Almanac Saison de Brettaville

Almanac Beer Company
Brewed at Hermitage Brewing Company
San Francisco, California USA
7.2% · Saison · 121 Ratings ·
It’s easy to think of brettanomyces as a bad guy. This wild yeast is infamous for devastating batches of beer and wine. With our new Saison de Brettaville, we aim to show that brett’s not all bad. We’ve highlighted the best characteristics of this much maligned yeast and the astounding range of tropical fruit flavors and pleasant, earthy funk it contributes to sour beers and saisons.

We began with our classic Saison Dolores and added twelve different strains of brettanomyces, capturing a snapshot of each strain’s best flavors and aromas, then aged this new brew in white wine barrels. Finally it was finished off with a delicate dry hopping of Hallertau Blanc, Mandarina, and Mosaic.

The result is a farmhouse ale that is more funky than sour, with nuance that only brett can create. Serve with soft, creamy cheeses or as a tangy counterpoint to rich charcuterie.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
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Hops
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