Peche 'n Brett - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
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4.71/5 rDev +5.8%
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.
03-09-2014 23:32:39 | More by MarcWP
District of Columbia
4.71/5 rDev +5.8%
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.
03-08-2014 02:01:00 | More by jjdc
4.63/5 rDev +4%
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.
Edit from 4/12/14. As others have noted, this is not a beer to age or sit on. Sampled one of two bottles I still have left from the most recent release, and the peach flavor is already starting to subside a bit. It was stil tasty, but when very fresh, the peach flavor is prominent and just amazing, whereas now it's just one more voice in the flavor profile chorus. Still good, don't get me wrong, but when very fresh, this beer is just out of this world.
02-24-2014 16:35:27 | More by John_M
4.44/5 rDev -0.2%
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.
02-24-2014 04:26:21 | More by artoolemomo
3.7/5 rDev -16.9%
750ml bottle poured into a snifter. The brew appears a hazy orange with a solid white cap 2+ fingers strong that is composed of large bubbles and holds seemingly throughout the entire duration.
The aroma contains earthy brett upfront with a light fruit essence like apricot/peach but without getting sweet smelling. There is some funk and oak that blend into the brett that almost imparts a feel of sulfur.
The taste includes plenty of wheat and faded fruit that is like peach/apricot skins. It is somewhat carbonic and lightly mineral filled just like the base saison (which I wasnt crazy about.)
This is a lightly watery feeling brew with an abundance of carbonation. It is sadly cabonic an overall just ok. I have tried to approach this brewery with positive anxious thoughts but everytime I try their goods, im left underwhelmed. I would drink this again if given the opportunity but really, I dont see this as anything special or worth going out of your way for. Perhaps this was an off bottle?
02-21-2014 18:37:41 | More by stakem
4.48/5 rDev +0.7%
Review #500. Served at the January tasting at the Taproom. Thanks to Darren for bringing this! One of my top wants, which for some reason has been impossible to find every time it's released. Poured out of a 750ml bottle into a tulip glass. I believe this is last year's release.
Logsdon is known in my mind for making nothing but gorgeous looking farmhouse ales, and this is no exception, in my mind. Looks a lot like fresh squeezed peach juice (or a combination of stone fruit, in general). Orange amber, with a thickness and cloudiness from the sediment and yeast, as well as a fluffy bone white head that covers the top of the glass in a graceful, imposing manner. Loses a bit of head retention over time, but leaves some sticky foam at the sides of the glass, thankfully enough. Really appetizing looking overall.
Not what I expected at all at the nose - while the stone fruit is displayed predominantly but the addition of peaches, as well as the malt profile at hand, the Brett has definitely made its mark on the beer in a funky yet strange appealing manner. At first, there's a blast of peaches, nectarines, and apricots (oh God, my mouth is actually watering as I write this), and then barnyard funkiness from the Brett, displaying notes of wet hay, some leather, and cheese. Lots and lots of cheese, particularly the goat cheese that stone fruit is often stuffed in. By a mere chance, apricot goat cheese happens to be one of my favorite things, so this isn't too off putting for me. Finishes tart on the nose, with an astringency from the yeast. Very wild, and very rustic, but I would have never guessed the alcohol was so high here.
The flavor is even funkier and intense, but it's really one of the most memorable American wild ales I've had in quite a while. Strong notes of peach concentrate, apricots, orange, and light pine meld with the funky qualities from the Brett, showing big cheese rind notes, leather, and wet hay. The oak qualities work their magic at the end and hold up the fort rather well, displaying lactic sweet flavors, as well as light tobacco and vanilla. This, in turn, accentuates a sweeter creamier factor that rounds out the Brett and gives the impression of eating actual goat cheese with stuffed dried peaches and apricots. The finishing touch of baking soda (a classic from Logsdon, as seen in their Saison Brett) cleanses the palate and gets you ready for each sip. Sweet, tart, funky, slightly saline, and creamy all at the same time. The carbonation is phenomenal here, done in the same vein as a sparkling wine. Gentle and enticing - very complex, and very refreshing.
This is a 20 proof beer?? No way - I could easily down an entire bottle of this without complaint. I would love to have a fresher bottle and open it right away, but the Brett here seems to build on some wonderful, creative aspects towards the beer's development. This could easily be the best beer Logsdon has made so far, and it's impressive that they've made a beer of this caliber so drinkable, and readily available for any occasion, as well. Excellent stuff!
02-20-2014 20:06:34 | More by magictacosinus
4.96/5 rDev +11.5%
This beer is exactly what it says it is.
Reviewers that are looking for a very tart wild ale will think that this doesn't live up the hype, but this beer never claims that. This is a saison with brett, crammed into an oak barrel and then fermented with peaches and then pear juice.
The nose is perfectly fragrant with peaches and brett.
The fruit comes through perfectly and plays harmoniously with the brett.
This beer is so delicate, that you have to close your eyes while you sip so that your senses are opened to the mastery that this liquid is.
To me, this beer is perfect because I can read a fucking label.
02-17-2014 03:57:56 | More by TheeWalrusHunter
Peche 'n Brett from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
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