Oak Aged Bretta - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Ratings: 350
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 7.03%
Wants: 154
Gots: 103 | FT: 19
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Logsdon Farmhouse Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bgramer on 09-28-2012

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
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Photo of zeledonia
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Shocked to see this in a store at the Portland airport while passing through. Enjoyed 28 June 2013.

Pours a fully clouded medium yellowish-orange amber. Two big fingers of whitish head, great retention and lacing. Fabulous.

Smell mixes all the elements I want from a saison. Earthy, floral, citrusy, spicy. The brett comes through powerful and musty, followed by light flower petals, with a citrusy burst in the background. Delightful.

Taste is solid saison with a twist. It's earthy and funky. But the dominant character is a deep citrusy, kinda grapefruity blast, acidic and a touch sour. It's hard to describe, as it's deep and vibrant, not sharp, but feels more like grapefruit rind than anything else. Nice, but I want better balance between these elements.

Feel is medium-bodied, with fluffy carbonation, expansive and mouth-filling. Lasting.

Definitely upper-level, but for me, not in the same realm as, say, Boulevard's Saison Brett (which is my benchmark brett saison). Good funk, but the citrus/acid/sour component brings it down.

More User Reviews:
Photo of ehammond1
4.28/5  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
4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
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
4.42/5  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
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Photo of biboergosum
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
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 +0.5%
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.

Photo of dirtylou
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
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

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.01/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle OAB 3651. Best by 04/2018

Appearance - Hazy deep orange. Nice lacing. Huge head. It was a gusher. Wispy surface.

Smell - Tropical fruit. Peach and pineapple. Brett. Minimal oak.

Taste - Brett is much stronger. Fruity. Peachy. A little sweet. Earthy bretty bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Overcarbonated. Medium body.

Overall - This is really good. The oak seems to amplify the tropical fruit.

Photo of emerge077
3.79/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted side by side with standard Seizoen Bretta, thanks to Eric for this one!

Right off the bat it was a little more underdeveloped. Faint phenolic Belgian yeast, tart apple taste underlying. Zero oak presence, no tannin, vanilla, or any other indicators this was oak aged. Pretty identical to the standard saison.

Decent aroma, slightly fruity and phenolic, indicitive of Belgian yeast.
Taste was tart, noticeable bacteria presence, like an intentionally soured Belgian Pale. Nothing very inventive here, somewhat boring without the barrel character expressing itself. Sad but true.

Photo of Rutager
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle # OAB 2013

Appearance. Pours a hazy copper-gold topped with two fingers of cream coloured head.

Smell. Nice funky brett, honey and sweet light malts, some citrus fruits and fresh oak, and maybe a bit of melon.

Taste. Tons of toasted oak, funky brett and orchard fruits, citrus fruit flesh, light peppery spice, low level of sourness, and a bit of sweet and smooth light malt. Very nice.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium+ carbonation.

Overall. Great stuff.

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured an hazy amber color ale with a rather large foamy head with good retention and some very good lacing. Aroma of funky Bretty notes with some light rustic malt notes with some floral hay notes also noticeable. Taste is also dominated by some Bretty notes with light barnyard notes, some hay with some rustic malt notes. Oak is not that easily identifiable but kinds of smoothed out the aftertaste. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Very well brewed Saison with a good level of drinkability and some good complexity.

Photo of angrybabboon
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Consumed 9/14/13

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this #beerection

Appearance: Deep orange, with some rich golden highlights - pours with a thick, creamy, huge head - sticks around and keeps a solid cap - leaves a solid web of lacing - nothing short of pretty

Smell: Yeasty magic - loads of Brett, with some complex funk - powdery and ripe - ridiculously fruity, with a ton of esters - pears, apples, and some other light fruits - orange and tangerine - extremely floral with some perfume-like aromas - base of pale malts and grains - lightly woody, oak is mostly subtle

Taste: Fantastic blend of funky Brett and crisp fruit - dry, powdery, wildly funky Brett, with some barnyard, some clove, some pepper, and some phenols - touch of tart and sour - yeasty funk goes well with some serious fruit flavor - pears, apples, white grapes, and tangerines - a touch of malt sweetness from the pale malts - oak works quite well, definitely there but not overpowering

Mouthfeel: Medium body, very smooth, excellent carbonation, finishes dry and clean

Overall: You could age Seizoen Bretta in a toilet and it would still be awesome

The oak here is nice, but it's not particularly mind-blowing. What's mind-blowing is the Seizoen Bretta. It's such a fantastic, fantastic saison.

