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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   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.

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4.1
anstei (2246) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 29, 2017
At RBBest. Pours hazy yellow. Aroma is strong saison yeast, with some grassy hops. Body is medium with a light sourness, tart and crisp, refreshing. Funky palate. Good balance, very tasty.

4
marcus (10222) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 29, 2017
At Ratebeer Best. Pours cloudy gold with a modest white head and a fruity aroma. There is a slightly sour pale malt flavor with a dry finish. Easy to drink with lots of flavor.

4.4
radarsock (1192) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2017
Bytemesis supplied, many thanks!
750 mL bottle.
No bottle date to be found.

The bleak western-drabness of its stickered label actually made it stand out with me. It was so glaringly simple yet the choice of playful colors (red, black, and light beige) was stunningly meticulous as to how they were used.
To red wine glass, it pours a cloudy light orange that a snowy white head attached itself up on. Wonderful.
The aroma is an assault of tropical fruit sexiness, springtime flowers, and sourdough yeast starters. I managed to retrieve guava, dried mangoes, canned pineapple juice, fresh sourdough, clementine zest, and wheat upon taking my first few sniffs. All sensations remained unbearably the same even after the 10 minute mark, though a touch of algae, soured milk, farmhouse yeast, and peas did oversee some small part of action lingering in the back.
Altogether flavor is what I could best describe as "cocktail-in nature": expensive champagne, orange and clementine juice, table sugar, dry bitters, and lime. This almost perfectly represents the mimosa. I haven’t tried Hill Farmstead’s glorious attempt, but I can only guess it’s just as good - though I’d probably reckon that there would be an overabundance of orange juice in the flavor. This one doesn’t really have much tropical sting aside from what’s riding in the background faintly muttering out of the loud choruses of funk, champagne, and pale malts. Rice malt experienced alongside sweat, crushed coriander, pea water, wildflower honey,and noble hops convincingly at swallow.
An inventively sturdy sour milkiness hides a barely-existing alcohol heat in its maltose bosom, burning bright and massive, until my next sip. Lavender only merely hinted at after its swallow.
This is a fantastic saison: just as good as anything I’ve had from HF.
I may have been wondering if the abv was higher while I was on a half-glass of this beauty, because feeling the burn was an inevitable occurrence. It wasn’t potent, but certainly wouldn’t be misremembered.
Age this on fruit and you will have the best sasion the world has ever known.

3.5
Ungstrup (37558) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2017
Draft. A hazy golden beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of brettanomyces, malt, lemons, and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of lemons, straw, and malt, leading to a tart finish.

4.1
sjogro (4128) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2016
Shared from bottle at Maakun. Clear palish golden with thin head. Dank cellar, sweet grain, white grapes, champagne. Subtley sweetened gueuze. Light sweet and sour and bitter. Medium body, soft carbonation, chalky dry. Very nice complex stuff!

4.1
Maakun (5548) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2016
Bottle shared at home. Clear golden with bubbly white head that leaves a small ring of bubbles. Soft honey, soft funk, hay, grass, light lemon, quite some fresh malts and bread. Some American funk, light spicy yeast. Soft champagne in the finish. Light sweet sour and bitter. Medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Another great SARA beer.

4.1
dogfish120love (1330) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Pours a pretty clear orange white lacing. The aroma Barnard, horseblanket oak and faint vinegar. Maybe some lavender and vinegar quenching

4
wlf (587) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2016 Clear golden with medium white head; aroma is slightly metallic, wooden, saison like; taste is slightly tart, malty, low to medium bitter, fruity, a hint of funk, very round; thin body with full mouthfeel

4.1
Borup (14460) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2016
Sample at CBC 2016. Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of sourness, yeast, fruit, peach, wineous, and tartness.

4.3
AirForceHops (7233) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 11, 2016
750 ml bottle purchased and consumed on site at Hill Farmstead. Excellent pour, almost totally clear gold until just a few drops of dregs of yeast. Aroma is yeast with lemon, subtle barnyard, Flavor is lightly tart, mild barnyard yeasty. Finish is light sweetness, light minerals and lemon peel. Lighter bodied, soft mouthfeel. The texture is somewhat dry. Gosh damn! The drinkability is ridiculous with this brew. All of the elements are balanced extremely well. Amazing.


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