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Seizoen Bretta - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Ratings: 1,072
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 174
Gots: 197 | FT: 25
Brewed by:
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Special Brettanomyces yeast provides added dryness and crisp complexity to the Seizoen Bretta. Bottle conditioned with pear juice for a natural carbonation."

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 06-03-2011)
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Ratings: 1,072 | Reviews: 205 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.89/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of my couple favorite beers and my favorite saison there is.

A - wonderful. Copper-gold cloudy color, billowy huge (slightly) off-white head that sticks around for a while.

S - wonderful again. It smells effervescent and summery - spritzy somewhat tart lemon, peach, hay, barnyard, a very slight touch of spicy hop. Immediately on opening a tiny hint of banana yeast, but it's gone quickly.

T - pretty much perfect. Lemony tartness but not overwhelming or dominant. The excellent summer, saison notes of grass, hay, flowers - a field. Slight spiciness to balance it out. Initially a bit of honey, pear-like sweet malt, but it finishes perfectly dry. Extremely refreshing but also complex as you could want. What an export strength saison should be, and what brett should contribute - an accent that blends in with the excellent base beer.

M - nicely dry finish, a little prickly carbonation but could be juuust a bit moreso. Again excellent.

Overall, an amazing beer. As a saison lover, this would have to be my favorite saison. Hits the notes from classic Belgian examples but adds the wonderfully fruity, tart brett accent. Well worth seeking out. Honestly don't understand why this isn't massively sought-after.

OSUBeerStudent, Aug 28, 2013
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4.12/5  rDev -4%

Hops_n_Footy, Monday at 11:47 PM
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4.1/5  rDev -4.4%

Whatup14, Monday at 01:50 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

PorterPatron, Sunday at 11:59 PM
Photo of Immortale25
4.7/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Haw River Farmhouse Ales teku glass. Back label says Best By: 07/2018

A- From a steady pour comes a two finger head on top of a hazy medium amber color body. The head retains well before eventually becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Very balanced aroma of semi-funky Brett and notes of peach, apricot and pineapple. Effervescent.

T- Fruit juice, Brett funk, slightly tart. It's all there and in fine form. The tangy Brett is there from start to finish as the citrus notes ride on it and then turn to a slightly bitter aftertaste. A tad sweet but mostly it's the yeast making up the flavor profile. Alcohol is very well concealed. Damn near perfect.

M- Sharp and tight from the yeast and medium-high carbonation. Lightish body.

O- This is just about everything I look for in a Brett saison. You'd be hard pressed to find a better example.

Immortale25, Sunday at 11:55 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Shandycan, Sunday at 03:47 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

allstar255, Sunday at 08:27 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

hockeypuck, Sunday at 02:23 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

smekermann, Saturday at 07:04 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

redblacks75, Nov 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

DarthGuitarHero, Nov 19, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +2.6%

Ken_P, Nov 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

ejeffer11, Nov 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -30.1%

Jrockerboi, Nov 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Big brett aroma like I've popped open a not-so-fresh (in the best way) Orval, but the body is lighter and drier as a saison should be. In fact among dry Belgians, this feels especially light for an 8% beer. The big barnyard funk aroma dominates and rolls through the flavor with a mix of citrus rind and spicy floral notes. There's a mild bitterness on par with Saison Dupont and the hops blend nicely in the bret. Hell of a beer, but I would like a touch more body to carry the flavor. Just a little more malt maybe, but it's still an excellent saison.

tempest, Nov 15, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +3.5%

Syracuse12, Nov 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

gldnns, Nov 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

EastVanBeerNerd, Nov 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Hazy golden body with a creamy white head and great lacing. Herbal, fruit, banana and yeast aromas and flavors. Sour Brettanomyces finish.

Paincane, Nov 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

David_Menendez, Nov 13, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -2.1%

mikeburd1128, Nov 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

memphischas, Nov 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

tikk, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased at Oliver's in Albany, NY.

Pours quite foamy, with a huge head. It's a golden yellow color. There's a good amount of lacing.

Smells really funky and rustic, lots of Brett/barnyard type aromas. There's some lemony citrus, too.

The taste is pretty similar. It's got a very zesty tartness to it, with a big yeast character here- both the typical Belgian farmhouse yeast flavor, and the stronger musty and chalky Brett character.

This is light bodied, with a crisp, lively mouthfeel. There is a very high, almost distracting amount of carbonation.

This was most excellent. If it was slightly less carbonated, it would be better.

GreesyFizeek, Nov 09, 2014
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Seizoen Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
96 out of 100 based on 1,072 ratings.