Seizoen Bretta | Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

Seizoen BrettaSeizoen Bretta
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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."

Added by msubulldog25 on 06-03-2011

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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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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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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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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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4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
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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Seizoen Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Beer rating: 95.9% out of 100 with 1,505 ratings
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