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Seizoen Bretta - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Ratings: 1,195
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 186
Gots: 211 | FT: 27
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Logsdon Farmhouse Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 06-03-2011

"Special Brettanomyces yeast provides added dryness and crisp complexity to the Seizoen Bretta. Bottle conditioned with pear juice for a natural carbonation."
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Ratings: 1,195 | Reviews: 220
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Photo of OSUBeerStudent
4.88/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

Photo of MarioM
3.78/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750 ml poured into a SN tulip.

A: Medium carbonation and very clear. Pale yellow with a thin slight off white head that looks like it will lace nicely.

S: A very spicy, earthy nose with slight boozie sweetness. Very spicy hops in the aroma dominate.

T: Ok, this is where things got interesting. Huge Brett character that mingle very well with the nose but strangely different. Nice fruit from the yeast with balanced yeast spice. Booze does some through in the taste but definitely not hot at all. Nice hop bite as well. The nose creeps up on the taste after taking a sip. Lingering sweetness remains and eventually it does start to get a little warm from the 8 % abv. Its not that high of an abv hut must have fermented hot to get the yeast fruitiness to where its at.

M: Yeast spice and hop spice mingle and definitely make themselves present between sips. Alcohol does bring some warmth but only after a bit. Not something I would like to drink on a hot summer day, unlike Fantome Saison.

O: A decent example of a Brett inoculated saison but the alcohol bite and huge hop spice is a little too much. I actually have a non-Brett home brewed saison at this abv and made with huge amounts of EKG hops and I have a similar problem. In fact, it tastes almost identical minus the Brett tropical fruit flavors. Glad I tried it tho.

Photo of tectactoe
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a shade somewhere between light-gold and deep-straw; musky, cloudy, and almost completely opaque, topped off with a volatile, lively white head that sits for a few minutes before fizzling into nothing. Apple skins and white grapes jut out into my nostrils as I bring the glass closer to my face, accompanied by a mild, underlying tartness. Some partial barnyard and funk aromas hang in the back; corky and musky, but remain somewhat secondary to the sour fruits. Not quite acidic, but sharp enough to tell you that this beer is probably going to be sour.

The taste, surprisingly enough, contains much more funk and much less sour than the aroma was leading me to believe. Some mild apple and pear skins (and possibly some other light fruits) enter with a very mild tartness and a soft sweetness which fades quickly as the Brett flavors get launched from a canon, right to the forefront of the flavor profile. Midway through, the funk hits hard; dirty barnyard, wet wood, old cork, and must. As the Brett flavors run their course, a bitterness starts to crescendo softly in the background and leads right into the aftertaste. Some very light fruity flavors are left on the palate after the beer is gone, also with a slight bitterness and a bit of that ol' funk. Medium-ish body with very lively carbonation leaves a crisp mouth feel and a pretty dry finish.

They take their Brett seriously over at Logsdon - this baby was no joke. Aroma had me thinking it would be mostly tart and a little funky, but it was just the opposite. Certainly not a bad thing, though. The flavors work well together and the funk is controlled pretty well - it just has to be what you're looking for. Can't wait to try the Peche n' Brett.

Photo of Billolick
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

waxed cap bomber bottle

World class look to this one, hazed, frothy head, leaving all sorts of lace

Fruity and funky nose

Funk, fruit, spice....simply yummy...savoring each sip

Smooth, complex, flavorful, paired with some mild blue cheese and celery, this was truly a delight

Photo of codysjb
4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
A: Gushed all over the counter, Lots of foam that lasted for several minutes. But its a nice cloudy orange color.
S: Like Brett, some minor pear notes, sourness with a bunch of farmhouse zest.
T: Like combining a Saison and a sour into one bottle and shaking them with a drop of pear juice. Quite good.
O: Great, really cool interesting brew.

Photo of standardcherry
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared with a friend, poured into two snifters.

A: Murky orange color. Massive foamy/creamy head. Amazing lacing.
S: Sour and peppery notes. Apples, pears, pepper, some funkiness. Tons of brett earthiness.
T: Yeast pepper (spiciness), lemon, pears. Some tartness but very nice, not overpowering. Some bready flavors to balance things out.
M: Carbonation is good, a bit prickly with a nice dry finish.
O: This beer is amazing, reminded me of HF E.

Photo of ehammond1
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2012)

The Bruery Provisions
Orange, CA

Hazed, yellow and golden with a moderately sized off-white head that leaves spiderwebs of gorgeous lace all the way down the glass.

Very nice, appropriate, aroma of Brett funk, earth, hay, grass, mild hops, and a bit of pepper.

The flavor is just as nice as the aroma with the Brett playing the largest flavor role, balanced nicely by moderate bitterness, earth, grass, hay, and a bit of spice.

Medium bodied with high carbonation.

A joy to drink. I've had this probably four times now and have loved it each time.

Photo of JerryG
4.61/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Traditional farmhouse white head, very stiff with large bubbles.

Color is a cloudy golden honey orange, unfiltered.

Smell is slightly fruity oranges and grapes.

Taste is very fruity with lemon, orange and citrus. It is light on the hops with a slightly earthy wheat finish.

