Peach De Brettaville
Almanac Beer Co.

Peach De BrettavillePeach De Brettaville
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Style:
American Brett
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
93
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 6.64%
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
230
From:
Almanac Beer Co.
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  12
Gots
  31
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Peach De BrettavillePeach De Brettaville
Notes: Peach de Brettaville is a harmonious marriage of fruit and beer, bringing together our love for brett saisons and farm fresh fruit. We brewed our Saison Dolores and fermented it with our mixed collection of brettanomyces strains, and aged it in wine barrels and our foeders with plenty of juicy peaches and nectarines.

After months of maturing and blending, this saison has developed a balance between earthy funk and stone fruit sweetness with a dry, white wine-like finish, perfect for pairing with creamy cheeses and braised pork.
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Photo of teromous
3.02/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From the shoulder of the bottle: "1324230816"

Appearance: The body is a light opaque straw color and there is a very short-lived white head. It fades out leaving nothint but a small thin ring. No lacing.

Aroma: It has a bit of a souring fruit smell like strawberries left in a field, but not quite as rich smelling.

Taste: Up front there is a touch of what tastes like cinnamon. There beer is tart. The aftertaste has a bit of a moldy character to it which is a bit off-putting. At first there is no peach character to the beer at all but about four or five sips in a peach flavor appeared somewhere between the middle and end of the sip. It was there for a second and then subsequent sips lacked the same peach flavor. After a while an alcohol flavor started to show up too. The flavors seem to be all over the place but it is about on-par with the average sour.

Mouthfeel: It has a nice dry and light mouthfeel with good tartness.

Overall: The beer advertises itself as a "FARMHOUSE ALE AGED IN OAK BARRELS WITH PEACHES." There is a bit of peach flavor in there, which only really shows up every now and then. Mostly it just tastes like an average sour. I probably wouldn't pick it up again and I really wouldn't recommend it over some of the other average-placed sour beers on the market.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy golden burnt yellow to orange color with a thin film of a white head. Lacing is slim. The smell started off with vinous citrus sourness with a big quality of bitterness hitting tart orange rind. Some citrus juices. Peaches are extremely subtle. The taste was extremely sour through the orange rind. Peaches do show some light sweetness in the flavor. Slides into the aftertaste. Dry sour finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a good sipping quality to it. Carbonation hits appropriately. But sour harshness, damn, yeah, just hits extremely hard in the feel. Overall, well, it smells and tastes great, but the feel, hmmm...yeah, damn that’s some harsh stuff, wooee, nice to try, unsure if I would have again.

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Photo of metter98
3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving only some wisps of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sourness are present in the nose along with notes of peaches.
T: The taste follows the smell, and is mostly dominated by sour flavors along with hints of peaches.
M: It feels light-bodied and a little tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a pleasant sour, but the peach aromas and flavors seem to struggle to peak through among the sourness and other flavors.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of russpowell
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed straw color with 2 fingers of beige colored head. Great lacing & no head retention

S: Peach, grassyness, whitewine, tartness once warm

T: Follows the nose, powedery dryness too up front. Peach, honeysuckle, oaky dryness & a little acidity as this warms, tartness kicks in big-time. Oaky dryness, Brett tartness, a little white wine in the finishes, some acidity as well, just a little peach sweetness lingers in the background

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation that builds as it warms

Refreshing, pretty flavorfull, good, but I was thinking it would be a little better

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Photo of Gatch
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Label says "Fall 2016" and the number stamp ends in "0816" so I'll assume this was brewed in August of 2016.

Bottle poured pretty flat, sadly. You get plenty of Brett, of course, and there's lots of the wild character you expect. Funky, barny, grainy, with some citrus in the finish. Nose is mostly Brett so I'll say there is some discernible peach in the finish. Has that stonefruit-like flavor. Thin feel but has a tart bite. A well done sour that doesn't really stand out. Would I pay $12 for 375ml of their other offerings? Not if they're going to be this plain. Good to try a bottle from Almanac but I'll probably be one and done.

