Peche 'n Brett | Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Brewed by:
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Oregon, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Seizoen Bretta oak aged and loaded with tons of local organic peaches (a pound and a half per gallon).

First released in 750ml bottles May 2012.
Second release in January 2013.
Third Release - February 2014

Added by msubulldog25 on 05-08-2012

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Photo of jlindros
4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shared at my Birthday whale tasting. I shared this one, thanks to HaveUSeenMyCellar.

Pours a light fizzy head that barely comes, hazy peach color.

Nose has some Brett funk, horsehair, light peaches, fruity but funky, canned peaches but light.

Taste starts funky, wild Brett but not super funky, nice juice, fresh canned peaches, esters and hint of phenols, grainy bready yeasty, smooth and doesn't drink like 10% at all, finish is juicy, light bitterness, peach, syrupy and sticky, light dusty oak.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall not bad, but not as good as I expected. Drinks well, but peaches are too light, and funk isn't as much as I expected either.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.58/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Never thought I'd see this on the shelves. I guess living in the 'burbs does have its benefits. This batch was released Jan 2013

With a slow gush that renders to nought all my patience in letting this settle down after a rough ride in the shopping cart and the subsequent drive home, this beer is a hazy, peachy orange with a dense, light peach head with excellent retention and moderate lacing. Does a non-gushing Logsdon beer even exist? Never mind. The beer itself is fantastic. The nose exhibits such a bright, vibrant and delicate peach nose, fresh, fragrant, fruity and floral that it makes me want summer all over again. The base saison is clear - spicy clove and white pepper with a blend of Brett phenols,barnyard, with honey, rustic grains (spelt?) and a touch of fattiness and yeasty aroma that does serve to accentuate the fruit, the nose is incredible. A touch of coriander seed is also present.

The palate opens with an exceptional blend of peach flavor, mild peach acidity and saison and Brett spices. A blend of lemon and peach acidity lends a piquancy that really does open up the palate to multiple waves of flavor. White pepper, clove-y Brett, a little bit of spicy alcohol, barnyard, a faint bay leaf note, a little bit of kaffir lime brightess, the aromatics of orange blossom honey, all in beautiful harmony, the palate really is an education. Despite its strength, the peach flavor never takes over, playing the role of an equal partner in this complex piece. Recognizably and enjoyably deep and varied, it lends an excellent flavor here. A touch yeasty on the finish along with a blend of peach, clove and honey, this beer is medium in body, moderately carbonated and a treat on the palate. The nose had me worried about whether this would be too fatty for my liking, but good lord, is this near perfect. The alcohol is shockingly well-hidden, there is no way I would have pegged this at 10%.

Easily the best beer I've had in 6 months. The way the peach is expressed on the nose reminds me of my first encounter with Yellow Bus in its youth with all the brilliant peach aromatics stunningly layered. This comes with the highest of recommendations.

**Edit 21 Feb 2014**

Note to self : stop aging beers. Especially those that don't need it.

Less peachy, more Brett forward than when fresh, slightly sulfury/ farty with the peach being more of a tart peach/ character than the bright, complex redolent peach character that it had fresh. That said, it's still fleshy and mildly frothy. The palate still has a ton of peach, but it does seem to have lost some of the brash brilliance of its youth. The peach juice has fermented out, leaving an earthy, spicy Brett character. Moderately sweet nonetheless, this is still very good closer to a 4.3 than 4.6 fresh. Yeast character is moderate and a faint heat are noticeable.

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Photo of cfrances33
4.88/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

2013 bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead stem. Thanks Zane!

Pour: Hazy, bright orange. Two fingers of fluffy white head from and leaves some heavy, thick lacing. Fantastic looking beer.

Smell: Woah! Big peach and pears up front, as well as some pineapple, mango, and grapefruit. A very pronounced funk. Hints of sweet breadyness enter, but only just. This just smells perfect, and maybe the best smelling beer I've ever had.