Lot's of fruity flavor and body in this Saison. On tap was a little more mild, in the bottle had a stiffer head. Good either way

Photo of MrMoose916
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Beautiful golden honey color. Small one finger white head.

S: I got a ton of lemon and orange citrus aromas, a very sweet funk smell, not overwhelming at all very pleasant.

T: Wow did I enjoy this. A nice lemon tartness up front almost immediately followed by that very pleasant brett funk flavor, its in your face but at the same time its not. On the back end you get a lot more of that citrus flavor with a nice malt backbone.

MF: Very crisp and sharp with a nice dry finish. Extremely smooth.

O: This is up there with some of the best saisons and being a true farmhouse ale I am thoroughly impressed by this beer. Citrus and funk with a smooth crisp finish. I will buy this again.

Photo of Auraan
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice cloudy golden color with a thin white head. Very true to style for a saison, quite nice. Scents of sour brett yeast, apricot, fruity esters and some spicy Belgian yeast. Despite the sour overtones there is a nice underlying frutiness that is the hallmark of a good saison. Very nice, wild, yet very much a saison. Flavor is quite sour upfront with a lemony character alongside sour green apple and green grape skin. In the middle the sourness continues but hints of pepper are also present. Finish is dry and sour with some slightly grainy notes. Aftertaste is sour brett yeast and lemon. A very good, sour saison with a large amount of sourness, yet still with the backbone of the style present. Very nice. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation and a drying feel. Good, true to style and quite nice. Overall this is an excellent sour saison that provides a good wild sour ale but also an excellent saison. The flavors, aroma and mouthfeel mingle to make this one quite enjoyable. Highly recommended.

Photo of Moondoggy68
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a fantastic brew to enjoy after a 62 mile bicycle ride on my birthday in 2014. Hats off to my buddy, Jeff, for sharing with me! Great friends, great times, great beer!

Photo of Maurizio
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Photo of lnashsig
4.68/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

#TBS11 and #BOTG 3. Poured from bottle into Hill Farmstead glass. Pours a very cloudy golden orange/yellow color. It may be the light in the room, but the color near the top of the glass lightens to an almost yellow color. Really nice head retention, a creamy appearance of white head. Smell- bready yeast, a little bit of funk. There's a sweetness, almost fruit pear aroma to go along with the bready yeast aroma. Really nice aroma. Taste- sweet creamy breadiness, a little bit of hop bitterness on the sides of my mouth, and on the end, the twangy barnyard funk delivers a little sharp kick with a tart finish to let you know the Brett is in play. The signature of this beer is its mouthfeel (creamy, rich) and it's yeast presence (bready, Brett funk ending) and the sweet malt presence that balances out the beer perfectly. This is one that I've looked forward to for awhile and it lives up to the hype. Well done.

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the the 750mL bottle into a teku glass.

Lots of fluffy, airy, sudsy, light foam off of the pour. It forms into a plateau over the body and just sits there before dragging lace along the sides of the glass. The body is orange with blonde hues, upward cascades of surging carbonation, and a beautiful glow. The beer is not transparent but it's not cloudy either. 4.5

Peppers and plums, peppers and plums. Pungent pineapple with some sticky sweetness. Then there's some citrus. This is just a fruit festival. There's even some banana-like yeast aroma. 4.5

Well the first sip kind of reminds me of a tripel. It's sweet and thick-bodied and almost syrupy. There's not nearly the wealth of fruit flavors I'd been smelling, but the plum remains. Yeast can be tasted giving some peppery notes. As I get deeper into the beer, a slight hop presence becomes more noticeable and with it some sweet orange and citrus flavor. This is tasty. 4.25

I've gotta say, this is a refreshing beer. While I initially found it sweet, it dries out more and more as I drink it. It's not a light beer by any means, but it's very easy to drink. Great sippability. Bitterness is light but noticeable as is the yeasty feel around mid-palate. 4.25

Tasty, refreshing, good. Plenty of flavor to boot. Excellent.

Photo of mdaschaf
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Pine Box. Review from notes.

A: Pours a hazy orange with a small white head on top, tight foamy that lasts for a good while. Nice lacing down the glass.

S: Has a nice bretty aroma, a little bit of hay, yeasty spice, with some nice fruity aromas as well. Some citrus, lemon, apple, and a little peach/apricot.

T: Very nice! Lots of citrus, lemon, a bit of apple and apricot. It has a nice bretty flavor, a bit of hay, and faint tartness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Extremely easy to drink, goes down smooth.

O: A great beer from Logsdon. I think I like this version more than the oaked version, a little less chalky, with a stronger fruit flavor.

Photo of tastybeer
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Initially large creamy peach colored head made of tight foam bubbles over golden orange beer. Aroma pours in loads of fruit, wild floral, tart funky, and sunny dandelions. Really fun to smell.... Berries, apples, mango, colorful flowers, sweet orange, spice and pleasant but unusual tropical stink. Taste passes through an array of experiences. Miscellaneous fleshy fruits, dry, smacky, tart, citrus rind-like bitter, flowery and farmy. Carbonation is very fine and evenly disbursed. Juicy, bubbly, slick texture with an easy drinking medium body. Goes down very smooth even with the tart bitterness. There's enough fruit and sunny flowers to balance all that out.