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Photo of heygeebee
3.91/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hmmm -my first - not-so-good Almanac. it was on special at the bottle shop and I have just seen the 'retired' so maybe Almanac don't age well?
It's got the same 'base' taste as all Almanacs, lovely Citrus, a little tinned peach added, still sour, but just a little muted...

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Photo of RobbieG
3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: pale gold, cloudy, very minimal head retention
Aroma: strong Brett barnyard aroma, mild fruitiness/peach
Flavour: very tart/sour, sour peaches, lemon, less barnyard flavour than aroma.
Mouthfeel: crisp, clean, carbonated, light sourness lingers
Overall: not bad. Wish there was more pronounced peach flavour, and slightly less tartness. Might have consumed this a little too cold.

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Photo of kitch
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 375ml bottle, bottled in November 2015, and poured into a Cantillon ballon glass.

Appearance: It poured a cloudy golden straw orange colour with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse to no lacing.

Aroma: Tart, mildly funky, light oak with some peach, pineapple and lemon. Think along the lines of sour peach ring gummy candy.

Taste: Sour and tangy with only light funkiness. Fruity peach with a sharp citrus lemon and orange peel flavour and acidity. There is also a touch of vinegar, white wine and earthy oak.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with high carbonation.

Overall: This is good. A very nice sour from Almanac that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Wicked Weed snifter. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a hazy medium golden color with a 1/4 inch white head that soon dissipates to a paper-thin ring around the edge of the glass and some faint wisps of surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Brett is of the cleaner variety with the peach freshness pairing nicely with it.

T- Great peach flavor with its tanginess again pairing well with the tangy tartness of the Brett. Super drinkable and refreshing. Like biting into a peach from the skin to the flesh to the pit. Nice acidity.

M- Bright and vibrant with a bit of dryness. Medium carbonation and a light body.

O- A very tasty fruited Brett saison. Might be my favorite Almanac thus far.

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Photo of scottfrie
3.27/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

375ml bottle into snifter. Bottled November 2015.

A: Pours a clear powdery lemon color with a short-lived off-white head that quickly fizzed away into a fuzzy collar. This is quite a different head than the original version of this beer.
S: Sweet and fragrant nose full of perfumy and candy-like peach notes along with hints of green melon, wheat, and an earthy, musty, funk. There is also a subtle tartness to the smell that wasn’t there in the original.
T: Bright, and lightly tart and acidic, flavors of sweet, but not potent, peach followed by musty and earthy brett, lemon zest, green banana skins, vanilla, and ambiguous stone fruit. The finish has a candy-like sweetness mixed with a kiss of tart lactic acid, and the aftertaste is drying with hints of peppery spice and dry grains lingering on my palate. Flavors are a bit muddled and muted.
M: Medium-light body, dry mouthfeel with just a hint of gritty tannins. The carbonation is low and could be a bit fuller and creamier. The mouthfeel is slightly syrupy and a bit flat feeling.
O: Acidity is bright but not overbearing, but it does mute the already light and somewhat muddled flavors of the peach. This tastes like a sour patch kid level of tartness with a dull and faded gummy peach ring type flavor. I vastly preferred the original over this one.

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Photo of stortore
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

375 ml bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled 11/2015.

Pours a bright, hazy yellow, with a short, quickly dissipating head and some lacing. The smell is sour, tart, yeast, malt, peaches, lemon, some funk, light white wine. The taste brings more white wine and peaches than the nose, sour and tart- mostly up front, yeast, malt, lemon, a little funk. A light sweet note at the finish. Smooth, solid body, well carbonated, the taste lingers. Really liked the mouthfeel on this one.

The wine barrels blend well with the peaches and really bring out the flavor of them. Not as complex and layered as some of the others, but still very flavorful and enjoyable. Well worth a purchase.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy straw gold colored pour with a thin bright white head that fades quickly. No lacing left behind. The smell is tart and funky with the aroma of fresh peach skin if you breathe it in long enough. The taste is quite sour with bit of sweetness and the lingering taste of fresh peach. This is a really tasty beer.

