Apricot De Brettaville
Almanac Beer Co.

Apricot De BrettavilleApricot De Brettaville
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Style:
Brett Beer
Ranked #12
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #4,914
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 6.81%
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
123
From:
Almanac Beer Co.
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  3
Gots
  15
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Apricot De BrettavilleApricot De Brettaville
Notes: For this special release, we set out with the goal of making a beer where every ingredient and process contributed to one ambition: creating layers of apricot flavor. Brettanomyces yeast creates tropical and stone fruit flavors in the barrel, which we matched with a small mountain of San Joaquin Valley apricots and finished with a delicate dry-hop of aromatic hops. From the yeast, to the fruit, to the hops, every aspect of this beer adds apricot flavor and aroma – resulting in a delicious wild ale.
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Reviews by Mehinaman:
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Mehinaman from Washington

4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 13, 2016
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 02, 2016
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NickThePyro from Washington

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 29, 2016
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Sep 08, 2017
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VashonGuy from Washington

4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jun 04, 2017
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kmoen from California

4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Mar 15, 2016
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hermit990 from Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 16, 2016
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Fcolle2 from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy golden in color with a fizzy white head. Aromas of apricots, white wine, oak, vinegar and some stone fruit dry hopped aromas. Flavor is more apricot forward then the nose and the white wine shows through in the exhale. Vinegar is plesently sour and tartness works well with the stone fruit and dry hopping. Mouthfeel is crisp light and moderately tart.

May 27, 2016
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Kmat10 from Canada

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 23, 2017
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4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
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Jun 27, 2016
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4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Mar 17, 2016
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gouettn from Washington

3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 01, 2016
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Karibourgeois from Texas

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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micropale from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
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Jun 06, 2016
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Brolo75 from California

4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375 ml bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours a hazy, cloudy peach color, no head retention, some slight lacing, a good amount of carbonation streaming up the sides, looks pretty solid.

A: Apricot, peach skins, brett funky sourness, fruity, hints of oak and white grapes, lots of depth and complexity, really nice aroma.

T: Hit of apricot and peach like tartness up front, brett funkiness, some oak, white grapes, aftertaste is of more apricot and peach skins, very dry finish, no alcohol coming through at all, very nice.

M: Light/medium bodied mouthfeel with high carbonation and a very dry finish.

O: Very nice, lots of apricot tartness and peach skin notes, nice touch of brett, oak, and white grape characteristics, complex, balanced, very tasty, going to pick up another bottle to age and see where it's at with some time on it. If you like apricots, peach, oak, and white grapes, you'll enjoy this one, this maybe the best Almanac sour I've tasted.

Mar 18, 2016
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jgunther71 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 23, 2016
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Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Orange body, hazy, with a thin white head, wispy.

S - Full smash of apricot, sour note, a bit of wild barnyard.

T - Open is the fruit, an undercurrent of farm and minerality, a bit of sweet tart/smartie candy flavor, and a mild sour close.

M - Sharp carbonation, prickly, mild sour pucker in the close.

O - My this is a good one. The Brett offers depth, the fruit is delicious, pretty lovely.

Dec 02, 2016
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22Blue from Kansas

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 21, 2016
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dannycohen62 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 25, 2016
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Kappakoosh from Texas

4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 20, 2016
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epyon396 from Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Heavy orange/straw hue with a lasting fluffy head. Spotty lacing. Not hazy, just kind of thick.

Funk, oak, and some apricot/peaches on the nose. Noticeably tart and sharp.

Taste is oak and generic brett funk. The apricot is present, but diluted and is reminiscent of peaches. There's a mineral water quality that really detracts from the experience.

Medium-bodied with somewhat high carbonation. Very soft and dry.

Probably the worst sour/brett saison that I've had from these guys. Apricot is a hard fruit to work with, and this beer kind of exemplifies that.

Apr 16, 2016
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jwswigs from California

4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 30, 2016
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paulish from New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 25, 2017
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SveNss0N from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

May 09, 2016
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von_kaiser from Connecticut

4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jul 16, 2016
Apricot De Brettaville from Almanac Beer Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 123 ratings