blonde from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 177 ratings