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Seizoen Bretta - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Ratings: 1,030
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 7.67%
Wants: 174
Gots: 190 | FT: 25
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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:
"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 smarcoly
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

smarcoly, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of Mebuzzard
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Quite the solid beer, here. Rivals Boulevard's Saison Brett, but doesn't quite match it. It seems a bit lighter and not as "put together". But topping Boulevard is a tall task, and this beer is really good.

Clear burnt yellow/rust, fluffy white head.

Spicy, sweet, fruity, dry aroma

The brett on here does well with the pear juice and clings to the light biscuit malt quite well. Good spice, great feel. Slight funk and tartness. Very quenching.

Mebuzzard, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of zeledonia
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by 06/2017. I love saisons, especially ones with brett, and am very excited to try this. Tasted 26 July 2012, reviewed from notes.

Pours cloudy golden yellow of ripe wheat, nice fizzy foamy two-finger white head. Good retention, excellent lacing.

Smell is fruity and pungently yeasty. Great brett characteristics, earthy-funky, and integrated really well with the grainy aromas. Lovely.

Taste comes crisp and spicy, with a background of light fruit. Not exactly peppery, more tingly and chippy. The fruit is peachy. Tasty stuff, very smooth and well-balanced, but not as deep, with the flavors drying out and staying shallow in the finish.

Good mouthfeel - light-bodied, dry, fizzy, and refreshing. I like it.

One of the better saisons I've had, for sure. Doesn't quite hit the level of Boulevard's Saison-Brett, but it's just a step below that. Very very tasty, and one I would definitely drink again.

zeledonia, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of BilbosNuts
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a light, amber color that is mostly orange. It appears quite lively with a moderate amount of carbonation. A huge, frothy, white heads sits on top throughout. Thick rings of lacing are left behind.

S: Lots of brett aromatics with a big kick of tart, lemony citrus. A touch of grassy/hay-like aromas finish it off.

T: As big as the brett aspect was in the aroma, it seems to balance better with the other characteristics in the taste. Most aspects from the aroma are present in the taste along with more varied citrus notes.

M: Medium bodied with an ample amount of carbonation. It has a rather dry finish and a very slight bitterness.

O: Another enjoyable offering from Logsdon. I was very impressed with this one. A fine job keeping the characteristics of a classic saison with an addition of brettanomyces. Well done.

BilbosNuts, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The pour is an orange color with a tall white head. Nice bretty nose on this with good funky, earthy aromas and a fair amount of fruit. Citrus is certainly prominent, as is a touch of tropical fruit. A mild, but pleasant spice note and some sweet bread. The flavor is fairly dry but a touch of sweetness/malt remains. More citrus fruit character on the nose along with a touch of grass, earth, and pepper. Really interesting and enjoyable.

womencantsail, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of WillCarrera
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, bottle number SB11448, best before March, 2017, poured into a tulip glass.

A- A bit of foam slowly comes out of the top of the bottle after opening it, pours a cloudy golden apricot color. The head is about three fingers high and is soft and fluffy, good retention, leaves sheets of lacing all over the glass. This beer looks outstanding.

S- Lemony citrus and fruit, some grassy and hay-like funk, as well as a damp, earthy aroma.

T- Starts out fruity and citric, some citric tartness, some citrus rind bitterness follows. Nice bretty funk suggests hay and earth, a bit of light spiciness along with some pear flavor and a hint of honey.

M- Medium to light-bodied, nice, lively carbonation, dry, crispy finish.

O- Damn this an excellent saison! Until now Fantome Saison had been my unimpeachably favorite saison (when you get a good bottle), but this is a serious contender for my new favorite. The flavors are absolutely delicious and it's very drinkable as well. I would go out of my way to have this beer again, great stuff.

WillCarrera, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of Kopfschuss
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Kopfschuss, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of ASUBeer
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

ASUBeer, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of brystmar
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at BeerMongers.

Nice looking brew, leaves great lace. Funky yeast meets citrus in a harmonious blend of flavors. Smooth, crisp, and clean with lingering lemon. Properly carbonated (!). Saisons aren't typically my fav style but this is tasty.

brystmar, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of BrewerB
3.85/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tip of the cap to Healthy Spirits for providing this in a recent BOTM offering. I'm familiar with Logsdon's work with Wyeast and look forward to this and future beers his co-op produces.

Pours a slightly hazy medium orange color. Bottle was a gusher and produced a massive pillowy off white foam atop the beer. Great retention and lacing adhering to the glass.

Pleasant fruity yeast aromas. Touch of barnyard funk. Leather and modest pepper spicy.

Flavor introduces some citrusy (hops?) and a firm bitterness I'd not have predicted from the aroma. There's definitely some funk here too and it seems to be of the wet blanket or leathery type.

Medium light in body. Spritzy carbonation level.

An enjoyable offering from an up and coming brewery. As for Saisons with Brett, this is only my second but it lacks a lot of the intagibles that you'd find in Boulevard's version. Might be better to grab another bottle and hang onto it for a couple of years to let the funk further develop.

