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Seizoen Bretta - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Ratings: 947
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 7.67%
Wants: 171
Gots: 179 | FT: 27
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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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.11/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a brown 750 mL capped bottle into a small tulip/snifter hybrid. The top of the bottle is dipped in wax for an extra failsafe for keeping the beer fresh. I can't decipher the bottling date code, but the "best buy" date reads March 2013, meaning this can obviously be cellared. I have a second bottle that I'll review to see how it changes over time.

Appearance - A light yellow-orange that is a bit cloudy, making it hard to see the carbonation trails rising from the bottom of the glass. Head is rocky off-white and takes a bit to dissipate, leaving moderate lacing and a fleeting film of bubbles atop the body.

Smell - Definitely reveals the brettanomyces, but a little more subdued than I've come to expect from brett-enhanced farmhouse ales. Another way to describe it would be balanced, with some faint wet straw and barnyard funk coming through as well, but some faint citrus and fruity undertones as well.

Taste - Delivers on the promise of the aroma, with the tartness from the brett coming through, but in a more subdued manner. Some notes of grass and earthy elements, and I think I can even detect some malty sweetness as well. You can also sense some hop bitterness to balance out the funk of the brett.

Mouthfeel - On the heavier side of light-bodied, but a refreshing pour overall, with pleasant carbonation and a lingering by gentle aftertaste.

Overall, a wonderfully balanced version of the style. The only reason it's not rated higher is because I prefer this subset of the saison style to be a little more in your face, to pack a little more palate wallop. All the same, it's incredibly drinkable and a solid representative of the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 21:06:47 | More by LambicPentameter
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Ap - Clear, brilliant gold. Very lively pour. It wasn't a gusher like a lot of people have stated in the past. The head is thick and stays around at about 1/8th inch the whole way down. It's also very sticky and leaves great lace.

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Seizoen Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
95 out of 100 based on 947 ratings.