Oak Aged Bretta - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
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4.43/5 rDev +3%
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.
11-11-2012 07:54:00 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.01/5 rDev -6.7%
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.
01-12-2014 20:40:58 | More by Phyl21ca
4.04/5 rDev -6%
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.
11-05-2013 02:33:41 | More by biboergosum
4.28/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
11-10-2012 21:04:31 | More by MasterSki
4.05/5 rDev -5.8%
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.
05-25-2014 00:56:48 | More by jlindros
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
Oak Aged Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
95 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.