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Sante Adairius Bright Sea Blonde

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Belgian style Blonde Ale with spices, aged in Pino Noir barrels. Bright, citrusy, and tart


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClarkVV (5555) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Bottle drunk 6/10/16.
Gently hazy, blonde-copper body is topped by a small, but very dense, white head showing moderate retention.
Almost gose-like in the nose, between the spices (which are moderately done), the natural salinity inherent in SA’s beers and of course, the lactic acid. Some cream-of-wheat-like character lies behind it, with more minerality and gentle citrus-like acidity on the finish. Wine character is low, which is like, and the wood is soft and gentle here. No big buttery oak notes and no alcohol.
Incredibly soft, nearly chewy texture thanks to, assumedly, wheat and barrel tannin. The spices and sour acids keep things dry and add crispness through the middle and on the finish. Sante’s house yeast has a wonderful almost chalky minerality to it, with light salt accents as well. Things seem a bit more sour/tart than Hill Farmsteads, which I’m not as crazy about, but the classy house character is charming, nonetheless.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (3349) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Bottle share. Hazy yellow-gold color with a bit of white head. Complex aroma is fruity, light spice, and barrel notes. Taste is fruity sweetness, tart, and a nice compliment from the barrel treatment. A nice funky tart vibe. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (5635) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 11, 2016
750ml bottle pours out a straw color topped with a small head. Nose is nice big barrel wine some stone fruit notes and a nice light sweetness. Taste is more of the barrel some tartness stone fruit a little wine touch. Nice

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (3538) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2016
bottle shared by a friend. poured a hazy deep blonde yellow colour with a white head on top. nose of wheat, belgian yeast, citrus, oak, minerals, typical sante adairius funk, red wine from the pinot noir. taste is funky tart, citrus, and a big pinot noir notice without getting to overpowerd. lovely dry and mineral finish. lovely brew

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (3849) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle via trade. Pours a hazy golden yellow from the bomber with bubbly white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of mild musty funk with a nice lactic acidity and slight fruit behind. Taste is even bigger than the nose, nice lactic acidity and funky barrel notes, tannin notes underneath, good balance. Bubbly carbonation, light and effervescent, really nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (4020) - Melboring, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle via trade. Nose is funky tart and citrus. Soft malt. Taste is choc full of citrus and spices. Taste is way more complex than I can describe.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Abner (325) - Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle. Pours yellow with a fine white head. Aromas of citrus, dough, some spice, light funk. Taste is moderately tart with citrus, Brett, salt, some light vinous qualities. Medium bodied; lively carbonation; tart and lightly dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (2315) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
Slightly hazy blonde with a pale head. Aroma is fruit juice, oak, stone fruits, touch of spice. Medium bodied, sweet and sour on the palate with a long tart finish. Taste is orange peel, peach, nectarine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (7161) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2015
750ml bottle pours a hazy gold with a ring of white head. Nose has lemon, Vitamin C, straw, some fruit, passion fruit. Flavor has lemon and straw, malt, some butter, white grape, passion fruit. Solid, tart but drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (3402) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad. Hazy yellow body, white head. Musty oak, citrus, earthy funk. Pale malt, a touch of lemon, nice tartness. Very tasty.


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