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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
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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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4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
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

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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.

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4.45/5  rDev +4%
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!

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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.

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Oak Aged Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
95 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.