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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2013
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of florals, citrus, cheese, horse blanket, mango, and dried apricots. Flavor of lemon, florals, herbaceous, stone fruit, and yeast with a moderately dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brystmar (1189) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Beautiful white lace soils my glass. Golden, hazy body.

Light, Country Time Lemonade-esque flavors melt into spicy, tangy sour base. Yeast brings its own hints of funk, yet doesn't steal the spotlight. A touch bitter at the end; brilliant finish. Could a use more pungent aroma. Perfectly carbed, and excellent all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2014 Aroma has a faint wisp of pickle and alcohol. Definitely a dry brett feel. It’s either really complex or a total something? You decide! There are points when your like this is very interesting and then it seems unfinished. It really makes me want to eat tacos with it! It begs to be paired with food. Rename it Brett Funk Bernice! Frickin’ pickle! Reminds me of some sour German Hefe’s I have had. No sweet softness. Mild white wine like sourness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Murky yellow pour with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The nose is funky, citric and fruity - apricot and lemon. Medium-bodied and super creamy with feather-soft carbonation. The flavor is tart - bordering on sour – offering fuzzy fruits and a bready component. Short, tart, bready finish. Here’s a shout out to 50belair for sharing this gem!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2144) - Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy yellow pour with a white head. Sour aromas. Sour with mild stone fruit and muted orange highlights. Mild acidity and tartness. Very good mouthfeel with a good body. Impressive...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
biggsbowler (249) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Bottle thanks 50belair - pour a yellowish w/ a nice frothy head. The nose is nice and fruit, good citrus notes - oranges, tangerines, and lemons. More citrus fruits in the tastes with a peppery feel in the end. Awesome!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ICEatALAMO (909) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle. The pour is a murky yellow. The aroma is dish water. The taste is light and crisp. Nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
birdmachine (165) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle (Batch 2) part of an American Farmhouse/Saison tasting. Pours a hazy golden color with a sexy 2-finger thick foam. Aroma is dominated by funky, barnyard must, lemon, biscuit, hay and honey with lingering fruit skins (peaches, nectarines). It smells earthy and refreshing. Taste follows aroma, but with a more tart, cheeky presence than aroma suggests. The beer is balanced with the perfect level of must, funk and fruit esters. There are notes of peppery yeast as well, which rounds out a slight bitter quality. It is very refreshing and thirst quenching with a medium body, soft carbonation and very dry finish. I like that the beer is not as lemon forward as some Saisons tend to be, and not overly earthy with the addition of the brett. It is a juicy and flavorful Saison that stands out from the crowd of American farmhouse beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle shared by Tom. Thanks, dude. Pours a well hazed golden amber hue, gentle haziness with a decent frothy whitish head. Sits atop and laces ok. Aromas are gentle white wine, oak, and bread. Some dough, mellow fruit esters and touches of earth. Some yeastiness. A bit vague. Initial is tart off the bat, white wine, tangerine and white grape, some gentle tartness. Mellow funk, bready malt. A lighter body. Middle shows some tartness, bread, a gentle dryness and sharp mellow earthy dry quality. Some mellow yeast. Backend shows fleeting barrel and fruit, still a touch tart, some mellow yeast, spice. Nice beer, good barrel front end as it tails off. Tasty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (2224) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Sampled from a kind person after the FoFA. Really nice bretty, winey, tart saison that is complex and unique. Just a great brewery... gotta catchemall

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