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Seizoen Bretta - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Ratings: 808
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 7.67%


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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ngallagh

California

4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Orangeish somewhat cloudy pour, with a nice head of light/frothy texture. The frothiness of the head is really outstanding. Somewhat funky finish is preceded by a nice medium bodied mouthfeel. Notes of spice and citrus through to an earthy finish. Nice beer!

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 04:30:26 | More by ngallagh
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Drank from a 1 pint, 9.4 fl. oz./750 ml bottle purchased at Healthy Spirits, San Francisco, CA
Bottle No. SB 39256
Best by: 04/2018

This was a gusher! The super cloudy, yellow ochre liquid was topped by a gigantic, tight, frothy, off-white crop of sea foam. As the head faded, it left big chunks of thick, sticky lacing in its wake. Due to the gushing, large yeast particles made it into the beer and eventually collected in the base of the glass. A thick, foamy film coated the liquid and lasted throughout the session.

The aroma was really interesting and complex. Crisp and fresh. Super fruity and funky with lots of bretty tartness. Powdery and dry yeast notes were quite apparent. Spices, including clove and coriander, were noticeable as well. With time, the tart and funky qualities intensified and the nose turned almost gueuze-like.

There was also a ton going on in the flavor profile. Sweet malts came through on the front end. I thought I picked up some Belgian candi sugar as well. Quite fruity. Pears and apples were detectible. Wheaty with notes of lemon and hay in the center. Hint of spice (clove especially). A musty, barnyard-like character was apparent. Touch of oak. As the beer moved along the palate, the flavor profile dried out substantially. Citrus rind and bitter, earthy hop notes lingered in the crisp, dry, lemony finish. As the beer warmed, the musty, funky, barnyard character intensified. Some white wine-like qualities appeared as well.

The mouthfeel was outstanding. As would be expected with any gushing beer, this one was highly effervescent. Almost Champagne-like. The light, frothy, fluffy liquid turned pillowy soft after it settled on my palate. Amazingly plush and silky smooth.

While there are a number of brett-infused saisons on the market today, Seizoen Bretta takes the cake in terms of overall complexity and mouthfeel. I aged my bottle for nearly a year and would recommend others to do likewise if you want the brett to be kickin'. Just be careful when you pop the cap!

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 22:47:08 | More by Damian
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Beerzebub

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

"Best by 08/2018"

Hazy golden color with a massive white head.

Smells great - stone fruit, flowers, peppery spice, some bretty sharpness, good complexity, extremely attractive.

Tastes terrific - peach, hay, spice, moderate but refreshing acidity, dry, long finish with just a touch of bitterness developing, good intensity of flavor, balance, complexity, and drinkability.

Tiny bubbles, cushy texture, extremely refreshing and drinkable.

One of my very favorite saisons, never fails.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 07:23:45 | More by Beerzebub
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MarcWP

Arizona

4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Revisiting a favorite. Poured into a belgian tulip. First one I had relatively fresh and was blown away. Second I had cellared for about 10 months and it lost a bit of the charm I liked from the first.

Pours a like a murky dark apple cider with an orange tinge, rocky three finger beige head that hangs around and leaves lots of sticky film on the sides of the glass.

Aroma is bright apple, pear, OJ, bready malts, earthy spice, basement funk, and pineapple brettafied yeast esters. Complex, balanced, bright, and mouthwatering are the best descriptors I can sum this up with.

The taste brings huge yeast esters of pepper, clove, orange peel, underripe pineapple, pear skin, old golden raisin and rounds out with sourdough, rye bread, cracked wheat, and oatmeal malt character. Earthy hops add an extra soft kick. Finishes dry and spicy, lovely.

Mouthfeel is heavier side of light. Carbonation is high but not spritzy, gives more of a creamy impression.

Yes,,, this is the masterpiece I remembered the first one i had being. This is the epitome of the farmhouse saison style. All Saisons with brett should be judged against this one. Let's get this straight, it's not the BEST saison I've had but it's the one that laid out the cards and said, beat this queens high royal flush.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 04:42:27 | More by MarcWP
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charlzm

California

3.81/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Consumed December 22nd, 2013 at Blue Palms Brewhouse, Hollywood, CA.

