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Oak Aged Bretta - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

Oak Aged BrettaOak Aged Bretta

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BA SCORE
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219 Ratings
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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 6.96%


Brewed by:
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is copper toned amber, hazy, with an off white thick head. Nose is stingy brett, lemon and leather dominate with notes of citrus. Taste has some malt notes, lighter body and nicely carbonated. Oak is again faint if present, strong Brett and a touch of sweet malt. Strong leather and a fair bit of lemon with a lighter citrus note. Biting finish, semi dry, a bit sweet of malt.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 02:42:41 | More by cpetrone84
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

hazy golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of tart lemon, biscuit, bread, nice cracker with hints of spice, yeast, nice grassy notes with a touch of tart and funky basement. Taste is a mix of tart, funky notes, hints of grass, bread, hints of lemon, oak and slight vanilla, touch of earth, finishing bitter, dry, slight tart fruit.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 13:31:11 | More by jbaker67
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

4.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I have been on the fence about when the right time to open this bottle was. Today was the day.

Color was a little more brown than I expected from being a saison, but the bone-white head really contrasted nicely.

Aroma just explodes out of my wine glass. Prominent notes of pear, faint pineapple and oranges meld nicely with the funk from the Brett and time spent in the barrel. Perfect representation of a barrel-aged saison.

Flavor is next to perfect. Immediately it jumps right to the crisp carbonation and 'airy' mouthfeel. It could have been a little funkier, but I have no doubt that if I had sat on this for another year, it would have been just right. Dry characteristics of pear and apple skin, but with just enough sweetness from all the fruit notes that it was quite balanced.

I took this bottle to the face in no time. It's drinkability was that high.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 22:36:37 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.01/5  rDev -7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 20:40:58 | More by Phyl21ca
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elNopalero

Texas

4.96/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This was fantastic. Seriously fantastic.

Pours a hazy gold-amber in color. Aroma has a bit of a funky hay character on it with Brett dominating yet delicate. The flavor is funky Bretty-fruit, a barnyard of wet hay and crisp pears, white grape, peppercorns and orange blossoms. Clean, bright and incredible.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 02:53:08 | More by elNopalero
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 02:54:37 | More by Alieniloquium
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 02:33:41 | More by biboergosum
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PHBoiler

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer absolute delivers on the title. It tastes like their Seizoen Bretta but with big oaky flavors. Logsdon beers are so well made. This one is definitely one I'd take to a tasting. The oak notes are huge on the nose and on the palate. The wood does drown out a bit of the pear notes, but the brett still shines. Such a well made and delicious beer. The big flavors and bottle size make it perfect for sharing.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 16:14:01 | More by PHBoiler
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 17:41:09 | More by angrybabboon
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to JayORear for the bottle. Split with angrybabboon.

Appearance: Hazed amber gold. Head is creamy, dense, and off-white. Sticky, clumpy lacing with great retention. Moderate to high carbonation.

Smell: Powdery yeast with a soft clove and touch of banana. Slight bretty tartness on the backside. Light bready malts. Some backing sweetness with some melon. Oak adds a nice woody layer to the back. Some apple. Touches of tropical fruit, mango mostly. Some peach. Some alcohol and a minor push of vanilla and a ton of oak.

Taste: Oak and spice. Soft yeast with a big ripe banana. Pear, peach, mango, and some apple. Loaded with fresh oak and some vanilla. Fruity tannins. Light pale sweet malts. Nice biscuit/bready component. Barnyard funk with some musty grass and hay. Slight tart edge. Loaded with Brett funk, smoothed out by the barrel. Raw honey. Some lactic tartness as well. Deep yeast complexity. Warming let's the tart edge jump up and smooths out some of the esters.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body with a moderate and lively carbonation. Juicy initial sip with a lingering dry finish. A bit juicy overall.

Overall: The bunghole is no longer inviolate.

Seizoen Beretta is good, this is stupid good. The oak makes it a bit more complex, and that's a scary thought. More of this would never be a bad thing.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 17:36:49 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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kojevergas

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -16.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 06:19:49 | More by kojevergas
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Just OK I am sad to say. I was expecting more out of this one, and this brewery in general. I don't know, maybe I was expecting them to be the Hill Farmstead of Oregon. But I have now had about 4 or 5 of their beers (NOT the Peche n Brette, yet), and everything is just lackluster, just OK... I would put them on par with Jolly Pumpkin, maybe not quite even at that level. But like several levels below HF, not even belonging in the same conversation - that's for sure. A different currency like we are talking about shillings vs yen here. Anyway I still respect them and definitely still want to try the Peche n Brett. But I prob wouldn't shell out the $19 or $20 it cost me for this Oak Aged. It wasn't all that much better than the other bottles I had....

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 03:00:29 | More by facesnorth
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured a hazey straw color with great carbonation presenting a nice fluffy white cap, good bubbles as it should.

