St Abigail is an Australian Wild Ale refermented with white peaches. While the beer is named for Chris and his wife Emily’s second daughter, Saint Abigail was a medieval healer and beekeeper from County Clare, Ireland. In 2020, this beer was made from golden mixed fermentation, barrel-aged beer and 1,100kg of fresh, tree-ripened white peaches hand-picked from Thornbrook Orchard in Nashdale, NSW.
We had a hunch this beer would be special at bottling, however, at release, its full colours have come out and made it one of our favourite beers to have been made here. Peach dominant aromas, sweet perfumed ripe white peaches and peach fuzz. Vanilla custard, vanilla slice, vanilla cake. Soft, engaging and delicious. The palate reflects the nose with peach flesh the hero. The gold base sings, lending wonderful acidity, vibrancy and freshness. A sherbety funky peach finish that persists a long long time. – Wildflower