Seizoen Bretta | Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass on 9/22/13. I'm really looking forward to this....

A: First of all, my bottle was a gusher - negative points for that. The beer pours a fantastic and stereotypical Saison color: bronze yellow with orange hues that just scream "Belgium." A pillowy head is showcased upon the initial pour and lingers for ~ 5 minutes. Lacing is excellent. This is a really great looking beer.

S: SUPER pungent nose. It's probably one of the most pronounced noses I've ever experienced on a beer. Citrus fruits are apparent: green apple, orange, lemons. Also prominent is the Brett funk notes: horse blanket and a bit of blue cheese. Tropical fruits linger in the background - namely pineapple - along with a bit of pepper. Fantastic nose.

T: Citrus fruits up-front, namely green apple and lemon. Hints of honey sweetness are also apparent on the initial sip. Then the bittering hops hit you along with a healthy dose of spicy pepper. A dry bitterness lingers on the tongue. This is a very dry beer without as much body as expected.

O: The nose of this beer is top-notch - I think it's my first "5" I've awarded in the category. They also nailed the appearance. The typical Belgian brett flavors are there on the tongue and it has the typical Saison dryness. Two criticisms: 1) my bottle was a gusher; and 2) I wish the beer had more body. It seems a tad bit too "light" to me. Otherwise, this is an excellent beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Caution opening, beer went everywhere even after sitting in my fridge for a week and a half, advise opening next to your sink!

A: Nice murky orangish yellow color, leaves a huge thick creamy head after pouring and takes awhile for it to go away, leaves very nice lacing around the glass

S: Lots of Brett funk! Mixed with orange, lemon, hay, and some yeast. Very well mixed and smells fantastic!

T: Nice Brett profile mixed with lemon, notice a flowery taste and some grassy notes as well, it has a very nice tartness to it. I also get a very slight amount of hops which give it just a little bit of bitterness and dryness to it which is nice

M: Very light and crisp! The carbonation gives it a very nice texture and is very refreshing

O: Really good funky, tarty, fruity beer! I really recommend this if you like saisons or brett!

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 750mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: rich golden hue with a touch of haze and a moderately strong effervescence. Head is two fingers of creamy white foam.

Smell: pear, funk and autumn spices. I like the funk, but the earthy, fruity sweetness does not work super well for me.

Taste: a little farmhouse funk followed by a real back-of-the-palate sourness. There's a springlike grassiness that is good, but each of the elements does a poor job balancing the others. The flavors seem disjointed, though there is some good stuff in here. I think the pear juice is what's killing it -- makes it taste like one of the less successful Lips of Faith beers.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a huge carbonation and big, if evanescent, creaminess. Not bad, though.

Overall: this beer was a bit of a disappointment for me. I've rather liked the other Logsdon brews I've had; this one is a little too unbalanced and mis-guided for me.

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Seizoen Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 1,524 ratings