Photo of greenmtn1111
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Consumed on 8/21/2013. Poured into a goblet-style glass.

Pale, glowing orange and hazy with a big white foamy head that sticks around for the whole experience. Funky aroma with musty orange, lemon zest, and damp hay. This has a very refined taste - the flavors are mild but also complex and full. Damp earth, with a nice dry finish. Super creamy in the mouth and just a little bit tart and funky. At the same time it's also amazingly light and crisp. Just a wonderfully crafted Saison. The bretta does some great stuff to the beer.

Photo of augustgarage
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle No SB 846; best before January, 2017. Poured from a waxed-and-capped 750mL bottle into my Troubadour tulip.

Dark orange/amber gradient is cloudy on the initial pour and totally opaque by the final pour thanks to the rich coral yeast dregs. Two fists of seashell foam crown the liquid, forming a massive lasting three-dimensional tower. Dense, sticky, merengue-like lacing; superior retention.

The earthy peppery Brett. is prominent in the nose though offset with other yeasty phenols, clean malt, and a hint of grass from the hops, and winter fruit (probably from the addition of pear juice as part of the priming solution for the bottle conditioning).

Sweet/tart pear notes join with the distinctive Brett earth/pepper funk which also contributes a hint of fresh goat milk. Malt and hops come through gently as well, though the yeast is the star as you would expect for the style. Well integrated despite being youthful - the Brett seems to bind all the disparate flavors rather than overwhelm the base.

Medium-bodied, well carbonated, effervescent, and soft yet refreshing.

The base beer is growing on me itself, though the addition of Brett takes this ale to another level. A superior domestic take on the traditional farmhouse ale - looking forward to see what the future brings from this brewery. Worth tracking down...

Photo of Roguer
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

After uncapping, foam started oozing from the bottle, but at a controllable rate; pours into a frizzy snow-white head that soon settles down. Brew is hazy and golden, nearly opaque. Head retention is fantastic. Fair amount of small particles cling to the glass. Very slight lines of lacing.

Citrus, funk, and surprisingly sweet on the aroma. Slightly sharp and tart, with hints of straw, wheat, banana, lemon, berries, and only a bit of funk.

Sharp, funky taste: Brett right up front, followed smoothly by sweet and clean citrus notes. Big body of wheat and pale malts. Delicate and well-balanced.

Slightly sharp on the tongue, very smooth in the mouth; long semi-dry finish. Begs for another sip.

This is a funky American Saison that is worth the hype. I think this is truly one of the best Saisons I have ever tasted. Complex and funky, but sublimely smooth and eminently drinkable.

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.47/5  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!

Photo of RickS95
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The liquid itself is par for the course...a pale orange/nectarine color with tiny, tiny little floaties in it. However, the head is pretty spectacular. Bright, brilliant white, meringue-like shape. Starts off a finger and a half thick with above average retention. The thinnest of spotty lacing.

Really, an amazing smell with the Brett yeast doing what it does best...providing an unequaled combo of funky, dank fruit and spicy yeast. With Brett, you don't need much more.

Very complex taste profile with too many fruits to count, all blended nicely with just a slight bit of spice for balance.

Unlike a lot of other saisons, this beer doesn't shock your palate with an ending of spice that's too spicy. It starts off sweet, acidic and fruity and then transitions to just enough spice to take the edge off. This is what separates this beer from others...there's just enough spice to transition from sweet to spicy. It never does what most saisons do and bring far too much spicy heat to the party. Light- to medium-bodied. The highish ABV is not noticeable.

This is a really good beer that's extremely easy to drink. The Brett is amazing, as usual. Most of the time I don't care for beers that are subtle, but this is one exception.

Photo of tempest
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.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.92/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured two fingers of head on a cloudy, bright orange colored body.
The aroma was bright fruit: pear and apple.
The taste was a dull sour with moderate bitterness and mild pear sweet finish.
The texture was crisp with a nice fizziness.
Pretty tasty..

Photo of hooliganlife
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour was a slight gusher. Murky brownish gold, massive thick head that stuck to everything.

Loads of fruit. Very tropical with a hint of funk.

Very fruity. Tropical and domestic fruits. Lots of Apple and pear with grape. Light spice and pale funky malt. A hint of tartness.

Moderate carbonation, lots of life.

This was seriously good, one of the better saisons I have had.

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle SB9985, best by 2/2017. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Giant head and excellent retention. Hazy orange body. Nice lacing as it settles down.

Smell - Bretty and a little fruity. Grainy malts back there, but mostly brett.

Taste - Very bretty again. Strong wine fruitiness. Very light grains and no bitterness in the finish at all.

Mouthfeel - Very dry and well carbonated. Nice and light.

Overall - Good. Well bretted, but uncomplex. Comes out tasting like almost nothing but brett, as many of these do, but it's nice all the same.

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Seizoen Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
95 out of 100 based on 1,195 ratings.