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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Appreciation is a barrel-aged farmhouse ale fermented with boysenberries and our resident funk. After several months in red wine barrels, it has taken on a mouth-watering acidity, a whiff of the barnyard, and stronger aromas and flavors attributed to the fruit. Appreciation’s ruby red color entices, welcoming another sip, another clink of glasses with friends, another moment of contentment and contemplation. With gratitude, we humbly offer our appreciation. Sante!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
illidurit (2224) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle shared at Sour Sunday at Jupiter Brewpub. Pours an attractive guava color, totally opaque with haze, with a clingy pinkish white head. Aroma is fantastic: tons of jammy dark berries with a lemonade tartness. Strawberries and oranges make an appearance too. Flavor is lactic and tart with lemon rind, Himalayan blackberries, raspberry lemonade. Great acidity on the back end, really hits the corners of the mouth and dries the palate. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
deekyn (1311) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 10, 2013
UPDATED: APR 2, 2014 A- nice pink raspberry, guava hue with a thin layer of light pink head that dissipates quickly. S- amazing aromas of jams, raspberry, lemon, funk, red wine vinegar, oranges, musty oak and some saltiness. Almost geuze-ish. M- perfectly light, tart and acidic palate with a light creamy and airy body that is quite refreshing. T- tart lemon juice and raspberry start. Unripe blackberries, some grasses, sweet tarts, Sauvignon Blanc and vinegar towards the middle. Ending is efficient with lactic acid and faint raspberry pie. O - a damn good barrel aged fruity drink of goodness. A++ Sante!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (9461) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2014
750ml bottle ... well worth the trade. Poured a cloudy rubish, pinkish tinted with a smaller sized head. Fruity, vinous notes, some woodiness, and a lighter tartness and funkiness. Some citrus and berriness. Although on the subtle side, complex and everything melds well together.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
birdmachine (221) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAY 30, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2013 750ml waxed top, shared among friends. Removed cap and was immediately welcomed by a sweet, sharp berry aroma with very slight hints of that floral, hay resident funk that is clearly developing in all their funky beers. The beer pours a hazy pale pink with a head that dies down fairly quickly leaving a ring of fizzy small bubbles and noticeable legs, no lacing. More big juicy berry aromas, slight lactic notes, fruity esters, not as funky as Saison Bernice or Maiden Fields, but that’s okay since the fruit is the main show here. Taste has lots of raspberry flavors, somewhat jammy, juicy, medium carbonation, mild acid, mild funk, medium body with a slightly sweet tart finish. As it warmed, a few more sips reveal a very deep complex woody note, some kind of dark grape flavors, cherry skins, blackberry juice, slight oak tannin, no hop bitterness. Overall it appears to be young, and I only say that because of how much Maiden Fields and Bright Sea Blonde changed in the bottles. I can only imagine that the beer will develop more funky aromas with a slightly less sweet and a more dry finish. An incredibly special release for a joyous occasion. Happy Anniversary Sante! Looking forward to many more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Thanks Eric drank next to cantillon pinot di aunis. and you could def extract the pinor noir barrel. poured a light pink with little head. smell and taste of wine barrel, fruit, raspberries vineous. really delicious american sour. top three beers ive had from Sante Adairius for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (3638) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle shared by Alan on Christmas. Pours hazy cranberry red with small head and random lacing. Notes are tart raspberry, barn, acidic funk, strawberry seeds cherries, oak, and lemon skin. The pucker creeps on you, candy funk yo. Thit, a little thin but no worries, smell and taste is that sour candy straw goodness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2014
On tap at one of the SF beer week events. Aroma and flavor of berry-infused saison. There was a hint of cleaning solution in the nose, but overall this one is very clean and clear blackberry. I had a couple glasses. Not too funky for a saison, but an excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9896) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours murky and rosé with a small, creamy, off white head. Good retention. The nose is intensely fruity, mildly acidic and lightly herbal with a modest facet of white oak. Medium to full-bodied with tingly carbonation. The flavor is fruity, tannic and deliciously sour. Tart, fruity, bready finale. Thanks goes out to 50belair for coming through with this world class brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ineedbeer (973) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Aims is fairly fruity with moderately strong berry notes. Some light citrus and medium light tropical fruit funk. Light oak and wine notes. Pours a cloudy pinkish red with orange and copper hues. Faintly pink head with moderate retention and faint lacing. Flavor had light acidity with moderate fruit notes. Nice barrel character. As it warms more acidity and fruit. Medium light citrus with more acidity and citrus add it warms. Nice oak and faint malt notes with moderate Saison year notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a really nice berry saison with nice complimentary citrus and wine barrel character. Nice yeast notes adding great fruit and acidity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2687) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Another great beer from SA sampled at the FoFA. Pours a beautiful deep maroon poor with pinkish head. Aroma is berrys, light funk, and wine. Taste starts off as sour wine and finishes with some jammy berries in the end and a zing of tartness. This brewery is legit.

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