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Saison Bernice - Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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263 Ratings
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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 8.04%
Wants: 267
Gots: 51 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: illidurit on 08-18-2012)
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4.71/5  rDev +5.1%

Bottle into Sante Adairius belgian snifter.

Appearance is super hazy grapefruit peel yellow with a lovely, compact white head that leaves a great layer of foam after residing. Rocky on the edges with tons of sticky lacing.

Aroma is of orchard fruits, sticky flowers, and soft spices. Juicy orange, mandarin, peach, and a little apricot. Grassy in a floral kind of way, hay or rustic grass. Some grains of paradise, white pepper, and faint banana also very much present.

The taste reveals one of the juiciest Saisons out there. Loads of orange juice, lemon zest, tart apple, acidic pear, sharo pineapple, white grape, and I could keep going... All that juicy fruit character is properly balanced by some grassy notes, soft spice, and brett yeast leather essence. Amazing almost falls short as a describer.

Mouthfeel is almost perfect with its light body, medium range fluffy carbonation, and sublime level of acidity. I mean this hits the mark on the acidity level, much like a few Hill Farmsteads. Where a lot of Saisons lack in pucker and others take it a bit far this is just where it's supposed to be.

One of the best no doubt. Where other truly amazing Saisons fall short, this seems to hit the mark. While I've enjoyed many Hill Farmstead, Side Project, Prairie, Logsdon, Tired Hands, etc. etc. saisons, this one stands out among most of them and up there with one or two others as the best there is.

MarcWP, Aug 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.3/5  rDev -4%

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4.4/5  rDev -1.8%

Pours a hazy yellow with fluffy white head and nice retention. Smell is full of lemon rind, black pepper, sourdough bread, and a hint of farmy funk, the taste is expertly balanced. There is a higher amount of tartness than your average saison, with just enough funk to balance it into a crushable saison. Delicious, one of the best saisons around.

homebrew311, Sep 08, 2014
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Saison Bernice from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
99 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.