Seizoen Bretta | Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#735
Reviews:
266
Ratings:
1,524
pDev:
7.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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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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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

Photo of dertyd
4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of ColForbinBC
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Giangio
3.79/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ristaccia
3.94/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.71/5  rDev -13.1%
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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4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.64/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of buschbeer
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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3.92/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.94/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Seizoen Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 1,524 ratings