Cask 200
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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From:
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
 
California, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #46
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
97
Ranked #537
Avg:
4.4 | pDev: 5.91%
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
337
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 07, 2022
Added:
Aug 30, 2013
Wants:
  188
Gots:
  60
SCORE
97
World-Class
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Notes: Named after our 660 gallon “oval”, Cask 200 is a celebration of the unexpected and an experiment in variation. Each time we package a portion of its contents, fresh beer is added back to Cask 200 to mix and re-ferment with the aged beer still inside. While this solera-style saison will vary with each bottling, you can expect a delicate malt base supported by funky, yeast-derived flavors and a dry, acidic finish. Sante!
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Rated: 4.31 by festizio from California

Aug 07, 2022
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Rated by Nife from California

4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Great aged , blended saison. complex. Very drinkable. Excellent value.
Dec 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.24 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Nov 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.04 by mltobin from Connecticut

Oct 07, 2021
 
Rated: 4.46 by BarrelAgedG from California

Aug 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4.08 by DaveCash from New York

Mar 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by tblack4d from Georgia

Jan 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4.04 by EasternIsh from California

Jan 08, 2021
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Reviewed by DefenCorps from Oregon

4.26/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Bottle from the source. Thanks, Sam! Possibly batch 11, available at the brewery in Dec 2020

A clear orange with a white head that falls off rapidly, this looks solid. The nose is bright and tart with sour green grape, a touch of straw, a little acetone in the back, a light, fruity oak, a little floral character, preserved lemon. An undercurrent of light sherry and a little oxidation, in addition to the acetone, are evidence of the Solera blend. A fruity funk, along with a little fresh pineapple juice, are present.

The palate opens sour with lemon and lactic acid, rather yogurt like, with a nice oak bite. Lime juice, and just a hint of acetone follow. There's a raw stone fruit character, with a touch of almost nutty liquor present. Drying, sour, lactic and lip smacking on the finish, the texture here is quite excellent. Arguably a little too sour. Medium light in body, moderately carbonated, this beer finishes sour and fruity. Compelling, drinkable, enjoyable.
Dec 28, 2020
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Reviewed by bret27 from California

4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Bottle from brewery. Current batch #11.
L:Golden deep orange/copper. Moderate head with lacing.
S: Brett, oak, lemon, vanilla.
T: stonefruit notes. Tart, lemon, with a little brett funk. Mineral water, yogurt, apples. As expected, more flavors keep showing up as it warms.
F: fairly full bodied yet dry.
Overall: Very nice. I enjoy the fruity flavors that appear from house bugs doing their thing.
Nov 20, 2020
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Reviewed by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Batch 7

First bottle pour is a beautiful clear yellow orange gold color with lively carbonated bubbles and a dense creamy white foam head. Further pours are hazy. Smells so nice and complex, notes of nutty caramel, toasty white bread, dough, vanilla, touch of clove, peppercorns, red wine, oak barrels, slight sweet vinegar, peach, apricot, cherry, melons, apple, pear, orchard fruits, stone fruits, some tropical and citrus, pineapple, mango, orange, lemon, grapefruit, bubblegum, banana, fruity esters galore, mild barnyardy funk, hay, straw, horse blanket, with floral grassy earthy herbal hops. Tastes a bit sweet and sour, tangy and tart with slight acetic vinegary notes, some barnyard funk, horse blanket, hay, straw, oak barrel, leathery bandaid, orange amber wine, peppercorn spice, hints of clove, almost popcorn, banana, mild bubblegum, apple, pear, melons, pineapple, mango, peach, assorted citrus, cherry, apricot, stone fruits, candied fruit, nutty caramel, toasty white bread, doughy malts, vanilla, super complex, with some floral grassy earthy herbal hops. Feels medium-full bodied, smooth and slick, finishing dry with moderate carbonation. Overall a really great solera-style saison.
Mar 16, 2020
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This one pours a hazy golden yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells lemony, with some oak, lime, vanilla, barnyard funk, hay, and citrus.

This is basically exactly what you want for this style. It's softly citrusy and funky, with oak, vanilla, lemon, lime, horse, orange, and stone fruit. I want to drink a lot of this.

This is light bodied, clean, with a soft citrusy mouthfeel, and a great level of drinkability.

