Seizoen Bretta
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #48
ABV:
8%
Score:
95
Ranked #874
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 7.46%
Reviews:
274
Ratings:
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Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
 
Washington, United States
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Notes: "Special Brettanomyces yeast provides added dryness and crisp complexity to the Seizoen Bretta. Bottle conditioned with pear juice for a natural carbonation."
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4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Rating #5209, bottle from Douglas88. Active bottle, a little but of foaming, caught most in a tulip. Light Holden and hazy, huge head, subsides to one finger. Brett dominates the aroma, light, lemony, bread. Taste is also light, citrus, effervescent, grassy, floral. Nice flavors throughout. Mild tartness, but doesn’t interfere with the pure Saison notes. Thanks, Doug!

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stevoj from Idaho, Jan 07, 2020
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3.63/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy orange amber color with a slightly thin body. Carbonation is strong at first and dissipated quickly
Aroma ishay,funk, yeast, pears,pear skin,earthy and band aids
Taste was really similar to aroma,just a touch of sweetness with some peppery spice to balance it.
It's the band aid aroma and taste that put me off a bit. Have had that in other beers before but this was more pronounced. The reviews are great so I have to assume my taste buds are off or something wrong with the bottle I got

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HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey, Jul 17, 2019
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by January 2019

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a light golden orange topped by a dense and slightly rocky two finger white head which fades slowly while leaving some nice lacing
S: Smells of some spicy yeast notes, orchard fruits and funk.
T: Taste is sweet orchard fruits up front with a hint of tartness, nice peppery spice along with some horse blanket and barnyard. Slight band aid as well. On the finish this one is more orchard fruits with a little pineapple along with some more peppery spice and lingering barnyard funk
M: This beer has a medium feel on the palate while also being slightly creamy. Carbonation is effervescent and adequate for the style while the beer has a drying finish
O: Overall this beer is awesome. It has some really nice flavors and complexity and although it's allegedly past the best before date I think it tastes amazing. There are no off flavors and nothing seems to have fallen off. The balance on the beer is also really nice and all the flavors play very well together. This is definitely one to try.

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SHODriver from North Carolina, Apr 19, 2019
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4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly cloudy gold color. A massive white foam head rises to the top like a nuclear mushroom cloud. Unbelievable retention as I wait to drink, as when it recedes, a thick creamy film persists throughout.
The nose first hints at brett, with its rustic, funky and light barnyard aromas. Soon, however, tart fruity aromas begin to develop. They evoke peaches, kiwi, pear, lemon and lime. I also detect hints of pilsner malt aromas and floral hops.
As expected, the taste is fruity and tart, with notes of rustic funk and peppery spice. The fruity flavors evoke peach, lime, kiwi, apricot and pear juice. The brett adds a very accessible tartness, dryness, peppery spices and earthy/barnyard flavors that evoke grass and hay. Overall, the taste represents a complex medley of sweet, tart, dry and spicy.
Medium bodied and a bit on the full side fir the style. The carbonation is lively. The finish is quite dry and with a spicy and earthy burn. Interestingly enough, the mouthfeel starts out rather creamy, yet, develops some crispness.
Overall, this is a wonderful “funky” Saison. One of the best I’ve had!

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Gajo74 from New York, Feb 21, 2019
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4.46/5  rDev +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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Treyliff from West Virginia, Sep 12, 2018
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4.42/5  rDev +3%
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 Holderness
3.97/5  rDev -7.5%
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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Holderness from Massachusetts, Jun 26, 2018
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4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
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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Beginner2 from Illinois, Mar 10, 2018
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3.71/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this one at March Madness 2015. Lots of carbonation evident as the bottle is popped. After that, it pours a golden and light amber color with about 4/5" of white head. Lots of retention, good looking beer. Aroma was a dry, yeast, and spritzer like quality to it, probably from the high carbonation. Has a somewhat clean yet funky presence as well, if its a barnyard, they cleaned it recently.

Taste has a hay, grass and clean barnyard feel, a tiny bit of dry lemon. Its a bigger saison than I am used to. Alcohol is there. The brett is a cleaner strain for sure. I liked the beer, but cost wise, it really isn't a repeat purchase kind of thing. Always happy to see someone else pop a bottle of it though!

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4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle
Served in an oversized wine glass
2014

This was more of a geyser than a gusher. It definitely has some live action. Once I managed to get some in a glass it pours a hazy amber color and is topped with half a glass of sticky off white head that leaves some decent lacing.

It has some spiced pear along with some funk and dank aromas.

The flavor follows the aroma. It starts out with flavors of a Belgian strong pale ale. It has the carbonation of a saison. It has some funky and dank basement flavors from the brett. Combined it makes a delicious beer.

Light mouthfeel with a metric shit ton of carbonation. Kind of a champagne feel

The brett has worked wonders. This is a fantastic saison. This is exactly what I hope for each time I try one. I am grateful for the recommendation at Total wine on my trip to the greater Seattle area three years ago.