Taste: Big peaches up front, that quickly subside into lactic tartness and a very earthy brett funk. Lemon, white grape tannins, and pear. The Seizoen Bretta base is undeniable through the mid-palate. Finishes with tart peaches and pear, more funk, and a dry white wine barrel oak.

Mouthfeel: Insanely juicy. No hints of alcohol whatsoever. Goes down very easily, and finishes quite dry.

Overall: This is a top tier wild ale, no doubt. I think I prefer Mimosa a tad more, and Oak Aged Bretta more than both. I absolutely will be seeking this out again soon.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.6/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy orange color, rather bright with a small white head on top that reduced to a bubbly ring on top. Sporadic clingy lace.

S: A great combination of bretty aromas and peaches. Some definite hay/barnyard funk going on with ripe fruit. Just a bit of oak.

T: Nice fresh peach flavor, not super peachy, but very balanced with the brett. Very light tartness mixed with the funk that the brett brings to the beer. Light wheat and grainy malt in the background.

M: Light bodied with medium carbonation. Extremely drinkable, especially for 10%!

O: Really a great beer, one of the best I have had recently, certainly lives up to its reputation. Look forward to trying the other Logsdon Saisons.

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Photo of msubulldog25
4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle (#P3951; best by 01/2018), beeswax seal on a golden cap.

A: Small hiss as the seal is broken, then pours a pretty apricot/copper orange with foamy/fizzy whiteness cresting just at the edge of the glass. Bubbles percolate and cling precariously, head doesn't last (a breaking skimcoat seconds after the pour), neither does the lacing. Overall complexion is slightly haze, moreso as the bottle nears its finish.

S: Nose-tickling 'funk', a bready/earthy/ moldy medley that reeks of wet hay and over-ripened fruit. Good strength - really present when poured warmer, closer to 'room temperature'.

T: Soft peach skin, juicy and laced with tartness. Lemon rinds, green apples, cut grass, a trace of pine. Finishes kind of acidic... with a chalky/mineral bitterness.

M: I'm susceptible to reflux from acidity, and got it right away on first sip. oddly, it mellowed out quickly and things were fine as the smoother grainy/bready characteristics gave balance. Not too fizzy/carbonated - medium body. This is 10%? Wow, one would hardly know it.

O: After tasting this beer at least 5 times, it's safe to say: "a terrific beer". Considering the "best by" dating on all bottles extends 5 years into the future, ALL are pretty 'young', so it'll be interesting to taste them again in 2, 3, 4 years (or more). Suffice to say the 'peach' is upfront right now, the tartness zesty and aggressive. Thank goodness there are a few cellared to taste later. Well played, Logsdon.

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Photo of t420o
4.69/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Logsdon Farmhouse Peche n Brett

Batch 2

A- pour yields a 1 finger off white head receding quick leaving almost no lacing as expected. 3.5

S- tart, funk, peaches, fruity. Amazing 4.5

T- starts out with juicy peaches light funk, and some tartness follewes by ripe peaches and finishing tannic. The oak barrel has done amazing things to this beer and lends a very nice light sweetness making it perfect. As good as I could ever imagine a beer being. 5

M- good medium body with a medium level of carbonation. 4

O- amazing beer that was a pleasure to try. I'd love another bottle of this. 5

A+

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Photo of popery
4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light straw color, orange-ish, really. Very cloudy. Nice big head. White. Lots of small bubbles. Creamy. Very good lacing. Quite a pretty beer. Nice aroma of saison funk and smokey peaches. The peach character is fresh and deep. It has a very light smoke fruit character. Lots of yeast earthiness. A bit mineral-ish. It's a cultured peach flavor. Not terribly jammy or pungent, but a rustic citrus peach wood flavor. Taste starts with sweeter peaches and turns to sourer drier territory quickly. Finish is lightly bitter. Peach skins. Light mouthfeel. Very smooth and nice for the abv. Very happy to try this one. Big thank you to westcstbrlvr. This is another excellent beer from logsdon.

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Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.84/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Bottle #P2563 / Best by Dec-2017

750mL poured into stemless wine glass.

