Oak Aged Bretta - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
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3.48/5 rDev -19.1%
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
06-15-2013 01:49:28 | More by Rosanne
3.56/5 rDev -17.2%
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).
06-28-2013 13:44:59 | More by mendvicdog
3.58/5 rDev -16.7%
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.
07-23-2013 06:19:49 | More by kojevergas
3.76/5 rDev -12.6%
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....
07-20-2013 03:00:29 | More by facesnorth
3.84/5 rDev -10.7%
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.
02-13-2014 02:42:41 | More by cpetrone84
Oak Aged Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
95 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.