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Seizoen Bretta - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Ratings: 1,030
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 7.67%
Wants: 174
Gots: 190 | FT: 25
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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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

t0rin0, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap for the 2012 Peter Reeves Memorial Sourfest at Churchill’s Pub & Grille in San Marcos, CA.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, yeast, and Brett. Taste is much the same with a slight tart and funky finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

djrn2, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of zestar
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

zestar, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

spycow, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of boralyl. Served in a SAVOR wine glass. Bit of a gusher, though not too bad. Nose brings plenty of Brett. Nice earthiness with a touch of cherry and barnyard. Flavor is dry. Love the Brett. Really a nice beer that I'll be seeking out more of.

Thorpe429, May 14, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

acurtis, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of nmann08
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

nmann08, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of metter98
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color. It poured with a short white head consisting of large bubbles and never died down.
S: Light aromas of sourness are present in the nose; some hints of pears become perceptible as the beer warms up.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is somewhat sour up front with bits of roughness with some grainy malts and wheat but then turns a bit sweet with hints of pears towards the finish. The pears become a little srronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little dry and chewy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and quite interesting because it manages to provide two distinct flavors on the front and back ends of the taste.

metter98, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Texasfan549, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of brentk56
3.61/5  rDev -16%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle No. SB 15438
Best by: 6/2017

Appearance: I have never seen a gusher like this one before and half the bottle was wasted before I got it under control; what was left poured out a cloudy peach nectar color with a vague head and some spotty lacing

Smell: Peaches, pears and saddle tones, with lemongrass and a touch of funk underneath

Taste: Peach and pear flavors are joined, mid-palate, by the horse blanket and lemongrass; after the swallow, there is a phenolic tone that brings a somewhat herbaceous edge

Mouthfeel: Initially very carbonated but settled down almost flat, the body was medium to full

Overall: My scores reflect my disappointment with losing half the beer and if it didn't gush I would likely have rated it .5 higher; my expectations were very high, having just enjoyed the Seizoen the previous night - even so, I would still have likely rated the Seizoen higher

brentk56, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of BEERchitect
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Maybe they aren't exactly brewing beside the chickens or fermenting underneath the goats, but Logsdon Farmhouse Ales is "putting the farm back in farmhouse" with an authentic tasting saison that's just... well, peachy!

Seizoen Bretta taunts the nose with musty fruit, salty character and quasi-barnyard tone. Though tarter scents speak to dried lemon and other citrus, other and more earthen character of old wood, wine cork and the musken scent of sea air.

Yet on the palate, the distinctive ale is tart, dry and playfully acidic; showing off its wine-like tone. Though the mustiness of old and dried citrus play out on the middle, those rustic leather and horse hair character is absent. With the peach fruitiness and subtle sweetness, its briny taste evokes notions of saltwater taffy.

Closing with a powdery dryness and wafts of sawdust, the ale's acidity provides a tangy and peppery finish with echoes of saddle leather and horse hair to revisit the palate in a retro-nasal aftertaste. Its subtle alcohol warmth hides effortlessly behind a feathery tannin spice and yeasty pepper character.

With the heart of the Belgian and French farmlands in mind, its assuring to know that beer lovers of the Pacific Northwest have more to whet their whistle than only hoppy ale.

BEERchitect, May 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

kjkinsey, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a dirty cloudy dark beige color ale with a huge dirty head with good retention and some excellent lacing. Aroma of rustic malt with light funky yeasty notes is quite sublime. Taste is dominated by dry rustic notes with some funky yeast notes and a dry floral finish. Dry Brett notes are clearly identifiable but are not overwhelming and keep the malt base flavours intact. Body is full with super great carbonation (a bit of a gusher as well BTW) and no apparent alcohol. I could drink this beer this every day of the year!!!

