Seizoen Bretta - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
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Reviews by KevT:
4.54/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
I had this beer at Original Gravity in San Jose California. Served in a 12 oz tulip glass for $9. First impression is of a cloudy, straw color with effervescent carbonation streaming up to a very thin head that does not stay around long. Citrus zest nose with a very faint hint of phenol. Tart Granny Smith apples and citrus dominate the flavor. High acidity makes for a nice dry finish, which leaves me refreshed and wanting more! I am very surprised by how much I like this beer.
Serving type: on-tap
06-11-2013 03:02:59 | More by KevT
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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
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
Seizoen Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
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