Appearance: medium yellow with fine white head. Some active carbonation.

Aroma of wild, slightly musty, tart, sour, old sock funkiness. But moderate.

Beer is slightly cheesy tasting, slightly tart. A little sour. Bitter on finish. Soft Belgian flowery yeast in the middle.

Medium mouthfeel.

This is a win, except in the refreshment department; it's a bit heavier than most saisons. The alcohol is well-hidden, though.

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2014 20:54:42 | More by charlzm
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spoony

Colorado

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 750 ml bottle (best by December 20, 2018) into a tulip.

A-A normal pour produces a compact head of dense, white foam that peaks at about a finger and a half. The retention is good at roughly three minutes, and lacing is left behind on the glass. The brew is murky and pale honey in color.

S-The aroma is slightly zesty with citrus, green apple, pear, and a light, funky kick. The beer has a bready, doughy malt base. The aroma is mild, but a nice fit for the style.

T-The taste is a balanced mixture of brett flavors and mild funk. I taste pineapple, a bit of lemon, tree fruit like green apples and pear, as well as a bit of floral flavor. The fruit and flowers mingle nicely with a relatively dry, bretted-up, bready malt base. The finish is heavier on the brett and drying.

M-The feel is medium body with a smooth carbonation. Very drinkable.

O-I was excited to try this beer and it did not let me down. The mouthfeel is really nice and drinkable, and it pairs well with the flavor profile here. This is a very balanced beer with a subtle complexity that doesn't hit you over the head with flavor, but still provides plenty to think about on the palate. Unlike a lot of brett beers, i could drink this regularly and repeatedly and not get tired of it.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 04:28:04 | More by spoony
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Maurizio

California

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light, mildly funky nose and floral, crisp, mildly funky taste. I didn't really have any expectations either way for this brew, but I was so impressed I went out and bought another one immediately. Looking forward to checking out more from these folks.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 04:58:23 | More by Maurizio
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to bstyle for the opportunity to try this 'want'. 750ml bottle served in a Hill Farmstead stem. Best by 04/2018 indicated on the back label. Pours a dull orange hue with a hazy clarity and a fluffy, two inch bright white head that exhibits excellent retention. Head eventually settles into a half inch cap with thick, textured swaths of lacing revealed as the brew recedes. Nose is a bit subdued, but I get tangernine, zest and a hint of spice - it all comes off a bit witte-like. Taste consistent with nose with the addition of a mild Brett presence towards the middle/back - it's not overly bold and has just a slightly medicinal character. Mouthfeel is light and lively with a trace of acidity. Overall, I have to say that I enjoyed this one a bit more than the standard Seizoen; however, I was expecting a bit more Brett. Perhaps some extended cellaring might help bring that quality out.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 01:31:07 | More by Jwale73
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

light orange with a white head that disappears quickly in a film of a head. Awesome outhouse aroma, with hints of earth, pear, oranges, lemons, hey. There is some slight undertone of funk, like fresh cheese. Taste is sublime, just layers and layers. Very dry but also very much zest. Perhaps the most zesty beer I have tasted. There is also some lemons, very acidic, just explosion of lemon fruits with a perfect carbonation. Some slight hint of peppercorn and spices. Just an awesome saison. Incredibly well executed.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 12:53:51 | More by jbaker67
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Pino for this bottle!

A - Opaque cloudy golden orange colour with two fingers of fluffy off-white head.

S - Tart brett aroma dominates. Lemon zest, spice, pepper, bready, sweet honey and some grassy notes.

T - Dry tartness that is very unique. Lemon/citrus, spice, yeast esters, bready/honey sweetness and a grassy hop profile. Long, dry finish.

