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:
#663
Reviews:
265
Ratings:
1,521
pDev:
7.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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191
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Photo of Kyle424
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brians52
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LAp
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
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 -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TenaciousSamsquanch
4.76/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of swierczt
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OKFine
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of CayseyW
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
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 -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Onemoresolo
4.57/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RyeSoSerious
4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jeromedepot
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GuitarIPA
4.11/5  rDev -4%
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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Photo of vande
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of madelf66
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Outstanding saison with just the right amount of Brett funk and tartness. Cheers!

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Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Smells floral, sweet, fruity
Taste is semi sweet, lemon grass, wheat, a little fruity, earthy funk at the end
Slightly dry

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Photo of krl2112
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Seizoen Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 1,521 ratings
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