Seizoen Bretta - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
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4.23/5 rDev -1.6%
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.
04-07-2013 02:45:43 | More by metter98
4.13/5 rDev -4%
A: Pours a hazy golden orange in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some apricot + peach highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy off-white head of larger bubbles that reduces to a medium sized slightly thicker patch of large bubbles, a very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer, and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Light to moderate amounts of brett funkiness and tartness over some lighter notes of light fruit (pear and apple). There is a light amount of lemon citrus along with some herbs - lemongrass and a light hint of clove. Light to moderate notes of hay.
T: Similar to the smell, there are notes of light fruits upfront including white grape, apple, and pear over the top of lighter lemon citrus and hay. There is a moderate amount of funkiness and tartness with hints of spices - lemongrass, white pepper, and just a touch of clove. There is a light amount of bitterness that fades almost instantly.
M: Medium bodied with moderat amounts of carbonation. Light to moderate amounts of acidic prickliness. Moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.
O: This beer is very easy to drink for as big as it is - the alcohol is very well hidden and it is not overly sour or tart. I found it enjoyable but if you are not a fan of brett, this one might not be for you.
04-07-2013 02:41:35 | More by dbrauneis
4.08/5 rDev -5.1%
750ml bottle into snifter. Best before 08/2017.
A: Cap popped very slowly. Definitely a frothy one. Pours lightly cloudy golden with a huge, billowing bright white head that slowly faded into a rocky film leaving a network of sticky lace down the glass.
S: Peppery spices dominate alongside notes of lemony citrus, earthy brett, peach, white grapes, black pepper, herbal hop and dry must.
T: Follows the nose with spice, earthy brett and peach. Citrus, herbal leafiness, greasy bread, golden pear, honey, and black pepper come through next. The finish is drying and full of brett and maybe a bit of wheat, and the aftertaste is lighty funky and tart.
M: Slick yet drying mouthfeel, medium-full body, and ample yet soft carbonation.
O: Very very good. Not the best saison with brett but definitely up there. Worth checking out.
04-05-2013 00:20:44 | More by scottfrie
4.69/5 rDev +9.1%
#TBS11 and #BOTG 3. Poured from bottle into Hill Farmstead glass. Pours a very cloudy golden orange/yellow color. It may be the light in the room, but the color near the top of the glass lightens to an almost yellow color. Really nice head retention, a creamy appearance of white head. Smell- bready yeast, a little bit of funk. There's a sweetness, almost fruit pear aroma to go along with the bready yeast aroma. Really nice aroma. Taste- sweet creamy breadiness, a little bit of hop bitterness on the sides of my mouth, and on the end, the twangy barnyard funk delivers a little sharp kick with a tart finish to let you know the Brett is in play. The signature of this beer is its mouthfeel (creamy, rich) and it's yeast presence (bready, Brett funk ending) and the sweet malt presence that balances out the beer perfectly. This is one that I've looked forward to for awhile and it lives up to the hype. Well done.
04-04-2013 01:30:57 | More by lnashsig
3.58/5 rDev -16.7%
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...
04-01-2013 04:59:40 | More by TMoney2591
4.49/5 rDev +4.4%
Appearance- Poured into a tulip. As one expects from a saison, it leaps out of the bottle and produces a lot of almost pure cotton white head with the lightest hint of yellow. The body is a hazy medium to dark straw color that glows when it is held up to the light. This leaves lots of lacing, a nice net left on the side of the glass.
Nose- Apple is the most dominant scent right off the bat. There is spicy yeast and ester but this is subdued next to the strong apple, some strawberry. I can already tell that I'm going to like this one a lot. There is also a characteristic sour smell that has hints of lemon and lemon peel.
Taste- Sour cherry and apple at first. Very crisp. The fruity quickly plateaus into the funky mustiness of Brett. The Brett isn't very dominant and it only appears as the sharp beginnings of the sour apple, lemon, cherry, and grapefruit begin to subside. This has a heavier feel to it than most saisons. There is some wood and oak in this and what I guess you would describe as horse blanket.
Mouthfeel- I don't detect a tingle or a lot of carbonation that you get with a lot of saisons. There isn't a distinct tingle but it does leave your mouth with a slight feeling of effervescence. This is a little heavier than your typical saison. It reminds one of apple juice. You don't taste alcohol in this one at all.
Drinkability- A little thicker than some saisons but it is a little more alcoholic so that seems acceptable. It reminds one of apple juice and even veers toward apple cider. At ten bucks for a 750mL bottle, this is a bargain for the quality.
Overall- Very enjoyable, a solid A as far as I'm concerned, maybe even an A+. Very nice to be able to get Belgium quality from an Oregon brewery. It really impresses upon me that I need to take a trip to Upright Brewery to sample their saisons.
03-30-2013 20:19:08 | More by artoolemomo
4.3/5 rDev 0%
Poured from 750 mL bottle into cervoise. Bottle No. SB 34616. Best by: 02/2018.
