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Seizoen Bretta - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Reviews: 238
Hads: 1,381
Avg: 4.29
pDev: 7.46%
Wants: 187
Gots: 247 | FT: 32
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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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Photo of draheim
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL (bottle SB 14222; best by 05/2017) into a Hennepin glass. Pours a beautiful glowing orange w/ a creamy white head, delicate webs of lace, vigorous carbonation. Beautiful beer.

Aroma is fruity, floral, funky. Vinous Brett yeast, apricots, green apples.

Taste, likewise, is fruity and fresh. Clean water, wild funk, clean pale barley malt. A blend of apple and pear juices, some dry vinous notes.

Mouthfeel is crisp, clean, refreshing. So drinkable. Finishes dry.

Overall just an outstanding, solid saison. Not finding many flaws here. This is as good as Saison-Brett, another personal favorite of the style.

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Photo of mattsander
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2012 Vintage

A: Hazy pale orange, big time carbonation with matching tenacious head.

S: Wet leaves, pear, green apple, quite funky! Lots of spicy yeast character, very fruity, rounded. Beautiful aroma.

T: Funky, earthy, and with a nice punch of lemony acidity. Fruitiness leans towards pear. This is an amazing Saison.

M: Very dry for the strength with a lovely creaminess on the palate.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.88/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This bottle was served at approximately the correct temperature and enjoyed with some semi-authentic mexican food.
The beer poured a cloudy straw yellow with explosive carbonation and 3 inches of sticky white head after a careful pouring. Once the beer had a chance to settle (and more could finally be poured into the glass) the bottle's depths revealed dense chunks of tan brett that re-submerged at the bottom of my nonic. The nose was fruity, harsh, and immensely bretty. It tasted like barnyard. The mouthfeel was citrusy, slightly tart, dry, and medium bodied. Nothing about the beer qualifies it as refined (although you can't spell refined without rind...kind of like a lemon rind at points). Honestly, I could see this beer having a time and place, like when I'm in a bretty mood, but I may stick with saisons that possess more honey-like sweetness in the future.

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Photo of wordemupg
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into tulip 12/10/12 thanks Mattsander and alpineclimber

A hazed orange amber with a finger of cream colored foam that sits for a few sips leaving a partial ring of lace

S loads of apple, pear with some apricot, candied pineapple, wet wood and funk, reminds me of a walk through the woods once the fallen leaves start to rot, smells better then it sounds I assure you

T the fruity notes are harder to pick out on their own and the funks mellowed a bit but the earthy woody notes work well for it

M light-medium with a few bubbles getting the flavor all over my mouth, a little bitter snap to it and the earthy notes linger on the finish

O great stuff and my glass was parked in front of my nose, it smells great and not lacking anywhere, nice funky notes for a young beer I can only imagine what a year or two would do to it

Nice farmhouse for sure with a great yeast profile, very drinkable stuff and no mention of booze anywhere Cheers Matt for bringing this one

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Photo of jlindros
4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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Photo of aasher
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My 1000th review, it seems like it took forever. A huge thanks to Rempo for this bottle. He simply left it in my fridge and told me to drink it since it was on my wants. Thanks Mark!

Seizoen Bretta pours a light bodied clover honey gold in color with a nice and soapy two finger, off white head. It looks great. The nose is bright and lush. There is a good amount of Brett, some barnyard funk, fruity esters, pear, hay, and wildflower notes. It's really earthy. The flavors are complex as well. The first things to hit your taste buds are the floral components and Brett. It drinkslight and yeasty with a good amount of earth. it has a fruity, grassiness to it. Luckily the Brett doesn't dry it out too much. It's very flavorful. It drinks light and off dry and is quite sessionable. I like it a lot. This is a very well made saison and one worth searching for. I had been wanting to try Logsdon for awhile and I'm glad this didn't disappoint.

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Photo of rudzud
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to fosterjm for sending this.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a hazy golden amber hue with a two finger white head that leaves sticky lacing and thin blanket.

S - Aromas of light pear juice tons of brett. Mostly brett

T - Taste is lots of brett of course not much horsehay barn notes light juicy quality ans subtle fruit and pears. Alcohol isn't noticeable which is nice for a 8% saison. Fruits are very nice here and lend nice juicy almost pineapple taste.

M - Mouthfeel has lots of carbonation and is refreshing.

O - Overall this wasn't a bad beer even though it erupted from the bottle. Super enjoyable.

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Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.66/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle into a tall tulip, re-review since the yeast in the first bottle didn't have enough time to settle

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with three fingers of white head.

