US - Pacific 2018 SARA Cellar Thread

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  1. KevSal

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  2. stupac2

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    Wow that sounds like a really weird beer. If anyone can pull that sort of thing off it's Sante!
     
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    If it similiar to Quality of life, I am in for a treat.

    Also, anybody know what the chances are that Westly will still be on tap tomorrow?
     
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    In the Another Alliteration realm.

    Westly’s been on since Sunday, might last longer.
     
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    Westly kicked this evening, something new tomorrow.
     
  6. KevSal

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    bummer :( :(
     
  7. box_social

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    posted up at the bar at Portal if any if you chucklefucks want to split a bottle of something
     
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    Nonna’s 6-9 were pretty comparable. 8 stood out of those. All had legs. Then 10 was probably best in straight up. In order I’d say: 8, 10, 9, 7, 6. The cuvée of all five was pretty incredible too. 9 was not as bright of a bottle as the one I had a month ago; much more Bernice-y saison, bright. Two Rustic caps that didn’t show their age.
     
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    More or less agree, but I might shuffle around 9, 7, and 6. Variations on a Theme makes a lot of sense.
     
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    Nice meeting you guys (except box_social). Look forward to future hangs, hit me up if you wanna do some skiing this winter or are beering in SF.

    I’d personally place them
    8 - lighter body, crispy carb, more botanical, close to Variations on a Theme
    > 6 - most complex by a hair, funk show, soft light but tight body- a little like soda, but still having a full SARA saison body
    > 10 - 2nd most complex, very funky nose, lots of alternative spirit flavors vs. the others
    > 9 - flatter, softer cohesion of flavors, stone fruit delicately comes through start to finish
    > 7 - enjoyable, most like more recent Nonna’s/straight up saisons.
     
  13. iong516

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    Damn you're good at this :)
     
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    Just trying to stay on your guy’s level. @Humble Sea for brunch now. Sante Capitola later?
     
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    Back in SF already, hope to catch you in Tahoe sometime :cool:
     
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    personally it was 9, 8, 10, 6, 7 for me. all still had that noticeable Sante flavor with the older batches feeling a bit thin. would bang all of them again for sure.
     
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    I thought 6 could stand a few more years in the bottle, none felt over the hill.
     
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    was 6 the first one bottled? I read a review of mine on Nonna #3 i can still remember that beer so well, it was just the right amount of sour. almost an oude bruin if irc. Anyway from my old scores on BA #8 was the highest, seems like it still holds it own! I did not like #2 at all apparently, tho no notes as to why

    nice line up fellas

    EDIT: :eek: nonna #3 was 10%, it couldn't have been that high
     
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    5 was bottled, no clue about 4 and prior
     
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    5 was indeed the first bottling.
     
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