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Saison Bernice - Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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324 Ratings
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Ratings: 324
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 8.04%
Wants: 297
Gots: 56 | FT: 7
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:
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(Beer added by: illidurit on 08-18-2012)
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Photo of MarcWP
4.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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%

Lare453, Yesterday at 11:44 PM
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

robgage, Yesterday at 01:53 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

jordanimal, Wednesday at 01:53 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

wiltznucs, Tuesday at 05:25 PM
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5/5  rDev +11.6%

grze, Tuesday at 05:18 PM
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4.8/5  rDev +7.1%

MrDave, Monday at 04:05 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

mtrog313, Monday at 03:56 PM
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

nathanmiller, Monday at 12:48 PM
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5/5  rDev +11.6%

MJsGhost, Sunday at 04:30 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

yummybeer, Oct 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

topdown, Oct 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.6%

treywinkle, Oct 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Brdlist, Oct 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

raynmoon, Oct 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.6%

American_Hawk, Oct 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

nrs207, Oct 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.6%

Lehighace06, Oct 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

lunarbrew, Oct 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

JonnyBeers, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of Stevedore
4.61/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle of the latest batch 7. Poured into a snifter 10/15/2014.

A- Beautiful hazy straw-yellow body without any hint of impurity. One finger frothy white head with nice retention time. Plenty of lacing that slowly drops into the beer. The hazy colour on this is really, really nice and desirable here. [4.5]

S- Lemon, citrus, grapefruit, funk, a bit of grainy pale malt, and some acidity. This is as complex as you'd expect. It's even more citrus-forward than most of the Hill Farmstead saisons I've had. Almost like it's dry-hopped. Very bright and forward. [4.5]

F- Bright, cockstaggeringly citrus-forward with a nice lemon, orange zest, and even a hint of grapefruit along with a nice musky funk and tart acidity. No sign of yogurt. Just a very clean citrusy saison mixed in with funk and clean acidity. A delight to drink. [4.75]

M- Medium bodied, soft, nicely carbonated with a great funky citrusy finish. Too easy to drink, nice and tart and refreshing. Crisp, effervescent finish keeps you remembering this is alive. [4.5]

O- One of the best non-barrel aged saisons I've ever had. Highly recommend to anyone who has enjoyed Hill Farmstead saisons- this one might outdo all of Shaun Hill's non-barrel aged saisons completely. [4.5]

Final score: 4.61

Stevedore, Oct 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

sobeleg, Oct 15, 2014
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Saison Bernice from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
97 out of 100 based on 324 ratings.