M - Exceptionally dry. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 00:40:33 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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joe1510

Illinois

4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml

Best by: 06/2018

Another one sent my way thanks to messanthrope, cheers Scott! Seizoen Bretta sports a hazy tangerine orange body that glows like the sun when backlit. Carbonation screams to the surface from what seems like every point of the glass. The head easily crackles to two plus fingers in height before slowly fading to a one finger meringue-like cap. Chunky lacing decorates the glass. Lookin' good.

A fruit salad of freshly sliced bosc pear, underripe peach, and green apple all with a musty, early morning quality pop from the glass. The pear juice is mildly sweet but that's pretty well buried. The brett adds a ton of mineral depth; wet stones, a little damp soil, and must. The malt base is graham crackery sweet. Unique nose.

The flavor profile is similar to the nose with big, bold fruit notes directly in your face. Pear, peach, and apple skins run from front to back with a soft sweetness. Graham cracker lays a base and it seems the more I drink the more fruity acidity pops. The minerality is subdued in comparison to the nose but still present. Sweetened pear lingers, must be from the juice added at bottling.

I like my saisons frothy and highly carbonated, this saison is a little overcarbonated for my liking though. The body has moderate weight but is tremendously frothy on the tongue. While the carbonation is aggressive it is still very soft, well done there. A little sweetness sticks on the swallow. If the carbonation was dialed down just a touch it would hit the spot.

Seizoen Bretta is an excellently made American saison. Juicy fruit, easy going brett additions, and a great nose make this one of the better American versions I've had in a while. The mouthfeel has that Belgian frothy quality but is a touch overdone; minor gripe. I've had my eye on this beer for a while, glad I was finally able to give it a whirl. Thanks again, Scott!

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 02:14:10 | More by joe1510
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle no. 49741, best by 07/2018. Picked up in Waterbury today 11/25/2013, poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass.

This beer pours a hazy orange yellow color; With a very nice white fluffy head that leaves a sticky white lacing all over the glass as it settles. Very good retention. Kind of over carbonated actually.

Smells rather tart and funky, small amounts of acidity but not much enamel destruction. Definitely getting a nice pear scent, like freshly sliced pears leaving a nice sweetness. But the funk is the strongest quality in the nose.

There is a nice complexity here. Starts off a bit sweet and fruity, like a tart fresh squeezed orange (rather than pears), leading to a nice bit of acidity and tartness, ending in a crisp, yet bitter funkiness that is typical of Brettanomyces. It's very enjoyable.

Refreshing, lighter bodied saison with very good carbonation up front, though it seems to flatten out as soon as you close your mouth. Can't tell this is 8%, not at all.

Above average saison, nice mild fruit contribution to an otherwise straightforward saison. In fact, it reminds me of a more tart Orval. I probably wouldn't buy it again since usually when I see it, I'm traveling and usually have other things to bring home. Highly recommend though, to anyone who enjoys a good saison.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 05:37:27 | More by Stevedore
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corby112

Pennsylvania

2.83/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a slightly cloudy, dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a massive 2.5 finger head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting cap.  Large chunks of soapy lacing left behind.

Earthy, slightly musty aroma with some funky brett, pale malt, light fruit and a strong citrus component.  Some tangerine, papaya and blood orange along with farmhouse funk and an overwhelmingly strong brett presence. The musty yeast character overpowers the other notes making the aroma a bit one dimensional.  

Medium bodied and with strong carbonation and prominent funky brett flavor.  One dimensional with all brett and mineral flavor.  Musty funky and earthy farmhouse yeast along with very subtle citrus fruit and bready yeast character. The mouthfeel is off and there is a surprising lack of complexity.  Disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 01:28:59 | More by corby112
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a 750ml bottle purchased at K&L in Redwood City, CA.

A - Golden and hazy with a big, sturdy white head.

S - Tropical fruits, flowers, bubblegum and Belgian spice notes.

T - A nice blend of saison flavors (funk and fruit) and that of a young lambic (sour and tart). Neither dominates. They actually compliment each other nicely. And the 8% alcohol is subtle enough not to overwhelm any of the subtleties.

M - A thin consistency with a firm but fine carbonation.

