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Saison Bernice - Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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Ratings: 308
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 8.04%
Wants: 285
Gots: 55 | FT: 8
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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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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

raynmoon, Today at 03:12 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

nrs207, Sunday at 08:53 PM
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5/5  rDev +11.6%

Lehighace06, Friday at 03:50 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

lunarbrew, Thursday at 08:26 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

JonnyBeers, Thursday at 10:48 AM
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, Thursday at 05:05 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

sobeleg, Wednesday at 07:18 PM
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5/5  rDev +11.6%

MarkJC1018, Oct 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

ahermsen, Oct 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

socalbrewlvr, Oct 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

Holmes698, Oct 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Mipper, Oct 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

Houser, Oct 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

ninjembro, Oct 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

bikesnbeerFtc, Oct 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

nataku00, Oct 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

Bottle: Poured a cloudy straw color ale with a nice huge foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of tart and dry Bretty notes is quiet funky. Taste is also a mix of dry Bretty notes with some barnyard notes easily noticeable with a tart finish. Body is quite full with great carbonation. Very enjoyable beer but not even sure this is a saison any more considering the amount of funky and tart notes that can be tasted.

Phyl21ca, Oct 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

PG2G, Oct 10, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +0.9%

ChristiBerli, Oct 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

fo1ksguitar, Oct 09, 2014
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4.72/5  rDev +5.4%

Iparedman, Oct 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

obiwan, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

belgbeerdrinker, Oct 07, 2014
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Saison Bernice from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
99 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.