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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: 151
Gots: 71 | FT: 14
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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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.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  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

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
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

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4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

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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.

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3.91/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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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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Oak Aged Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
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