Posted 4 months ago | Beer, Reviews

Almanac Peach de Brettaville


Almanac Beer has been shipping to Virginia for a couple of month now. I’ve consumed several of their mouth puckering products since the company’s first arrival — the first being the 6.8% ABV Peach de Brettaville. This tasty brew is part of two of the brewery’s limited series. As part of the “de Brettaville” line, the ale is based on a Saison Dolores (fermented with Brettanomyces) and as part of “Farm to Barrel,” everything is then aged in oak barrels — in this case, wine barrels and foedres. Oh, and don’t forget the pile of peaches and nectarines.

To say that Peach de Brettaville is a complex beer would be an understatement. There is a ton going on within this golden brew, all delivered on a delicate, soft carbonation and light body. Peaches, funky yeast, distant wood and medium level of tartness are present with every sip. The peaches don’t come across as overly fruit juicy, instead offering an earthy fruit character that lingers in the lightly drying finish.

As stated above, I’ve enjoyed many of Almanac’s products since they started sending treats to my locale, but it was this bottle of Peach de Brettaville that made one hell of a first impression. I love the delicate and refreshing nature of the beer while it still delivers an excellent array of flavors and a lovely touch of earthiness. I also thoroughly enjoyed that it didn’t bring an overwhelming level of sour tartness to the affair.


Peach de Brettaville pours with nary a head atop the hazy, golden straw liquid. Light bubble activity is visible within the glowing haze.

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