S: Musty Brett funk with orange and lemon zest. I get a bit of spices, including clove.i also get some pineapple, but it's faint. This aroma is quite subdued.

T: Different than I was expecting based on the aroma. The beer starts out with a bit of citrus and pineapple sweetness, though the beer stays pretty dry throughout. A nice amount of barnyard funk along with a seltzer-like taste.

M: Medium thickness for the style with very strong carbonation.

O: A decent Saison, but I don't really get what all the fuss is about. The aroma is very subdued. The flavor is a bit more flavorful, but is pretty straight forward.

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Photo of Burlyn
3.73/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Ap- a beautiful golden honey with a thick billowing head. Little to no lacing

Sm- sweet and then citrusy tart

T- very crisp. mild citrus fruit and then a nice bitter finish.

M- At first extremely carbonated. This quickly dissipates and becomes watery. Its just a bit chalky on the finish.

Ov- A very good standard Farmhouse Ale. This is what I would offer in introducing someone to this style.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to libbey and leschkie for these bottles...

A: Pours a cloudy dark gold with peach hues running throughout. There are about two full fingers of an off-white frothy head that takes a good little bit to settle. I get a bit of lacing but not crazy. This beer looks nice.

S: The nose is big on the brett. I get roses, pepper, lemon, and juicy orange. Mmm. I'm ready for this.

T: This beer starts out slightly sweet with big floral and brett notes. It's spicy in the middle, and finishes yeasty, tart, and funky. I get a bit of gym-sock and hay bails in the finish. It's really nice, and really interesting.

M: Medium bodied beer. It has some heft, but it's super drinkable. It's surprisingly smooth for a brett saison.

O: Awesome. I really enjoyed this beer. It's in my favorite style, and this thing delivers. I'd love to have more exposure to Logsdon beers in the future.

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Photo of JimmyTango
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Brett in this one is leaning more to the tart and slightly cleaner side than the funky/ goaty, but it still makes for a great rustic, dusty grass quality that is oh-so nice with the peppery and subtly fruity saison base. I kept thinking to myself that there was a great, subtle, green apple skin note in the nose and finish, and then when I looked it up online this morning I saw that they bottle it with pear juice... nice touch for sure.

Pours a hazy light orange with a solid head. Smells of farmy grass, orange custard, sour apples, pears, pepper, and a hint of bready sweetness. Tastes crisp, fresh, apple skin tart, dry, and doughy. Hops aren't making a big impression... maybe just some herbal and citric notes that fill out the flavors form the yeast. Finishes quick, dry, and slightly tart with a bit of lingering lemon custard and green pear juiciness. Light bodied with spicy carbonation. Very crisp for 8%... would prefer it be a bit lower ABV but what can you do? Top notch stuff!

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Photo of Halcyondays
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours orange with a big white foamy head. Some solid lace.

S: Big Brett notes, pear, citrus, and mushroom

T: Shroomy with lots of leather, young Brett flavour. Good lemon flavour to balance everything out. Citrus peel and some stone fruit.

M: Medium-bodied, frothy and crisp, noticably funky.

O: A great introduction to these guys. The flavour I really liked, but I was just waiting for something to push it over the top. Nevertheless, a fun beer to delve into and an interesting saison.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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Photo of seand
3.85/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Starts to gush out of the bottle a little on opening; have a glass ready. I did and still lost a little.

A: Pours a cloudy orange amber, with lots of bubbly off-white head. A layer retains well enough to leave solid clumps of lacing.

S: Orange peel, soil, leather, a touch of funk. A little "difficult", but nice enough if you take your time.

T: Citrus with a yeasty grainy malty background. Kind of dense and thick towards the back of the tongue, and finishes dry.

M: Medium to full body, medium carbonation.

Overall, interesting, but the denseness near the finish doesn't quite work for me. Worth trying though.

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

Aroma: Bright, funky, sour (lactic).

Appearance: medium straw, slightly cloudy, great white fluffy head

Taste: bright tangy with a bit of lemon and passion fruit off the top with crisp hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel: Very full and smooth rolls around on the palette nicely with crisp carbonation.

Overall: Nice, light and refreshing, especially for a 8.0% beer.

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Photo of thagr81us
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by cmrillo during BRoss242’s send-off party before he moves! Will miss you man! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a yellow-orange with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, funk, earth, spice, and fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, funk, fruit, and earth. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. This one definitely showcased the Brett if I am honest. Nice funky notes going on that mixed very well with the fruit aspect going on. This kept my palate on its toes and ready for each sip. Definitely worth trying if you get the opportunity.

