Review: Sante Adairius Rustic Ales Saison Bernice | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
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Sante Adairius Rustic Ales Saison Bernice
99 out of 100
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales Saison Bernice

Style: Brett & Mixed Fermentation Saisons

ABV: 6.5

99/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 20
Mouthfeel: 4

Sante Adairius Rustic Ales Saison Bernice

What the brewers say

“Saison Bernice is an exquisitely fermented farmhouse ale. Dry and refreshing, Bernice is made of the freshest on-hand and locally available ingredients. She receives multiple yeast additions, including Brettanomyces, and is further aged in the bottle.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Lemon, apricot, and a hint of leather funk up front give way to a touch of Pilsen malt sweetness and some white pepper. Very light compared to the rest—Brett funk is in the background and very subtle.”

Flavor: “Ripe juicy apricots with a hint of lemon zest, perfectly complemented by a lactic tartness that cuts the fruitiness. Some nice phenolic and funk layer the complexity, and the finish is balanced with a subtle lingering tartness.”

Overall: “Extremely well-executed farmhouse beer that exhibits Brett complexity, a perfectly balanced malt bill, and enough tartness to enhance complexity and drinkability. Delicate and very intentional, with a beautiful balance of flavors. Nice crisp citrus clean tartness with just a hint of funk to give it complexity. One of the best we’ve had.”

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