Saison Bernice
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
California, United States
Ranked #16
Ranked #189
4.5 | pDev: 6%
May 23, 2023
Aug 18, 2012
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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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Rated: 3.75 by PaleAleWalt from New York

May 23, 2023
Rated: 4.49 by allenson21 from New York

Apr 23, 2023
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Reviewed by turfy from Texas

4.52/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Superb appearance in the glass…bright golden yellow color with extremely fine, delicate white head. Aromas of Brett, lemon and grassy hay. Taste is a burst of lemony tartness and funk. A very light, delicate mouthfeel with spritzy carbonation. Just about a perfect saison in my book.
Apr 12, 2023
Rated: 4.59 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Apr 09, 2023
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Reviewed by augustgarage from California

4.21/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a capped 750mL bottle into my Troubadour tulip.

Nearly clear Arylide yellow body with a steady stream of micro-bubbles. Off white cap disappears rapidly. Almost no lacing, nor legs.

Subtle complex yeast-driven aromatics suffused with poolish, fresh cut hay, and stone fruit. Floral, with a whisper of white wine/champagne.

Bright with a balance of light grain/malt, tart meyer lemon/unripe pear, and a faint peppery/barnyard edge from the Brett. Light clean bitterness with a touch of alfalfa and clover. Long, medium-dry finish reveals full maturation and synergy of ingredients.

A bit thin and fizzy with lingering acidity. What meager roundness is present seems almost (but not quite) chalky.

Excellent aroma and flavor, a core expression from the brewery, but the body is more like a lambic than a saison - perhaps this was not a great bottle/batch, but at the price point I'm not eager to roll the dice again right away.
Dec 28, 2022
Rated: 5 by osseo222000 from Illinois

Dec 22, 2022
Rated: 4.47 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Dec 12, 2022
Rated: 4.49 by o29 from Texas

Nov 28, 2022
Rated: 4.15 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon

Sep 27, 2022
Rated: 4.61 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Sep 09, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by Tmappin from Canada (NS)

Aug 22, 2022
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Reviewed by Sparty1224 from Michigan

4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Brief Review:

O: My first SARA beer here, very lucky to grab this from SF on a trip this past April. Been hearing a lot of great things about them for years. Really digging this. Very clean, light, complex. Just a slight funk, not overly tart. Great carbonation and mouthfeel. Don't have much to compare it to from the brewery, but as far as saisons and wild ales go, this is certainly top notch.

Recommendation: Definitely on par with some things I've had from HF, this is a really good beer from an awesome brewery.
Aug 04, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Stevem68 from Ohio

Jul 10, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by Chuckg93 from Oregon

Jun 13, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Affinity from Missouri

Jun 02, 2022
Rated: 4.53 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

May 03, 2022
Rated: 4.55 by LXIXME from New Mexico

May 01, 2022
Rated: 4.59 by not2quick from Missouri

Apr 30, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Juggerr from New York

Jan 16, 2022
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Rated by PlinyBeMiney from California

4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.44 by Piffler from Massachusetts

Dec 30, 2021
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
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
Rated: 4.37 by SayBoom from Ukraine

Oct 01, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by timmy2b from New York

Sep 05, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by rstump24 from Ohio

Aug 24, 2021
Rated: 5 by kblomseth from California

Aug 19, 2021
Rated: 4.28 by von_kaiser from Connecticut

Jul 11, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Jul 10, 2021
Rated: 4 by Rkitchen from Michigan

Jun 19, 2021
Rated: 4.64 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Apr 23, 2021
Rated: 5 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia

Feb 09, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by ADTaber from South Carolina

Feb 07, 2021
Rated: 5 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin

Feb 05, 2021
Rated: 4.8 by eshooshoo from California

Jan 27, 2021
Rated: 3.9 by EasternIsh from California

Jan 08, 2021
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Reviewed by nghiem from California

4.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
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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Rated by Ckgibu from Hawaii

4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Great representation of non-fruited saison
Jan 02, 2021
Rated: 4.49 by SG_H44 from Korea (South)

Jan 02, 2021
Rated: 4.33 by mrtomatohead49 from Georgia

Nov 27, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois

Oct 18, 2020
Saison Bernice from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 1074 ratings