O - A great blend of flavors. Nice to see a beer like this from a US brewery.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 21:01:57 | More by GJ40
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fmccormi

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Straight pour from a waxed, 750ml/1 pint, 9.4 fl oz. pry-off bottle to a tall flute (Boulevard stemware); freshness date of June, 2018 printed in black ink in a little box on the back label (“Bottle No. 44646 Best by: 06/2018”). So, about five months old.

Appearance (4.0): Just about four fingers of bone-white foam rises quite easily and a little aggressively off of the pour, capping a perfectly, lightly cloudy, glowing orange-colored body; it leaves a couple of fat collars of foam here as the head dies, and a few splotches on the side of the glass.

Smell (4.0): Strong brett character is extraordinarily clear, with tart, cidery aromas, dry, dusty straw, some herbal and grassy hops character, pear flesh and tart lemon juice, and a lot more of that unripe pear scent. There’s also some malt character, showing some really dry, biscuity aroma like common crackers.

Taste (4.5): Fantastic marriage of saison and brett character, definitely leaning towards the brett: lots of moderately tart fruit flavor with some tangy orangeade, key lime juice, unripe pear flesh, apricot, candied lemon peels, and a little green apple, mingling with dry, fresh-baked biscuits, some white pepper and a little clove, a little honeydew hanging out underneath, and just . . . just awesome. So tangy and fruity, but smooth. The finish is dry, tangy, slightly vinous, and a little citrusy. Not even a trace of booze.

Mouthfeel (3.75): Smooth carbonation and smooth-bodied, slightly on the light side of medium weight, with a light but widely-distributed tingle that washes out smoothly. The finish is dry, in spite of all the tangy fruit character on the palate.

Overall (4.25): This is a really, really great, brett-forward saison. This beer executes and integrates a really bright, vibrant brett character with a relatively straight-forward, classic-ish (albeit not very spicy or herbal) saison base. It just gets juicier with that tangy fruit character as it warms up, too. Considering how big this is, this is astoundingly bright, easy-drinking, and even kind of light. Extremely full-flavored and easy to drink. Highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 01:06:59 | More by fmccormi
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nquigley16

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best before date of 6/13, poured from a 750 into a DDC 15th anniversary stem glass.

A- pours a gorgeous golden orange with a three finger cloud white head.

S- Overripe stone fruits, spice, slight lactic acid and funk, pear, little sweetness, light malt, hay, saw dust.

T- starts with a nice rounded fruity sweetness, some spice and wood, a little herbal bitterness, and ends medium-dry with an interesting brettanomyces fruity flavor. The 8% ABV is not detected.

M- Medium-high carbonation, light-silky-closing in on dry mouthfeel.

O- awesome offering from lodgson. pretty complex with a great balance of flavors. Very drinkable and enjoyable. Definitely a go-to saison.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 03:01:43 | More by nquigley16
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magictacosinus

California

4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Mikkeller Bar SF during Zwanze Day. Poured into a 33cl Mikkeller wine glass.

Pours a pale, slightly orange-tinted amber with a wonderfully frothy head - resembles Orval in many respects, although definitely not as creamy or oily looking. Excellent little bubble streams cling to the sides of the glass, complete with excellent head retention and lacing. Slightly viscous, and given the ABV, this comes as no immediate surprise. Looks pretty great and appetizing - memorable like their other offerings but the extra dose of Brett is already doing fabulous things to the frothy head at hand.

Smells really fantastic - I realized from the very beginning with Logsdon that they knew exactly how to make complex, highly aromatic farmhouse ales, but this is definitely a home run for them in terms of combining balance and funk. At first there's strong notes grapefruit, lemons, and green apple, only then to reveal rose hips and violets, as well as musty funk and pineapple-y sour note from the Brett. Filled with baking spices from the oak at the finish, ranging from baking soda to allspice. Very well integrated - nothing really overrides the other, and it seems really meticulously crafted from the get-go.

