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Oak Aged Bretta - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Ratings: 303
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.24%
Wants: 150
Gots: 73 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our organic Oak Aged Bretta is made with our Seizoen Bretta that is aged for a period of time to develop the wood aged character in the beer. Oak Tannins, vanilla notes and subtle smoky spiciness soften and mellow this beer over time.

The aged unfiltered beer is refermented and carbonated in the bottle with select yeast strains to provide added dryness and complexity, then sealed with beeswax for additional aging. Store bottles upright in a cool dark place and enjoy for many years in a proper glass.

Best by: 09/2017
Enjoy served at 48-54 degrees F
Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth

(Beer added by: bgramer on 09-28-2012)
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Reviews by DovaliHops:
Photo of DovaliHops
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This one is a gusher. Pours a murky/hazy orange color with a large white head with a hint of orange. Scent is funky brett up front. Some grass and must. A good amount of citrus with some peppery spiciness. Tart green apples and just a tad bit of smoke. Some floral and oak notes as well. The nose really has a lot going on here. Taste is initially floral, but just a tad....which is good. Tart, brett-like flavors up front with a good amount of spicy yeast backbone. Some lovely oak and vanilla with just a hint of butter. Thought this one would be a little more sour, but it may develop more in the bottle. Finishes crisp with more pepper and lemon. Mouthfeel is dry and medium bodied. Drinkability is very high. Overall, this is a spectacular brew. Very drinkable and extremely tasty. Logsdon has done some great things so far.

More User Reviews:
Photo of ehammond1
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, libbey!

(Aged for 1 year)

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. Small amount of oak.

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, mild oak, and a little spice.

Medium bodied with high carbonation.

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

Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.54/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A solid copper orange with active streams of carbonation. Topped with a thick and pillowy pale beige head, the head holds up well against the glass and valleys towards the centre. Retention is strong and holds up a concentrated and compact layer of variable foam.

S: Smells of the bretta yeast, with tart fruit - lemons, sour orange & sour plum along with subtle wet wood. All bundled up in a smooth creamy profile, presumably from the oak, offering a creamy smoothness. Tangy and creamy.

T: Forward bretta yeast with sour and pithy lemons, but tempered with a smooth creamy vanilla and soft pepper. Solid mineral flavours that support the bretta and contrast the creamy oaky-ness. Finishes chalky and dry similar to a champagne.
Complimentary & contrasting flavours - all working together harmoniously.

M: Subtle buzz of carbonation up front leading to a tango of creamy chewy-ness and dry chalky-ness. After taste holds and coats the palette with both smooth vanilla creaminess and mineral chalk.

O: Lots of complimentary and contrasting aspects in the smell, taste and mouth feel. It's refreshing and approachable, while still offering complex aspects, reminiscent of a good champagne. A strong beer at 8% the alcohol is not noticeable in the smell or taste. Simple, delicious and approachable.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Tieman for sharing this one at his tasting.

Bottle # OAB 552. Best by 9/2017.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Thick rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, citrus fruit, wood, and Brett. Taste is much the same with a slight tartness. There is a mild bitterness with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with some great aromas and flavors.

Photo of MasterSki
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Ryan for sharing this one. Served in a taster pint glass.

A - Big off-white foam settles to a thick cap, leaving splotchy lace behind. Murky dark orange body - either this is unfiltered or the yeast got seriously roused.

S - Tons of oak and brett - guess I shouldn't be too surprised. It's the dirty and farmy brett rather than the fruity strain, and there's a slight medicinal flavor going on. The malt character is very grain-forward, with almost no residual sweetness. The base yeast imparts some phenolic and peppery notes. Odd, but strangely compelling.

T - I like the taste a bit more, as it's got some nice stone fruit and vanilla sweetness as well as a mild sour bite to the finish mixed in with the oak. There's better balance, with more Saison and less wild ale, but it's still a little too oaky for me.

M - Dry, with zesty carbonation, a medium body, and a lightly acidic finish. Tannic and oaky - guess that shouldn't surprise too much at this point. I didn't get a ton of alcohol here either.

D - Nice stuff, but not as amazing as Peche 'n Brett. I found it to be a tad over-attenuated and oaky, but there were still enough compelling flavors to make it eminently enjoyable. I'd be interested to see how this ages.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of biboergosum
4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml, slightly (bees)waxed capped bottle, the kind where opening it isn't really that big of deal, if you've a knife and a waiter's tool, that is until the crown pops, and beer goes spraying in every direction. Yay, bottle refermentation. Anyways, thanks be to hoppypocket for getting this to me, even though this brewery is directly south of me (I even unknowingly drove right past it a few years ago), and he's way, way, (way) east of me.

This beer pours a murky, gloomy browned apricot amber hue, with, well, a glassful of frothy, thinly foamy dirty white head, which eventually settles the hell down, leaving some sudsy broken chainlink lace around the glass in the process.

It smells of bready caramel malt, astringent drupe and citrus flesh and rind, herbal, cheesy funk, a softly vanillan grainy woodiness, and more leafy, perfumed hops. The taste is once again big and fruity - apple, pear, mandarin orange, and underripe melon - with a pleasantly restrained funky, cheesy Brett mustiness, bready, wheaty malt, some loitering caramel and vanilla tinged barrel wood character, and more leafy, booze-tweaked floral hops.

The carbonation is obviously off the bleeding charts, still choking up my high palate at this late juncture, the body on the weak side, just, of medium weight, and rather tacky, unfortunately, in its general, workaday smoothness. It finishes fairly dry, the fruitiness not quite fading, but rather switching tact, the funky yeast slowly losing its focused definition, and the herbal, leafy hops starting to wonder what all the fuss is about.

Never having had the base saison, I can only conjecture as to the improvements (or lack thereof) in this offering. That said, the barrel effects are subtle, but noticeable, yet hardly a huge leap - I imagine. A pleasantly funky saison, with wood and hops in more or less the right doses. Ain't nothing wrong with that, though I have to snicker at the brewery's choice to promote the inclusion of Brettanomyces on the label in both Flemish and French, but not in English, or more rightly, American. Huh.

Photo of mdaschaf
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at The Sixgill and Urban Family.

A: A hazy orange with a slight golden hue. A nice off-white tan head on top, rather foamy with great retention and sticky lacing.

S: Lots of brett on the aroma, slightly funky and barnyardy. There is a good bit of oak coming through and a little bit of butter. There is some fruit as well, a bit of lemon and orange as well.

T: A bit nicer than the aroma, fruit flavors shine a bit stronger - some lemon, orange, and stone fruit. Lots of oak with a bit of vanilla and a slightly chalky flavor as well. A little bit of brett funk as well.

M: Medium bodied, rather smooth with a creaminess to it. A little dry and chalky though.

O: Very nice, a little oaky and dry. After having the un-oaked version, I find myself liking that one more as the fruit was a bit more forward, but this was still very good.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of dirtylou
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, split

OAB #93

appearance: classic logsdon labeling, lightly waxed, served in delirium chalice - bright, cloudy orange body, thick creamy white head with sticky laced retention

smell: vibrant brett yeast profile, raw oak barrel, spice, some tart fruit

taste: a lovely variation of a great beer - fortunate enough to walk into a few bottles. Much like the base beer, the brett is front and center. Oak and vanilla round this out very nicely but the funky and sour components keep this a pretty interesting experience until the end

mouthfeel: dry finish, creamy decadent mouthfeel, strong carbonation

overall: great stuff

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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Oak Aged Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
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