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4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2017 rated 3.94.

November 2018 aged bottle: from 2015 and aged nicely still, surprisingly to me. Improved the score a bit to the 4.0 we have now so a couple years is good on it.

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Sound_Explorer from Washington, Jul 16, 2017
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4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle #18752
Best by 4/2021

Appearance - hazy golden color with white head

Smell - limes, lemon, ginger, coriander, clove, brett funk

Taste - limes, lemon, green apple, ginger, coriander, clove, brett funk

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, full carbonation, citrus upfront, spices in the middle, brett funk at the back end, refreshing and crisp, a bit tart/sour

Overall - very good Saison here, each sip gives off a different experience. Complex flavour. Recommended. It is a tad pricy, tho.

Price Point - $6.99/12.7 oz bottle

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keithmurray from Connecticut, Jun 18, 2017
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4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle poured into a tulip

Pours a hazy golden orange with a bright white full, creamy head, lots of carbonation and lacing. Barnyard funk, wet horse blanket, hay, yeast, apricot, peaches, very aromatic, soft touch of bread malts. Like the nose, slight funk notes, wet hay, earthy, herbal notes, lemon peel, finish is very dry with lingering notes of lemon and fruity vitamins, spice and pepper notes as the beer warms, very complex with lots of depth, great beer. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a creamy texture and lots of carbonation popping on the palate.

Overall: I really enjoyed this beer, going to have to pick up some of their other beers, has the classic saison notes with the brett that adds a nice touch of funk, very drinkable and smooth.

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Brolo75 from California, Apr 16, 2017
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4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a turbid orange color. 3+ fingers of head. Unfortunately, this beer was a gusher, and I lost close to have of the 7$ bottle. For this reason, I am not extremely happy with the beer.

Aroma is complex! Belgian spice, pear juice, a little bit of funk, and a nice pepperiness.

Taste is highly carbonated, which I actually love in a saison. I get a large amount of yeast character. The beer has dried out nicely. Some Belgian character and some generic light citrus notes. A little more funk and a slight woodiness.

Overall, I enjoyed this beer. Is it worth seven dollars for a small bottle (especially if it commonly gushes)… No. There are many other wild farmhouse ales that compete, but this is a very solid offering. Pairs nicely with a charcuterie plate. It gets a 90/100.

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DaverCS from Arizona, Jan 12, 2017
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4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle Date: April 2016
Palate Contaminants: other beer

Plenty of head. I'm glad it didn't fizz out. Opaque straw color. At least the foam develops into a nice pillow.

The smell is clearly a brett beer. It has that tamale cornmeal scent, along with candy canes. It's really not bad, even though those things don't seem to mesh.

The sweetish candy flavors are much more forward on the tongue. The main fruit flavors I get are golden raisins, and then something in between honeydew melon and starfruit. I guess one could also say fruit tree flowers. All wrapped in one of those sweet corn tamales. There might even be a bit of cooked, sweet pears and apples at the center of it all. It also seems to be more lactic than I usually get in sours.

I really like how mellow the aftertaste is. Every good flavor hangs around. There's a good deal of carbonation, but it's smooth.

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Zythophile from District of Columbia, Jan 09, 2017
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4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden yellow in color. Bit of a gusher. Pear, granny smith apples, lemon and some funk. Brett is balancing out and complimenting everything. Really really good.

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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts, Dec 16, 2016
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4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Straw, lemony, cloudy with lots of carbonation, topped with 1 finger of off white head.

Smells of Brett, lemon, lemon zest, phenols and fruitiness. Very Belgian smell to it.

Brett all over, only a hint of sweetness, a fair amount of tartness. Lemon and lemon zest, and slightly puckering bitterness. The fruitiness and Belgian yeast qualities all come through on the palate.

Medium body, slightly gelatinous, jammy, with champagne like carbonation. Finishes dry and tannic.

Excellent brew. The best Brett bolstered brew I've ever had from the USA, now second in my book to Orval. Got in California near Sacramento, in Davis Whole Foods. Very enjoyable and complex brew. Drank in Chiang Mai, Nov 29th, 2016.

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patre_tim from Thailand, Nov 29, 2016
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4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a burnt orange color with just under two fingers worth of bubbly white head that disappears quickly. The nose has some lemon upfront with some funk from the brett. The taste is a little more earthy and spicy than the nose. You definitely get the brett in the flavor as well. The feel is medium with a good amount of carbonation, very effervescent. This is an outstanding saison! The flavor has a lot of complexity and the nose is wonderful.

