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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Several times now. Thanks to Eric for sharing the first bottle! Another bottle last week, served in a Sante Adairius tulip. Pours a nice, semi-cloudy light yellow. Bright color and good head. Nose has a bit of tart lemon along with some pineapple and tropical fruit. Light body and taste. Touch of grain. (I’ve gotten some tannin in bottles in the past, however.) Light lemon and lactic through the finish. Very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (5400) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle @ The HUGE Tasting. Gusher Alert! Hazy gold with a small head. Soft, delicate white grape jellies. Lemon and honeyed poppyseed cake. Cobwebs, attic dust. The taste is wonderfully rounded, light. Soft citrus. Brett. A touch of marshmallow and spring countryside. Soft, supple on the palate. Wonderful nuance. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (2100) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2014
750 ml bottle shared with Prufrockstar

I’m pleased to get a chance to try Sante Adairius; just starting to hear some positive buzz and of course I love the rustic ales angle. Pours the color of pineapple juice with a whipped egg white head. Intensely funky aroma compared to the Prairie Elisa5eth that preceded it, heavy latrine and some lactic aromas. The flavor follows fairly closely: lemon-juice puckering lead-in, tannic cherry pit, brett, leather, turning to a strong bitter element (more tannins?) late that seem like a flaw, as if it is trying too hard at the end. This one has a lot of interesting elements and hints at good things to come from Sante Adairius, but it doesn’t really come together like I’d want and up with a mid-range score.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1365) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2014
750 ml bottle, thanks to bytemesis. I’ve been looking forward to this one for awhile! Pours murky gold-yellow. Carl’s "pineapple juice" is appropriate. Frothy white head, great lacing. Aroma: whoa funk. Ripe, juicy fruit in the aroma. Sweetness comes through with the funk -- lemon-pepper sweet tarts? Do those exist? Taste: dry (and I mean dry!) and puckering -- only lightly tart, but puckering nonetheless. After acclimating, the sweetness starts to come back. Medium body, slick texture, oily and mouth-coating, lively carbonation. Overall: nice enough, but next to eliza5beth this plays second fiddle. Glad there are folks brewing like this, at any rate!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2014
75cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2012, with Brettanomyces, thx to John for bringing this over!, complex brew, woody/floral and slightly sour/fruity, easy to drink, balanced, cloudy, small head, good brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4997) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Gold with a white head m Nose is sour, earth, yeast, acidic, great nose. Easy palate, lightly sour, tart,acidic, smooth finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheHOFF43 (1771) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle shared by adnielsen. Pour is light and hazy, tons of funk citrus floral. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcnielsen (2443) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. Thanks to adnielsen for sharing. Pours a hazy golden orange color with white head. Tart, citrus, yeasty aromas and flavors. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
timbeer (69) - Rosemount, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Nice fresh aroma with hints of Brett. No noticeable hop aroma. Straw colored and cloudy, low white head. Sour right off the bat and it lingers a bit. Dry light finish. Very nice beer just a bit sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bnielsen13 (256) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle @ Armin’s. Pours hazy yellow with a light white head. Aroma is tangy, pineapple, tropical fruits. Flavor is very tart, citrus, peach, pineapple. Nicely done

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