A: I don't usually comment on the label's appearance, but this is a nice one and immediately brings to mind Switzerland even though it is from Oregon. Pours a beautiful hazy orange-yellow with a 1-2 inch bubbly white head. Good retention and faint sticky lacing that lasts forever.
S: Pleasant and fresh aroma of citrus (esp. orange and lemon), brett funk, melon, and spices (cinnamon, white pepper, and a hint of clove). With warming, honey and white wine notes emerge.
T: A splash of pear hits up front, quickly followed by citrus (orange), toasted malt, brett barnyard funk, acidic passion fruit, white pepper, and tart lime and grapefruit. Quite a refined and complex profile.
M: Light body. Lightly sweet and smooth feel. Midway through it turns more tart and finishes delicately dry.
D: A nicely complex and refreshing offering made even more impressive by it's organic qualification. A solid take on the style and extremely well-crafted with some unique touches (the brett strain is less aggressive than many and the pear adds a surprisingly nice aspect). A perfect beer to enjoy outside on a cool, but sunny spring day.
03-30-2013 04:22:39 | More by mwilbur
4.03/5 rDev -6.3%
Poured into chalice style glass
Appearance: two finger creamy white head, cloudy yellow color
Aroma: spicy and hoppy with slight whiff of vinegar
Taste: very spicy with hints of grapes, musty in middle, "horse blanket" lasts throughout, can taste malt at very end as it warms up, smooth mouth feel.
03-29-2013 01:13:01 | More by blankust
British Columbia (Canada)
4.06/5 rDev -5.6%
Appearance. Pours a very hazy orange-gold with 2.5 fingers of cream coloured head.
Smell. Apples, pears, oranges and green grapes with some dry brett funk and a bit of old wet wood.
Taste. Sweet grapefruit and oranges complete with bitter rinds, apples, pears, a bit of white wine and bitter wood. Tons of dry brett in the finish that lasts a while.
Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, full but somewhat soft carbonation.
Overall. A nice, full flavoured saison with tons of fruit and brett.
03-27-2013 01:03:32 | More by Rutager
3.74/5 rDev -13%
8.00% ABV confirmed. 1 pint 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle with waxed over (beeswax according to the label) pressure cap and appealing artful label served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are quite high; I've heard great things about Logsdon and saison is one of me favourite styles. "Specialty organic farmhouse ale" brewed with brettanomyces. Unfiltered. "Best by 11/2017. Bottle number SB 24106. Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth." "Enjoy served at 48-54F." This is my first Logsdon beer.
Served straight from the fridge - right in that 45-54 degree Fahrenheit range. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
A: Even with a standard, non-vigorous pour, the beer yielded a 7-8 finger head. Pure white colour, soft-lookng, with god cream and even better thickness. Retention is damned impressive (~9+ minutes) for the high ABV. Body colour is a clearly unfiltered hazy vibrant yellow-gold. No yeast particles are visible - at least this high up in the glass. No bubble show. Light sticky lacing as the head recedes. Looking good for the style; everything's copacetic.
Sm: Soft pear. Fleeting light brettanomyces yeast character. A bit of biscuity spice. Light lemongrass. Lemon custard. Farmhouse/funky. Crisp apple. Clove. Hay. Light fresh wheat. White grapeskin. A hint of white pepper - but not as much as I want in a good saison. No milky character either. It's a soft, fleetingly light aroma that signals refreshment to come. I hope it delivers.
T: Delightful pear notes, with white grape skin and crisp apple skin. Lemongrass forms the body. It's not as funky as I expected; bretts are there but are mainly biscuity. The sweet pear nicely balances any funkiness that might otherwise have been present. Just a hint of tartness. Any hop character is primarily floral, but that isn't the highlight here. Clove spice. Light crystal malt, lending it a somewhat tingly feel. Really refreshing and well balanced, with no alcohol coming through at all. Lemon zest. A bit of pineapple ester flavour, which I'm not huge on. Buried white pepper - so buried it's almost imperceptible. This is a really tasty saison, but it lacks the complexity and subtlety of superior Belgian offerings (namely Fantome and Dupont). The pear in particular is a highlight here and is masterfully executed. It's quite juicy. I'm really liking it. Well put together.
Mf: More smooth and wet than most saisons, but also perhaps more refreshing. Perfect carbonation. Feels tailored specifically to its flavour profile. Juicy. Great body and presence on the palate.
Dr: Incredibly drinkable for the high ABV. I really like this beer. Lives up to Logdson's reputation. I'd get it again. It would probably age well, too. Would pair well with many foods. I look forward to trying more beer from Logsdon. It's one hell of a siason - especially for an American example of the style. Tasty stuff. I'd recommend it to friends. A solid example of a style that's difficult to pull off.
03-24-2013 00:37:04 | More by kojevergas
Seizoen Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
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