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Seizoen Bretta - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Ratings: 939
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 7.67%
Wants: 172
Gots: 178 | FT: 26
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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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

10-22-2012 00:22:47 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-18-2012 01:28:05 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

11-27-2012 22:48:33 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 12:45:02 | More by Thorpe429
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metter98

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 02:45:43 | More by metter98
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-27-2013 20:02:12 | More by nmann08
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

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!!!

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 18:13:46 | More by Phyl21ca
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2014 16:59:54 | More by BEERchitect
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

11-27-2012 23:13:31 | More by acurtis
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womencantsail

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 21:25:10 | More by womencantsail
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-09-2013 23:41:47 | More by kjkinsey
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

03-24-2012 21:24:21 | More by ygtbsm94
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-24-2013 19:18:19 | More by Texasfan549
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-12-2013 00:23:36 | More by spycow
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TMoney2591

Illinois

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...

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 04:59:40 | More by TMoney2591
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emerge077

Illinois

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

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 02:07:01 | More by emerge077
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

10-20-2013 21:02:29 | More by JAHMUR
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largadeer

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-01-2013 04:04:48 | More by largadeer
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-11-2013 18:22:38 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

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 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.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 23:01:04 | More by RblWthACoz
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-29-2013 00:28:22 | More by feloniousmonk
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Thorpe, beer is a gusher, so watch out. Beer is hazy with a white head, small and emdium bubbles, low lacing, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is a Brett bomb, strong Brett b aroma, very strong very nice.

Beer is light in body, very yeast forward, a little horse blanket, mildly cheesy. Decent beer, I'd have it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 15:34:42 | More by drabmuh
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2014 13:42:29 | More by Slatetank
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to rudzud for sharing this interesting beer as well.

Erupts as its opened, big fluffy white pillowy head fades slowly with pot marked spots and lots of sticky lacing, hazy nectar peach orange color. Would have been 4.5 if it didn't erupt.

Nose has tons of Brett funk, pure Brett, light amber golden malts, horse blanket funk, light bready malts, little lemon, hint floral spices. A nice fruit juice like quality, hard to tell if it's pear.

Taste more Brett, a nice fruit juice that brings some pear, light apricot like too, and almost peach but not quite. Some barnyard funk, light bready malts, light golden malt, hint pineapple, light floral spices, hint citrus, tropical. Touch of warming booze. Finish is dry, bready malts, light acidity, more lingering funk and pineapple and pear juice.

Mouth is med bodied lots of carb, light warming booze, sticky mouth lingering.

Overall pretty much what I expected, tasty, nice Brett funk, nice tropical fruit juice and pear flavor, light saison, except for the eruption quite nice.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 13:14:33 | More by jlindros
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Gusher alert! Held over the sink, and had glasses ready for this one. Nice pale golden-yellow pour, hazy, with a full taster glass of foam that eventually died down to a thin layer with splotchy lacing. Crisp aroma, brett, fruit salad, wet grass, indistinct spice, floral hops. Taste was crisp and clean as well, light barnyard funk, citrus bringing in a very mellow sourness, essence of pear and peach, white wine, grassy, floral, light spices with a drop of honey sweetness. Not sure how old this bottle was, but regardless, it seemed at its peak. Mouthfeel was tremendous, smooth and light, once again I'll say it: crisp and clean, soft carbonation, easy drinkability with none of the 8%ABV detectable. Really liked this one a lot.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 14:58:27 | More by Rifugium
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Seizoen Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
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