Seizoen Bretta | Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

Seizoen BrettaSeizoen Bretta
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Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Oregon, United States

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

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Photo of Sammy
3.71/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of jaydoc
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap for the 2012 Peter Reeves Memorial Sourfest at Churchill’s Pub & Grille in San Marcos, CA.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, yeast, and Brett. Taste is much the same with a slight tart and funky finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a special treat from my rare beer club, decanted after sessioning my homebrew saison to compare how the brett affects this style of brew. the pour on this is pale straw color and hazy with an inch of white head that leaves nice lacing. the nose has a lot of funk to it, some lemon zest and wild yeast. the taste is light, just simple white wheat malt and the crazy yeast and brett, its different than most, lighter, less fruity really, and very summery, pollen heavy, honey sweetness is slight towards the finish. I wouldn't get pear juice if it didn't say so. its super dry, which is nice, but I wish there was more carbonation in this, it just doesn't have the brightness I like in the genre. plenty drinkable though, and a well hidden alcoholic strength. a solid beer overall, and I was impressed with its simplicity yet dynamic flavor profile. a little more carbonation would make this world class, and it has me inspired to do a little experimenting with brett in my own beers...

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of metter98
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color. It poured with a short white head consisting of large bubbles and never died down.
S: Light aromas of sourness are present in the nose; some hints of pears become perceptible as the beer warms up.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is somewhat sour up front with bits of roughness with some grainy malts and wheat but then turns a bit sweet with hints of pears towards the finish. The pears become a little srronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little dry and chewy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and quite interesting because it manages to provide two distinct flavors on the front and back ends of the taste.

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

Maybe they aren't exactly brewing beside the chickens or fermenting underneath the goats, but Logsdon Farmhouse Ales is "putting the farm back in farmhouse" with an authentic tasting saison that's just... well, peachy!

Seizoen Bretta taunts the nose with musty fruit, salty character and quasi-barnyard tone. Though tarter scents speak to dried lemon and other citrus, other and more earthen character of old wood, wine cork and the musken scent of sea air.

Yet on the palate, the distinctive ale is tart, dry and playfully acidic; showing off its wine-like tone. Though the mustiness of old and dried citrus play out on the middle, those rustic leather and horse hair character is absent. With the peach fruitiness and subtle sweetness, its briny taste evokes notions of saltwater taffy.

Closing with a powdery dryness and wafts of sawdust, the ale's acidity provides a tangy and peppery finish with echoes of saddle leather and horse hair to revisit the palate in a retro-nasal aftertaste. Its subtle alcohol warmth hides effortlessly behind a feathery tannin spice and yeasty pepper character.

With the heart of the Belgian and French farmlands in mind, its assuring to know that beer lovers of the Pacific Northwest have more to whet their whistle than only hoppy ale.

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3.74/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

8.00% ABV confirmed. 1 pint 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle with waxed over (beeswax according to the label) pressure cap and appealing artful label served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are quite high; I've heard great things about Logsdon and saison is one of me favourite styles. "Specialty organic farmhouse ale" brewed with brettanomyces. Unfiltered. "Best by 11/2017. Bottle number SB 24106. Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth." "Enjoy served at 48-54F." This is my first Logsdon beer.

Served straight from the fridge - right in that 45-54 degree Fahrenheit range. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Even with a standard, non-vigorous pour, the beer yielded a 7-8 finger head. Pure white colour, soft-lookng, with god cream and even better thickness. Retention is damned impressive (~9+ minutes) for the high ABV. Body colour is a clearly unfiltered hazy vibrant yellow-gold. No yeast particles are visible - at least this high up in the glass. No bubble show. Light sticky lacing as the head recedes. Looking good for the style; everything's copacetic.

Sm: Soft pear. Fleeting light brettanomyces yeast character. A bit of biscuity spice. Light lemongrass. Lemon custard. Farmhouse/funky. Crisp apple. Clove. Hay. Light fresh wheat. White grapeskin. A hint of white pepper - but not as much as I want in a good saison. No milky character either. It's a soft, fleetingly light aroma that signals refreshment to come. I hope it delivers.

T: Delightful pear notes, with white grape skin and crisp apple skin. Lemongrass forms the body. It's not as funky as I expected; bretts are there but are mainly biscuity. The sweet pear nicely balances any funkiness that might otherwise have been present. Just a hint of tartness. Any hop character is primarily floral, but that isn't the highlight here. Clove spice. Light crystal malt, lending it a somewhat tingly feel. Really refreshing and well balanced, with no alcohol coming through at all. Lemon zest. A bit of pineapple ester flavour, which I'm not huge on. Buried white pepper - so buried it's almost imperceptible. This is a really tasty saison, but it lacks the complexity and subtlety of superior Belgian offerings (namely Fantome and Dupont). The pear in particular is a highlight here and is masterfully executed. It's quite juicy. I'm really liking it. Well put together.

Mf: More smooth and wet than most saisons, but also perhaps more refreshing. Perfect carbonation. Feels tailored specifically to its flavour profile. Juicy. Great body and presence on the palate.

Dr: Incredibly drinkable for the high ABV. I really like this beer. Lives up to Logdson's reputation. I'd get it again. It would probably age well, too. Would pair well with many foods. I look forward to trying more beer from Logsdon. It's one hell of a siason - especially for an American example of the style. Tasty stuff. I'd recommend it to friends. A solid example of a style that's difficult to pull off.

High B+

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4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Mark (by way of WST) for sharing! Quick review transcribed from written notes.

Nice classic bottle graphics that seem well-suited to a silkscreen application. It has a Swiss Appenzell vibe going on, very nice.

Murky orange amber coloration, dense and lasting layer of white foam on the surface.

Signature aromatic notes of Bretty funk, horsehair and phenolic pepper, slightly medicinal (in a good way) but restrained.

Dry and Brett forward taste, yeasty and dry with some light grassiness and notes of citrus rind. Long lingering dry aftertaste.

Really nice and classic Brett Saison, reminiscent of Boulevard Saison-Brett...

Sounds: Bourbonese Qualk - (The Last Thing We Have Is) Choice

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of brentk56
3.6/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle No. SB 15438
Best by: 6/2017

Appearance: I have never seen a gusher like this one before and half the bottle was wasted before I got it under control; what was left poured out a cloudy peach nectar color with a vague head and some spotty lacing

Smell: Peaches, pears and saddle tones, with lemongrass and a touch of funk underneath

Taste: Peach and pear flavors are joined, mid-palate, by the horse blanket and lemongrass; after the swallow, there is a phenolic tone that brings a somewhat herbaceous edge

Mouthfeel: Initially very carbonated but settled down almost flat, the body was medium to full

Overall: My scores reflect my disappointment with losing half the beer and if it didn't gush I would likely have rated it .5 higher; my expectations were very high, having just enjoyed the Seizoen the previous night - even so, I would still have likely rated the Seizoen higher

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Photo of oline73
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of SocalKicks
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.62/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a dirty cloudy dark beige color ale with a huge dirty head with good retention and some excellent lacing. Aroma of rustic malt with light funky yeasty notes is quite sublime. Taste is dominated by dry rustic notes with some funky yeast notes and a dry floral finish. Dry Brett notes are clearly identifiable but are not overwhelming and keep the malt base flavours intact. Body is full with super great carbonation (a bit of a gusher as well BTW) and no apparent alcohol. I could drink this beer this every day of the year!!!

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Seizoen Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Beer rating: 95.8% out of 100 with 1,506 ratings
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