Almanac’s beers are some of my favorites. Let’s see how this one was.
Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Tangerine de Brettaville celebrates the flavors of citrus in beer. We start by brewing a funky brettanomyces fermented base beer in large oak foeders, where the brett yeast creates farmhouse flavors and aromas. We layer on California-grown tangerines and oranges for big citrus flavors, balancing tropical peel aromas and a hint of citrus bitterness. Finally, we finish the beer with a generous dry hop of Citra, adding one more layer of citrus aroma to create a complex offering. Pair with peking duck, orange chicken or walnut shrimp.”
Random: I can’t remember the last time I had peking duck. Now, I have a craving.
The beer poured with a two finger, loose white head. It dissipated almost instantly and left no lacing on the glass. There was a small crown left on top of the bright yellow body. It was slightly cloudy with high carbonation. The nose had a decent amount of sourness and funk from the Brett. It also had some brightness from the tangerine. The taste had more tangerines than the nose. It also had a lot of funk and sourness. After it warmed for awhile, there was some oak and vanilla, which complemented the other flavors well. Orange and grapefruit zest came through too. The body was on the lighter side with high carbonation. It had a lengthy and tart finish with tangerine. A bottle of this was $11.99, which came to $.94 per ounce. This was another outstanding beer from Almanac with great flavor. The tangerine flavor really came through and I would highly recommend this beer.
Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0