Peche 'n Brett - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
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4.71/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
2014 vintage poured into Teku.
Poursa murky orange much like peach purée mixed with filtered orange juice. Big tan head that lingers for a good while. Leaves a sticky film of bubbles on the top edges of the Teku.
Aroma is a bit subdued, it might be due to the cold temp. But there is plenty of juicy peach, guava, mango, strawberry, some bready malt, and a touch of that brettanomyces funk but barely there as the peach addition has taken over on this one.
The palate explodes. Literally, if this isn't the peachiest beer I have had then Clinton really never did inhale. I've had peach beers before and none have expressed the flavor as good as this one. Holy mackerel! Peach for days with an oak, musty mineral brett dry finish. Yes there is sweetness but it flows deep mid palate and comes crashing to a stop on the finish. A low tartness jumps out pre-finish which overwhelms that sweetness and by the time it's all said and done you are left with a pretty dry aftertaste. Upfront though it's like biting into a juicy peach mixed with lemon juice and tart pear cider. Awesome stuff.
Mouthfeel is crazy good. Someone complained about it being watery, well let me just say, they're crazy. It is a saison and should not have a medium or thicker body. This one sits between the heavier side of light and lighter side of medium. Makes the beer super drinkable. Awesome carbonation which can be a problem when Saisons go in barrels. Not here, ample carbonation that lifts some of those uber juicy flavors away assisting in keeping it from becoming cloying.
My final thoughts? Damn right deserves the hype that it gets and the only problem with this beer is that there is not enough. Logsdon does a good job in trying to spread the love but if you don't jump on this you get left out. This easily stands in my top three farmhouse ales (not sours) that I've had along with the LITTLE talked about Little Lobster On the Prairie and mega whale out of Hill Farmstead, Biere De Norma.
Having a saison showdown this week and this overshadows Prairies Eliza5beth pretty substantially. Still have a few more which may stack up against this, Convivial Suarez and Le Saissonier coming next.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 23:32:39 | More by MarcWP
District of Columbia
4.71/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
An orchard in a glass. Lovely, fragrant nose that is pure, high summer peaches. The color is a golden amber, not unlike a Bellini. The taste is very fruit forward -- one of the biggest peach-flavored beers I've had this side of Chez Monus. You can almost feel the peach juice dribbling down your chin. Absolutely lovely. The sweet peach is firmed up by a bit of Brett funkiness and the barrel oak. This is as close to summer as you are going to get after a long, cold winter. Great beer, but I think I still might prefer the Seizoen Bretta a bit more. The subtleties of the saison are drowned out a bit by the intense peachiness. Still, a great beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 02:01:00 | More by jjdc
4.63/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
The beer pours a honey amber color with excellent head retention and considerable laciing. On the nose, this beer really smells terrific. You definitely get a lot of peach (canned and fresh), but there's also some noticeable fruit cocktail, a hint of vanilla, and sort of "bretty" buttery funk aroma. The beer doesn't smell as if it's going to be all that sour, and in fact it wasn't. Otherwise, the flavor profile replicated the nose, but the balance in this beer is nothing short of amazing. There is a hint of sour, but it's just enough to counter the modest sweetness in this beer. Drinkability is just off the charts. Each sip begs for another one, and before I even knew what I was doing, I found myself reaching for the bottle to pour myself another glass. Alcohol is incredibly well integrated into the flavor profile. I did a double take when I saw the 10%.... there is no way I would have guess it was that high. Mouthfeel is fairly full with a long, lightly sour peach finish. However, there is nothing at all heavy or tiring about this beer on the palate, and this beer is just a joy to drink.
Excellent stuff.... even the usual out of the way places in town where I can usually find hard to find beers (MofC on Terwilliger and in West Linn, for example) were sold out of this beer, even though I'm sure they just got their supply in this past week. After trying this beer, I now have a better understanding why.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2014 16:35:27 | More by johnmichaelsen
4.44/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance- A tiny bit gushed out of the bottle before I poured, so be careful. Pours up a good bunch of head which has excellent retention. The head is a pure cotton-white while the body is a hazy and dull pale amber which appears brighter when held up to the light. A good amount of lacing with slight patches of sheeting.
Nose- There are definitely peaches used in the making of this beer. Very well rounded and very smooth with light notes of other stone fruits like apricots. Some apple and banana and a slight note of pears. Redolent without being overbearing. Swirling doesn't add anything to the picture.
Taste- Starts off with a front of peach that promises to be quite powerful but fades rather quickly. Slight woodiness from the hop bitterness. Slight funk and straw on the finish. Very tasty but not exactly the peach bomb I was expecting. Slight tartness and faint hints of acetic acid. Some cherry and other stone fruits plus a mild note of pears. This is very smooth and very well rounded to the point that this beer has incredible balance integration. No hint at all of the 10%. Very easygoing and delicate. Light barnyard, mushrooms, stinky cheese, straw, and armpit around the edges. I wish these aspects had more presence because that would definitely give this beer more character. Slight oak but this beer is mostly about the peach. Never cloying but always present, its presence makes it a must for peach lovers. Really good beer that shows inclinations of being great. No flaws at all and extremely drinkable. Such sublimity that I think it can be considered a great beer. This is a beer that really grows on you. Some hints of orange and lemon make this somewhat mimosa like or what I imagine a mimosa made with peach juice would be light. Nice dry finish really cleans up the flavor profile well. The pear juice works perfectly in concert with the peach notes.
Mouthfeel- So light bodied that this tends toward airy. Light carbonation works really well for this beer. It doesn't make your tongue tingle but there is a mild and smooth effervescence that works well for this beer.
Drinkability- Extremely drinkable to the point of being dangerous. It's so good that it's easy to ignore how good it is. Fortunately, it's pretty hard to get or I might being spending 20 bucks a pop on these frequently.
Overall- Great beer that is definitely worth the 20 bucks. I would definitely take one of these over any Cascade beer (not that they're necessarily comparable but in regard to the price point). Reminds me a lot of La Fin du Monde which also doesn't have great complexity but is exceptional at the few things it does do. A must try if you can get your hands on it. While I'm scoring this lower than what I scored Seizoen Bretta, I'm under the impression that this is a better beer. I will have to sample the regular Bretta again to compare.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2014 04:26:21 | More by artoolemomo
Peche 'n Brett from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
98 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.