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Szech 'n Brett | Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fisherman enjoy a beverage while casting away. Weather fishing or imbibing, there are limits, whether it be a 5 leader or 5 liters. Saisons were brewed back in the day for farm workers with a 5 liter daily limit, a satiating standard that would allow for ample thirst quenching in any condition while still being able to complete the task at hand, both then and now. Our session-style Szechuan Brett was designed to do just that. whether farming or fishing, a little lighter beer extends the limit, a little pepper spice provides a little more character without over doing. What ever your limit is, enjoy our Szech 'n Brett, have a good catch, we do!

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Logsdon Farmhouse Ales "Szech 'n Brett"
750 ml brown glass bottle, simply capped. "Bottle No. 11425 Best By: 04/2021"
$13.99 @ Wegmans, North Wales, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: The hazy golden body teems with life as tiny bubbles race to the surface to take their place beneath the lofty head of foamy bright white. The aroma displays a medium intensity Brettanomyces note along with a touch of white grape (maybe Sauvignon Blanc?) and some softly floral and grassy notes. That grassiness may be from hops but could just as easily be from the malt or the Brett as well. The flavor offers a soft Brettanomyces character that doesn't particularly show any specific notes, some tart and not too juicy apple, a light bit of white grape, and an almost lemony but not quite lemony citrus note - and just the lightest touch of peppery spice. It's not very bitter but the gentle tartness allows it to finish dry. In the mouth it's light to light-medium in body and bristling with tiny effervescent bubbles that warm in the mouth to become airy and smooth. Looking back the head retention and lacing are both quite good, and perhaps even excellent. I like this beer a lot but I feel that given its strength at 6.5% abv it could be more flavorful. Either that, or lower in alcohol which would be quite fine as well.
Review #6,538

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Photo of Hopsohard
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bouncepass
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mltobin
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bobv
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle No. 14341.
Best by 08/2021.
Moderate pour yields a 2 inch white head over a bright straw colored body with some sticky, clumpy lacing. Nose of funk foremost, citrus, and a bit of spice. Taste mirrors nose very nicely with more spice on the finish. Very nice feel and as it warms some wonderful floral notes come forward on the nose. Wow, what is that flower??! Overall, I'm glad I sat on this for a little while. Cheers!

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Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheDoctor
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Service: Bottle
Best Before: May-2019 (Consumed: Jan-19-2018)

Fairly clear honey color with two+ fingers of fizzy off-white head, settles to a skiff of film. Some drooping lacing. (3.75)

Funky, spicy, zesty, tart, refreshing layers of toasty malt and phenolic, floral yeast. (4.25)

Everything from the nose together, at once. Big phenols and light tartness vying for space among hay, rubber, herbs and citrus. (4.25)

Fluffy, dry, active carbonation, drinkable, quenching. (4.25)

A very nice saison with a lot of character.
It was a little too phenolic for my tastes, but was still and all very good. A precarious balance of just about every flavor you'd expect in a saison. A touch perfumy from phenols, a ghost of tartness, some nice malt in the middle and some floral hops/yeast.
A very nice one. I'd definitely have it again if I saw it and would love to try some of their other beers. (4.25)

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Photo of plaidwarp
4.87/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ColForbinBC
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scottfrie
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle into tulip. Best by 10/2019.

A: Pours a lightly cloudy dirty golden with a billowing and frothy white head that really frothed up after the pour. Slow motion gusher bottle. The head took forever to fade into into a rocky and soft film, leaving chunks of heavy lace down the glass.
S: Brett dominates with creamy doughy notes mixed with tons of peppery spice and sweet golden fruits, golden delicious apples, pear, and crisp grains. Sweet estery fruit nose.
T: Follows the nose with dry apple cider notes and earthy straw, peppery spice and sweet golden fruits. Leafy, slightly grassy hops in the finish, along with a hint of lavender. Brett aftertaste spicy and slightly bitter. Sweet finish.
M: Medium-full body with a soft carbonation, sweet and chewy mouthfeel.
O: Delicious and easy to drink. Classic saison flavor. On the sweeter side, tons of golden apple, but spicy and complex overall.

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Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Giangio
3.14/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.69/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle - after parsing the label here, I still don't know what they're getting at. Is this a 'session' farmhouse ale (at 6.5% ABV, methinks not), or a 'Szechuan' flavoured one (ground pepper not exactly being the full definition of said cooking style). Who the hell knows.

This beer pours a veritable gusher (after cleaning up my desk, the bottle is now resting in the kitchen sink, still wasting away - Christ almighty!), but the stuff I did capture appears a hazy, medium apricot yellow colour, with one finger (hah!) of puffy, loosely foamy (now it is), and chunky dirty white head, which leaves a few instances of sudsy isthmus lace around the glass as things eventually blow off. Lots of thick sedimentary blobs hanging about too, FWIW, and, ew.

It smells of sharp yeast, gritty and grainy pale malt, a lesser spicy wheatiness, underwhelming ground black pepper, a somewhat mild barnyard funkiness, some tame lemon and sundry citrus fruity esters, and a subtle floral booziness (time for a sink check - yup, still leaving the bottle of its own accord - fuck that noise). The taste is gritty and grainy pale malt, a sort of piquant generic fruitiness, musty funk, cheesy funk, and a minor horsey funk, a soft stoney flintiness, and some weak leafy, weedy, and gently perfumed floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is (wait, gotta go check on it) adequate in its palate-supporting frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and surprisingly smooth, once I wrap my fool head around it (I'm not alone in the inanity here). It finishes off-dry, the fruity and funky essences predominating.

Overall - well, this is exhibit A in why I have recently curtailed (there are subsequent exhibits, but much less beer-related) my sour beer purchasing habits. What a bunch of bullshit - a big, expensive bottle, and you lose a significant portion of it to paper towels and the drain (not by choice). Yeah, funky brews (especially featuring M. Brett) will feature much less prominently in my future, even if they might be as complex and engaging as this one, y'know, once you get to just fucking drinking them. Gah.

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4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jroof1
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of avalon07
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a golden yellow color and a cloudy texture. There was a two and a half inch, foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A nice aroma of light citrus fruit, pepper, brett, and some Belgian-style yeast.

T: Tasted of a decent amount of brettanomyces, a good shot of pepper, lots of lemon, light malt notes, an earthy quality, a mild amount of Belgian yeast, and a slight funky quality (less than I thought there would be). A light and generally well done flavor. More subtle than your typical saison, but tasty nonetheless.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a somewhat slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: For the most part, this is a well done, easy to drink beer. Very sweet and tasty.

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Photo of Kmat10
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mantissa
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wordemupg
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Szech 'n Brett from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
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