Photo of metter98
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, but consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Aromas of sour brett are present in the nose; the funkiness from the brett becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is a little sour from the brett but has interesting contrasting notes of oak and vanilla from the barrel aging.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The oak barrel aging adds a lot to the complexity of this beer, lending interesting flavors of oak and vanilla to the sour flavors of brett.

Serving type: bottle

Note: Bottle #10700

Photo of mendvicdog
3.57/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Blind BIF Beer #4

We had a good idea that this was a Logsdon due to the bees wax. I have had the Oak Aged Bretta, Seizoen, and Seizoen Bretta recently, so I was determined to get this one right.

Huge frothy head. Familiar saison smell.

Nice golden red appearance.

Weak slightly old smell.

Smooth good initial taste but aftertaste is stalebreadish poor. This has a very slight oak taste, which I remembered from the Oak Aged Bretta, so that was my guess.

Reveal: Correct! (Thoughts: good I got one right, now I can stop thinking so hard).

Photo of mwilbur
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured from 750 mL bottle into cervoise. Bottle number 10190. Best by 07-2019.
A: Opens...and immediately starts coming out the top of the bottle. Pours a very hazy yellow-orange with huge frothy white head (3-4 inches+) that slowly recedes. Decent lacing. A tad aggressive on the carbonation. (4)
S: Soft honey, fresh melon, citrus (sweet orange and tart lemon), white pepper, vanilla, and almond cream. Quite nice and refreshing. (4.5)
T: An oaky vanilla hits first--very chardonnay-like--followed by tart brett, bright citrus, white pepper spice with hints of honey and lemon custard. I like the impact the oak aging had on this one. (4.25)
M: Light-medium body. Bright and refreshing throughout. Tart (brett) and sweet (fruit and honey) with a solidifying oak quality (makes it feel a bit heavier). Subtle carbonation prickles. Mildly dry finish. Lovely lingering and maturing on the palate. One of the highlights of an already solid beer. (4.5)
D: A delicate yet deep brew. Refreshing with nice complexity. Logsdon does an excellent job with saisons! (4.5)

Photo of claspada
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky effervescent orange color with a big egg shell white foam head that settles to a thick whispy cap, leaving splotchy lacing on the glass.

Aromas begin with a substantial amount of lighter fruits like green apple and grape skin and then some solid but not overbearing oak presence. Next I get the yeast induced aromas of earth and light spice along with a clean light crackery, pilsner malt base. The Bretty must and funk emerges more and more as it warms.

The tastes follow the nose with light crackery breadiness and then some earthy, slightly musty and funky yeast flavors. The pilsnery and light crackery malt base is there all along, as it the oak. Some phenolic spiciness with a light non-discript fruitiness. The oak and rustic funk emerges more as it warms as well.

The mouthfeel is medium boided with medium carbonation. Finish is lighly dry and oaky but mainly clean for the most part with balanced earthiness and yeast induced Saison doughy quality.

Overall this is by far the best Saison I have ever had. It is extremely drinkable, almost to a dangerous degree given this is 8% ABV which is crazy and completely undetectable. The oak really works well with the Brett Yeast and light Saison malt bill. Logsdon is really killing this style and I look forward to sampling more of their offerings down the road.

Photo of jlindros
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Decent fluffy fizzy head fades semi slowly with tons of soapy lacing murky orange reddish color.

Nose some wild Brett funk, floral funk, fruity stone fruit with peach, little pear too, little tropical fruit Brett.

Trade more funky Brett, very funky, yeasty note, little Brett B funk, into big Brett c tropical fruit, little stone fruit, etc. Then quickly turns to straw, literally and figuratively, weird stale like, old fruit, straw and grassy notes, and bitterness. Finish brings a bit more peach and stone fruit, little grassy, but missing a lot. Little oak tannins and barrel notes.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, lots of carb.

