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Seizoen Bretta - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Ratings: 1,158
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 184
Gots: 203 | FT: 28
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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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Ratings: 1,158 | Reviews: 217
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4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Glass: Port City Belgian style Snifter.

Appearance: Hazy golden-yellow, with a hugeee white 3 finger head produced from a gentle pour. Minor lacing sticks around.

Smell: Very slight sourness, which is actually quite pleasant. General fruitiness, pineapple, and funky yeast is also to be found. Wow!

Taste: Very slight sourness, with saison funky wit taste, and quite a bit of fruit.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall: This is the first "sour" type beer I've truly loved. I keep thinking about it long after I've drank it, and would love to have more of this beer in the future.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Gotti311
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of JasonLovesBeer
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Head pours huge if you don't take it slowly, but it's light and reduces fairly quick. Full orange colour, pretty hazy.

Nose: Citrus and bitter orange rind, wood and straw, slight funkiness.

Taste: The Brettanomyces yeasts come into play quickly upon taking a sip of the beer, creating a very interesting saison experience - exceedingly dry and acidic with a orange, citrus, and apricot-soaked bread flavour (and almost texture - this is fully bodied). The brett isn't gym socks or grandma's attic as much as it is in some other beers - instead it serves more to add complexity and dryness but does create some gentle sourness, especially towards the impeccably balanced finish.

Finish: The creamy but gentle malt profile along with the brett finishes without any one characteristic lingering beyond its welcome. It finishes dry and a little sour.

Balance: This beer's complexity has a delicate balance I don't plan to question. It is on the malty side, though the malts are gentle and light. There is no hops taste specifically but there is an earthy, almost woody quality there (look forward to seeing the difference in the oak aged). The orange fruits and citrus notes are dull but broad - there are no sharp peaks in the flavour profile, but there are no gaps either.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of notchucknorris
4.68/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Got a bit of a gusher, but was able to get it under control pretty quickly. Lucky, because wasting this stuff should be a crime. Pours a heavily hazed burnt apricot color with a huge foamy white head. Settles to about a finger's worth.

S: A great mix of musty brett, floral hops and fresh tropical fruit notes. Lemon pepper, tangerine rind, banana, peach pie filling and maybe some honey. Smells really good.

T: Despite the fairly high abv, this one feels really light and well balanced. Opens with a light, floral note. Then a hit of peach, apricot and some doughy malt. The brett comes in near the finish and I get a nice dryness with some white grape and lemon. A fantastic saison.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Rifugium
4.29/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of Kinsman
4.66/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Fills the bottle with a beautiful bright orange body and a rich and creamy looking tan head on top. Juicy citrus and tropical fruits jump right out with the first whiff. Banana and pineapple come to mind, with a subtle spice note underlying it all.

The fruitiness again plays a leading role with the first sip but a little exploration reveals a whole lot more than the aroma showed. A seemingly odd combination shows tropical mango and banana cream notes with just a touch of citrusy bite pairing well with the earthy and musty farmhouse yeast notes.

Mouthfeel is thicker and creamier than many saisons but refreshing nonetheless. Overall, an absolutely top-notch saison and easily one of my favorite brett beers to date.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of PHBoiler
4.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

It would be hard to craft a saison better than this. The carbonation with tiny bubbles is something you notice in the appearance and the mouthfeel and is a highlight of both. You smell the fruity esters and slight funk on the nose that tells you you've got the correct yeast strains. The beer is delicious. Fruity, spicy and everything you'd want in this style. The pear is easily picked up and adds a sweetness that makes this beer so drinkable. I didn't realize that pear juice was utilized, but you can tell right away. A homerun for the style and amongst all styles. Beware of gushers. Have a glass ready.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of JohnG190
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange with billowy white head that fades into a frothy cap. Big nose of Brett, fruity esters and a bit of spice. Hits the palate bitter with nice doughy malt backbone. Finishes dry with a slight funk aftertaste. Mouthfeel is thin and effervescent. An outstanding farmhouse ale.

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Seizoen Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
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