Loads of peach upfront that wasn't overbearing. Followed by the fruity farmhouse, yeasty flavors that brought out a mild acidity and low sourness. As classified as a wild ale, I expected more tartness but this level was all good. The oak added a nice depth of tannic mellowness. The oak may also have to do with the hints of vanilla detected. Very impressive.

EDIT: Beer was previously classified as a wild ale before it was corrected.

Bottle #5513 / Best by Jan-2019

750mL poured into Lost Abbey Teku on 7-Mar-14

Less peachy and more saison apple-tartness than I remember, but still very enjoyable. Dangerously drinkable at 10% ABV. My wife really liked it. One of the best farmhouse ales, at least Top 3, that I ever enjoyed.

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Photo of inlimbo77
4.19/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml, BBD 12/2017
Hill Farmstead

A: Hazy bright orange color. Got about a a half finger of bright white head. Faded into a layer and then a ring around edges. Some sticking lacing.

S: Smells of full on Brett. Not getting as much peach character as I was expecting. What's there is that fresh peach flesh. Wheat. Some pepper notes As it warms, more wet hay from the Brett.

T: Up front you don't get the tartness I was expecting. You get the sweet apricot wheat and thin malts. In the back end you get some tartness from the Brett. Definitely getting that soft oak aging. Rounded flavor. Dry finish.

M: Medium bodied.

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Photo of grittybrews
4.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured a hazy orange gold with two fingers of bright white head. Aroma of peach, pepper, hay, oak, and pear. Not too much lacing after the head dies down.

Moderate-to-high carbonation and a full, thick mouthfeel. Creamy and just a bit slick from the alcohol, which is otherwise almost undetectable.

Not as sweet as I suspected, with mild peach, oaky vanilla, apple and pear, a trace of funk, and peppery spice. Finishes very dry and keeps you coming back for more.

It was hard to drink this one slowly. Amazing balance, totally delicious. Doesn't supersede the base beer for me, but I love how they integrated the peach. Not at all overdone.

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Photo of dirtylou
4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, brouwers, split

Hazy peach body - thin layer of beige bubble. "Tastes like a Logsdon beer". The brett is in full force - aging this beer seems foolish. The glorious peach notes hit in the finish and are a real nice contrast of sweet-tart. Grassy, funky, some oak, bready notes. Fantastic stuff.

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Photo of stx00lax
4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A-Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a fluffy white head.

S- Peaches, oak and brett non-surprisingly dominate here. Some sweet bready malts round out the nose.

T- A serious upgrade over their regular seizoen-bretta. The peach is fresh with the oak adding more layers of flavor. Drying oak and brett play together very well. The tannins of the wood combined with the fruit replicate the sense of sucking on a peach pit. Subtle notes of vanilla add as a great natural pairing with the fruit.

M- Smooth and creamy. Drying with a lingering tart/sweetness and light bready malt. I cannot believe that this beer is 10%! Dangerous at the rate im drinking this.

O- Highly recommended. Im curious to see how this one ages. Its so good though that im afraid my last bottle will be gone too soon to find out!

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Photo of oregone
4.66/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle into a Deschutes tulip. Batch #2.
A: murky orange with a solid three finger head. I expected this not to be clear, but it's incredibly hazy. Not chunky thank goodness, but still nothing amazing to look at.
S: peaches and funk. Bretty goodness with a solid peach backbone and some hint of crisp acidity. Smells delicious!
T: peaches right up front. Surprisingly not as over the top as I was expecting. Almost balanced with the mild acidity and Brett character. Seems like the Brett is playing into the fruit flavors, with it's funky notes playing a supporting role. Very, very nice.
M: just perfect. It's a light bodied brew, but the perfect level of carbonation and the silkiness and richness of flavor provide a mouth filling experience.
O: awesome. I was expecting this to be a bit of a letdown. So talked up, I generally assume that it can't actually be THAT good. This one lived up to it's reputation. I would put this above any other Saison I've had. And that is how I would characterize it after drinking it. Reads as a beautiful Saison with fruit. The Brett is apparent, but if you put this next to their other brews, the comparison would be obvious I think. Interested to see how this ages as the fruit fades and the Brett takes a funkier and stronger role.