Overall starts great then fades quickly, a bit of a let down because of that.

Photo of bgramer
4.71/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is the same as Seizoen Bretta but aged with oak.

What's already a fantastic saison, is made even more so. This is more mellow, smoother (as if it wasn't already smooth enough) For a second there, I thought I was buying the same beer because everything about this bottle and label is exactly the same except for 2 things: The name which simply says Oaked Aged Bretta and a round wood barrel graphic in the upper right of the label saying "Oak Aged"

It is a golden yellow color, Has a sweet fruity (pear/apples) presence, a hint of grass and subtle peppery spiciness. Light and mellow. The mouthfeel is smoother and there are hints of wood and vanilla.

Only 8 cases made it up to Seattle. It is quite enjoyable. I recommend everyone seek it out and try it side by side with the regular Seizoen Bretta to see what oak aging does to a beer. With each release, I'm becoming a bigger fan of Logsdon. I hope they keep this up!

Photo of cfrances33
4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead stem.

Pour: A deep, bright orange, with a super fluffy and sticky two finger white head. Leaves quite a bit of lacing, and the head hung around for a decent amount of time. Some carbonation sticks to the glass.

Smell: Really nice burst of tropical fruits up front. Some lemon and mango. A nice brett funk comes in, along with hints of oaky vanilla. Some white pepper.

Taste: Wow. Takes the nose up a notch, with a distinct mango note throughout. Some lemon pith provides a clean tartness. A bretty funk and some white pepper. Great barrel character, and the finish mixes the mangos and an oaky vanilla.

Mouthfeel: Pretty juicy, yet juggles the tropical fruits of the taste with a very nice dryness on the finish. Exceptionally drinkable.

Overall: This was fantastic. As good or better than the Juicy enjoyed before this, and nearly as good as Flora b4. Well done Logsdon.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.52/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottle opened on 10.3.12.
Bottle # OAB 42
Best By 09/2017

A - Pours a cloudy, dark orange with a soapy cream-colored 1.5 inch head that fades pretty fast.

S - Smells great, funky, oaky, apricot skin, oranges, bret.

T - Funky, apricots, bret, oak, a little buttery - WOW!

D - Great carbonation with a light body, a touch of tartness.

O - WOW! this beer is amazing. Smells and tastes great.

Photo of kojevergas
3.59/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

8.0% ABV confirmed. 1 pint 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle with nice straightforward label art and beeswaxed-over unbranded pressure cap acquired at a local SoCal bottle shop and served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are sky high given both the brewery and this beer's current ratings. Best by: 04/2018. Bottle #OAB 3052.

Served cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption.

GUSHER! All over my desk (thank god it's a shit one from Target). Heavy overcarbonation is now anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger wide head of beige colour. Nice thickness. No real creaminess to speak of. Good (~8-9+ minute) retention. Fluffy. Not real frothy though. Soft complexion.

Body colour is a murky glowing pale copper. Not real vibrant. Floating yeast chunks are plainly visible. Translucent but nontransparent. Overall, it looks pretty good for the style, but it's not unique or special.

Sm: Oak. Clean pale malts. Brettanomyces yeast. Biscuity yeast. Floral hops complement the grassy build. Honey. Flowers. Not getting the white pepper notes or subtle spicing I find in the best beers in the style. Soft and inviting. More generic wood than evocative oak, but it's welcome and nicely integrated. Pear, lemon, appleskin. Lightly bready, but it doesn't have the overly done doughy character of an off Fantome, for example. I like the subtle lightly dry fruity notes. Sweet and nectary. Getting better as it warms. A subtle aroma of mild to moderate strength. Fresh and alive.

T: Nectary and sweet, with subtle fruits abound including apple, pear, and lemon. Some lemongrass fills out the body nicely alongside straw, barley, pale malts, pilsner malts, and maybe some munich malts. Honey. It's got the raw feel of a young saison; time might refine the flavour profile. Light breadiness. Clove/clove honey Complementary floral hop notes. Touches of brettanomyces, but it's actually on the less funky side for saisons. Any oak is largely backgrounded; I do wish it were more prominent. Not getting any white pepper or milky notes. There is a light spiciness, but it's nowhere near the depth and complexity that you'd find in Fantome or Dupont's offerings. Some biscuity yeast. Certainly towards the sweeter end of the sweet/bitter spectrum. Flavour intensity and depth are above average for the style. Flavour duration is about average for good offerings of the style. It's not as complex or subtle as great saisons, but for an American offering it's impressive. I quite like it. Well balanced. No alcohol comes through.

