1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Seizoen Bretta - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

Not Rated.
Seizoen BrettaSeizoen Bretta

Educational use only; do not reuse.

1,157 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,157
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 183
Gots: 203 | FT: 28
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:
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."
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 1,157 | Reviews: 217
Photo of WeisGuy
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to whiskey for the bottle.

Appearance: Super hazed burnt gold. Massive, seriously massive bright-white head. Slowly drops to a small clumpy loose cap. Sheets of super sticky lacing. Collar has a tight-bubble structure and with the cap lasts for the duration.

Smell: Funky and slightly lactic. Some lemon zest. Light, pale malt sweetness. Grass, hay, damp and musty, but countered by a bright lemon and floral element. Powdery and mildly earthy. Ripe banana, some mango, and a soft spiciness. Yeasty with a nice compliment of Brettanomyces. Floral and fruity. So much.

Taste: Fruity funky tart. Loaded with ripe banana and mango. A bit of apple. Lemon zest and bright floral notes. Earthy and damp. Hay and grass with a huge punch of Brettanomyces. Powdery and herbal. So much yeast. Bright and complex. Fruity with a nice layer of lactic funk. Soft spiciness is peppery with some clove. Freshly mowed grass. Dirt.

Mouthfeel: Lightish body with a medium to high carbonation. Dry and clean finish. Lively.

Overall: This is the real Mo' Bretta Betta.

Hot damn son. A true American farmhouse with added Brett funk. Crazy complexity and depth, but so light and fresh. I want more of these forever.

Photo of angrybabboon
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Consumed 6/9/13

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer (and for informing me of the hype)

Appearance: Hazy, cloudy, deep orange - some gold around the edges - pours with a stupidly massive, bright white wall of foam - eventually fades to a frothy cap, literally leaves a wall of lacing - lovely

Smell: Funky, fruity, and screams "saison" (or "seizoen") - so many fruity esters, oddly juicy - a ton of light fruits, like apple and pear juice - a bunch of powdery, funky Brett - some light citrus, like tangerines - some pale malts, light grains - oddly clean, crisp, and juicy, especially for a farmhouse saison

Taste: Fresh, crisp, and juicy while simultaneously tart and funky - a potent apple, pear, and tangerine fruit quality - some nice tart notes - some funky, lightly tart, and lightly sour Brett - nice level of fruity sweetness - lightly spicy and peppery - a bizarre yet charming contrast between tart/earthy/dry and juicy/fruity/tropical - very, very interesting

Mouthfeel: Medium body, extremely smooth, excellent carbonation, nice finish

Overall: Spelling is irrelevant, please make more and give it to me

This is a fantastic saison. Like, this is the type of saison that would make someone that would make someone believe in this style. Juicy, tart, funky, and consistently interesting. Awesome stuff.

Photo of jrallen34
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of chase2634
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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

Photo of LambicPentameter
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a brown 750 mL capped bottle into a small tulip/snifter hybrid. The top of the bottle is dipped in wax for an extra failsafe for keeping the beer fresh. I can't decipher the bottling date code, but the "best buy" date reads March 2013, meaning this can obviously be cellared. I have a second bottle that I'll review to see how it changes over time.

Appearance - A light yellow-orange that is a bit cloudy, making it hard to see the carbonation trails rising from the bottom of the glass. Head is rocky off-white and takes a bit to dissipate, leaving moderate lacing and a fleeting film of bubbles atop the body.

Smell - Definitely reveals the brettanomyces, but a little more subdued than I've come to expect from brett-enhanced farmhouse ales. Another way to describe it would be balanced, with some faint wet straw and barnyard funk coming through as well, but some faint citrus and fruity undertones as well.

Taste - Delivers on the promise of the aroma, with the tartness from the brett coming through, but in a more subdued manner. Some notes of grass and earthy elements, and I think I can even detect some malty sweetness as well. You can also sense some hop bitterness to balance out the funk of the brett.

Mouthfeel - On the heavier side of light-bodied, but a refreshing pour overall, with pleasant carbonation and a lingering by gentle aftertaste.

