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Sante Adairius Bright Sea Blonde

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 4.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Belgian style Blonde Ale with spices, aged in Pino Noir barrels. Bright, citrusy, and tart

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (778) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 3, 2014
750ml bottle pours hazy pale golden yellow with small head that fades fast. Nose is some mixed earthy pale grains, apple, cheese, lemon, tart crisp funky herbs. Taste is golden apple, lemon, herbal spice, dry attic wood, funky sourdough. Finish is crisp lacto acidity, sourness level is medium-low, some light airy white bread mixed with lemondrop, cheese funk, herbs, and citrus. Palate falls a little low in terms of carbonation and mouthfeel. Maybe a touch past it’s prime at this point for the standards of other SARA I’ve tried but still drinking very nicely and better than the majority of American wild ales of similar style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9152) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle... Cloudy yellow pour with a small, white head. The bouquet is an interesting assortment of funk, oak, acidity and herbs. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and lazy carbonation. The flavor is super-tart and fruity with a mild, crusty bitterness. Lengthy, tangy finish. Bottle supplied by 50belair!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1873) - USA - MAY 22, 2014
Light tart citrusy aroma with vinous notes... Flavor is bright, citrusy, lemon tartness... Nice Pinot notes, delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cpetrone84 (1379) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Pour is clear golden amber with a thin tight white head. Nose has a nice oaky presence with a well balanced bret aroma. Apple skin with notes of leather and strong citrus and peach. Taste follows suit, a little less oaky presence and a hint more sweet with loads of pear, peach and apricot with a hint of the funkier bret. Strong carbonation and a fairly dry finish with a light body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrChopin (3280) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2013
transparent gold, effervescent, white ring. Stable nose with white grapefruit, bretty vanilla throughout. Lightly tart, heavy lactic flavor, sparkling tangerine and hay from the brett, more vanilla and soft peach mid before soft doughy peach finish. RR level softness with sour stone fruits, not as integrated and body too weak, but very good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madvike (2728) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle - Pours hazy golden with a thin white head. Nose is light citrus, yogurt, and a little vanilla. Taste is real light and fruity--stone fruit, coriander, citrus peel, and fruity yogurt. Gentle carbonation, fluffy and light. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3357) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2013
750ml bottle... Pours a pale hazy, slightly transparent, peachy orange and thin off-white film rests on top... White wine, touch of spent husk and grain. Lemony apricot tartness...tastes are right along the same wavelength. Pale blonde oaky sour with some added grain additions. Lighter bodied with mild carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JAXSON (528) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Pours clear gold with a small head. Second pour is murkier. Nose is white wine and apple skins, some Belgian yeast. Flavor is a tangy citrus and wine barrel that’s have a hard time believing is Pinot Noir as it screams white grapes. Sharper wine acidity and less bright fruit than the Saison Bernice. I wanted to compare the two so I drank this only a couple of night later. Light feel, brett and long fruits on the finish. More apple and a softer fruit, good but without the explosive tart fruits of Bernice. Still enough to make me seriously into this brewery and keep trying their stuff. Better as the bottle breathes and you get more yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4362) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
pours hazy bright golden with a white head, some retention and lacing. dusty, minty, peaches, red but also white grapes, chardonnay-like, lime, wheat acidity, hint of spices. moderate carbonation, light body, dry and tart herbal-floral finish. very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (3041) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle. Light hazy gold pour, almost no head. Vanilla almond nose, quite surprising, mango, tropical fruits, citrusy, light lemon notes. Flavor is light, more vanilla with a tart citrusy finish. Palate is dry, carbonation is a tad low perhaps, could use more. Very good.

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