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Oak Aged Bretta - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Reviews: 53
Hads: 382
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 7.31%
Wants: 151
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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4.52/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottle opened on 10.3.12.
Bottle # OAB 42
Best By 09/2017

A - Pours a cloudy, dark orange with a soapy cream-colored 1.5 inch head that fades pretty fast.

S - Smells great, funky, oaky, apricot skin, oranges, bret.

T - Funky, apricots, bret, oak, a little buttery - WOW!

D - Great carbonation with a light body, a touch of tartness.

O - WOW! this beer is amazing. Smells and tastes great. (393 characters)

Photo of DefenCorps
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from New Seasons in Orenco Station. Bottle # OAB 608, best by Sept 2017.

This is a slow gusher, pouring a hazy orange with a dense, long-lasting white head with nice retention and lacing, this beer looks nice. The nose is a pretty big improvement on the regular Seizoen. The fruity notes are diminished, allowing the saison yeast and the Brett to define the nose. Spicy (clove, pepper, a little nutmeg) with a mild grainy, bready (mostly wheat) character. The fruit character is lower, allowing the oak and vanilla to come through more. Still a little muddled, but a joyous one (a la Fantome).

The palate is very good. Spicy with the saison yeast melding quite seamlessly with the Brett-derived spice notes. The clove from the Brett extends the continuum that the pepper/nutmeg/mace notes from the saison yeast quite nicely. This is followed by a mild sweetness, more sugary/honey-like than malty/grainy. There's a firming acidity from the Brett that tightens up the palate. The oak appears towards the finish, with a blend of vanilla sweetness and tannins. There's also a little bit of tobacco ash present (or maybe it's smoke). Alcohol is noticeable, especially on the finish. Medium light in body with a medium-high level of carbonation (too high for the sweetness IMO), this beer dries up on the finish, leaving spicy, Brett-forward flavors. Impressive. (1,366 characters)

Photo of bgramer
4.71/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is the same as Seizoen Bretta but aged with oak.

What's already a fantastic saison, is made even more so. This is more mellow, smoother (as if it wasn't already smooth enough) For a second there, I thought I was buying the same beer because everything about this bottle and label is exactly the same except for 2 things: The name which simply says Oaked Aged Bretta and a round wood barrel graphic in the upper right of the label saying "Oak Aged"

It is a golden yellow color, Has a sweet fruity (pear/apples) presence, a hint of grass and subtle peppery spiciness. Light and mellow. The mouthfeel is smoother and there are hints of wood and vanilla.

Only 8 cases made it up to Seattle. It is quite enjoyable. I recommend everyone seek it out and try it side by side with the regular Seizoen Bretta to see what oak aging does to a beer. With each release, I'm becoming a bigger fan of Logsdon. I hope they keep this up! (929 characters)

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Oak Aged Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
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