Saison Bernice | Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
California, United States
santeadairius.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.


Added by illidurit on 08-18-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
891
Reviews:
88
Avg:
4.5
pDev:
6.22%
 
 
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471
Gots:
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4/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.34/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle from j47paco (thanks again!). No discernible bottling information. Served in an oversized Bruery snifter.

Pours a hazy toasted lemon with a billowing two and a half fingers of fluffy white foam. The head settles to a modest layer that, along with a hearty crown, leaves a few traces of lacing.

Bright yeast character on the nose with notes of citrus zest, sour apple, hay and sugar cane.

Tastes of biting, tart pear skins, old grass, sour pineapple, some dry yeast, earthy funk and bread. Pleasantly complex and quite drinkable.

Light fluffy feel with effervescent carbonation. Aftertaste of tart tropical and stone fruits with some funky, earthy bread.

My first brew from Sante Adairius shoelws some outstanding work. Skirting the line between saison and wild ale, Saison Bernice is a deep, rustic, easy drinker. I'm not typically a saison guy but would have no problems knocking back more of this just about any time.

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4/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.42/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.38/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +11.1%
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4.52/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into fluted snifter.

Slightly hazed yellow straw. Thin foamy head quickly dissipates into thin ring of bubbles around my glass.

Aroma is crisp citrus, yeast, slight sweet tartness. Hint of grassy field.

Crisp and clean flavors. Subtle white wine, citrus zest, sweetness comes through as delicate white fleshed fruit.

Moderate carbonation and dry medium body.

Overall an excellent brew. Refined flavors and perfectly balanced.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.5/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.58/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.61/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.21/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
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Saison Bernice from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
4.5 out of 5 based on 891 ratings.
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