In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Sante Adairius Rustic Ales Saison Bernice

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.”