This is pretty much spot on for the style. I need this sort of thing all the time.
Nov 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.63 by RobertColianni from Pennsylvania

Oct 11, 2019
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
750 ml bottle into tulip glass; batch 7, bottled in 2016. Pours slightly hazy medium golden yellow color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tart lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, plum, pear, apricot, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of peppercorn, leathery/musty/lacto funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, wine barrel, and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big tart lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, plum, pear, apricot, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of peppercorn, leathery/musty/lacto funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate lactic tartness, Brett/wine tang, and yeast/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, plum, pear, apricot, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, peppercorn, leathery/musty/lacto funk, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, wine barrel, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tart/tangy/spiciness balance; with no puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering tart/tangy/spiciness, and carbonation. Medium-plus carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 6.5%. Overall this is an amazing barrel aged solera wild saison! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, wine barrel, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth and fairly crisp/clean/refreshing to drink with the mellowly acidic/tangy/tannic/drying finish. Amazingly well rounded Brett/Bacteria/Saison complexity; with great oak presence, and pale/wheat malts against acidity. Minimal residual sweetness with crisp dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing spot on style example. Aged wonderfully.
Aug 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by BerryKumquat from California

Aug 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.35 by Beernoobie from California

Jun 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.46 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Jun 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by Run4theRoses from South Carolina

May 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.63 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Mar 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.34 by Zonian1 from Ohio

Feb 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.64 by rcjennings from Ohio

Dec 31, 2018
 
Rated: 4.35 by Samact from Vermont

Dec 01, 2018
 
Rated: 4.13 by vfgccp from New York

Oct 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by kaseydad from California

Aug 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4.29 by Bunuelian from Minnesota

Jul 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by t2grogan from Arizona

Jul 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.41 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Feb 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

Jan 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4.35 by Beerbom from California

Dec 29, 2017
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Reviewed by M-Fox24 from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a gold, straw-yellow body, with some orange highlights and a little transparency. Head is about a finger high, white in color, with elegant retention and lacing

S: Aroma is sharp, crisp, and clear, with barnyard funk and barrel elements. The notes are diverse and well assimilated: pears, apples, lemons, citrus, peach, hay, oak, and straw with timed acidity

T: Palate gets an earthy, cracker-y, doughy, and grainy presence with some vinous undertones. Notes are gentle and complex with more peach, grapes, plums, apricots, and fruit coming out as it rests

M: Medium carbonation, with the feel surfacing just below: it’s light, crisp, sharp, and refreshing with organized bitterness and backend dryness

O: An intricate and delicate saision; the funky/wild features played along nicely
Dec 13, 2017
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
the brilliance of this beer, like a lot of the sante wild stuff, is in its subtlety. its a solera type saison, meaning its aged in a big wooden vessel, and each time beer is pulled off to be packaged and consumed, fresh beer is added to keep it all going. i like that system, and i like this beer a lot. its really delicate, sour enough without being exceedingly acidic, but more bretty, funky, farmy, and woody than it is sour, and the acidity only comes on real late in the finish, dry and refreshing and no more. very pale straw colored brew, gentle looking and approachable, with a little soda type fizz from the bottle pour and a very light haze to it, still really radiant in the wine glass. aroma and flavor are identical here, with fresh grasses and clover, new oak, fruity fresh white wine, and a floral beauty that is most evident when i take tiny sips and let them sit on my tongue before swallowing. the yeast is awesome, lambic-esque in its funkiness, not its sourness, but that woody maturity is there, definitely a product of the age of some beer in the blend. lemon zest, iodine, and chardonnay to finish, really pretty little beer here, dry and well carbonated too, drinks way too easy, and is extremely well refined. impressive beer here in its apparent simplicity. loved it.
Nov 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4.33 by Bum4ever from California

Jul 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.57 by whatsajessica from California

Jul 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.31 by neurobate from California

Jul 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by brentusaurus from California

Jul 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.49 by kidzord from Illinois

Jun 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by Casey3236 from Pennsylvania

May 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois

May 20, 2017
 
Rated: 4.32 by unoriginal from Colorado

Apr 16, 2017
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Reviewed by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Batch 7 from a bottle from the brewery from September 2016. Pours a beautiful clear golden color. Smells super funky, but tastes much milder. Nicely tart, but not super sour. A really nice barrel aged saison.
Feb 19, 2017
Cask 200 from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 369 ratings