The flavor definitely is on par with the aroma, with one key difference - a dried texture and flavor that really catches you by surprise, but makes the experience all the more refined. Notes of pears, green apple, light stone fruit, and lemon peel immediately met my palate, only then to meld into an array of herbs, flowers, and spices. Violets, light green pepper, white pepper, baking spices, almonds, as well as a light caramel, sweetened tone from the barrel. The funkiness is really nice here, producing a slightly sour, yet mainly acidic flavor that melds well with the dryness and fruit flavors. Creamy, and well carbonated. A near perfect drinking experience in terms of body.

What a beautiful beer this is - it really puts most Brett-infused saisons to shame. I have a feeling that the Brett they are using comes naturally in the barrel, and rather, it further accentuates the fruit and spice notes, as well as the intriguing addition of pear juice that produces secondary fermentation. I'd imagine this would age very well in the bottle - it'd be a little less fruit forward and green, but the dryness and spice plethora would make it even more vinous than it even is. Every variant of their Saizoen series has been fantastic, but for the sake of everyday drinking, this is probably my favorite - and also one of my favorite farmhouse ales made in the US, period.

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2013 18:04:46 | More by magictacosinus
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first beer from this brewery. 750ml waxed and capped bottle into Tired Hands stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a monstrous 4 finger frothy light cream colored head with great retention. Beer is a clear orange-grapefruit. Lacing is thick, layered and web-like with excellent stick. A really awesome looking beer.

Nose is Brett, citrus, papaya and pineapple. Clean, crisp and refreshing. Good complexity and really appetizingly sweet. Aromatic too!

Opens citrus, hay, and Brett funk. Coarse and light lemon tartness mix with a sweet cane sugar flavor. Pineapple, starfruit, and grapefruit too. More funk and earth at the end. Finishes hay and farmhouse. Aftertaste of sweet citrus and Brett. Really good.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and crisp and dry going down. Finishes soft and clean with a slightly lingering aftertaste. Excellent.

I haven't heard a ton about this brewery but Seizoen Bretta is the real deal. An under-the-radar brew for sure. Seek it out and be impressed by it!

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2013 00:22:36 | More by SpeedwayJim
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wax top 750ml to a Tripel Karmeliet tulip
Bottle # SB 33504
Bottle best by: 02/2018

A - Pours cloudy with a glowing burnt orange color. A tall concrete head that just sits there and melts at a very slow pace. Large sheets of lacing coat the inside of the glass.

S - Big Brett bouquet, pungent citrus with layers of earthy funk, a quick swirl brings out potent tropical fruit, pineapple, papaya, mango, lots of dusty grass aromas, spicy, limes, candy malt sweetness, old muted honey grahams.

T - Zesty limes and a multitude of tropical fruits, sharp and acidic as the nose describes, dry and spicy in the middle, with a timid and unsweet tart candy bite, limes continue along with some salty notes. Funk, earth and grass are present but take a backseat to the spiciness and the citrus acidity. A kiss of fruity sweetness emerges right before the dry finish.

M - Soft micro carbonation that stings the tongue, then turns smooth. Medium/full weight but does not deter from the beer.

They did not hold back on the brett for this beer. It's like a roller coaster of aromas and flavors that change by the minute. At first pour it's bright and fruity, then it goes to earthy funk, then to spicy and dry, then to grassy, then dusty, and then it foes back through the whole wheel with morphed characteristics.

If you love Brettanomyces, I mean REALLY love it, then this beer is for you.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 02:00:47 | More by StaveHooks
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recoveringmormon

Vermont

4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - beautiful cloudy golden orange
S - bright and bretty
T - tart green apple nose giving way quickly to bitter apricot, with a funky and slightly boozy finish
M - thin and heavily carbonated
O - I assume this translates to "bretty saison." 'bout sums it up. Not that I'm complaining, mind you, it's dang tasty and I will definitely buy again.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 00:12:25 | More by recoveringmormon
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MighHighBrewer

Colorado

4.61/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass on 9/22/13. I'm really looking forward to this....