Clove honey is dominant.

Mf: Soft, smooth, and wet. Nectary and sticky. Overcarbonated. Good even presence on the palate. Consistent. Not hot, boozy, or oily. Good thickness. Not overbearing. Refreshing. Very approachable. Complements the flavour profile nicely, but doesn't feel custom-tailored to it.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. Refreshing. Hides its ABV well. Another good offering from Logsdon, but I did hope for it to be great given current ratings. I wouldn't get it again with the availability of superior saisons in the same price range, but it's definitely worth trying once. The oak aging isn't very prominent, which is a drawback; I'm very suspicious of the description on the label: "aged for a period of time." You wouldn't phrase it that way if the period of time wasn't short; breweries usually play up the duration of aging as a selling point.

B

Photo of DefenCorps
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from New Seasons in Orenco Station. Bottle # OAB 608, best by Sept 2017.

This is a slow gusher, pouring a hazy orange with a dense, long-lasting white head with nice retention and lacing, this beer looks nice. The nose is a pretty big improvement on the regular Seizoen. The fruity notes are diminished, allowing the saison yeast and the Brett to define the nose. Spicy (clove, pepper, a little nutmeg) with a mild grainy, bready (mostly wheat) character. The fruit character is lower, allowing the oak and vanilla to come through more. Still a little muddled, but a joyous one (a la Fantome).

The palate is very good. Spicy with the saison yeast melding quite seamlessly with the Brett-derived spice notes. The clove from the Brett extends the continuum that the pepper/nutmeg/mace notes from the saison yeast quite nicely. This is followed by a mild sweetness, more sugary/honey-like than malty/grainy. There's a firming acidity from the Brett that tightens up the palate. The oak appears towards the finish, with a blend of vanilla sweetness and tannins. There's also a little bit of tobacco ash present (or maybe it's smoke). Alcohol is noticeable, especially on the finish. Medium light in body with a medium-high level of carbonation (too high for the sweetness IMO), this beer dries up on the finish, leaving spicy, Brett-forward flavors. Impressive.

Photo of draheim
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL (bottle #OAB 72, best by 09/2017) into a Hennepin glass. Pours a hazy glowing orange w/ a big white fluffy head that leaves behind patches of lace. Good vigorous carbonation.

Aroma is grassy and funky, not quite tart. Pungent, slightly vinous.

Taste is dry, funky, tropical, spicy. Fresh oranges, wet hay, Brett yeast. Apple and pear juice. Oak is there too, in the background, but I don't know that I'd be able to identify it if I didn't already know.

Mouthfeel is balanced, lively, crisp with a dry woody finish.

Overall yet another rock-solid saison/farmhouse ale from Logsdon.

Photo of scottfrie
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into tulip. Best by 03/2018.

A: Opened cold out of fridge to avoid inevitable gushing. I still had the crack the cap very slowly – this beer is volatile. Anyways, this beer pours a cloudy burnt amber color with a huge, frothy, active, and fluffy, cream colored head that, despite a slow pour, still foamed up and filled the glass. Huge chunks of rocky lace were left down the glass as the head eventually faded.
S: I get tons of brett on the nose, with scents of stone fruits (peach/apricot), straw/hay, and a touch of tart kiwi, and golden delicious apples. The oak is right there as well with hints of vanilla and woody spice. This beer smells amazing.
T: Brett flavors from the nose, mild spice, black pepper, woody oak, and golden fruits. Juicy overall. There are notes of wheat, earthy hops, and very mild savory smoke in the finish, and the aftertaste is dry, slightly bitter, earthy, and just a tad funky.
M: Medium-full body, greasy and slick mouthfeel with a drying finish (but not a desert), and soft and fluffy carbonation. Drinks well.
O: Insane nose and flavor. The brett and the oak mix expertly well together. Complex and quaffable.

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Oak Aged Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
95 out of 100 based on 350 ratings.