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Photo of bnes09
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lemon orange color. Head disappears rather quickly. Fresh cut peach fiber aroma. Succulent, sweet peach flavor. Moderate, citric tartness in perfect balance. Dank and fresh throughout. Moderate body finishes dry. Sharp carbonation. Stellar.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to my brother for sharing this with JC and me -enjoyed chilled in a glass.

the color is a turbid golden with almost no head after settling. The smell is very fragrant with fruit esters and sour odors from wine barrel aging with a sort of bellini-peach/vinous aroma.The feel is good but very acidic and the tartness level makes it a little challenging to drink more than 1/3 of the bottle but still nicely done fruit and carbonation as far as feel.

The flavor of the peach is more juicy and tart combined with the vinous and acidic wild yeast flavor than sweet with a very aggressively sour in the flavor with noticeable wine quality and brettanomyces in the flavor with a tropical sort of tangy quality. Overall this is a quality wild ale - not any acetic quality but intense in its own right as far as acid and fruit

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Photo of emerge077
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy pale orange, thin layer of foam that disappears quickly. Minimal lacing.
Light aroma, fruity acidity, peach pit, vaguely woody.

Citric, moderate acidic sourness, a somewhat fleeting taste but a noticeable peach flavor.
Light bodied, juicy feel but a little one-note. The peach is pleasant, but there isn't much barrel complexity or nuance, which is a common theme with some of Almanac's fruited sour ales.

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Photo of kevanb
3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

375ml bottle poured into an Almanac cervoise.

The beer pours a very murky and hazy gold color, straw hues, with a taut finger of white head, low retention and no lace. The aroma is nice, peach pit, light fleshiness, sour yogurt, lemon acidity, a bit of tropical fruit, pineapple and mango with some tart wheat that lingers well. The flavors are pleasant, juicy tropical fruits, sharp pineapple with some soft peach pit and peach skin, lemon acidity and sourness, a bit of yogurt and tart grains. The mouthfeel is okay, bitingly sour, prickly carbonation, medium body with a very dry kick.

Verdict: A nice sour beer from Almanac. The peach presence is nice, tropical fruits are bright and delicate but goodness this is a sour beer. Very biting and dry, quite sour, but still has a nice ease of drinking. I wish it was a bit less sour, perhaps more of the saison base, but on the whole, a good beer.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

i have had some people tell me that in the bottle, this is the most sour almanac beer they have ever had. on tap, i disagree, although it might be one of their best lately. it doesnt look to impressive really, no head at all, real orange and thick, milky almost, yeasty and murky, not real lively it doesnt seem. the nose is great though, a real mature bacterial acidity happening right up front, but it really accentuates and brings the peaches to the foreground. fluffy wheat base smells fresh and tastes great too. lots of brett on this, really developed and woody. the wine barrels are an awesome touch, they help accentuate the acidity and the grape notes really work with the peaches. its not too peachy in the flavor, although there is no doubt about the fruit, its there all the way through, but it never gets sweet at all. the brett has dried all of that right up without taking the fruit away, thats the real success of this one. its well sour, thats for sure, packs quite the pucker. i sure wish it had some more carbonation, its pretty still in the glass, and even though the acidity does help lighten it up, it really does miss the bubbles. i like wild ales to be alive, and this one isnt. awesome flavor though, peaches and wine barrels, one of the better put together beers in this series. i need to try the bottle too to see what all this super sour fuss is about, but the draft was balanced and fantastic.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/13/2015. Pours very hazy deep golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of tart lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, pear, green apple, white wine, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, light white vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, peaches, wine barrel, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/tangy peach, lemon, lime, green apple, pear, pineapple, white wine, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, light white vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Moderate fruity/acidic tartness and light tannic oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart/tangy peach, lemon, lime, green apple, pear, pineapple, white wine, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, light white vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, peaches, wine barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tartness balance and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from acidity; lightly puckering on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately acidic, and lightly creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent fruited wild ale style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, peaches, wine barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink with the balanced acidity. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Fcolle2
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours golden and hazy in color with I white film. Aroma has a lacto crackery malt with hints of peach and some slight burnt notes. Flavor has plenty more juicy peach then the nose, a bit more sour flavors cover the Brett. Medium to light in body with a sour finish.