Phyl21ca, Jul 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

ygtbsm94, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The pour is an orange color with a tall white head. Nice bretty nose on this with good funky, earthy aromas and a fair amount of fruit. Citrus is certainly prominent, as is a touch of tropical fruit. A mild, but pleasant spice note and some sweet bread. The flavor is fairly dry but a touch of sweetness/malt remains. More citrus fruit character on the nose along with a touch of grass, earth, and pepper. Really interesting and enjoyable.

womencantsail, Aug 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, Feb 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

JAHMUR, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of largadeer
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

largadeer, May 01, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.58/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Duvel tulip glass.

I'll say it: boo this spelling... Anyway, this stuff pours a hazy amber topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises orange juice, potting soil, buttery toffee, and a small smattering of dark greens. So much earth... The taste tones down the earth a ways, but still continues the general trend of dominance on the part of the Brett. Here, there's more of the fruity aspect of the yeast, though the earth and cobweb remain. It's all a bit much in this department, if you ask me, but it's luckily not enough to completely sink the ship of state. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, if you're a Brett fan, you'll find endless entertainment here; otherwise, your tongue might receive something of an overdose...

TMoney2591, Apr 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

SocalKicks, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of emerge077
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Mark (by way of WST) for sharing! Quick review transcribed from written notes.

Nice classic bottle graphics that seem well-suited to a silkscreen application. It has a Swiss Appenzell vibe going on, very nice.

Murky orange amber coloration, dense and lasting layer of white foam on the surface.

Signature aromatic notes of Bretty funk, horsehair and phenolic pepper, slightly medicinal (in a good way) but restrained.

Dry and Brett forward taste, yeasty and dry with some light grassiness and notes of citrus rind. Long lingering dry aftertaste.

Really nice and classic Brett Saison, reminiscent of Boulevard Saison-Brett...

Sounds: Bourbonese Qualk - (The Last Thing We Have Is) Choice

emerge077, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a special treat from my rare beer club, decanted after sessioning my homebrew saison to compare how the brett affects this style of brew. the pour on this is pale straw color and hazy with an inch of white head that leaves nice lacing. the nose has a lot of funk to it, some lemon zest and wild yeast. the taste is light, just simple white wheat malt and the crazy yeast and brett, its different than most, lighter, less fruity really, and very summery, pollen heavy, honey sweetness is slight towards the finish. I wouldn't get pear juice if it didn't say so. its super dry, which is nice, but I wish there was more carbonation in this, it just doesn't have the brightness I like in the genre. plenty drinkable though, and a well hidden alcoholic strength. a solid beer overall, and I was impressed with its simplicity yet dynamic flavor profile. a little more carbonation would make this world class, and it has me inspired to do a little experimenting with brett in my own beers...

StonedTrippin, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a good and interesting saison. The brett does give it a bit of an earthy kick, but there is also an orange citrus tone to it. The overall tone on this one is an earthy one though. Robust and hearty. Flavor profile is even and consistent. This reminds me of New Glarus' R&D Golden Ale and slightly of Orval as well. Regardless, this is very nicely done. Glad I walked a mile to go buy it. The only drawback is my bottle was a gusher and I lost some beer. Tragedy indeed.

RblWthACoz, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of Slatetank
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I purchased this at whole foods in Fremont, enjoyed chilled in a tulip.

The color is golden with light haze and thick three finger white head with visible carbonation and lots of lace. The smell is great -tons of tropical fruit light pineapple and subtle funk with mild herbal acommpaniement with slight grainy floral and citrus juicy aroma. The feel is excellent with lots of bretty texture and medium carbonation with slight herbal and spiced quality mild alcohol and nice dry finish.

The flavor is very good with great brett which is tropical and fruity bringing a juicy and earthy flavor with light spice and citrus tanginess almost grapefruity with mild zest and light hint of pepper in the very dry finish with a mild hop and alcohol taste. Overall I really enjoyed this, I was wishing I could have gotten more, the brett character is excellent and this is perhaps one of the best bretted saisons I have had recently. I recommend this highly.

Slatetank, Jun 12, 2014
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Seizoen Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
95 out of 100 based on 1,030 ratings.