Saison Bernice
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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From:
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
 
California, United States
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #13
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
100
Ranked #168
Avg:
4.51 | pDev: 5.99%
Ratings:
1,059
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 03, 2022
Added:
Aug 18, 2012
Wants:
  497
Gots:
  133
SCORE
100
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Notes: 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.
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4.53 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on May 03, 2022
 
4.55 by LXIXME from New Mexico on May 01, 2022
 
4.59 by not2quick from Missouri on Apr 30, 2022
 
4.5 by Juggerr from New York on Jan 16, 2022
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by PlinyBeMiney from California

One of the best saison’s I’ve ever had. Only slightly under Cellarman which just barely took the edge for me.

Jan 02, 2022
 
4.44 by Piffler from Massachusetts on Dec 30, 2021
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4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by kitch from Hong Kong

A 750ml bottle, with no bottled on or best before date. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.

Appearance: A clear golden colour with a two finger pillowy white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.

Aroma: Funk, peach, apricot, musty, oak, lemon zest, with light orange vanilla and floral notes.

Taste: Light sour, tart, and funk, stone fruit, apricot, peach, citrusy notes, lemon zest, orange peel, vanilla, peppercorn, floral.

Mouthfeel: Creamy beginning, smooth, medium to light bodied, with moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

Overall: Really smooth and enjoyable. Just so easy to drink with its great aroma and flavours. Wish it was easier for me to get more.

Oct 04, 2021
 
4.37 by SayBoom from Ukraine on Oct 01, 2021
 
4.27 by timmy2b from New York on Sep 05, 2021
 
4.5 by rstump24 from Ohio on Aug 24, 2021
 
5 by kblomseth from California on Aug 19, 2021
 
4.28 by von_kaiser from Connecticut on Jul 11, 2021
 
4.5 by JLK7299 from North Carolina on Jul 10, 2021
 
4 by Rkitchen from Michigan on Jun 19, 2021
 
4.64 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Apr 23, 2021
 
5 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia on Feb 09, 2021
 
4.5 by ADTaber from South Carolina on Feb 07, 2021
 
5 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin on Feb 05, 2021
 
4.8 by eshooshoo from California on Jan 27, 2021
 
3.9 by EasternIsh from California on Jan 08, 2021
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4.78/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by nghiem from California

Saison Bernice is just about my favorite beer of all time. Perfect in its drinkability, its tartness, the hint of funk, it hits all the right spots for me. Truly an elegant and refined beer!

Jan 05, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Ckgibu from Hawaii

Great representation of non-fruited saison

Jan 02, 2021
 
4.49 by SG_H44 from Korea (South) on Jan 02, 2021
 
4.33 by mrtomatohead49 from Georgia on Nov 27, 2020
 
4.5 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois on Oct 18, 2020
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4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by larryi86 from Delaware

Big thanks to Dimidiata for this
750 ml bottle, batch 24 5/20, poured into an Ourison glass

A- A hazy copper with a three finger white head.

S- Sour, pears, lemons, wheat, floral, wheat, mild funk, a slightly sweet sap like earthiness.

T- Sour, lemons, pears, wheat, mild funk, floral, nice earthiness.

M- Smooth, soft, fluffy, light body.

O- A wonderful saison and very easy to drink. I would have liked maybe a little more funk and a little less sour. Definitely leaning hard into how some American breweries have made saisons more sour than funky, but that doesn’t take away from how good this is.

Oct 11, 2020
 
4.29 by stmoorea from Illinois on Sep 13, 2020
 
4.34 by JoeMarinello from Ohio on Aug 30, 2020
 
4.44 by Vicirus from Massachusetts on Aug 17, 2020
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4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

Bottled May, 2020. Poured relatively conservatively into a standard pint glass. Attractive hazy yellow color with a medium amount of fluffy white head, a thin layer of which lingers for some time. Tons of lacing, which is unusual, at least for the saisons / farmhouse ales I typically drink. Definitely picking up the sour on the nose, although it's not overwhelming. Taste is pleasantly tart and just the tiniest bit of funk in the aftertaste. Feel is pillowy soft and smooth. Less carbonation than I expected based on the effervescence that was present upon opening the bottle. This is a very well done saison.

Aug 02, 2020
 
4.4 by Pstone530 from California on Jul 04, 2020
 
4.44 by jtk21351 from California on Jun 20, 2020
 
4.39 by rightcoast7 from Maine on Jun 11, 2020
 
4.68 by Scottsbeer from Florida on Jun 11, 2020
 
4.5 by Philcassella from Massachusetts on May 31, 2020
 
4.44 by Wayne17 from Texas on May 22, 2020
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4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by jrc1093 from Connecticut

No bottling date (batch # undetermined); consumed on 5/2/20

Pours a slightly foggy golden straw body featuring a calm effervescence and topped with multiple fingers of tight, creamy, and soapy white foam; good head retention leaves a small layer of fluffy cap along with a persistent collar and comprehensive walling of moderate soapy lacing.

Aroma offers a tight, spritzy yeast coursing with tempered lemony funk and a soft bubblegum/clove undertone to open; fresh apricot zest, touches of soft spice and honey, and sweet overripe peach flow into a maintaining clove background; horse blanket, minerality and fresh, herbal earth come to play steadily, integrating effortlessly into to the bouquet over time.

Taste showcases a raw medley of stone fruit upfront, highlighting apricot and overripe peach guiding into zesty lemon peel as a creeping acidity encroaches across the profile with a minor funk/horse blanket interlude and bright, floral minerality lasting through the finish.

Mouthfeel shows a light body with a well-attenuated and fluffy high carbonation easing to a blanket of gritty spritz across the mid-palate with a quaint, casual acidity/ tartness building; a background wetness persists on the back end before being overtaken by a taut, dry finish as a soft acidity lasts through the swallow.

Simultaneously contemplative and casual, such clean refinement gives way to myriad accentuated detail honed with stunningly interwoven complexities along the profile and palate; a definitive example of the style, highlighting the brilliant levels of expression capable from an equally soft, elegant foundation.

May 03, 2020
 
4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania on May 01, 2020
 
5 by ZombieHead from Illinois on Mar 26, 2020
 
4.45 by paresis from Massachusetts on Mar 15, 2020
Saison Bernice from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 1059 ratings