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Seizoen Bretta - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Ratings: 990
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 7.67%
Wants: 171
Gots: 191 | 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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Photo of blankust
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

blankust, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of yourefragile
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

yourefragile, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of valkyre65
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

valkyre65, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of Rutager
4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Rutager, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of bahnfire
4/5  rDev -7%

bahnfire, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of drgonzo2k2
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

drgonzo2k2, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of tobelerone
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

tobelerone, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of smithj4
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

smithj4, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of Unchi
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Unchi, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
3.74/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

High B+

kojevergas, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

GreenMountainBoy, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Hellpop65, Mar 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -30.2%

golf4collet, Mar 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

MaseFace, Mar 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

gueuzegossage, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of laituegonflable
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orange colour with stupidly generous head. Sinking marshmallow style with intricate ace weavings. A thing of beauty, really.

Smells funky and tasty. Slight vanilla cream on the front and then a sour, lemony/barnyard funk on the back. Touch of redcurrant and strawberry. Lovely.

Tastes quite odd, actually. Far sweeter, with creme custardy malt upfront. Funk is earthier, with wet lucerne, mould and damp characters, slight moonshine flavour on the back and only a hint of tartness. Bit astringent, but overall still very pleasant and enjoyable.

A bit of sizzle and slightly dry on the back. Not bad, though.

Good organic brew with a lot of natural flaws and inconsistencies, which aren't a problem; they just keep you intrigued.

laituegonflable, Mar 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

MikeyMikee, Mar 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

SupremePie, Mar 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

bepps, Mar 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

InfernoBoss, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of claytong
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

claytong, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of SourinQns
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

SourinQns, Mar 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

BobbysLiquors, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of allan
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

great brett bouquet and taste. balanced, perfect on a summer day. large head. tasted at stone brewery on a warm day. slam dunk farmhouse ale from a boutique oregon producer. noted, much more enjoyable during the day in the sunshine. tried once at nite after a few other beers, lost it's steam in a bar setting.

allan, Mar 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Adamostella, Mar 12, 2013
Seizoen Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
95 out of 100 based on 990 ratings.