Appreciation
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #19
ABV:
7.3%
Score:
98
Ranked #357
Avg:
4.46 | pDev: 6.05%
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
286
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Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
 
California, United States
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98
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Notes: Barrel-aged saison with boysenberry

The beer inside this bottle is our homage to the brewers who came before us; a tribute to those who paved the road on which we walk and discreetly left a breadcrumb trail for us to follow. It is for the beer geeks, the tickers and raters, and the newbies who opened their minds to try something new and unfamiliar. It is something that comes from our heart, an offering of appreciation for the supporting us and allowing us to play in the game. The beer in this bottle wouldn't exist with out you.

With appreciation,

SARA
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Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 286
Reviews by Juan611:
Photo of Juan611
4.62/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle at brewery, initially too cold, let warm, great rich red color from boysenberries. Nice funk, with a solid tanginess from the fruit. Solid beer!

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4.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gibgink
4.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CBrodbeck
4.15/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KT123
4.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LADaveBN
4.37/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerbom
4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerSamurai34
4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Damn this one shocked me. I think I actually liked it more than West Ashley and I am a huge stone fruit guy, so that is saying a lot. This one was bursting with tart berries and the carb was perfect.

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Photo of erjaq
4.47/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of _JLPK_
4.27/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boredalready
4.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ragnar3
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Bottle: Poured a deep reddish color ale with a large pink color head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of sweet cherry notes is very pleasant with some tart notes easily noticeable. Taste is a great mix between some tart notes with some sweet cherry notes light oak and some vinous notes also apparent. Body is quite full for the style with good amount of carbonation. A nice balance to avoid too much acidity which ends up in a great complex but easily drinkable beer.

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Photo of Mikaveli
4.67/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mynie
4.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours like a goddamn fruit loop, or fruit leather, or something that's absolutely fruity but in no way wake: dark berry-colored with a small purple head.

Smells sharp, tart, but smooth. More like actual fruit than some bacterial approximation of fruit. Tart cherry, milder raspberry, little hints of grape. Very nice.

Tastes like fresh berries with a tiny bit of yeasty pepperiness. There's not a gigantic amount of things going on but the things that are going on are fantastic. This is one of the very best fruit profiles I've ever encountered in a fruit beer, right up there with Serendipity, only somehow instead of achieving that through a melange of acutal fruit they did it through some boysenberries and funk. It's delicious.

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Photo of tshanahan
4.88/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Have had this on two different occasions. Once it was not fruity and more funky, good. The second time I had it at the Q1 member release at the brewery and it was fruit forward-funky amazingness. Leaning towards bottle variation and storage conditions for the variance. Fantastic beer from a wonderful brewery.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frasergrove
4.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of dddddddd
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wingnutter
4.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jhavs
4.48/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into fluted snifter.

Ruby red, pink edges when held to light. Fairly opaque with whispy pink head that settles into small collar that rings the glass. A tiny floating island of froth and bubbly lacing clings to the side of the glass.

Aroma is fairly subdued, get a hint of tartness, jam, and sweet red wine grapes.

Flavor is not subdued. Layers of berry, red wine grapes both sweet and tannic. Tart berries, sweet jammy berries, modest earthy funk and hint mineral.

Dry, crisp, tart. A little bit of tongue coating, but overall a good mouth feel.

Excellent brew with tons of flavor. Layers of fruit. Tartness doesn't overpower any other aspect.

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Appreciation from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 286 ratings