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Seizoen BrettaSeizoen Bretta

Brewed by:
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."

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Photo of Davelucas88
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

2012 bottle
The Brett developed beautifully. Big orange rind, some tartness, and that big dry Brett character. Almost picked up some sweetness. Enjoyed this a lot more then having it fresh.

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Photo of brentk56
3.6/5  rDev -16.1%
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 constantine_272
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%

Pours with a good thick head that dissipated nearly as fast as it came. Glad the bottle recommended leaving the yeast in the bottle cause there was a crapload. Smells of sweet strawberries and tart raspberries. Starts off sweet and malty and slightly malty. Taste then drifts fruity with strawberry, blueberry and blackberry--both sweet and tart. Mild yeastiness finishes in with the tart fruit and also some lemon along with a mouthwatering saltiness. Almost gose like flavors here. As it warmed up a little, I even tasted a bit of pinot noir at the end. Definitely a tiny bit of oaky fruity wine. Mouthfeel is surprisingly light for the 8.0%. I really like the fruitiness at the end. Very nice!

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Photo of snowmageddon
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours an appetizing hazy reddish-orange, with a large head that fades slowly.
S: bretty funk, lemon, wheat, apples. Sweeter than what I'd expect for the style.
T: The brett is more pronounced on the nose than the taste. Initially, what dominates for me is a green apple or lemon taste followed by a white wine that lingers with a slightly bretty influence. The very dry finish has some earthy hops prevalent, as well as some wheat/dried grass flavor. There is a chalky taste that is most noticeable on the finish.
M: What you'd expect; high carbonation with a medium-light body.
O: This is a great beer. I will seek it out again when I am within range of their distribution.

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Photo of rawfish
3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours clear and orange gold with a smal, half finger high fluffy white head. Decent head retention and a slight dripping of lacing.

Right off the bat there is a fruity wave of white grapes, crisp apples and lemon acidity. Belgian spices follow with pepper and coriander.

Washes the palate with green apple, white wine and lemon fruitiness immediately. Pale malt base is rather benign and not grainy at all. Spices of clove, somewhat peppery and lacking in the heavy funk I was expecting from the Brett. Quite phenolic,and finishes mildly acidic and wet. Earthy Noble hops add some grassiness and a drying feel.

Carbonation is really lively in the mouth, bordering over done. Full saison body, somewhat dry and clean.

Well crafted saison that has a bright fruit character and mild acidity. The Brett is really a non player in the scheme of things and a let down in that manner. Quite drinkable and well crafted but unremarkable without some age on it.

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Photo of Micanopy
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is one of my favorite beers. It has just a bit of sweetness but not much, and wonderful complexity. There is a cloudiness to it that adds to its mystique. Also the fact that it is still reasonably hard to get and unavailable on the East Coast. The bottle itself conveys a certain sort of old-world mustiness.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.62/5  rDev +7.7%
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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Photo of KVNBGRY
4.57/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 375ml bottle

Ap - Clear, brilliant gold. Very lively pour. It wasn't a gusher like a lot of people have stated in the past. The head is thick and stays around at about 1/8th inch the whole way down. It's also very sticky and leaves great lace.

Ar - Simple, yet complex. Horse blanket, dust, tropical fruits, chalky even.

T - similar to the nose in that it's simple and yet complex. The Brett is really noticeable, with an apricot-ish middle followed by a lingering dry, chalky aftertaste.

M - The carbonation is perfect. The mouthfeel is creamy yet lively. This is one of those beers everyone should try at least once. THIS is how Brett saison's should taste.

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Photo of BarrytheBear
3.58/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Ed. Thank you for the opportunity!

Gushzilla....lost a nice fifth of the bottle...like amateur hour at the Apollo over here. Just sat like a dumbass for a good few second while the bottle fourth of July'd itself round my kitchen. Once settled, pours a nice clouded yellow with a tight cap and solid lacing.

Smells of chalky, funky tropical fruits.

Lots of tropical fruits on the taste a well. Heavy sweetness clogs up the middle while this finish is a light peppery yeast and some tempered funk.

Palate is way too sickly sweet and thick. Heavy on the tongue this just doesn't pop or drop like I'd prefer.

