Oak Aged Bretta - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
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4/5 rDev -7%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle OAB 3651. Best by 04/2018
Appearance - Hazy deep orange. Nice lacing. Huge head. It was a gusher. Wispy surface.
Smell - Tropical fruit. Peach and pineapple. Brett. Minimal oak.
Taste - Brett is much stronger. Fruity. Peachy. A little sweet. Earthy bretty bitterness.
Mouthfeel - Overcarbonated. Medium body.
Overall - This is really good. The oak seems to amplify the tropical fruit.
11-19-2013 02:54:37 | More by Alieniloquium
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
4.53/5 rDev +5.3%
This beer absolute delivers on the title. It tastes like their Seizoen Bretta but with big oaky flavors. Logsdon beers are so well made. This one is definitely one I'd take to a tasting. The oak notes are huge on the nose and on the palate. The wood does drown out a bit of the pear notes, but the brett still shines. Such a well made and delicious beer. The big flavors and bottle size make it perfect for sharing.
11-04-2013 16:14:01 | More by PHBoiler
Oak Aged Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
95 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.