Overall, a wonderfully balanced version of the style. The only reason it's not rated higher is because I prefer this subset of the saison style to be a little more in your face, to pack a little more palate wallop. All the same, it's incredibly drinkable and a solid representative of the style.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a special treat from my rare beer club, decanted after sessioning my homebrew saison to compare how the brett affects this style of brew. the pour on this is pale straw color and hazy with an inch of white head that leaves nice lacing. the nose has a lot of funk to it, some lemon zest and wild yeast. the taste is light, just simple white wheat malt and the crazy yeast and brett, its different than most, lighter, less fruity really, and very summery, pollen heavy, honey sweetness is slight towards the finish. I wouldn't get pear juice if it didn't say so. its super dry, which is nice, but I wish there was more carbonation in this, it just doesn't have the brightness I like in the genre. plenty drinkable though, and a well hidden alcoholic strength. a solid beer overall, and I was impressed with its simplicity yet dynamic flavor profile. a little more carbonation would make this world class, and it has me inspired to do a little experimenting with brett in my own beers...

Photo of DeutschesBier
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of beerinNV
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of elink00
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of dimitrov
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Bruery tulip. Pours out a beautiful hazed gold with a heaping two inch head. The head settle at the top after a bit leaving a moderate amount of lace behind.

Pear, country white bread and fruity, funky yeast mix with a bit of spice. Sweet fruit lingers in the nose.

Fruit, bread, slight bandaid, slight tart pear, funk and pale malts start this taste off nicely. More sweet than dry. A bit of booze noticed around the end. Goes down pretty well for the ABV. Slight booze heat is a bit much for a warm day.

This was my first beer from Logsdon, and I am impressed. This Saison is unique and delicious. Would love to cellar one.

Photo of bird22
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of elNopalero
4.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This review is of bottle # sb 26469, with a best by date of 12/2017. Purchased and enjoyed 5/13. (I couldn’t wait!)

This pours a honeyed orange-gold with terrific foam.

There's a floral aroma, like orange blossoms and clove honey, which is undercut by a distinct yet delicate Brett note. Not quite funky, not too funky at any rate, it nonetheless lends this beer a distinct character unlike most straightforward saisons.

The flavor comes across as crisp and spicy, even, with a bit of a cracked pepper and orange peel together with an emerging Brettastic funk. It's terrifically effervescent which keeps it light, and each sip invites another. I loved it.

Photo of coz
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of dbc5
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of woosterbill
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle, best by 2017, poured into a Fantôme tulip. Thanks Tony!

A: Cloudy orange body under a huge 3" head of white froth. Gusher, but great in the glass.

S: Apple, hay, earthiness, flowers and faint citrus. The Brett isn't as funky as I'd like, but overall it's beautifully complex and integrated.

T: A little cheesy funk and minerality up front, with earthy, floral, and citrusy flavors behind. Lightly boozy, spicy finish. Way funkier than the aroma, and very tasty; the boozy aftertaste keeps it from getting a higher score, though.

M: Soft medium body, creamy carbonation. Lovely.

O: Excellent Saison, but it fell short of my expectations given all the great things I'd heard about it. I enjoyed Boulevard Saison Brett far more.


Photo of RedDeath987
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of TallSaint
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of polishkaz
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Pine Box. Review from notes.

A: Pours a hazy orange with a small white head on top, tight foamy that lasts for a good while. Nice lacing down the glass.

S: Has a nice bretty aroma, a little bit of hay, yeasty spice, with some nice fruity aromas as well. Some citrus, lemon, apple, and a little peach/apricot.

T: Very nice! Lots of citrus, lemon, a bit of apple and apricot. It has a nice bretty flavor, a bit of hay, and faint tartness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Extremely easy to drink, goes down smooth.

O: A great beer from Logsdon. I think I like this version more than the oaked version, a little less chalky, with a stronger fruit flavor.

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Seizoen Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
95 out of 100 based on 1,157 ratings.