bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Dark brown beer with a cream head. Tart aroma. Dark fruit and sour flavor with salt. Medium bodied. Dark fruit and sourness lingers with light fruitiness and light salt.
birdmachine (163) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2014 Full pour on tap at the brewery, poured into a snifter glass. Pours oily in the glass with almost no head retention and very little bubbles hugging the sides of the glass. Appearance is murky coffee colored, with some carbonation still active once swirled around in the glass leaving behind big legs. Odd aromas of salt, smokey malts, herbs, brett, tree bark, pepper and some vinegar. Taste is surprisingly clean for such a complex aroma. Bright sourness, with an oily/silky mouth feel and a rather salty finish. Once it warms up more spicy pepper corn and cardamom flavors become more apparent, but the saltiness of this beer is rather bizarre to my taste buds. Finish is pretty sour that attacks the sides of your cheeks. A pretty unique special offer from Sante, but I think I’ll just grab the Anais again next time. Sante!