Eh, some nice components and the funk and fruits are pleasant but the mouthfeel here is way off. Actually it becomes cloying the deeper into the bottle.

Happy to try but won't rush out for this again.

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

Bottle No. 44879
Best by: 06/2018

Deep gold capped with a tall off-white head that quickly settles to a low, lumpy covering. Big time flower and wood funk in the nose. Dusty cellar, hay, berries, earth, light citrus, and a general spicy sharpness. Taste goes in a more fruity-funk direction starting off tart with a building sweetness being cutoff by a nice acidity and dry finish. Definitely more of a tart, juicy Brett character with this Saison. Flower petals, white wine, and peach pits...not as old and funky-feeling as the smell. Crisp and dry which helps conceal the strength. One of the more interesting Saisons I've had, I think.

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

Initially large creamy peach colored head made of tight foam bubbles over golden orange beer. Aroma pours in loads of fruit, wild floral, tart funky, and sunny dandelions. Really fun to smell.... Berries, apples, mango, colorful flowers, sweet orange, spice and pleasant but unusual tropical stink. Taste passes through an array of experiences. Miscellaneous fleshy fruits, dry, smacky, tart, citrus rind-like bitter, flowery and farmy. Carbonation is very fine and evenly disbursed. Juicy, bubbly, slick texture with an easy drinking medium body. Goes down very smooth even with the tart bitterness. There's enough fruit and sunny flowers to balance all that out.

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Photo of slackattack
4.62/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy golden color with nice 2 finger head that is pillowy and beautiful.nose is lemony, Belgian yeast, little bit of grassy funk. Taste closely follows nose IMO. Very refreshing, clean lemony tang. Yeast is upfront as would be expected and the grassy funk from the nose holds on the finish/aftertaste. Not tons of carbonation, but the correct amount. Finishes dry and long. Overall I love this beer, the Brett doesn't outshine the well brewed saison base.

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Side Project Brewing Co. long stemmed tulip from a 750ml bottle.

Bottle No. 58812
Best by: 02/2019

Pours a beautiful hazy light orange color with some nice golden honey hues on the edges. There is a nice 1 inch white-to-off-white head that is dense and has great retention. A gorgeous looking beer.

Aroma is bready and grainy with nice fruit juice notes. Nice funky brett notes of dried wood, cedar, barnyard and slight tartness.

Flavor starts off with nice notes of fruit juice. Notes of pear and apple juice. Nice grainy sweetness that is enveloped by an awesome Brett funk and some good spice. Slight tartness is present with a nice fluffy carbonated body. Mild lemony notes mixed with bread and some oak as well. Solid saison.

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Photo of stephens101
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reddish-orange with a full, off-white head that very slowly pops itself away.

Smells estery with the yeast up front followed by green apple, orange and lemon zest. Spice floats by at the edge right before the brett aroma comes in.

Taste is a wonderful with a disarray of fruit, lemon zest and spice. Tart at the end with a wrapping of rind. Distinct. Flavorful. Fulfilling.

Nicely carbonated with a medium body, but a bit chalky. Crisp all the way down with a hint of alcohol.

The perfect mix of flavor and drinkability for the big beer summer club, of which I am an honorary member.


Blind / updated rating 10.23.15

**Thought this was my first beer from Logsdon, but I've actually had this one before, which I only noticed after I re-rated it.**

Crowned with a towering, never say die dense white froth, this bright golden-orange brew's presentation is about as good as it gets.

Aroma is impressive and complex with a perfect melange of spice, grain, damp earth, ripened orange and green apple.

Creamier than expected with a light to medium body filled with more light fruits, a touch of spice, a drop of vanilla, pie crust and wet straw.

Absolutely fabulous my dear!

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Photo of Tele
4.61/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: 4.5 Hazy, orange/gold. Pours a fairly large off-white head that dissipates rather fast. Good lacing.

S: 4.75 Strong smell that’s really nice. Lots of green apple. Smells tart and a little funky. Also grapes and even a little oaky aroma present. Some Belgian yeast in the background giving the usual ester spice and fruitiness.

T: 4.5 Sweet malt up front followed quickly by Belgian yeast. Fruity ester and a bit of banana with the yeast. There’s also a lingering tartness in the background adding in the green apple from the nose. Ends with just a little bit of bitterness along with some bread and clove. Not as much funk as was on the nose.