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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.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

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Photo of stakem
3.65/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle shared with friends and poured into pint glasses. The brew appears a clouded amber with 4 fingers off-white head thats fluffy and cratored across the top. It holds with pretty solid retaining powers and rising bubbles in support.

The smell is lemony and carbonic with some mineral elements mixed with rinds ans pulp. More smells reveal herbal and earthen elements that are mildly reminescent of farmhouse character.

The taste is herbal and earthy with a pleasant rind element of fruit. There is some carbonic and mineral quality to this that keeps it from being "clean." There is a bit of fresh wheat tang/grainy character and bitterness akin to lemon rinds/pulp.

This is a medium to light bodied brew that is excessively carbonated not only visually and in the feel but it also carries over into the flavor. Overall its a solid brew that I would drink again but it needs to be cleaned up a bit to fall in line with the heightened level of talk/respect that was surrounding this.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a cloudy golden-orange color with a big finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a very slow pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of tart green apple and pear, Brett, Belgian yeast, coriander, lemon zest, citrus hops, barnyard funk, bready malts, and a bit of pepper.

T - Starts off with a mix of tart green apple and pear, Brett, lemon zest, and some coriander. Through the middle, some bready malts come through with some more Belgian yeast character and farmhouse funk. The finish is a mix of tart green apple, funk, coriander, Belgian yeast, Brett, lemon zest, and a bit of pepper.

M - Medium bodied with moderate-plus carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, funky, and tart finish.

D - Very drinkable. The Brett adds some nice complexity to the beer while still staying very balanced.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Quite the solid beer, here. Rivals Boulevard's Saison Brett, but doesn't quite match it. It seems a bit lighter and not as "put together". But topping Boulevard is a tall task, and this beer is really good.

Clear burnt yellow/rust, fluffy white head.

Spicy, sweet, fruity, dry aroma

The brett on here does well with the pear juice and clings to the light biscuit malt quite well. Good spice, great feel. Slight funk and tartness. Very quenching.

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Photo of zeledonia
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by 06/2017. I love saisons, especially ones with brett, and am very excited to try this. Tasted 26 July 2012, reviewed from notes.

Pours cloudy golden yellow of ripe wheat, nice fizzy foamy two-finger white head. Good retention, excellent lacing.

Smell is fruity and pungently yeasty. Great brett characteristics, earthy-funky, and integrated really well with the grainy aromas. Lovely.

Taste comes crisp and spicy, with a background of light fruit. Not exactly peppery, more tingly and chippy. The fruit is peachy. Tasty stuff, very smooth and well-balanced, but not as deep, with the flavors drying out and staying shallow in the finish.

Good mouthfeel - light-bodied, dry, fizzy, and refreshing. I like it.

One of the better saisons I've had, for sure. Doesn't quite hit the level of Boulevard's Saison-Brett, but it's just a step below that. Very very tasty, and one I would definitely drink again.

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Photo of BilbosNuts
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a light, amber color that is mostly orange. It appears quite lively with a moderate amount of carbonation. A huge, frothy, white heads sits on top throughout. Thick rings of lacing are left behind.

S: Lots of brett aromatics with a big kick of tart, lemony citrus. A touch of grassy/hay-like aromas finish it off.

T: As big as the brett aspect was in the aroma, it seems to balance better with the other characteristics in the taste. Most aspects from the aroma are present in the taste along with more varied citrus notes.

M: Medium bodied with an ample amount of carbonation. It has a rather dry finish and a very slight bitterness.

O: Another enjoyable offering from Logsdon. I was very impressed with this one. A fine job keeping the characteristics of a classic saison with an addition of brettanomyces. Well done.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

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

750 ml bottle, bottle number SB11448, best before March, 2017, poured into a tulip glass.

A- A bit of foam slowly comes out of the top of the bottle after opening it, pours a cloudy golden apricot color. The head is about three fingers high and is soft and fluffy, good retention, leaves sheets of lacing all over the glass. This beer looks outstanding.

S- Lemony citrus and fruit, some grassy and hay-like funk, as well as a damp, earthy aroma.

T- Starts out fruity and citric, some citric tartness, some citrus rind bitterness follows. Nice bretty funk suggests hay and earth, a bit of light spiciness along with some pear flavor and a hint of honey.

M- Medium to light-bodied, nice, lively carbonation, dry, crispy finish.

O- Damn this an excellent saison! Until now Fantome Saison had been my unimpeachably favorite saison (when you get a good bottle), but this is a serious contender for my new favorite. The flavors are absolutely delicious and it's very drinkable as well. I would go out of my way to have this beer again, great stuff.

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Seizoen Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
95 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.