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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.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (3143) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2014 Bottle from Alan. Pours murky yellow gold with 2 finger head. Notes of earth, lemon skins, lemonade, salty sea, and peach brett. Good amount of carbonation to go with the medium body. Ultra dry but refreshing finish with tart citrus fruit skins coating the tongue. Another gem from Sante Adairius. Fuck batch 6 is retardedly good shared with Annie. Moved up big time, rock salt , peach, lemons. Maybe best saison out there these days.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
callmemickey (2564) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Hazy golden-orange body, large white head, soapy lacing. Bright pear, citrus, peach, funky brett, and light pale malts. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, soft acidity, great funk. Amazingly refreshing. Demonstrates that SARA is legit.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Humboldtsean (1) - - JUL 13, 2013 does not count
Pours clear, aroma was sweet with slight funky farmhouse nose. Taste is slightly tart and amazing, with some barnyard and earthy tones the barrel aging has added complexity to this delicious beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1333) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Pour is darker hazy yellow with a white head. The nose is very nice, strong funky Saison yeast that is very earthy and mushroomy. Some juicy lemon balance and a faint dusty tones. Taste is a touch sweeter, decent yeast presence, earthy an dusty, more prevalent lemon, grassy hops, light bitterness. Medium body, light carbonation and a semi dry finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
jcartamdg (1876) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Pours a hazy orange juice gold with no head. Aroma of funky Brett, lacto and citrus. Taste is funky, tart, citrusy. Refreshing with no alcohol presence. This beer is in my top three saisons. Funky and tart yet really drinkable. I love this beer!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Cloudy yellowish pour, nice big white head. Oh my god this is freaking good. Its like a combo of a russian river golden sour and a wonderful belgian saison. WOW. Tart and funky and fruity and soft. UNREAL.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
barn0216 (396) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Apple, pear, some oakiness on the nose. Pours clear golden color, bubbly but dissipates quickly. Very delicate flavor, kind of watery thin at first but after a few seconds the complexity begins to open up on the palate. Fruity tartness, champagne-like dryness. Leaves a delicious nutty, woody aftertaste. I love the transitions in this beer: sweet to dry, fruity to nutty. Subtle and unique experience, a fantastic spin on saison style, definitely the best Sante Adairius I’ve tried thus far.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle. March 2013 release. Simply awesome! Basically a sour saison.. Serious mouthwatering lime nuances.. with layers of mild, lactic funk and tons of complexity. Definitely wild yeast overtones and citrus... Very well balanced, light and refreshing. Low carbonation, with a tart, dry finish. Simple and enjoyable, yet so complex. A must try. Seems to just keep getting better and better with time in the bottle. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (10641) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Thanks to Dave for this bottle. Bright orange pour with a large white head. Really excellent aroma. Crisp, dry, and yeasty. Lime zest, cracker, and a subtle tartness. Hints of apple and banana. Big lime, yeast, cracker, and lemon flavors. Subtle tartness, apple, banana, and a hint of grass. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3469) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Thanks to Roger for hooking me up in celebration of the day when I turned from a strapping young ticker to an old, creepy, has-been ticker. In the interest of full disclosure, my granny is named Bernice so I might be biased. Thank you, granny, for allowing me to be brought into this world so that I might experience the great joy of ticking 3000+ beers. With that, here goes another tick. This beer looks attractive to me for reasons I don’t understand, sort of like the female alien in "Avatar" (I can’t blame Jake for hitting that - I would). It has just the right amount of haziness in its golden-orange color with a little bit of foam and lacing. It smells great, similar to the heavenly aroma you get from putting your nose to a goat or a horse or a wet pile of hay. Barnyard with plenty of blanket, yeasty and funky with Brett notes (the yeast, not a person of that name). The flavor also has Brett (the yeast), which lends a nice restrained tartness, along with sour green apple. The palate is reasonably crisp but it could use some more carbonation. Solid and enjoyable beer overall.


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