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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 12/22/2013- murky gold, puffy white head drops to a ring with collar. Hugely vinous nose, grape skin, apple skin and doughy throughout. Grapey flavor, light vanilla from barrel, soft though clearly barreled, very faint hay brett. 848417

[ Bottle ][ 1/3 of 75cl ][ Tasting ][ ][ Tulip ][ 11.29.14 ]
Translucent gold, white head dies fast. Crackery dough and white wine nose, dust stll evident but muted by sweetness. Heavy white wine front palate, slick mid, watery and juicy with sticky sugars, lightly biting. Thin, sticky sweetness. 636312

[ 11.28-29 Tasting Ranking ]
01. Saison DuPont – 4.8
02. RR Temptation (b004) – 4.8
03. Orval (03/2014) – 4.7
04. RR Temptation (05/30/2013) – 4.5
05. Blue Lobster Little Lobster on the Prairie – 4.4
06. F&M Dochter Seizoen – 4.3
07. HF Le Serrasin – 4.2
08. F&M Lunaire – 4.1
09. F&M Paradisaea – 4.1
10. HF Arthur (01/2014) – 4.0
11. RR Sonoma Pride Amasa – 4.0
12. HF Flora (b4) – 3.8
13. HF Nordic Saison – 3.8
14. De la Senne Crushable Saison – 3.8
15. RR Sonoma Pride Dauenhauer – 3.8
16. Prairie Puncheon – 3.7
17. Upright BA Flora Rustica – 3.6
18. SARA Stenciled Pages – 3.6
19. RR Sanctification (b005) – 3.5
20. Upright Flora Rustica – 3.4
21. HF Convivial Suarez – 3.4
22. SARA Cask 200 – 3.3
23. TH Paraguesia1 – 3.3
24. Upright Rose City Seven – 3.3
25. TH The Emptiness is Not Eternal – 3.2
26. Wicked Weed Bretticent – 3.2
27. SARA Saison Bernice – 3.0
28. HF Civil Disobedience 10 – 3.0
29. TH Handfarm b4 – 2.9
30. Wicked Weed Serenity – 2.8
31. Almanac Reserve Citrus – 2.4
32. Hopfarm Margo – 2.2
33. Almanac Sourdough – 2.1

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madvike (2905) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle shared by Tooch4321...thanks Adam! - Pours light golden, hazy with a thin white head. Nose is pear, stone fruit, light Brett, and a light yeastiness. Taste is fruity, light tartness, tons of peach, pear, and other stone fruit, a little yeastiness. Gentle carbonation with a medium body.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
lachrymalisis (394) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2014 Wow. Stellar. Cosmic. This is a beer that makes you forget about every hack who puts bacon into a fermenting vessel.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - NOV 5, 2013
bottle poured a hazy blonde yellow lively dancing white head nose was hay and grapefruit taste strong grapefruit taste some pepper and some tart hidden behind the hay middle great beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Rating 4,900. Hazy gold pour with a white head. The aroma has a lot of lemon, biscuit malt, yeast and pepper notes. The flavor has some strong citrus notes with a lot of lemon and orange. There is also some grass and yeast, as well as some biscuit malt. As the beer warms some floral character comes out in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice saison.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2013 750ml... Pours a pale hazy orange hue and topped with a thin film of soapy white head... Aroma of slightly tart farmhouse aspects almost with some oak qualities. Solid saison with more of a funky sour tinge ... More pronounced sourness than expected with a mild grain base saison feel to it. Not overwhelmingly sour, really drinkable with just shy of a medium body and semi-lively carbonation. Bit of grain on the backend with a fairly lively Brett presence.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 26, 2013
750mL shared at Woodshop 8. Rating #6800. Pours a full haze, glowing pineapple juice. Medium, white foam. Nose is crispy pils malt, white wine barrel, pear, Brett, vanilla. Taste is soft, buoyant saltwater, Brett aeration and spice, apricot, soft pineapple, light sourness. Just a touch of lactic acidity. Pretty much saison perfection. Best beer of Woodshop 8. 8/4/9/5/17=4.3

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle in line for SARA from trade. Slightly funky and airy saison. Ain't got a crazy amount of flavor, some slight Meyer lemon and lemon candy. Very well carbonated. Good beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JAXSON (530) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Pours gold/orange with a medium white head. Nose is bright stone fruits, very pleasant and tight wine barrel, well integrated wild yeast. Flavor is nicely tart upfront, segueing into some citrus, peach and pear, perhaps a faint white grape skin. Wine barrel is really tight and refined. Slight funk on the finish. Completely non-acidic, thankfully. Opens up very nicely. Second pour is murkier from the yeast but flavors are even more expressive. Really bright tart fruits, pleasantly fruit forward with integrated wine barrel, not acidic. A near perfect lightly barrel aged American saison, about as good as anything I’ve had from Hill Farmstead.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (4687) - Quιbec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
pours hazy bright golden with a nice white cap, good retention and nice lacing (careful for sediment chunks). bretty dustiness, flowers, citrus, mint, spices - pink pepper, subtle and nice fruitiness - clementines, quite juicy in fact, vinous notes. moderate carbonation, light body, gently tart and floral -citrusy-dusty finish. outstanding..


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