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Seizoen Bretta - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Ratings: 992
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 7.67%
Wants: 172
Gots: 191 | FT: 26
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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 snpub540
3.9/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

As soon as I opened the the wax bottle top a massive rush of foam shot out from the bottle. Once things settled down it poured a very hazy orange hue topped with a 2 finger white fluffy head that left some great lacing on the glass all the way down. Lots of carbonation in this one.

Aroma was mostly grass and hay aromas with a slight funk note.

Taste was a very nice blend of sour and a peppery, spicy notes. Very dry and crisp finish.

Mouthfeel was crisp and refreshing. This is a perfect beer for the nice warm weather right now. Excited to try more of Logsdon's beers.

snpub540, May 12, 2012
Photo of beenitty
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

beenitty, May 07, 2012
Photo of kawilliams81
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a wax dipped 750ml bottle into a Bell's tulip.

A- pours a cloudy, golden orange with a big 3" white head. Waves of lacing remain on the glass.

S- lots of citrus (lemon and lime), musky, barnyard hay funk.

T- lemon peel and Citrus, spices, not a lot of sour or funk like the nose would suggest.

M- light bodied, high carbonation. Slight dryness at the finish.

O- very good saison, but expected more sour and funk.

kawilliams81, May 05, 2012
Photo of ehammond1
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2012)

The Bruery Provisions
Orange, CA

Hazed, yellow and golden with a moderately sized off-white head that leaves spiderwebs of gorgeous lace all the way down the glass.

Very nice, appropriate, aroma of Brett funk, earth, hay, grass, mild hops, and a bit of pepper.

The flavor is just as nice as the aroma with the Brett playing the largest flavor role, balanced nicely by moderate bitterness, earth, grass, hay, and a bit of spice.

Medium bodied with high carbonation.

A joy to drink. I've had this probably four times now and have loved it each time.

ehammond1, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of geokills
4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smelling of fresh wet hay, plenty of spicy phenolics alongside some lemony citrus esters, this bright and highly carbonated hazy orange amber brew features a complex nose and flavor profile, likely due in no small part due to a brettanomyces yeast addition and bottle conditioning. Very dry, a touch grassy, with just enough barnyard on the tongue to make things interesting without overpowering the soft malt balance amidst its peppery and lemony profile. Absolutely delicious, one of the best (if not the very best) farmhouse ale I've had the privilege to enjoy. This one is worth seeking out.

geokills, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: hazy yellowish orange bodied beer. Huge white head that drops down to an uneven and chunky cap. Lacing all over the glass.

Smell: wet hay and slightly earthy funk. Fruity, floral, and slightly peppery yeast.

Taste: Wheat malt, wet hay mix with fruity yeast. Mellow lemon tartness. Just the right amount of brett, its earthy and slightly dusty. Hint of pepper and floral notes.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with carbonation levels at the high end of moderate. While the beer has ample carbonation that is soft and delicate. Dry and crisp mouthfeel.

Overall: Great saison. Logsden really makes great Farmhouse beers. Another benchmark beer in the saison beer family.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of Duff27
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Inch tall off white head. Sticky lacing and able head retention.

Musky funk on the nose. Some citrus in there, bottle says Lear so we'll go with that.

Brett funk taste is there but not overpowering, more pears than anything. backups guess the ABV around 9%abv.

Very dry. Well carbonated.

Very nice Brett infused saison here. I'm no saison expert but it's one of my favorite styles and this one is right up there with Saison Brett to me. Worth seeking out!

Duff27, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of alpinebryant
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received from BrewsoBrewco, Thanks Dan

A: Pours a hazy straw yellow with a massive white head that I had to be careful with on the pour only putting enough to cap the top of a tall tulip glass.

S: Tart lambic like brett presence on the aroma, lemon rinds and some lime-aid funk.

T: Well this certainly starts off nice with a solid brett flavor. Not a ton of sourness as is right for a farmhouse ale, just lots of brett and a bit of sweettart lemon-lime. Seems to have a pilsner malt body with a bit of aromatic malt.

M: Light carbonation in the bite, but massive carbonation in the pour. This one could easily overflow if you pour too much into a glass and do not wait for it to settle.

O: This is a great brett saison that I really knew nothing about before trying it out. I think it would be hard to not like this. Perhaps I am not a fair critic of this as none of the flavors are strange to me, but I could see a person who had never heard of a farmhouse ale even liking this. Smooth crisp and refreshing.

alpinebryant, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of sholland119
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

sholland119, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of thewimperoo
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

thewimperoo, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of emerge077
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Mark (by way of WST) for sharing! Quick review transcribed from written notes.

Nice classic bottle graphics that seem well-suited to a silkscreen application. It has a Swiss Appenzell vibe going on, very nice.

