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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (2160) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2014
750 ml bottle shared with Prufrockstar

Iím 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 doesnít really come together like Iíd want and up with a mid-range score.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1500) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2015 750 ml bottle, thanks to bytemesis. Iíve been looking forward to this one for awhile! Pours murky gold-yellow. Carlís "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! </br> </br> draft at SARA 6/7/15. Murky gold pineapple juice again. Ring of bubbles. Minimal lacing. Aroma is out of this world. Apricot purťe with lemon zest. Tart, citrus, pepper, mineral. Everything I want in the aroma for a tart saison. Taste is a little less inspiring (still good, but honestly a letdown). Tart, lightly botanical, toast, sour lemon curd. Once I acclimate it grows on me some, but thereís something in the flavor profile that feels misplaced ... Makes me think of weeds picked from the side of a dusty highway in north Idaho. Which is not without itís charm, but if that wasnít there I imagine Iíd be happier. Lacto almost vomity sour. Lively carbonation. Soft feel regardless (do they treat their water?). I like this more than the bottle I shared with Crow ... probably worth revisiting from time to time. Too bad I donít live in capitola(?). Upped from 3.8 to 4. On the cusp of going higher ...

   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 (5019) - 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 (1786) - 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 (2628) - 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 (257) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle @ Arminís. Pours hazy yellow with a light white head. Aroma is tangy, pineapple, tropical fruits. Flavor is very tart, citrus, peach, pineapple. Nicely done

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arminjewell (8626) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, hazy golden orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of white grape, apricot, peach, hints of grass, spice, slight yeasty notes, hints of tropical fruit from the brett as well, slight crackery notes. Taste is a mix of biscuit, bread, hints of grass into slight floral notes going into peach, apricot, nice earth, finishing fairly tart, slightly dry, nice fruity notes. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial (2201) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle @ Arminís - cloudy light yellow pour with a soft white head. Nose is tropical fruit - pineapple. Taste is really nice - soft and mellow finishing slightly bitter and sour. Excellent.

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