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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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle generously shared by Vinny. Pours glowing, vibrant sunshine with a spotty white head and lace. Nose is Granny Smith, fresh pear, rocks in clean rain, lemon pith, and dry oak barrels. Taste is lemon skin, grapefruit pith, tangy Spree candy, and tongue-drying tangerine. The experience of sipping this is like closing one's eyes and having a clean, dry, mineral-laden wave wash calmly over his tongue. I picture the wave washing up upon the shore if my tongue, the moisture saturating the porpoise sand, as the wave ebbs into the ocean once again, the dry salinity lifts up into the seabreeze of the next inhalation. Beautiful beer in every facet and regard. Clearly made with the unique, all-to-rare convergence of precocious talent and sincere love and passion. If the brewer of this beer is reading this, please know that this beer was a truly special experience. Thank you. Perfect. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berntholer (1226) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2014
ivorywhite head leaving almost no lacing. colour is murky lemonyellow. aroma is slight funky and citric, not much going on. taste is citric sour, again some funk, little pepper in the finish. not too much going on in the aroma or taste really. rather thin body, medium carbonation. not that special imho. bottle 75 cl

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (5905) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle care of Vinny. Pours beautiful hazy golden with light white lacing. Aroma is light delicate sour tart character. Wonderfully simple, tart nose. Mouthfeel is light with notes of fresh, sour fruit, sourdough and lemons. Great sour saison.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (4413) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle. Golden pour with white head. Light fruit, Brett funk, and nice wild tones. Really funk, awesome saison.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (5039) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle thanks to David. Pours a cloudy orange with medium frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong brett, citrus, and funk. Medium mouthfeel with strong brett, citrus, light sourness and funk. Very impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (8402) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
750mL bottle, pours a clear blonde with a medium white head. Aroma brings out farmhouse notes, citrus, and hay. Flavour brings out sharp citrusy notes, farmhouse notes, yeast, and very light funk. Very citric and sharp, finishing lightly tart and yeasty. Moderately drinkable, with a few rough edges. Doesnít stand up to the hype, but itís still solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbeatty (1146) - New York, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle, thanks to ineedbeer, 03/15/2014. Pours milky golden yellow, frothy white head fades to densely-bubbled haze on the surface, a few legs of lacing left behind. Aroma is bright tangerine, pineapple, white grape and peach, tangy funkiness, dry hay. Taste brings more tangy funkiness and mellow tartness, light citric acidity with tropical fruit popping out, underlying biscuit and touch grassy bitterness coming through the end. Medium body, lively, bright sharp flavors. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (9537) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2014
750ml bottle. Poured a cloudy yellow color with an averaged sized head. Citrus, floral, funky, yeast, fruity, and vanilla. Clean and very easy to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Poured a golden Orange with a medium sized pure white head. Brett dominated the aroma with some subtle citrus notes as well. Medium bodied that was perfectly carbonated and had a wonderful dry finish. Amazing beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
_angst_ (3274) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2014 Bottle received in trade that Iím too egotistical to share. Thank you bytemesis for the hook up! Pours very hazy vibrant orangish yellow with a big fizzy and frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some soapy lacing and trace on the glass. Smell is funky, fruity and tiny picy with crackers, barnyard, pink grapefruit juice, blood orange juice, hay, dry soil, leather, white pepper corns, lemon zest, cape gooseberries, dry wood, white grapes, pear skins and subtle hints of cereal. Taste is lightly sour, tiny bitter, fruity, earthy and tiny spicy with crackers, lemon juice, blood orange juice, sour milk, strawberry fruit yoghurt, hay, dry soil, barnyard, leather, orange zest, lemon zest, unripe pears, sour green apples, dry wood, grape skins, unripe currants, lemon grass and pepper corns. Mouthfeel is crisp, dry, tart, champagne-like and light to medium bodied. Finish is sour and funky with crackers, barnyard, lemon juice, sour milk, horseblanket, hay, dry soil, leather, lemon zest and hints of frozen strawberries and pepper corns. Wow, this really lives up to the rustic part of the SARA name. First of their beers I try and now Iím keeping my fingers crossed Iíll cross paths with this brewery many times in the future. Complex, tasty and incredibly refreshing sour saison. Could drink this with everything all day every day.

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