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Photo of Gobzilla
4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a murky gloden orange in color with pale yellow highlights a half finger of bubbly head that left good wisps of lacing sticking to the glass. Good funky bretty character and peach fruit were noticeable upfron on the nose with hints of spice, herbs and wood oak with nice tarf qualities. The peach fruit was more apparent on the palate with good bretty barnyard funk, slight spice, hints of citrus zest alongside great oaky accents and a touch of apple pear flavor. The brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a oaky, fruity, bretty funky, slight spice and tar finish. These dudes really now how to funk it up!

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Photo of kscaldef
3.42/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

In past years I have given this beer a 4.5+, but I'm not crazy about the 2015 release. Smells great, but tastes very perfume-y, and that aggressive Logsdon brett strain comes across slightly soapy in this case.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Huge, huge thanks to boralyl for this one. Served in a cervoise. Pours a slightly-cloudy light peach color. Wow. Let's start that way. Nose has huge peach plus earth and mild funk. Dry and a bit creamy. Dry. Touch acidic. Some wheat. Incredible. Logsdon has really got some good things going.

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Photo of Etan
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into a tulip. Sent to me by Mahlik. Thanks!

This was a major gusher, so beware.

A: Pours a murky tangerine orange with a spongy white head.

S: Slightly gamey brett and sweet peach in the nose, nicely integrated. Hay, mango, slightly cakey, sweet.

T: Peachy tartness, tropical fruit, drying oak, soft vanilla, mildly sweet bready malt, floral, light horsey brett in the finish. No noticeable alcohol.

M: Light-bodied, creamy carbonation, moderate tannic dryness.

O: This is incredibly well-balanced and easy-drinking. There's no hint of the 10%. The brett and fruit are at a perfect level of expression. Very impressive, something I could drink all day.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.54/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Notes taken from 9/29 from the craziest bottle share that i have ever been a part of. Thanks so much to the NYC and Hoboken crew for letting me participate in this incredible day of drinking long time wants and insanity.

Thanks kindly for sharing.

a - looks just like the 5 glasses of amazing sours in front of me. yellow orange with thin foamy orange head.
s - fresh peaches...yum
t - fresh peaches again. outrageous. finish is a bit odd with a little up tick of booziness, but the flavoring is really nice otherwise.
m - a bit boozy, kind of like peachy sangria
o - really great peach flavor. feels like peach vodka with fresh peaches swimming in it.

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Photo of claspada
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Slight gusher on the outset, should have been prepared, luckily only lost a couple drops as we had glasses ready.

Pours a very hazy yellow color with a thick white head that recedes to leave a thick amount of soapy lacing.

Aromas begin quite rustic and earthy intially which was surprising. There is a nice earthy, bretty funk with a sugary pilsner/pale malt base. As it warms there is a slight presence of peaches but honestly I was expecting more. There is also more and more emerging oak and some Farmhouse spiced yeast.

The tastes follows the nose with plenty of oaky wood and yeast-induced spice with some moderate tartness. There is a very solid rustic bretty funk to this with more and more emerging fruity apricot notes.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation on the higher end of medium. Finish is perfectly dry and musty and earty with slight stone fruit in the background.

Overall I would have liked a little a little more peach flavor to balance the saison backbone but that aside this is probably the best Farmhouse ale (and definitely the best organically produced beer) I have ever had. I wouldn't call it a wild ale, per say, because it was more rustic and less overly sour or tart. The fact that this was 10% was ridiculous, it drinks like 7% max. Not a drop of alcohol. I would say crack this ASAP as I believe the peach flavor is fading and the Brett is really taking hold. I definitely plan to seek out more beers from this new Oregon farmhouse brewer.

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Photo of iadler
4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. Big thanks to immobilisme for bringing this to the summer tasting!

