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
Ratings:
1,504
Reviews:
264
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
7.46%
 
 
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Photo of whatname
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zac16125
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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Photo of Shockey
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tykechandler
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Duffman79
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Kyle424
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brians52
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LAp
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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Photo of Gkruszewski
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TenaciousSamsquanch
4.76/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of swierczt
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OKFine
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of CayseyW
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
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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Photo of LXIXME
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Onemoresolo
4.57/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RyeSoSerious
4.65/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Seizoen Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
4.29 out of 5 based on 1,504 ratings.
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