Seizoen Bretta - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
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4.16/5 rDev -3.3%
750ml bottle no. 49741, best by 07/2018. Picked up in Waterbury today 11/25/2013, poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass.
This beer pours a hazy orange yellow color; With a very nice white fluffy head that leaves a sticky white lacing all over the glass as it settles. Very good retention. Kind of over carbonated actually.
Smells rather tart and funky, small amounts of acidity but not much enamel destruction. Definitely getting a nice pear scent, like freshly sliced pears leaving a nice sweetness. But the funk is the strongest quality in the nose.
There is a nice complexity here. Starts off a bit sweet and fruity, like a tart fresh squeezed orange (rather than pears), leading to a nice bit of acidity and tartness, ending in a crisp, yet bitter funkiness that is typical of Brettanomyces. It's very enjoyable.
Refreshing, lighter bodied saison with very good carbonation up front, though it seems to flatten out as soon as you close your mouth. Can't tell this is 8%, not at all.
Above average saison, nice mild fruit contribution to an otherwise straightforward saison. In fact, it reminds me of a more tart Orval. I probably wouldn't buy it again since usually when I see it, I'm traveling and usually have other things to bring home. Highly recommend though, to anyone who enjoys a good saison.
11-26-2013 05:37:27 | More by Stevedore
2.83/5 rDev -34.2%
Pours a slightly cloudy, dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a massive 2.5 finger head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting cap. Large chunks of soapy lacing left behind.
Earthy, slightly musty aroma with some funky brett, pale malt, light fruit and a strong citrus component. Some tangerine, papaya and blood orange along with farmhouse funk and an overwhelmingly strong brett presence. The musty yeast character overpowers the other notes making the aroma a bit one dimensional.
Medium bodied and with strong carbonation and prominent funky brett flavor. One dimensional with all brett and mineral flavor. Musty funky and earthy farmhouse yeast along with very subtle citrus fruit and bready yeast character. The mouthfeel is off and there is a surprising lack of complexity. Disappointing.
11-24-2013 01:28:59 | More by corby112
4.31/5 rDev +0.2%
Sampled from a 750ml bottle purchased at K&L in Redwood City, CA.
A - Golden and hazy with a big, sturdy white head.
S - Tropical fruits, flowers, bubblegum and Belgian spice notes.
T - A nice blend of saison flavors (funk and fruit) and that of a young lambic (sour and tart). Neither dominates. They actually compliment each other nicely. And the 8% alcohol is subtle enough not to overwhelm any of the subtleties.
M - A thin consistency with a firm but fine carbonation.
O - A great blend of flavors. Nice to see a beer like this from a US brewery.
11-15-2013 21:01:57 | More by GJ40
4.25/5 rDev -1.2%
Straight pour from a waxed, 750ml/1 pint, 9.4 fl oz. pry-off bottle to a tall flute (Boulevard stemware); freshness date of June, 2018 printed in black ink in a little box on the back label (“Bottle No. 44646 Best by: 06/2018”). So, about five months old.
Appearance (4.0): Just about four fingers of bone-white foam rises quite easily and a little aggressively off of the pour, capping a perfectly, lightly cloudy, glowing orange-colored body; it leaves a couple of fat collars of foam here as the head dies, and a few splotches on the side of the glass.
Smell (4.0): Strong brett character is extraordinarily clear, with tart, cidery aromas, dry, dusty straw, some herbal and grassy hops character, pear flesh and tart lemon juice, and a lot more of that unripe pear scent. There’s also some malt character, showing some really dry, biscuity aroma like common crackers.
Taste (4.5): Fantastic marriage of saison and brett character, definitely leaning towards the brett: lots of moderately tart fruit flavor with some tangy orangeade, key lime juice, unripe pear flesh, apricot, candied lemon peels, and a little green apple, mingling with dry, fresh-baked biscuits, some white pepper and a little clove, a little honeydew hanging out underneath, and just . . . just awesome. So tangy and fruity, but smooth. The finish is dry, tangy, slightly vinous, and a little citrusy. Not even a trace of booze.
Mouthfeel (3.75): Smooth carbonation and smooth-bodied, slightly on the light side of medium weight, with a light but widely-distributed tingle that washes out smoothly. The finish is dry, in spite of all the tangy fruit character on the palate.
Overall (4.25): This is a really, really great, brett-forward saison. This beer executes and integrates a really bright, vibrant brett character with a relatively straight-forward, classic-ish (albeit not very spicy or herbal) saison base. It just gets juicier with that tangy fruit character as it warms up, too. Considering how big this is, this is astoundingly bright, easy-drinking, and even kind of light. Extremely full-flavored and easy to drink. Highly recommended!
11-10-2013 01:06:59 | More by fmccormi
4.38/5 rDev +1.9%
Best before date of 6/13, poured from a 750 into a DDC 15th anniversary stem glass.
A- pours a gorgeous golden orange with a three finger cloud white head.
S- Overripe stone fruits, spice, slight lactic acid and funk, pear, little sweetness, light malt, hay, saw dust.
T- starts with a nice rounded fruity sweetness, some spice and wood, a little herbal bitterness, and ends medium-dry with an interesting brettanomyces fruity flavor. The 8% ABV is not detected.
M- Medium-high carbonation, light-silky-closing in on dry mouthfeel.
O- awesome offering from lodgson. pretty complex with a great balance of flavors. Very drinkable and enjoyable. Definitely a go-to saison.
11-02-2013 03:01:43 | More by nquigley16
Seizoen Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
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