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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:
#643
Reviews:
265
Ratings:
1,509
pDev:
7.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Giangio
3.79/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ristaccia
3.94/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.71/5  rDev -13.3%
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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Photo of Benish
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.64/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of buschbeer
4.28/5  rDev 0%
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 -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.94/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tyjohnson55
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of keithmurray
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
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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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pveilleux
2.78/5  rDev -35%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of DrMindbender
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brolo75
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
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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4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaverCS
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
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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4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zythophile
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
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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4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
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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Photo of patre_tim
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Seizoen Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 1,509 ratings
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