Oak Aged Bretta - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Reviews: 53
Hads: 369
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 2.83%
Wants: 152
Gots: 105 | FT: 21
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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:
Beer added by: bgramer on 09-28-2012

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
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Photo of barleywinefiend
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured a hazey straw color with great carbonation presenting a nice fluffy white cap, good bubbles as it should.

S: Since I was sniffing this at Logsdon's I'm probably getting alot more complimentary notes on the nose. Hay/straw some light fruits, funkiness(horseblanket) and touch of wood and light pepperness even

T: Initial sordove hay meets green apples and pears. A little funkiness rolls out as well. Some underlying vanilla, light toast and pepper and wood apear. The finish is nice, full flavored with lingering fruits and funk

M: Light-medium bodied with moderately high and good carbonation for the style, somewhat effervescent per se.

O: Nicely done! (670 characters)

Photo of ehammond1
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, libbey!

(Aged for 1 year)

Hazed, yellow and golden with a moderately sized off-white head that leaves spiderwebs of gorgeous lace all the way down the glass.

Very nice, appropriate, aroma of Brett funk, earth, hay, grass, mild hops, and a bit of pepper. Small amount of oak.

The flavor is just as nice as the aroma with the Brett playing the largest flavor role, balanced nicely by moderate bitterness, earth, grass, hay, mild oak, and a little spice.

Medium bodied with high carbonation.

A joy to drink. I've had this probably four times now and have loved it each time. (619 characters)

Photo of kawilliams81
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750 ml bottle into teku.

Pours a hazy copper with a 2 finger off white head. Big lacing.

Huge lemon peel, spices, caramel, Brett.

Honey, biscuit, lemon peel, slight sourness, funk, spices

Very nice beer, oak seems to mellow out the feel and flavor. Adds a depth to bretta to go along with lemon peel and spices. (327 characters)

Photo of zeledonia
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Shocked to see this in a store at the Portland airport while passing through. Enjoyed 28 June 2013.

Pours a fully clouded medium yellowish-orange amber. Two big fingers of whitish head, great retention and lacing. Fabulous.

Smell mixes all the elements I want from a saison. Earthy, floral, citrusy, spicy. The brett comes through powerful and musty, followed by light flower petals, with a citrusy burst in the background. Delightful.

Taste is solid saison with a twist. It's earthy and funky. But the dominant character is a deep citrusy, kinda grapefruity blast, acidic and a touch sour. It's hard to describe, as it's deep and vibrant, not sharp, but feels more like grapefruit rind than anything else. Nice, but I want better balance between these elements.

Feel is medium-bodied, with fluffy carbonation, expansive and mouth-filling. Lasting.

Definitely upper-level, but for me, not in the same realm as, say, Boulevard's Saison Brett (which is my benchmark brett saison). Good funk, but the citrus/acid/sour component brings it down. (1,045 characters)

Photo of mendvicdog
3.57/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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). (543 characters)

Photo of Rosanne
3.46/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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 (358 characters)

Photo of Rutager
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle # OAB 2013

Appearance. Pours a hazy copper-gold topped with two fingers of cream coloured head.

Smell. Nice funky brett, honey and sweet light malts, some citrus fruits and fresh oak, and maybe a bit of melon.

Taste. Tons of toasted oak, funky brett and orchard fruits, citrus fruit flesh, light peppery spice, low level of sourness, and a bit of sweet and smooth light malt. Very nice.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium+ carbonation.