M: 4.5 Great overall, especially for the style. It coats the palate without being too thick. A bit dry at the end that makes you want more. Drinking it while it’s fairly cold out, but I could definitely see this a perfect summer brew.

O: 4.75 I really love this saison. I usually like the style and don’t seek them out too often, but this one is really special. The flavors flow and develop beautifully on the palate and each sip is very interesting and you find something new.

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Photo of MrMoose916
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Beautiful golden honey color. Small one finger white head.

S: I got a ton of lemon and orange citrus aromas, a very sweet funk smell, not overwhelming at all very pleasant.

T: Wow did I enjoy this. A nice lemon tartness up front almost immediately followed by that very pleasant brett funk flavor, its in your face but at the same time its not. On the back end you get a lot more of that citrus flavor with a nice malt backbone.

MF: Very crisp and sharp with a nice dry finish. Extremely smooth.

O: This is up there with some of the best saisons and being a true farmhouse ale I am thoroughly impressed by this beer. Citrus and funk with a smooth crisp finish. I will buy this again.

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Photo of BierJager89
4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear, but opaque honey color, with a white ring of head.

S: Funky Belgian yeast, coriander, cardamom, nutmeg and tropical fruit in the nose.

T: More funky yeast, more spices and more tropical fruit.

M: Light bodied and fairly smooth.

O: A really tasty, fairly uncharacteristic saison.

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

I purchased this at whole foods in Fremont, enjoyed chilled in a tulip.

The color is golden with light haze and thick three finger white head with visible carbonation and lots of lace. The smell is great -tons of tropical fruit light pineapple and subtle funk with mild herbal acommpaniement with slight grainy floral and citrus juicy aroma. The feel is excellent with lots of bretty texture and medium carbonation with slight herbal and spiced quality mild alcohol and nice dry finish.

The flavor is very good with great brett which is tropical and fruity bringing a juicy and earthy flavor with light spice and citrus tanginess almost grapefruity with mild zest and light hint of pepper in the very dry finish with a mild hop and alcohol taste. Overall I really enjoyed this, I was wishing I could have gotten more, the brett character is excellent and this is perhaps one of the best bretted saisons I have had recently. I recommend this highly.

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Photo of Roguer
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

After uncapping, foam started oozing from the bottle, but at a controllable rate; pours into a frizzy snow-white head that soon settles down. Brew is hazy and golden, nearly opaque. Head retention is fantastic. Fair amount of small particles cling to the glass. Very slight lines of lacing.

Citrus, funk, and surprisingly sweet on the aroma. Slightly sharp and tart, with hints of straw, wheat, banana, lemon, berries, and only a bit of funk.

Sharp, funky taste: Brett right up front, followed smoothly by sweet and clean citrus notes. Big body of wheat and pale malts. Delicate and well-balanced.

Slightly sharp on the tongue, very smooth in the mouth; long semi-dry finish. Begs for another sip.

This is a funky American Saison that is worth the hype. I think this is truly one of the best Saisons I have ever tasted. Complex and funky, but sublimely smooth and eminently drinkable.

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Photo of RickS95
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The liquid itself is par for the course...a pale orange/nectarine color with tiny, tiny little floaties in it. However, the head is pretty spectacular. Bright, brilliant white, meringue-like shape. Starts off a finger and a half thick with above average retention. The thinnest of spotty lacing.

Really, an amazing smell with the Brett yeast doing what it does best...providing an unequaled combo of funky, dank fruit and spicy yeast. With Brett, you don't need much more.

Very complex taste profile with too many fruits to count, all blended nicely with just a slight bit of spice for balance.

Unlike a lot of other saisons, this beer doesn't shock your palate with an ending of spice that's too spicy. It starts off sweet, acidic and fruity and then transitions to just enough spice to take the edge off. This is what separates this beer from others...there's just enough spice to transition from sweet to spicy. It never does what most saisons do and bring far too much spicy heat to the party. Light- to medium-bodied. The highish ABV is not noticeable.

This is a really good beer that's extremely easy to drink. The Brett is amazing, as usual. Most of the time I don't care for beers that are subtle, but this is one exception.

