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Oak Aged Bretta - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Ratings: 278
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 7.23%
Wants: 153
Gots: 70 | FT: 13
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

jklecko2, Wednesday at 04:21 PM
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3.64/5  rDev -15.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

dkw0063, Tuesday at 07:46 PM
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3.91/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I like this way less than the regular bretta. The oak really heavies some if the delicacy of the base beer, and while it adds a sturdy maturity and another layer, it takes away the floral brightness of the Brett, neutralizes the lively carbonation, and clouds up the lightness of the whole thing. The brett is awesome, and the recipe rocks, but this beer doesn't need the oak. I liked the fresher younger brett profile, rather than the older one, which is equally funky but less dynamic. Still has an awesome grain base that contributes a lot of flavor and texture, but you have to find it through the musty oak, which feels like an unnecessary feature. Carbonation is way lower, and the beer seems less distinct to me. One of the few cases I've encountered where a beer is actually hurt by being aged on wood, but the base here is one of the best brett saisons in the game.

StonedTrippin, Sunday at 05:58 PM
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4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

nmann08, Oct 09, 2014
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pathman, Oct 06, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -4.4%

Served alongside the standard version. Thanks Darrell.

Hazy orange / yellow body with a small head that quickly diminishes to but a thin wisp. Aromas of oak, straw, hay, herbal scents. Remarkably similar to the standard version, though with a more pronounced tannic nature. Wood and subtle hints of tart fruit, finishing dry. Tasty.

Huhzubendah, Oct 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

FLBeerGuy, Oct 05, 2014
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trxxpaxxs, Oct 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

cpxc, Oct 03, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle No. OAB 90
Best by: 9/2017

Appearance: After the anticipated gushing, I was able to capture a bit more of this beer; peach nectar on the pour with a modest head (once the gushing was over) plenty of lacing from the initial gush

Smell: Crusty bread, pear, must, strawberry, watermelon, leather, vanilla and oak

Taste: Acetic tones kick off the fruity flavor parade, with pear, peach, strawberry and vanilla; in the middle, the oak and leathery brett make their entrance, with the unusual touch of watermelon arriving in the finish; nice funk in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Another massive gusher from Logsdon so I have to ask why a brewer who has been in the yeast business cannot better manage quality control; I wish I could be more enthusiastic but losing at least half a bottle at these prices is a real issue; the beer is a good one and I prefer this to the regular Seizoen Bretta; there is a lot going on and I hope the carbonation issues are kept in check for future releases

brentk56, Sep 26, 2014
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JoeHopster, Sep 13, 2014
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Oak Aged Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
95 out of 100 based on 278 ratings.