Seizoen Bretta | Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Oregon, United States
farmhousebeer.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Special Brettanomyces yeast provides added dryness and crisp complexity to the Seizoen Bretta. Bottle conditioned with pear juice for a natural carbonation."

Added by msubulldog25 on 06-03-2011

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#1,236
Reviews:
269
Ratings:
1,535
pDev:
7.49%
 
 
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Photo of yuno
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rubezahl
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DMC43
3.69/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Treyliff
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a tulip glass Bottle fished upon opening, spilling over 1/3 of its contents into the floor

A- pours a murky golden color with a thick creamy white head that reduces to a film, leaving some lacing behind, lots of sediment

S- lots of earthy and musty yeast with some Brett funk, dried hay, lemongrass, overripe cheese

T- earthy and funky up front with some peach, lemon peel & pear. Barnyard, must & earth, funky cheese

M- medium body with low carbonation, slightly foamy mouthfeel, dry crisp finish

O- an outstanding need, I wish I could have drank the whole bottle

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Photo of rkarimi
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

7-6

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Not really what I was expecting but a great beer nonetheless.

Looks like some hazy pear juice

Pear is obvious the smell and taste. There is no sourness or tartness in this one but a big brett profile. Some spiciness reminds you this a saison indeed.

Very juicy mouthfeel, low carbonation

Nice

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Photo of Zonian1
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Holderness
3.97/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Crazy carbonation — upon opening, the bottle produced the largest beer geyser I’ve seen to date. Nice straw colored body with incredibly lively carb and three fingers of pillowy white head. Great retention and some lacing. Aromas are quite bretty. Funky and barnyard-like. Flavors remind me of Cantillon’s gueuze. Lots of lemon, oak, white wine tannins, funk. Feel is crisp and dry, made prickly by the high carb levels. Overall tasty but nothing compared to Peche n’ Brett.

80/100

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Photo of Mantooth
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mtimmerman84
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Beginner2
4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

As a Belgo-phile (only we can call ourselves that), I am thrilled to have my first ale from Logsdon. (Based on BA reviews, I'm guessing they are something of a cult crafter and, probably,their distribution in Illinois is recent.) At any rate, I'm glad to have found a copy of their most-rated ale. While I may have seen this on the shelf, I'm still shy about Brett... and Logsdon's price. But, I took the plunge and it was worth this one-time indulgence.

Almost immediately, I knew I had the product of a talented brewer. The head was full and inviting. The Smell transports me out in the country during summer. Besides the fresh hay and the horse blanket, there is this medley of malt, fruit and spices we expect from this style. In the Taste, those qualities repeat but the tartness emerges; mostly as a distinct lemon driven by the Brett. Those tastes distort in the finish with too much tart and that, plus, the dryness makes it less food-friendly than typical for the style.

I saved some for the second day. Don't. At least, the tartness was too powerful for me. Makes me wonder if that wild gamble we call Brett not only varies from batch to batch, but also day-to-day from the same open bottle.

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Photo of MeIquiades
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamarcusMarinovich
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GravityKills
3.48/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Melchr
3.97/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light lemon color. Weak aroma. Can't feel the ABV of 8%. Abundant flavors from brett. Focus on finish and you will be surprised.

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Photo of probert
3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emachine
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SBlobaum
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Drinkalot
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very nice beer. Really delicious.

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Photo of NOLANDMAN
4.62/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Seizoen Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 1,535 ratings