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Seizoen Bretta - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Reviews: 238
Hads: 1,385
Avg: 4.29
pDev: 18.18%
Wants: 186
Gots: 247 | FT: 31
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:
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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Reviews by ktrillionaire:
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4.68/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Big thanks to Beerzebub for the bottle. Bottle SB 852, best by May 2016. The brew pours an orange-amber hue and is topped with a voluminous antique-white cap that deposits copious sheets of lacing upon the glass. The nose is a delicious and tantalizing melange of tart orchard fruit including underripe peach, apple and pear. There is also a very green grassy note with some undertones of white grape tannin. The whole thing is rounded out by a Brett nuance that is somewhere between Band-Aid and pineapple, and more toward the former than the latter. Taste-wise, it is very refreshing and juicy, though not terribly sweet. There are tart tropical fruity notes to lead the way: guava, passion fruit and papaya are implied along with the aforementioned orchard fruits. There is also a bit of a lemony citrus zest note. The feel is authentically Belgian, though the beer is domestic; the expansive creaminess, the balance between refreshing and toothy; they have nailed it all. A very very good beer overall; one I definitely want more of.

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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.

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Photo of biegaman
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Carbonation is not an issue here; there's plenty of it. A beehive of foam quickly climbs three fingers up the glass - even at two and a half years past its 'best before'. I don't know what the label's talking about - this bottle of Seizoen Bretta looks vibrant and youthful, with energetic bubbles and a healthy, blinding golden shine (at least until the bottle sediment turns it into a milky sand and pineapple pulp cocktail).

Sublime has a smell - and this is it. The Brett has done its work. The aroma is tart, fruity and incredibly distinctive. Even serious attempts at describing it come off pretentious and preposterous: orchard fruit essence, balm of fresh bread, tincture of rose and grass. It sounds like the stuff of perfume ads.

The particulars of wild yeasts are indeed tough to characterize. When all goes well the beer tastes like a holy trinity of sweet, fresh bread, tart, overripe fruit, and pungent, unpasteurized cheese - but all in small doses. Despite how that sounds, this particular concoction isn't anything to be afraid of; the acidity is mild and while it is tart, it's certainly not sour. As far as wild ales go, this thing's a teddy bear.

The fingerprints of Brett are all over the palate crime scene as well. Seizoen Bretta drinks with the tang of tropical fruits and chewiness of warm oats but it finishes with a crudely earthy and notably farm-like 'barnyard' aftertaste. The pear juice, though added for carbonation, helps sweeten that finish.

The label might as well say 'Orval' - not only for the similarities in rich, mysterious Brett character but also because this too is a divine, near perfect specimen of a beer. I still have no idea who exactly these Logsdon guys are but I'm fast-tracking them to the top of my 'most wanted' list. Gambling in mother nature's casino is tough but the wins are significant. And Seizoen Bretta is the big jackpot.

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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.

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Photo of smb
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly frothy cloudy gold with champagne-like character and about a half-inch head, which finally settles to about 1mm. Smells of coriander, orange peel, lemon zest and banana... really amazing. Taste follows through on the lemon zest and is only somewhat sour/funky, barely though.

A strange sort-of chalky feel lingers on, some residual brett possibly? It doesn't detract too much from the overall flavor though. This really reminds me more of a tripel than a saison, specifically La Fin Du Monde, with it's full and thicker flavor profile and especially the prominent banana smell. I can't believe I'm just now trying this.

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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.

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.67/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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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

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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.

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Photo of aquazr1
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle. Pours a hazy straw color with a medium white head. Nose is bread and lemon. Taste follows with bread, funk and pepper. A nice complex Brett beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Seizoen Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
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