Cask 200
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #47
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
97
Ranked #454
Avg:
4.41 | pDev: 6.12%
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
359
From:
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  190
Gots
  59
SCORE
97
World-Class
Cask 200Cask 200
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!
Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 359 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by shoyoroll:
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shoyoroll from California

4.94/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Another stand out by SARA. Cask 200 such an amazing beer.

Feb 18, 2015
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MarcWP from Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Batch 3 poured into Sante Adairius tulip.


Appearance is a pale gold color, with fizzy thin white head that settles quickly. Leaves behind little bubble masses mostly towards the edges and center of glass. Gorgeous carbonation bubbles streaming upward letting you know there will be some scrubbing action on the palate. 4.75


Aroma is very much deeply rooted in the barrel aged saison style. White and red wine, deep Brett funk, tropical citrus mainly pineapple and mango with a little juicy peach and sweet lemon in the mix. Some earthy oak, flowers, and blueberries come forth as well. Wow.. 4.75


The flavor is again highly leaning towards barrel aged saison territory but the lines have blurred so much nowadays it could go either way. Has tons of wine and grape flavors, orange pith, tart raspberry, some spicy yeast esters, deep oak, and "rustic", flowery funk. Very toned down on PH level. Greatness on all levels. 4.75


Mouthfeel is on the light end. Body is airy with just the right amount of carbonation for the style. And the finish is bone dry with the tartness being it's most agressive mid to late palate. 4.75


Sante does it again. Brilliant and from what I've heard batch 1 is the best. This is a bit better than batch 2. Unfortunately I missed out on 1. This reminds me a bit of Handfarm or CD6 but with a better mouthfeel,and flavors that I enjoyed a bit more. Let there be more breweries like SARA, HF, JK, SP, TH, RR, AA, and LA. That way I won't have to constantly be trading for it, rather just purchase direct. #farmhousefetish

Aug 17, 2014
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obiwan_k3n00bi from California

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a hard beer to give a blanket rating to.

There have been five(?) bottled batches thus far and they have all been different. That's kind of the point of this beer. To bottle the current state of the cask, to document where the ale once was. For this to only have one score seems a bit silly to me, yet here we are.

Recently, a few friends and I drank all of the versions (including variants) so I feel uniquely qualified to pass judgement here.

Batch one: near perfect. hints of vanilla, not overly sour. The most 'honest' if you will.
Batch two: I think this was my favorite, surpassed one in complexity, but that's expected with the style. Feels a bit more like an american wild than batch one (which is a rant for another time [this beer is not an american wild])
Batch three: after batch two, this let me down. A bit more champagne-like than expected, very dry, certainly not bad, just felt less like a sante saison than I'm used to.
Batch four: not sure what's up with the even number batches, but this was nearly as good as two.
Batch five: felt too young, but I won't be surprised when it's up to par with batch four.

I like this beer.

Apr 22, 2014
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Danny1217 from Florida

4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 23, 2015
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dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.3%

Aug 21, 2014
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VAbdoyan from California

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Mar 09, 2014
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jvillefan from New York

4.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 03, 2016
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nrs207 from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Apr 02, 2014
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Zaphog from Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Apr 27, 2014
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iL0VEbeer from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2%

Apr 02, 2014
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yeaprolly from Washington

4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Apr 23, 2016
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SDRedDevil from California

4.65/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 23, 2015
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Trio2shine from California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

May 05, 2014
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RAKeeler from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Oct 14, 2014
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Leftofthedial from California

4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

May 25, 2015
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HopsMatt from Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Dec 22, 2013
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Mbrown44 from Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -15%

Jun 02, 2014
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Bugs318 from Canada

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

May 29, 2016
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gueuzegossage from California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

Jan 31, 2014
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Mike from New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Apr 11, 2014
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CheapBeerBuzz from California

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Aug 30, 2013
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tcblack4d from Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +2%

Sep 29, 2014
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Bockerdoppel91 from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Sep 07, 2014
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bvermilion from California

4.4/5  rDev -0.2%

Oct 29, 2014
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MrGone from California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

Jun 17, 2014
Cask 200 from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 359 ratings