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Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy yellow, like lemonade, with a white head. Flavors and aromas of peach, Brett funk, stone fruit, and lots of sour lemon tartness to balance sweetness. It's another stellar selection from Almanac.

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Photo of pagriley
3.87/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

half bottle into a snifter

Pours hazy straw with thin white head. Effervescent.
faint peach on the nose with some tart lacto and a hint of wine barrel
Soft peach on the palate, with sharp acidity. As it warms the peach comes through a bit more, but they were just a bit stingy in how much fruit they put in. $2 more a bottle to pack in the fruit flavor and this would be stunning. As it is, it leaves you wanting more
Medium bodied for the style. Crisp and refreshing.

Overall a tasty beer. Nice, crushable, but I wish they had just thrown more peaches in. I know they are expensive, but if they had doubled down on the fruit they would have had an amazing beer on their hands. As it is, it is lacking the fruit character to be really engaging. Tasty. Worth $10, but not wow.

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Photo of Tele
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving Type: Bottle (Dated Nov. 2015)
Consumed: 2.12.16

A: 4.25 Pours a hazy, yellow-gold with a quickly dissipating off-white head.

S: 4.25 Smells tart with mild funk and slightly under ripe peach. A bit of grain, lemon, and white wine are fill in as well.

T: 4.25 Pretty tart for a saison/farmhouse ale without much classic Belgian flavors; much more like most of Almanac’s wild, lacto-forward ales. A good amount of fresh and candied peach with moderate white wine, brett barnyard funk, and some more fruit on the dry finish.

M: 4.25 Good body and a nice dry finish. Could use a touch more carbonation.

O: 4.25 This is one of Almanac’s better offerings. Pretty fruit forward and not overly sour. I was hoping for an easy to get peche n’ brett, but, while still good, it’s definitely not at that level.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle sealed with signature Almanac pressure cap.

poured into HF wine stem.

Appearance: opaque and glowing straw yellow bodied beer with a large two fingers of head resulting from a moderate pour. The head drops down into a thin cap.

Smell: bready clean malt profile. brett funk that is musty and dusty. Earthy presence as well. Light peach and smells like this will have a decent amount of acidity.

Taste: Moderate sourness; 5.5 out of 10. Noticable sourness and vinous white wine are the first to the party. The brett funkiness is pretty nice; melding well with some dry oak and earth notes. Stonefruit and citrus blend nicely to have a mild fruit presence in this sour.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with low carbonation. Crisp and clean sour beer with a dry finish. This is fairly acidic and builds the acidity as you continue to sip on it.

Overall: Almanac sours are normally mellow sours, but this one brings potentially the most sourness that I have experienced from Almanac. Nice sour beer no complaints here.

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Photo of larryarms847
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a brilliant peach orange with a subtle amber hue and a thin off-white head of highly active carbonation that dissipates rapidly.

Oak, caramel, hay, peach, and some funk.

Peach, oak, and a refreshing tart acidity.

Light-bodied, high carbonation, light, crisp, and tart.

Overall, this looks swell, but while gorgeous in appearance the overall aroma and flavor do not meet expectations. That being said, this is still delicious and worthwhile, sort of like a peach DumDum.

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Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Cloudy, milky pale yellow
S: Sweet peach, white wine, light oak, tart, tropical
T: Lactic, balanced tartness, hint of sweet peach, very light oak tannin
M: Light carbonation and not watery
O: Fairly straight forward but really tasty

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Peach De Brettaville from Almanac Beer Co.
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 230 ratings