Murky orange amber coloration, dense and lasting layer of white foam on the surface.

Signature aromatic notes of Bretty funk, horsehair and phenolic pepper, slightly medicinal (in a good way) but restrained.

Dry and Brett forward taste, yeasty and dry with some light grassiness and notes of citrus rind. Long lingering dry aftertaste.

Really nice and classic Brett Saison, reminiscent of Boulevard Saison-Brett...

Sounds: Bourbonese Qualk - (The Last Thing We Have Is) Choice

emerge077, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of ineva
5/5  rDev +16.3%

ineva, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

ygtbsm94, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of Sean9689
3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Chris! I think I've had this one before but never review it. Well, here's my official review. Bottle into wine glass.

A - Pours a pale yellow color, frothy white head, sticky lace, nice cap, thin collar.

S - Light tartness, some citrus sweetness, lots of funk, dry hay notes in there as well. Really solid nose and the brett has added some nice complexity into this saison.

T - Similar to the nose, light tartness, funk, some fruity sweetness, stone fruit, and floral notes round this one out. Again, the brett adds a nice complexity without taking away the good parts of this saison. Finish is funk and tart with some subtle sweetness.

M - Light to medium, high carbonation, light tart dry finish.

O - A really nice brett saison that we all seemed to enjoy. I think it's gotten better since the first time I had it, which is good to note. I would definitely have this one again, if offered up.

Sean9689, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of Rollzroyce21
4/5  rDev -7%

Rollzroyce21, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of augustgarage
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle No SB 846; best before January, 2017. Poured from a waxed-and-capped 750mL bottle into my Troubadour tulip.

Dark orange/amber gradient is cloudy on the initial pour and totally opaque by the final pour thanks to the rich coral yeast dregs. Two fists of seashell foam crown the liquid, forming a massive lasting three-dimensional tower. Dense, sticky, merengue-like lacing; superior retention.

The earthy peppery Brett. is prominent in the nose though offset with other yeasty phenols, clean malt, and a hint of grass from the hops, and winter fruit (probably from the addition of pear juice as part of the priming solution for the bottle conditioning).

Sweet/tart pear notes join with the distinctive Brett earth/pepper funk which also contributes a hint of fresh goat milk. Malt and hops come through gently as well, though the yeast is the star as you would expect for the style. Well integrated despite being youthful - the Brett seems to bind all the disparate flavors rather than overwhelm the base.

Medium-bodied, well carbonated, effervescent, and soft yet refreshing.

The base beer is growing on me itself, though the addition of Brett takes this ale to another level. A superior domestic take on the traditional farmhouse ale - looking forward to see what the future brings from this brewery. Worth tracking down...

augustgarage, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of EgadBananas
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to msubulldog25 for this want!

First off, what an enigmatic brew out the gate!

The wax on the cap was very thin and minuscule, but I had that damnedest time getting an opener to lock on to the crown. Once I did, the initial hiss provoked a slurry of foamy bubbles to spew from the barely open cap and down the bottle. I removed the cap quickly there after, expecting more gushing, but all was tame. I quickly preceded to pour a glass and the result was a perfectly hazy, mild orange body with a slight off-white head of approximately a finger and a half in size, and perfectly fluffy and seemingly suspended in time. Retention bears it's name thanks to this brew, I would presume. The aroma bears a beautiful bouquet of flowery hops and deep funky layers, hay and an unmistakable barnyard presence. Slight fruit and citrus tones, backed by an ever slight, yet pronounced sweetness. I quickly slurp through the foam to get to a liquid ripe with funky citrus notes, barnyard hay, and a slightly tart edge that neither overwhelms, nor disappoints. Slightly sweet notes break up and balance the funky, tart beings. I can't help but find the body mostly full, with a slight creamy finish. It doesn't share an effervescent quality that I've come to expect, but I don't find it lacking at all because of that.

This brew is everything I'd expect from a Brett Saison, and at the same time a new and exciting adventure.
How's the housing situation in Oregon? I want in.

EgadBananas, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of OldPenguinHunter
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is just a very well made saison. Poured great, smelled great, tasted awesome, a gre...nice balance of tartness, funk, and malt. Not too boozy seeing the 8.0%alc... This was hidden very well. The beer reminds me of Boulevard saison-brett but a bit more hoppy. Great beer, I totally champion this beer!

OldPenguinHunter, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of tcampbel1
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

tcampbel1, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of hoppymcgee
4/5  rDev -7%

hoppymcgee, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of slimntubbs
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

slimntubbs, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of Diomede
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Diomede, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of msubulldog25
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

msubulldog25, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of jbakajust1
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

jbakajust1, Dec 30, 2011
Seizoen Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
95 out of 100 based on 992 ratings.