Overall. Great stuff. (466 characters)

Photo of mdaschaf
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
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. (854 characters)

Photo of DovaliHops
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
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. (829 characters)

Photo of impending
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
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 (540 characters)

Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.51/5  rDev +6.4%
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. (1,309 characters)

Photo of magictacosinus
4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
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! (2,619 characters)

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
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. (258 characters)

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Gusher on opening, the beer is topped by 1-2 inches of off white foamy head that laces, a murky light brown/coppery amber body with minimal sediment, but distinct white flocs that settle along the bottom. The nose is citrusy, wildly funky, with some oaky vanilla. The taste has less acidic citrus notes, some heavier, orange juice concentrate-like sweetness, slightly bready maltiness, lingering citrus and slightly tannic bitterness. The mouthfeel is a medium bodied, malty and semi-sweet, funky, with some oak, has airy carbonation, and some oak. Tasty beer, but not significantly better than the regular. (607 characters)

Photo of claspada
4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky effervescent orange color with a big egg shell white foam head that settles to a thick whispy cap, leaving splotchy lacing on the glass.

Aromas begin with a substantial amount of lighter fruits like green apple and grape skin and then some solid but not overbearing oak presence. Next I get the yeast induced aromas of earth and light spice along with a clean light crackery, pilsner malt base. The Bretty must and funk emerges more and more as it warms.

The tastes follow the nose with light crackery breadiness and then some earthy, slightly musty and funky yeast flavors. The pilsnery and light crackery malt base is there all along, as it the oak. Some phenolic spiciness with a light non-discript fruitiness. The oak and rustic funk emerges more as it warms as well.

The mouthfeel is medium boided with medium carbonation. Finish is lighly dry and oaky but mainly clean for the most part with balanced earthiness and yeast induced Saison doughy quality.

Overall this is by far the best Saison I have ever had. It is extremely drinkable, almost to a dangerous degree given this is 8% ABV which is crazy and completely undetectable. The oak really works well with the Brett Yeast and light Saison malt bill. Logsdon is really killing this style and I look forward to sampling more of their offerings down the road. (1,336 characters)

Photo of AlexFields
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opened at TN whales tasting 3/16/2013. Thanks to UncleJedi for bringing this and the other Logsdon beers.

Body is very yellow with a hint of orange, pretty hazy, moderate sized head.

Smells of brett, sweet oak, farmhouse yeast, not really tart or bretty but very nice.

Taste is sweeter than I expected after having the regular Bretta. Lots of sweet oaky vanilla, yeasty banana fruitiness, some brett but really not brett forward.

Good mouthfeel, good carb, pretty thick full body for a saison.

Not what I expected exactly but really nice.

8.0/10 (551 characters)

Photo of draheim
4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL (bottle #OAB 72, best by 09/2017) into a Hennepin glass. Pours a hazy glowing orange w/ a big white fluffy head that leaves behind patches of lace. Good vigorous carbonation.

Aroma is grassy and funky, not quite tart. Pungent, slightly vinous.

Taste is dry, funky, tropical, spicy. Fresh oranges, wet hay, Brett yeast. Apple and pear juice. Oak is there too, in the background, but I don't know that I'd be able to identify it if I didn't already know.

Mouthfeel is balanced, lively, crisp with a dry woody finish.

Overall yet another rock-solid saison/farmhouse ale from Logsdon. (590 characters)

Photo of HopHead84
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2/16/2013

750ml bottle into Lost Abbey stemware. Thanks!

A: Another Logsdon gusher. I had my glass ready and didn't lose a drop. Dark orange with a monstrous beige sea foam head that linger for five minutes, receding in craters and caverns and leaving tons of soapy lacing clinging to the glass.

S: Spicy pepper and floral characteristics with oak and a little vanilla. Malt is redolent of biscuit, bread, and grains. Notes of leather and earth pervade the senses. I get a lot of fruit: apple, pear, and lemon.

T: Firm oak presence with spicy floral and pepper-like notes. There's a good amount of fruit, bringing to mind honeydew melon, apricot, pear, lemon, and apple. The malt base is biscuity and lightly bready. The finish is fruity, spicy, leathery, earthy, and dry with a not insubstantial oak presence.

M: High carbonation and medium in body. The mouthfeel is dry and sticky.