S: Since I was sniffing this at Logsdon's I'm probably getting alot more complimentary notes on the nose. Hay/straw some light fruits, funkiness(horseblanket) and touch of wood and light pepperness even

T: Initial sordove hay meets green apples and pears. A little funkiness rolls out as well. Some underlying vanilla, light toast and pepper and wood apear. The finish is nice, full flavored with lingering fruits and funk

M: Light-medium bodied with moderately high and good carbonation for the style, somewhat effervescent per se.

O: Nicely done!

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2013 16:46:40 | More by barleywinefiend
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ehammond1


4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 16:06:13 | More by ehammond1
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kawilliams81

Yukon (Canada)

4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750 ml bottle into teku.

Pours a hazy copper with a 2 finger off white head. Big lacing.

Huge lemon peel, spices, caramel, Brett.

Honey, biscuit, lemon peel, slight sourness, funk, spices

Very nice beer, oak seems to mellow out the feel and flavor. Adds a depth to bretta to go along with lemon peel and spices.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 02:42:20 | More by kawilliams81
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 04:06:16 | More by zeledonia
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.56/5  rDev -17.4%
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).

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 13:44:59 | More by mendvicdog
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Rosanne

California

3.48/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

very low sweet aroma, mid carbonation, spicy, fruit, light, a lot of flavor, sweet linger

Shared a taster on-tap as past of a flight at the brewery; Logsdon Farmhouse Ales, Hood River, USA. As part of a six-week West Coast beer tour. I rate to taste, not to style. See my blog for more details: carbeers.wordpress.com
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales, Hood River, USA

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2013 01:49:28 | More by Rosanne
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 00:20:45 | More by Rutager
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mdaschaf

Washington

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2013 15:32:15 | More by mdaschaf
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DovaliHops

California

4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 08:10:18 | More by DovaliHops
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impending

California

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml into a tulip. Pours a fully hazed dull orange butterscotch, egg cream colored head retains nicely, sheet lacing.

The aroma is a delight, tremendous complexity. Hints of sweaty dirt, tartness, bright clean citrus. reluctant to taint it with a sip

south pacific tropical fruits
sharp dry twang, pepper and spices
never more sour than tart
citrus
initial sips result in incessant lip smacking
a delicious moment in the evolution of the brett
not yet wild
Lively slightly less than medium mildly astringent mouthfeel
wonderful
cheers
jd

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 00:07:00 | More by impending
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 03:28:06 | More by FondueVoodoo
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magictacosinus

California

4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap at Trappist Provisions into a 6oz wine glass. Review is from my notes. I was a fan of Soizoen, so I was excited to try this, especially on tap.

Pours a deep, very cloudy red-amber color complete with a frothy, creamy white head. Carbonation in this thing is massive, often coating the sides with strings of bubbles. There's a ton of lacing that sticks around, as well as a viscous character that makes the whole thing look juicy as if it were some pulp focused fruit beverage. Totally rustic and wholly presentable.

The aroma is less sour than I expected, especially in light of the oak focused flavor here. Juicy, plump fruitiness immediately meets my nostrils, ranging from dried cider, earthy apples, apricots, oranges, tamarind, as well as an undeniably huge grassy flavor, one which I would liken to fresh seasonal grass as soon as Spring rolls around. The Brett is ever present, but it's subtle enough, to the point of accentuating the crisp, vibrant sensations from the earthy grains and grassy hops and making everything seem more lively. Then, the oak comes into play and adds an extra robustness to the flavors that slightly sours everything, but also adds a woody, slightly sweet feel that adds to the fruity character of the beer.

This is absolutely delicious, and right from the first sip I knew this was going to be a great journey from the beginning to the end. From the beginning, you're immediately pelted with slightly sour, slightly candied apple/cider flavors, combined with a grassy bouquet and spices such as tamarind and cardamom. There's a dried, leafy sensation at the back that slowly builds up, but it's really the overarching flavor from the oak and wild yeast strains that making their magic here. Super thickened, hearty, but not heavy at all, with a woody finish that lasts for a long while with tannins that finish slightly sour, but overall crisp and even a little buttery. I'd say the butterscotch like malts are doing a terrific job here, and melds quite well with the wood. It does feel a little heavy on the wood as it warms up, but the Brett and fruity notes are tasty enough to make this an easy yet satisfying drinking experience. Thick as all hell - the carbonation is in full perfection here.

Yet another excellent beer from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales - the wood adds extra charm and character to their already great saison base beer. These guys are making these beers the right way, and indeed, probably one of the few in the country who know how to meld oak with Brett in a saison so flawlessly. Fruity, full bodied, crisp, but undeniably complex. I loved this!

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2013 17:50:25 | More by magictacosinus
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: 3/4" beige head over orange amber liquid.

S: Oak, flowers, orange and cinnamon.

T: Oak, honey, orange, cinnamon, apples, grass.

M: Smooth medium viscosity and carbonation.

Overall I expected more brett taste, but this is a very tasty beer nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 02:06:58 | More by DaftCaskBC
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