BrewerB, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

CheapBeerBuzz, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of DovaliHops
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by 5/2017. Pours a very hazy, golden-orange color with a large white head that goes down at a steady pace. Scent is initially pungent with pear juice and lemon zest. Some nice, peppery aromas with other tingly spices...making this smell very fresh and crisp. As the beer warms, the pear scent really come through. Somewhat funky...not as much as I was hoping for, but some definite tart aromas. Taste is initially tart! More tart than I had expected. Tart lemon and orange peel with canned pears juice flavors. Great pepper and spice to this one...tingling the tongue and the taste buds. Although the Brett was not very noticeable in the aroma, it is definitely present in the flavor. Great Brett flavor with a mellow funkiness. Some hops in the finish. Very refreshing! Mouthfeel is medium bodied, dry, and crisp. ABV well-hidden. Drinkability is very high. Overall, it's not every day you come across a beer from a brewery you've never heard of or had anything from and are blown away. This beer is fantastic, and I look forward to try anything else these guys put out. Also, I love the angle they're going with.

DovaliHops, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of Gonzoillini
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Gonzoillini, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of popery
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very nice saison. It's not particularly good looking for the style. Not really a complaint; there just happen to be some great looking saisons. Pours medium gold. A bit murky. The head puffs up but fades away relatively quickly. There's a wonderful depth to the saison yeast flavor in both taste and aroma. It smells like peaches, strawberries, grass, hay and fresh grain. Mild to medium funk. Compared to the normal version, the brett is easy to spot, which I had been told was not the case. It's more fruit funk than barnyard, closer to Sanctification than a funk bomb. The taste is medium tart. There's a bit too much body to call it dry, but I'm not getting much sweetness, either. It's got lemons, apples, oranges and a lightly bitter/astringent finish. Great stuff. The mouthfeel is round, though not heavy, and the finish dries it out. It's just a really tasty beer. I guess it shouldn't really be a shock that Dave Logsdon knows his way around yeast flavor, but I'm still quite impressed. It definitely stands out, even though the regular Seizoen and Kili Wit are also quite good. I'd love to try the Peach version or any other Logsdon beers.

popery, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of nycwinter
5/5  rDev +16.3%

nycwinter, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of GregSVT
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into a tulip

A: Pours a hazy straw yellow with a big white head that fades to a layering and leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.

S: The nose has the greatness of brett combined with a nice Saison. There are aromas of funk, lemon, orange peel, belgian esters, and more funk.

T: The taste is pretty impressive. Lots of apple/pear, lemon, esters, and a light sour flavor from the brett.

M: The fee is medium bodied but very dry on the finish.

O: This puts Saison Brett to shame. The aromas were good but the flavor is amazing. I don't like sour beers but this is great and what I expected when I had my first sour.

GregSVT, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of vkv822
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

750ml : tulip snifter

Lightly hazy orange with dense, creamy off white head.

Sweet, fruity very light funky Brett, wheat.

Fruity, Brett, some grainy, wheat malt.

Semi-dry, medium body. Soft bubbly carbonation.

Another really enjoyable beer from Logsdon. Easy drinking, yet complex flavor profile.

vkv822, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of HopHead84
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

6/30/2012

Bottle courtesy of Luke, thanks! Snifter.

A: Hazy yellow orange with a mountainous airy white head. Excellent retention with thick sheets of lacing left behind.

S: Grainy wheat with expressive Brett and floral characteristics. Leather meets pepper-like phenols and earth. Fruit is effusive, redolent of pineapple, apricot, orange, lemon, and tangerine. Yep, it's pretty fruity.

T: Rustic with soft citrus notes that bring to mind lemon, orange, and tangerine. Brett maintains a firm presence throughout, imparting leather and earth. The malt profile is grainy and soft. There's a little pepper with floral spicy notes. The ABV is well masked in the highly attenuated finish.

M: High carbonation and medium in body. The mouthfeel is dry and sticky.

Overall: An excellent Brett Saison and a beeswax seal to boot. Fuck.

HopHead84, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of GORUM
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

GORUM, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of GennyCreamAle
5/5  rDev +16.3%

GennyCreamAle, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of ithinkimasofa
4/5  rDev -7%

ithinkimasofa, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of litheum94
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle No SB 10281. Best by 2/2017.

Watch out; it's a gusher. Rocky bone white head. Settles to a frothy cover with nice lacing. Murky, burnt orange color.

Big, funky Brett aromas. Pepper and lemon. Cut grass and some slight band aids.

Bright, citrus flavors, with grassy tones. Restrained Brett flavors, funky and slightly sour. Not as apparent as it is on the nose, but it makes it's presence known. Light spicing and an earthy finish.

Fantastic. Refreshing and tasty. And at a great price as well.

litheum94, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of DaveHack
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

DaveHack, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of Ultraman9000
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Ultraman9000, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of SpdKilz
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A big thanks to James (cavemanlawyer) for this great beer. Cheers!

Appearance – Pours into my FFF Teku glass with a hazy orange color and two fingers of big fluffy white head.

Smell – Quite expectedly lots of brett in the nose – barnyard funk, wet hay, grass, slight white pepper.

Taste – Slight tartness up front, lots of brett, lemon zest, medicinal grass/floral flavors, and some spiciness. Very little sweetness which is a huge plus. Reminiscent of some JP saisons though even more dry.

Mouthfeel – Medium to lighter bodied, prickly carbonation, finishes damn dry just how I like my saisons.

Overall – A very enjoyable beer on this crazy hot Midwest summer night. I would drink this by the gallon if I could, though I just realized this was an 8% beer and you can’t even taste it. Can’t wait to try the Peche n’ Brett!

SpdKilz, Jun 20, 2012
Seizoen Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
95 out of 100 based on 1,030 ratings.