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Meyers1023 from New York, Sep 17, 2016
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4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle into a tulip
Best before: 03/2019 (thus I believe 2014 vintage)


A: Opens up as an absolute gusher (even though it has been resting undisturbed for several weeks). Gushes for close to 10min would be my guess. Once the gushing subsides, it pours a clear, dark straw yellow with a large 3 fingers width of bright white head. Leaves tons of lacing. 4.5

S: Very nice aroma. Tons of fruity esters, Brett is certainly noticeable but its not super funky (in a good way to me). Somewhat floral and subtle tart notes. I little bit of spice and the subtlest of booze. Incredible complexity. Just a fantastic nose. 4.75

T: Fruity esters, pretty big amount of spice, subtle floral notes. Funk notes are present throughout, but not dominating. A bitterness ligers along with the fruity characters at the end of each sip. 4.25

M/D: Fuller body for the style, carbonation is huge-almost over carb’d if thats possible for this style, ABV is well masked, drinkability is good. 4

O: Overall, an excellent Saison. One of the better ones I’ve had from the US. Worth seeking out if you are a fan of the style. 4.25

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zac16125 from South Carolina, Aug 14, 2016
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4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Small sample poured into a tulip form a bottle. A bright yellow with a small white head. Impressive Brett funk up front accompanies an extremely lemony sourness and a subtle saison yeast/belgian-spice base. An excellent beer, though perhaps a little more puckering that I would find ideal for a saison spiked with Brett.

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LAp from Ohio, Jul 10, 2016
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4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Logsdon Farmhouse Ales "Seizon Bretta"
375 ml. brown glass bottle, "Best by: 09/2020"
$6.49 @ 802 BWS, Burlington, VT

Appearance: Initial pour was an almost crystal clear gold, but with the yeast added it became a cloudy orange. Full, frothy bright white head, Excellent head retention. Very good lacing.

Aroma: Initially bright funky Brettanomyces character: tart/sour/acidic (if that can be a smell ;), tart fruit with some cherry, Sweetarts candy, wet straw, wet leather, horse blanket. A little sweet sugar. The yeast pour softened it and brought out much more apricot, and softened some of the funky notes into more of just a mustiness.

Flavor: Very much like the aroma, including the softening due to the yeast. Personally I prefer it sharper, although it's hard to argue with it once the yeast's been added either! I'm really quite amazed at the difference however, I haven't really seen that before. It's not particularly bitter, but that's not needed to balance it with the acidity of the Brett and a little bit of spiciness (coriander, cardamom) that you mainly get in the finish. Apricot, apple, lemon, and (I might be imagining it because I read it was used for conditioning) pear appear over a sweetish malt base. Well balanced. Funky, fruity, sweetish, spritzy, spicy - awesome!

Mouthfeel: Medium-light in body with an effervescent, natural carbonation that's just slightly above a standard level.

Overall: One of the best examples I've found for looking at Brett character, yet it's a kind of a "clean" brett character if you can say that. The funk is reigned in and doesn't go off into the more quirky areas: metallic, smokey, Band-aid, mouse urine, rancid, excrement, dirty socks, toe jam, etc. Beyond that off-putting thought... back to the brilliantly funky, fruity, and spicy beer at hand... excellent! Worth seeking out.

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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania, Jun 17, 2016
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4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful yellow-orange color with white head and lacing. Lots of funk and fruit for the nose and taste. Great feel, medium body with good carbonation and a little tingle on the finish. My favorite bottle shop rightly compared this to a HF brew. Really nice beer.

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GuitarIPA from Connecticut, Jun 04, 2016
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4.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

BB 12/2019 Bottle # 80998

Appearance: very hazy orange with a massive white and soapy head. The bottle was a gusher even though it was in the fridge for days. Damn you Brett

Nose: Brett funk, apricots, spicy hops, peaches, stone fruit, horse blanket but bot too strong, grassy, herbal, lactic sourness

Taste: magical. Follows the nose but with way more swetness. It was an absolute treat.

Overall: this was how a Brett Saison should taste like. Logsdon knows how to use the wild stuff.

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ClavisAurea from New York, May 21, 2016
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4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Golden hue on the pour, head is a bit thin and not too frothy. Lots of Brett on the nose - classic loam & hay/straw/earth tones. Some light malt, maybe a little lemon as well. Taste features classic notes but everything seems a little muted. You get some Brett tang, some pale malt, some citrus / lemon notes, but nothing really pops. As it warms there is more of an earthy / cork note that emerges on the backend. Some faint herbal spice, cardamom mostly. Overall a very good beer but not top tier.

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ajm5108 from Pennsylvania, May 21, 2016
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4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Cloudy golden Amber with a subtle white head maybe half a finger's length.

Smell: lemon skin and yeast with light spice notes. Think of nutmeg brewed with your tea.

Taste: Complex sweet lemon and pepper, yeast notes give it a unique sour feel.

Mouth: So sticky, oh man...good and bad. Medium carbonation doesn't make up for it..meaning the after the taste alone is beast.

Overall: good brew, and I do mean good...not crazy about saisons but this one I developed a liking to that is like black skin to a killer whale...no pun intended. Salud.

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BlurryVisi0n from New York, Apr 25, 2016
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Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 1547 ratings