Seizoen Bretta - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Ratings: 1,091
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 174
Gots: 201 | FT: 29
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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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy orangeish yellow, white head with nice retention. Nose is scented with lemon, sourdough, brett funk, nice balance. Taste is slightly tart up front with nice fruity sweetness in the middle. Doughy yeast at the end. Nice balance. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing with moderate carbonation.

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Ledger's Liquors in Berkeley, CA, brought back to Sydney and shared with @laituegonflable and @tobeerornottobe.

Explodes on uncapping, fortunately not gushing, but with enough foam to provide a solid pool on the top of my table-top. When poured, the head is massive, but fine, collapsing after a while to leave a sticky mess of complex, webbed lacing. Body is a smooth, solid orange, and the head is a mildly orange-tinged beige. I expected raging carbonation, but in fact the bubbles are fine and languid—if you swirl the glass just a little bit, they end up going sideways.

Nose is fruity, but tart and crisp. Plenty of apple-and-pears, with a hint of crushed greenery and a solid woodiness. There's a freshness to it as well, like scraped citrus peel: in fact, there's almost a crisp West Coast hop character to it, despite the fact that I almost solely attribute the citric bite to the yeast. Fascinating.

Taste is also good: firm bretty characters give an earthy wholeness to the beer, along with some peppery bite on the back, while more fruity characters fill out the edges. I get apricot, pear and a touch of unripe banana. There's an odd smoothness to it, almost like a vanilla note, that is accentuated by the feel—despite the overt carbonation on opening, it almost feels completely flat. Crispness on the finish accentuates the lingering pepper, and gives a slightly brusque bitterness.

Overall, very good stuff. It's a ripe and appropriate saison, in the very best traditions of the style. When it's done well, it's a beautiful thing.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL (bottle SB 14222; best by 05/2017) into a Hennepin glass. Pours a beautiful glowing orange w/ a creamy white head, delicate webs of lace, vigorous carbonation. Beautiful beer.

Aroma is fruity, floral, funky. Vinous Brett yeast, apricots, green apples.

Taste, likewise, is fruity and fresh. Clean water, wild funk, clean pale barley malt. A blend of apple and pear juices, some dry vinous notes.

Mouthfeel is crisp, clean, refreshing. So drinkable. Finishes dry.

Overall just an outstanding, solid saison. Not finding many flaws here. This is as good as Saison-Brett, another personal favorite of the style.

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4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2012 Vintage

A: Hazy pale orange, big time carbonation with matching tenacious head.

S: Wet leaves, pear, green apple, quite funky! Lots of spicy yeast character, very fruity, rounded. Beautiful aroma.

T: Funky, earthy, and with a nice punch of lemony acidity. Fruitiness leans towards pear. This is an amazing Saison.

M: Very dry for the strength with a lovely creaminess on the palate.

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3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This bottle was served at approximately the correct temperature and enjoyed with some semi-authentic mexican food.
The beer poured a cloudy straw yellow with explosive carbonation and 3 inches of sticky white head after a careful pouring. Once the beer had a chance to settle (and more could finally be poured into the glass) the bottle's depths revealed dense chunks of tan brett that re-submerged at the bottom of my nonic. The nose was fruity, harsh, and immensely bretty. It tasted like barnyard. The mouthfeel was citrusy, slightly tart, dry, and medium bodied. Nothing about the beer qualifies it as refined (although you can't spell refined without rind...kind of like a lemon rind at points). Honestly, I could see this beer having a time and place, like when I'm in a bretty mood, but I may stick with saisons that possess more honey-like sweetness in the future.

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4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into tulip 12/10/12 thanks Mattsander and alpineclimber

A hazed orange amber with a finger of cream colored foam that sits for a few sips leaving a partial ring of lace

S loads of apple, pear with some apricot, candied pineapple, wet wood and funk, reminds me of a walk through the woods once the fallen leaves start to rot, smells better then it sounds I assure you

T the fruity notes are harder to pick out on their own and the funks mellowed a bit but the earthy woody notes work well for it

M light-medium with a few bubbles getting the flavor all over my mouth, a little bitter snap to it and the earthy notes linger on the finish

O great stuff and my glass was parked in front of my nose, it smells great and not lacking anywhere, nice funky notes for a young beer I can only imagine what a year or two would do to it

Nice farmhouse for sure with a great yeast profile, very drinkable stuff and no mention of booze anywhere Cheers Matt for bringing this one

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4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to rudzud for sharing this interesting beer as well.

Erupts as its opened, big fluffy white pillowy head fades slowly with pot marked spots and lots of sticky lacing, hazy nectar peach orange color. Would have been 4.5 if it didn't erupt.

Nose has tons of Brett funk, pure Brett, light amber golden malts, horse blanket funk, light bready malts, little lemon, hint floral spices. A nice fruit juice like quality, hard to tell if it's pear.

Taste more Brett, a nice fruit juice that brings some pear, light apricot like too, and almost peach but not quite. Some barnyard funk, light bready malts, light golden malt, hint pineapple, light floral spices, hint citrus, tropical. Touch of warming booze. Finish is dry, bready malts, light acidity, more lingering funk and pineapple and pear juice.

Mouth is med bodied lots of carb, light warming booze, sticky mouth lingering.

Overall pretty much what I expected, tasty, nice Brett funk, nice tropical fruit juice and pear flavor, light saison, except for the eruption quite nice.

Seizoen Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
95 out of 100 based on 1,091 ratings.