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Oak Aged Bretta | Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Oak Aged BrettaOak Aged Bretta
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Brewed by:
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Oregon, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

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

Added by bgramer on 09-28-2012

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Photo of HopHead84
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

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Photo of popery
4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

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Photo of Sarlacc83
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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Photo of cfrances33
4.88/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

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Photo of dirtylou
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
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

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.42/5  rDev +4%
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.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.25/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of bgramer
4.71/5  rDev +10.8%
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!

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