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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joet (2138) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Pale golden/apricot color slightly hazy with fine white foam. High effervescence, spritzy. Mild astringency. Beautiful aroma hay, citrus fruit oranges and touch of grapefruit - medium full. Acidic and sharp on the tongue, lightly sour. Mild white vinous notes. Second pour, buoyed yeast bodies, large. More barnyard aromas emerging as it warms, 51 degrees. Admittedly off-put by the dreadlock chunk of yeast that broke free from the bottom and moved into the glass, this beer is now becoming more and very charming. Citrus tang with a touch of phenol, clove, becoming more apparent as it warms 54 degrees. In a bright and good direction.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (1520) - Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Erik. Cloudy, pear-yellow body. Basically opaque, thick & juicy looking. White foam settles to a collar quickly. Aroma of light, sweaty funk, lemon-lime, damp hay, a bit of citric tartness. Nice Brett character, a good amount of sweaty barnyard & horsey funk towards the back-end, a little pineapple. Taste has more acidic & seemingly lacto tartness than expected, but that’s not a bad thing at all. Lovely lemon, lime, citrus, & pineapple sour notes bust through. Big backing of rustic straw, grain, bready yeast, & a good layer of dusty cobweb funkiness. A little bit of woodiness in the finish, I’m guessing thanks to the Brett. Lingering green apple tartness. An absolutely delicious beer!

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
gEUS (1001) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle shared at Kulminator by Dennoman - thanks Dennoman. Hmmm, the lacto and peppery yeast are strong in this one. mèh...

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Nobia (10) - Coolest place on EArth, - JUL 12, 2014
The only other thing that’s worse Is eating yeast spread on a toast... Add my mom’s liqueur to it It’s the only way to get it fixed

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beechner224 (635) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. Pours is clear, yellow color with large foamy white head. Aroma is bretty, tart, funky, citrusy. Tast ie really nice, smooth, mildly tart, citrusy, orange and light lemon. Very refreshing and yummy. Could drink a lot of this.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Homer321 (1808) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle thanks to Mike! Nose is a moderate funk with some lemon and citrus. Pour is a slightly hazy yellow with a white head that laces well. Taste is a barny lemon and citrus blend of greatness. A pleasant honey malt presence with a drying finish. Nothing short of amazing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrewFace (732) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. mostly clear, straw yellow color with large foamy white head. Aroma is bretty, tart, funky, fruit juice - citrusy, light spicy phenols. Nice, smooth, mildly tart, brett, citrusy, orange and light lemon. Very refreshing.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jrob21 (2485) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2014
With the crew. Hot damn this was a good saison tasting day. Light yellow color, little bit of a foamy gusher so watch out on opening this one. Spice and yeast in the aroma. Grassy herbal notes. Really good light fruit, lemon and banana. Nice balance and insane complexity.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Westmeister (1699) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Shared by ericteusink with the crew. On a day of crazy brews this one reigned supreme. Fantasically tart and dry, the berries, tart citrus, hint of funk, brett. Just a near perfect balance of everything.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Advocate_Ames (421) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Pours golden with a haze. The carbonation is high but lessened and the foamy head laced my glass. The aroma has a pleasant brett character with a mild tart scent. I also noticed a moderation of tangerine and lemon citrus with malts, and some wheat scents. In tasting I picked up on a puckered lemon flavor with a tangerine like tartness that followed. There was a nice blending of grain flavor, citrus, and pear with a mild to medium dryness in the finish. Overall this was a perfect marriage of ingredients and it is very refreshing. I would surely have this again if it presented itself.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwood04 (3801) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 31, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of sourness and tartness, some pale malts, a light citrus note, and some dryness. Flavor a great blend. Average texture. A really good beer.


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