Sante Adairius Cask Strawberry
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 4.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Cask 200 aged further in puncheons with strawberries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9037) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle... Murky yellow pour with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. No real strawberry component detected in the nose, but plenty of breadiness and acidity. Medium to full-bodied with spritzy carbonation. The flavor is sour and fruity, and provides the strawberry component that is lacking in the aroma. Crisp, bready, tart finish. I wish the bouquet was as fruity and offered as much strawberry goodness as the flavor. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3163) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle shared by Barry at Ryans. Poured peach color with beautiful head and lacing. They really make a nice looking beer over there at Sante. Smell is citrus, strawberry, brett, and oak. Flavor is most of the same but I have to say that I wish the strawberries were more noticeable in the flavor. This saison is unbelievable but not strawberry forward in taste, more lemon, sprees, yeast and dank wood. Medium body/mouth. Another winner from Sante.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5292) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle at Ryan’s. Pours a deep murky orange with light white lacing. Aroma is strawberry and funk. Mouthfeel is medium plus and creamy with notes of strawberry, funky wheat, oak and additional fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2205) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle shared by Seth. Cloudy yellow pour with a white. Mild berry bouquet. Tart with brett and yeasty notes. Very mild nectarine (more so than strawberry). Stone fruits? Average body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (1641) - Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Tony. Peach colored with a very faint pink tint, opaque with a foamy, white film & collar on top. Aroma of musty hay & straw-like barnyard-y funk, lemon & lacto tang, apparent tartness, & a good dose of strawberry Pez candy notes. Quite sour! Wow, nice lactic sourness up front with some stone fruit & strawberry candy adding a touch of sweetness, but also a vivid acidity. Mild, musty cotton & hay-funk that mellows things out before fading away & leaving a lemon-y sourness in the finish. Dry, lightly acidic aftertaste. Delicious!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
illidurit (2130) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Got a taste of this on tap at the Sante 2-year anniversary party, which inspired me to drink my bottle because jesus christ what a beer. Pours a tangerine color with a rosy blush and a pinkish white head. The aroma is a heavenly blend of sweet tarts/orange pixie stix, kefir, full-fat strawberry yogurt, slight saltwater, and key lime pie. Just outrageous. Flavor is no letdown, in fact it pumps up the perfumey strawberry and adds honey yogurt, cranberry, light cedar, funky sourness with a whisper of sulfur, again sweet tarts, bleu cheese. So much here. Best strawberry beer around. Soft and luscious. Wow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joet (2154) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Apricot colored cloudy reddish tinge with floating yeast bodies. Rustic flavors mineral neutral finish spritzy feel lightly fruity barely strawberry. Tang. Lactic sour soft and rounded. Easy drinking and wonderful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
deekyn (1165) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 23, 2014
A- pours a murky strawberry straw with a nice white head with rosy highlights. Mild lacing. S- strawberry marmalade and bons bons, grass, oak, orange, lemon cream pie, cheese and egg funk, sugar cookies. Some mustiness. Fairly light and relatively sweet. M- light acidic body with a lightly sweet palate. Low carbonation. T- lemon, meringue, cookies up front. Middle has acetic acid, oak and egg funk. Ricotta cheese and fresh squeezed orange juice. Ending is efficient while lightly sharp with more lemon, grass, minerals, and light dough.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
birdmachine (165) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAY 13, 2014
750ml Bottle (16e) poured into a snifter glass – huge thanks to Jose and Audrey for grabbing me a bottle. Aroma is fairly fruity with obvious strawberry sweetness, light peach, light citrus and even some vanilla. There is a pleasant whiff of acidity with some white wine and oak. The beer pours cloudy pale orange/light pink with nice thick head that quickly settles to a film over the liquid. The flavor is thirst quenching with juicy strawberry, light pineapple citrus, light vanilla that makes the beer drink like a strawberry smoothie. Excellent balanced sweetness and acidity with the oak coming into play towards the back end. The body is medium, juicy, with medium-soft carbonation and a semi-dry sour finish. After taste is seedy fruit, white wine grape, acid, with low tannin. Overall an awesome variation of an already almost perfect barrel aged saison.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ineedbeer (695) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 11, 2014
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 From a bottle at the brewery. Aroma has a slight acidity to it with medium phenolic notes, a medium light citrus character and light grassiness. Phenolics are clove and white peppercorn. Moderate fruit esters, mostly citrus but also some overripe stone fruit. Light strawberry that becomes a bit more prevalent as it warms. The strawberry is definitely more of a complimentary aroma than primary characteristic. Pours a slightly cloudy pale gold with faint hints of pink; cloudier and pinker as you get towards the bottom of the bottle. Medium thick, moderately sized, slightly off white head that exhibits pretty good retention. Light lacing and small legs. Flavor is similar to the aroma with a light acidity and hints of oak tannins. Medium light phenolics with a pepper and coriander note along with some grains of paradise. Light bitterness. Moderate fruit character balanced between citrus, pineapple and stone fruit. Medium light strawberry notes that once again do not overwhelm the base beer. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall a very nice twist on the Cask 200 beer. The strawberries play a background role which seems to prevent the typical plastic phenolic note that a lot of strawberry beers can develop while still providing some complexity and fruit character.

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