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Photo of MarioM
3.78/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750 ml poured into a SN tulip.

A: Medium carbonation and very clear. Pale yellow with a thin slight off white head that looks like it will lace nicely.

S: A very spicy, earthy nose with slight boozie sweetness. Very spicy hops in the aroma dominate.

T: Ok, this is where things got interesting. Huge Brett character that mingle very well with the nose but strangely different. Nice fruit from the yeast with balanced yeast spice. Booze does some through in the taste but definitely not hot at all. Nice hop bite as well. The nose creeps up on the taste after taking a sip. Lingering sweetness remains and eventually it does start to get a little warm from the 8 % abv. Its not that high of an abv hut must have fermented hot to get the yeast fruitiness to where its at.

M: Yeast spice and hop spice mingle and definitely make themselves present between sips. Alcohol does bring some warmth but only after a bit. Not something I would like to drink on a hot summer day, unlike Fantome Saison.

O: A decent example of a Brett inoculated saison but the alcohol bite and huge hop spice is a little too much. I actually have a non-Brett home brewed saison at this abv and made with huge amounts of EKG hops and I have a similar problem. In fact, it tastes almost identical minus the Brett tropical fruit flavors. Glad I tried it tho.

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Photo of dar482
4.12/5  rDev -4%

The aroma has fruity Brett notes of tropical, grapefruit, and pineapple. A hay funk from the Brett.

The flavor follows with that wonderful fruit flavor in the front of pineapple and mango. Then onto a funk quality that transitions quite aggressively towards metallic flavors or copper.

The finish is dry. A slightly disappointing brew.

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Photo of Auraan
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice cloudy golden color with a thin white head. Very true to style for a saison, quite nice. Scents of sour brett yeast, apricot, fruity esters and some spicy Belgian yeast. Despite the sour overtones there is a nice underlying frutiness that is the hallmark of a good saison. Very nice, wild, yet very much a saison. Flavor is quite sour upfront with a lemony character alongside sour green apple and green grape skin. In the middle the sourness continues but hints of pepper are also present. Finish is dry and sour with some slightly grainy notes. Aftertaste is sour brett yeast and lemon. A very good, sour saison with a large amount of sourness, yet still with the backbone of the style present. Very nice. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation and a drying feel. Good, true to style and quite nice. Overall this is an excellent sour saison that provides a good wild sour ale but also an excellent saison. The flavors, aroma and mouthfeel mingle to make this one quite enjoyable. Highly recommended.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.63/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the 375ml bottle into a tulip glass. Bottle No. 1459, Best by Dec 2018.

A slightly muddy body color and appearance, but nice orange and peach apricot colors. Slightly bright towards the edges. Head is very creamy, makes an easy three fingers of bone white colored head, and faint pill like clumping lacing on the glass. Reams and reams of side rising ultra slow carbonation white speckeled in abundance.

Nose is very balanced and subtle but real nice. Peach like fruit, dry brett but not overly hot or powerful. It's a very unique aroma that is hard to describe, part of that takes my score down since it feels so indistinct and unfamiliar. It's very impressive, but doesn't blow my mind.

Oh wow is this palate shocking. Completely unexpected hinting from the nose what is coming. An unbelievably creamy mouthfeel, with juiced fruit matching peach senses from the aromas. Vanilla cream and silky tones. Incredible fruit juiced mid palate of peaches, apricots, nectarines, the whole range of stone fruit like variety just bursting, juice and much skin rough tannic and flavors. Mild dry finish, but not overly peppery if at all. When I dunked the last of the dregs in, then there was more dryness and funk obviously, but took away from much of the fruit flavors.

Overall just keripes wow a fantastic saison. It's pear juice?... woah, that explains the green like skin I get perhaps. I think the only thing that doesn't make me score this higher is that it doesn't "quite" remind me of a classic big "brett" saison.

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in the brewery's glass at Ale Arsenal.

Dark yellow, clear. Good head.

Subtle pleasant scent. Light piquancy. Fruit. Hint of acid.

Gorgeous, clean, gentle. Peaches, floral yeast, green apples. Vaguely tart. Exceptional. Certainly the best saison I've tasted.

Clean and pleasant.

All time highlight. Sublime beer. Highly recommended. Will have again.

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Seizoen Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
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