A- Pours a hazy light orange with a one finger head that leaves a few lines of lacing.

S- Tons of ripe peaches upfront followed by some lactic, brett, oak, lemon peel and a bit of vinegar

T- Again the peaches are the star of the show with fresh peach juice and peach skin with some lactic notes, which reminds me of peach yogurt. Oak, vinegar and a hint of brett follow.

M- Medium carbonation with a creamy mouthfeel.

O- Definitely the most surprising beer of the two day tasting, which included the 4 BA DL'S, Rare, BA Speedway, Damon and many other good ones. The 10% is nowhere to be found in this. I sure wish I could have had more than a couple ounces of this stuff. Fantastic beer and one I'll be seeking out in the future.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.02/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Best by 5/2015. Bottle number P430. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Very murky. Golden yellow body. Small white head. Great retention.

Smell - Whoa, peaches. Amazing fruit aroma. Light brett, but it's otherwise all peach.

Taste - Peach is still nice, but it's a little more sour. Less exciting. Peaches and tang. Appropriate name for this beer, I suppose.

Mouthfeel - Light and overcarbonated. Dry and a little sour.

Overall - Great fruit flavor, but the beer itself isn't necessarily great. Tasty, but definitely could be a better beer.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle opened on 1.30.13
Batch 2

A - Pours a hazy, lighter orange with a one finger cream-colored head with big bubbles that slowly fade.

S - Sweet peaches, some Brett, and a touch of butter oak.

T - Brett, then wood, and finishes with some peach.

D - Super soft, Decent carbonation with a medium body.

O - Not a peach explosion as I remembered from Batch 1, but a nice balance and very layered. Super brew!

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Photo of ehammond1
4.72/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, cavemanlawyer!

Hazy golden orange and peach in color with a quickly forming, persistent near-white head. High carbonation, as this one started bubbling over the bottle's lip upon cracking. This leaves the glass absolutely sticky with a thick film of lace down the glass. Gorgeously sticky!

A complex, marvelous, balanced, delicate, yet bold aroma. The Brett yeast is toned down when compared side-by-side with the straight Bretta version, though here it's marvelously complementary as opposed to in your face. The addition of the peach and additional wood notes is striking yet delicate. This is a peach/funk/earth lollipop. Yes, please!

Peach and white fruits dominate, as initially this beer almost seems too sweet. It doesn't take long to realize that it isn't, as there's a very nice earthy and funky bitterness that complements the ripe peach notes, along with a hint of wood and even more barnyard funk.

Medium bodied, creamy, with moderate-high carbonation.

Simply phenomenal. I wish I could drink this by the barrel.

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Photo of Sarlacc83
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle.

A: Very cloudy yellow. Good lacing. Slides off the glass.

N: Intense peach. Dry earthiness. Some light lemon and citrus.

T: Sour, sugary peaches. More of the lemon. Some herbal bitterness and pine floor. The brettanomyces are making their presence known with some dry funk. Not much oak here, surprisingly, but I wouldn't call it a defect.

M: The saison mouthfeel dominates here, in a good way. Light and airy. No alcohol. Can't believe it.

O: Goodness in a bottle, and I wish this wasn't such a limited release. Definitely not a beer for people who hate this particular stone fruit, though. I'm hesitant to age my other bottle because I'm afraid the peaches will disappear.

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Photo of Sean9689
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Todd!

A - Pours pale yellow, white head, spotty lace.

S - Peaches...millons of peaches, peaches for me! The actual brett is a small 2nd compared to the peach note, but I'm not complaining.

T - Peaches! Fruity sweetness, light brett funk, dry citrus. This beer drinks like 5% or so, I can't believe it's 10%. Finish is all sweet peaches and some light dry funk.

M - Light body, good carbonation, clean finish.

O - Amazing peach-saison of some sort...I wanted more but the bottle was crushed in 1 minute! I guess I'll have to track one of these down for myself...my wife would love this stuff.

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Peche 'n Brett from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
97 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.