Overall: A nice variation on Seizoen Bretta, though a little heavy on the oak. Recommended. (983 characters)

Photo of popery
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours orange-gold and very cloudy. Head is white and fluffy. A thick blanket of tiny bubbles. Very nice looking beer. The aroma has nice brett funk, tart oranges and lemons, earthy yeast, a good dose of vanilla, buttery oak, some booze, and a fresh grain note. The taste starts out with a nice pale malt flavor and quickly dries out with earthy funk, lemon tartness and a boozy vanilla note. The oak aging notes comes through a bit more than I'd like. There's a mildly harsh boozy-oak-vanilla-butter note. Little bit of tannic bitterness in the finish. Creamy, full mouthfeel. Quite good. I'm not a big fan of what the oak adds to this beer, but the base beer is so good that I'm still enjoying it thoroughly. Also, the aging seems to help on its own. Perhaps, a different wood choice would be better. Regardless, I'm still very impressed by Logsdon, and it remains one of my favorite new breweries. (899 characters)

Photo of Sarlacc83
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle from the brewery. Hell of a gusher.

A: Golden color with a hint of orange. Fluffy white head receding. Sits and settles.

N: Very bretty. Ample horse blanket. Oak is definitely present, as is some acetone. Smells of a musty attic with biscuits baking. Some citrus flavors. Glue, but not in a bad way.

T: Straw, horse blanket, lemon juice, and a lovely sourness. This is very earthy, and there is plenty of pepper and oak. I love the citrus element for the tartness.

M: Quite heavy for a saison. Blame it on the oak, I’m guessing.

O: I really like this, but it’s really, really heavy on the brett. Beware if you’re not interested in the farmhouse experience. (685 characters)

Photo of cfrances33
4.88/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead stem.

Pour: A deep, bright orange, with a super fluffy and sticky two finger white head. Leaves quite a bit of lacing, and the head hung around for a decent amount of time. Some carbonation sticks to the glass.

Smell: Really nice burst of tropical fruits up front. Some lemon and mango. A nice brett funk comes in, along with hints of oaky vanilla. Some white pepper.

Taste: Wow. Takes the nose up a notch, with a distinct mango note throughout. Some lemon pith provides a clean tartness. A bretty funk and some white pepper. Great barrel character, and the finish mixes the mangos and an oaky vanilla.

Mouthfeel: Pretty juicy, yet juggles the tropical fruits of the taste with a very nice dryness on the finish. Exceptionally drinkable.

Overall: This was fantastic. As good or better than the Juicy enjoyed before this, and nearly as good as Flora b4. Well done Logsdon. (913 characters)

Photo of dirtylou
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, split

OAB #93

appearance: classic logsdon labeling, lightly waxed, served in delirium chalice - bright, cloudy orange body, thick creamy white head with sticky laced retention

smell: vibrant brett yeast profile, raw oak barrel, spice, some tart fruit

taste: a lovely variation of a great beer - fortunate enough to walk into a few bottles. Much like the base beer, the brett is front and center. Oak and vanilla round this out very nicely but the funky and sour components keep this a pretty interesting experience until the end

mouthfeel: dry finish, creamy decadent mouthfeel, strong carbonation

overall: great stuff (638 characters)

Photo of ngeunit1
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy golden-orange with a finger of thick frothy white head. The head fades down very slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet grainy and bready malts, Brett, tart green fruits, vanilla, oak, lemon zest, farmhouse aromas, spices, and a bit of sourness.

T - Starts off with a mix of sweet grainy malts, tart green fruits, lemon zest, vanilla, and some light spices. Through the middle, the oak comes through with some Brett, farmhouse flavors, some sourness, and a bit more spice. The finish is a mix of tart Brett character, green fruits, oak, vanilla, lemon zest, farmhouse flavors, and some spices.

M - Medium bodied with moderate-plus carbonation. Feels smooth with a tart, dry, and lightly sour finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice complex sour beer with great balance. The oak is a nice touch as well. (847 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
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. (518 characters)

Photo of MasterSki
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
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. (1,242 characters)

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Oak Aged Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
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