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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Saison Bernice is an exquisitely fermented farmhouse ale. Dry and refreshing Bernice is made of the freshest on-hand and locally available ingredients. She saw multiple yeast additions including Brettanomyces and further bottle aging. Drink now or cellar properly. Saison Bernice will endure. The beer in this bottle is alive. So is the yeast. Grow it, keep it, use it. We encourage you to brew your own.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (9256) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2016
Draft at the brewery. Pours a hazy gold on the lighter end of the spectrum and a small white head that settles into a bubbly rign and faint film that leaves spots of lace in the glass. Notes of lemon, white wine, oak, berady malts, straw, pears, and some light, bright bretty funk. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a tart, floral, lightly funky mouthfeel. Great saison. Excellent stuff for any time.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
koleminer20 (2222) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2016
From notes. This was shared at Dougís Poker/Beer/Cigar party on February 13. 750 mL bottle. The pour is a nice foggy golden straw color with a nice white head that falls down, leaving some awesome lace. The aroma is really lice. There is a huge lemon tartness up front, backed up by a nice raspberry and apple skin. There is a little bit of fleshy peach and then into some bretty funk. This smells incredible. The fact that Iím not a saison guy and I like this should be all that needs be said. The flavor is also really good. There is a little wheat up front to go with a light funk, but then it kicks into a lemon tartness and that same fleshy peach. There is a hint of the brett funk on the back end, but itís very balanced, and really good. The mouth feel is light and crisp. Nicely dry, with a good carbonation. Itís got a strong funk on the back end that I could do without, but itís really good. I might try to get some more of this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DSG (11399) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/29/16] Draught at Sante Adairius Rustic Ales in Capitola. Cloudy shiny yellow. Great funky and fruity aroma. Tart flavor, fruity, funky. Medium-bodied. Great stuff, refreshing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty (9040) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 8, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2016 Drought at Monkís Kettle. Pretty, deep gold, cloudy, with lace. Great bretty funk nose, grapefruit, passion fruit, orange, some strawberries. Dry, fruity, wonderful flavor. Great berries, citrus, brett. Not too much funk. Wow.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JJMBeer (48) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2016
A very good farmhouse. Very nice nose and flavor, but not something I would consistently seek out. Complex, but not to the degree of better saisons (Cellarman would be an example) that SARA and other breweries are making.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (2125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2016
On tap at SARA. Poured cloudy orange with white head. Aroma tart funk peachy flesh fruit. Light med carb med bod. Taste salty tart bitter fruit.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (8563) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2016
Draft at the brewery Santa Cruz. Translucent golden orange / straw coloured pour with a lasting thin loose White head. Aroma is nice tart fruit, raspberry and apricot Brett and saison yeast, tart apple. Flavour is composed of light raw grains. Wheat, straw, prickly pear and peach, apricot. Hint of bretty pineapple. Very nice. Plaate is crisp and dry and funky, high spritzy carbonation. Some pithy citrus. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VsXsV (3874) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2016
Draught at Sante Adairius. Hazy orange liquid with medium white head. Aroma of lemon, light wood, red apple skin, mineral, light grain and mango. Taste is dry and light sour with notes of mango, lemon, lychee, pineapple and apple skin. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Absolutely stunning. Drinkable. Complex. Fruity. Delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12152) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 29, 2016
Draft - Funk and some lemon notes. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Sweet and funky lemon and a nice finish. Solid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckeyeBoy (5645) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 29, 2016
On tap at city beer San Francisco. Pours out a golden topped with a white head. nose is very citrus fruits bread you malts. Taste is more of the citrus nice crisp tartness.


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