A: First of all, my bottle was a gusher - negative points for that. The beer pours a fantastic and stereotypical Saison color: bronze yellow with orange hues that just scream "Belgium." A pillowy head is showcased upon the initial pour and lingers for ~ 5 minutes. Lacing is excellent. This is a really great looking beer.

S: SUPER pungent nose. It's probably one of the most pronounced noses I've ever experienced on a beer. Citrus fruits are apparent: green apple, orange, lemons. Also prominent is the Brett funk notes: horse blanket and a bit of blue cheese. Tropical fruits linger in the background - namely pineapple - along with a bit of pepper. Fantastic nose.

T: Citrus fruits up-front, namely green apple and lemon. Hints of honey sweetness are also apparent on the initial sip. Then the bittering hops hit you along with a healthy dose of spicy pepper. A dry bitterness lingers on the tongue. This is a very dry beer without as much body as expected.

O: The nose of this beer is top-notch - I think it's my first "5" I've awarded in the category. They also nailed the appearance. The typical Belgian brett flavors are there on the tongue and it has the typical Saison dryness. Two criticisms: 1) my bottle was a gusher; and 2) I wish the beer had more body. It seems a tad bit too "light" to me. Otherwise, this is an excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 22:51:02 | More by MighHighBrewer
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bpasquini

California

4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Caution opening, beer went everywhere even after sitting in my fridge for a week and a half, advise opening next to your sink!

A: Nice murky orangish yellow color, leaves a huge thick creamy head after pouring and takes awhile for it to go away, leaves very nice lacing around the glass

S: Lots of Brett funk! Mixed with orange, lemon, hay, and some yeast. Very well mixed and smells fantastic!

T: Nice Brett profile mixed with lemon, notice a flowery taste and some grassy notes as well, it has a very nice tartness to it. I also get a very slight amount of hops which give it just a little bit of bitterness and dryness to it which is nice

M: Very light and crisp! The carbonation gives it a very nice texture and is very refreshing

O: Really good funky, tarty, fruity beer! I really recommend this if you like saisons or brett!

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 05:25:34 | More by bpasquini
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flagmantho

Washington

3.58/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 750mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: rich golden hue with a touch of haze and a moderately strong effervescence. Head is two fingers of creamy white foam.

Smell: pear, funk and autumn spices. I like the funk, but the earthy, fruity sweetness does not work super well for me.

Taste: a little farmhouse funk followed by a real back-of-the-palate sourness. There's a springlike grassiness that is good, but each of the elements does a poor job balancing the others. The flavors seem disjointed, though there is some good stuff in here. I think the pear juice is what's killing it -- makes it taste like one of the less successful Lips of Faith beers.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a huge carbonation and big, if evanescent, creaminess. Not bad, though.

Overall: this beer was a bit of a disappointment for me. I've rather liked the other Logsdon brews I've had; this one is a little too unbalanced and mis-guided for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 01:36:35 | More by flagmantho
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Chriscrundwell12

Minnesota

3.91/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle poured into Tired Hands glass

A- BIG gusher, reminder to never open again away from a sink, beer everywhere. Nice appearance after the carbonation settles. Hazy golden yellow/straw color, one finger frothy white head, lacing sticks to the side of the glass.
S- The aroma is very floral, i was expecting more brett, more funkiness but its very hard to pick out any funkiness in the aroma. Grassy floral notes, some pepper, very mellow overall.
T- This is a very mellow beer, nothing jumps out at you, its very well made, nice balance, grassy floral notes on the tongue just like in the aroma, some clove, slight banana, malt, slight bitterness on the backend, definitely get the yeast as it warms up.
M- Light mouthfeel, dry finish, very smooth drinking, as it swirls around your mouth and as it goes down very smooth. Well carbonated,big gusher like i said earlier though. Be careful when opening.
O- Not bad, i would of liked the brett to of stood out more, but its very well made, you can tell these guys know what there doing. Very glad i have another bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 03:20:54 | More by Chriscrundwell12
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OSUBeerStudent

North Carolina

4.89/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 01:31:39 | More by OSUBeerStudent
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