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Saison Bernice - Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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194 Ratings
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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 6.22%
Wants: 237
Gots: 38 | FT: 6
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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scottfrie

California

4.34/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at the brewery.

A: Served a cloudy powdery lemon color with a faint white collar for a head.
S: Sharp notes of lactic acid and golden fruits, peach, apricot, stone fruits, and a touch of drying Brett. Earthy and fruity all-around.
T: Powdery yeast, a kiss of dried tropical fruits, stone fruits, minerals, peach, wheat, a hint of lemon, dried grains, spicy black pepper, and earthy Brett. There's a touch of sharp lactic acid in the finish.
M: Medium body, sharp acid but not overpowering, buttery carbonation, smooth, and drying but not a desert. Crisp.
O: Really good and complex flavor, smooth and delicious, crisp and refreshing. I would definitely drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 22:35:57 | More by scottfrie
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Saison Bernice from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
99 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.