In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Sante Adairius Rustic Ales Hoeybier

Aroma: “Moderate tart note with light Lacto and mild Brett. Very mild fruity esters comparatively—touch of lemon, peach, and apricot but much more subtle than other examples. Subtle leather and barnyard funk layer at the end.”

Flavor: “Dry and vaguely fruity from the start with grapefruit, peach, apricot, and lemon notes and a strong carbonation that leaves a bite or slight astringency toward the end of the sip. The acidity lingers and slowly fades into the finish. Lemon-lime flavors dominate and are accentuated by the lactic tartness, followed by some hints of apricot. Dry finish adds to the tart character.”

Overall: “Big tart notes with moderate grapefruit and lime. Dry throughout the taste with moderate carb. A somewhat classic take on the Brett saison (if such a thing exists), exhibiting a nice Brett-ester character and a bit of funk coupled with a moderate tartness and acidity. Very drinkable and layers of complexity.”