Oak Aged Bretta
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #57
Ranked #1,182
4.27 | pDev: 7.73%
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Washington, United States
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Notes: Our organic Oak Aged Bretta is made with our Seizoen Bretta that is aged for a period of time to develop the wood aged character in the beer. Oak Tannins, vanilla notes and subtle smoky spiciness soften and mellow this beer over time.

The aged unfiltered beer is refermented and carbonated in the bottle with select yeast strains to provide added dryness and complexity, then sealed with beeswax for additional aging. Store bottles upright in a cool dark place and enjoy for many years in a proper glass.

Best by: 09/2017
Enjoy served at 48-54 degrees F
Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth
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Zythophile from District of Columbia

4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle Date: best by 6/20
Palate Contaminants: other beer

Fizz out. Not a good start.

Murky brown-orange color. The head is fine and a petty bure white. Moderate lacing.

Apple is the first scent that hits me. There's also some cereal, like sweet rye, in there. Very light vinegar. Detectably sour, especially as it warms up.

The taste is a bit sweeter than the nose. The sour is fairly slight. The apple is stronger, and it's probably fair to call it apple vinegar, in sum. It even comes across as fresh. There's a floral element, as well. I'm surprised there's not more complexity, but it's also possible I let it ago too much

Medium carbonation, but at least it's not prickly. In the aftertaste, the fruit lasts maybe fifteen seconds, and then yields to some dull bitterness and astringency.

Feb 09, 2020
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Jacobier10 from New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap @ Rattle N Hum West in New York, NY.

Deep gold / light amber and hazy. Average off-white head. Fantastic aroma showcasing great complexity. Barnyard funk from the Brett, citrus, stone fruit, and sweet pale malt aroma. Tart flavor with some oak barrel adding to the flavors that carry over from those previously mentioned in the aroma. Very dry and clean finish. Medium bodied but drinks much lighter that its 8% ABV.

I had a disappointing experience a few years ago with a gushing bottle of the regular Seizoen Bretta, but this was outstanding.

Jul 17, 2018
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Radcpa from Washington

3.37/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bought a bottle from Maui Brewing company to go. Two days later after refrigeration. Orange cloudy appearance with significant white head that does not dedicate quickly. When opened, the bottle overflowed with about one forth of the bottle lost. Aroma is a sour fruit. Taste is also a sour fruit that is not that appealing. I almost think the bottle was spoiled. Maui Brewing refunded the purchase price.

Jul 24, 2017
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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Honey comb, hint of lemon, apple cider, white wine and Brett funk. Effervescent and super carbonated. Light bodied. Medium, slick finish. Not very dry. This is yummy.

Dec 16, 2016
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ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

4.57/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A gusher out of the bottle, but ultimately settles into a rich gold with inviting foam head. Maintains a lacing down the side of the glass. Aroma is exceptional, with tropical notes (orange pulp, lime wedge), a subtle Belgian yeast spice (coriander) with piques of earthy Brett, and some very faint oak. Lots going on with taste profile, starts out with a citrus burst followed by some tannins & the yeast, which brings a nice tartness to it. Other notes include coriander, peppercorn, loam and vanilla bean. Lots going on, but it marries well and is smoothed by the aging, though the tannins are a bit too high key for me. Mouthfeel is a little heavy but dry with a mostly clean finish. Excellent beer, better than regular Bretta in my opinion.

Jul 26, 2016
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BMMillsy from Florida

3.73/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I feel like this is a step down from the regular Bretta. The oak dries things out way too much here, and the soft mouthfeel is gone, in favor of a harsh acidic note. Not bad, but definitely inferior to the base.

Jul 01, 2016
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Marius from Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled at a tasting. Pale orange pour, hazy, with a fluffy white head. Smells of brett, pears, bananas and elderberries. Tastes like honey, raspberries, bananas, yeast, aspirin and vanilla. Semy-dry mouthfeel, with medium carbonation.

Mar 26, 2016
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Ciocanelu from Romania

3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy orange color with white head. Aroma is yeasty, brett forward and floral. Taste starts slightly tart, yeasty, a bit cloying with farmhouse funk. Finishes on a bitter note, yeasty and dry. Medium body with high effervescence. Quite interesting but the yeast/brett character is too cloying for my taste.

Mar 20, 2016
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stortore from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a darker gold, cloudy, with a two- to- three finger head and lots of foamy lacing. This bottle was a bit of a gusher. Smells leads off with Belgian yeast, then light malt, some brett and funk, some black pepper, a little lemon. Taste also leads with the yeast. A good amount of tartness and sourness initially, but both mellowed as it warmed. Also some light malt, some lemon, a little hop bitterness. Smooth, well carbonated- even after the geyser, solid body.

Well balanced and flavorful, a really good farmhouse ale. Taste and aroma seemed to peter out at the end, maybe from gushing. Well worth a purchase, assuming this bottle was an exception.

Jan 18, 2016
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JamesStreet from Louisiana

4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours golden straw color. Good retention. Pick up phenolic notes, Brett, pear and some spiciness on the nose. Taste follows similarly, Brett subdued some, but the feel on this is excellent. Just the right amount of carb. Overall, this is great

Jan 01, 2016
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Damian from Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 1 pint, 9.4 fl. oz./750 ml wax dipped bottle purchased at Whole Foods Market, New York, NY
Bottle No. 8250
Best by: 06/2019
Served in a tulip

This was a gusher! I lost about a third of the beer on my kitchen table, but the part that I managed to pour into my glass was a murky, orangey-amber color. An enormous tight, rocky crown capped the liquid and slowly dropped to an off-white mass of sea foam. Large patches of drippy lacing stuck along the glass.

The nose was oaky and funky. Crisp, dry, powdery yeast notes came through strong. Loads of musty barnyard character. Super tart. Hay-like. Quite tannic and dry. Subtle fruity notes were detectible. Slightly peachy. Almost gueuze-like in terms of funk and complexity. As the beer sat, the powdery dryness took over and the nose became a bit more simplistic. Some fruity sweetness later appeared. Toward the end of the session, the must, funk and barnyard character reemerged.

The flavor profile was really oaky and dry as well. Really crisp and tart. Uber tannic, in a good sort of way. There was a noticeable crackery malt presence. Tart lemon notes came through strong. Sour but not overly so. Somewhat hay-like. Bit of sweetness as well. Slightly fruity. Again, peach was noticeable. The finish was super oaky, tannic and dry and displayed a lingering, citrus rind-like bitterness. Notes of lemon zest were apparent. Surprisingly, the 8% ABV was nowhere to be found.

As impressive as the aroma and flavor profile may have been, the mouthfeel was truly the star of the show. It was super light and supple on the palate and contained a fine, zippy effervescence. Pillowy soft and almost cloud-like. Ultra smooth.

Contrary to what many other reviewers have noted, I found Logsdon's Oak Aged Bretta to be an intensely oaky and funky saison that displays complexities similar to that of a gueuze. Perhaps it was the year in my cellar that brought out the funk and barrel notes. If you decide to purchase a bottle, just be warned that, like many of Logsdon's beers, this one is definitely a gusher.

Dec 23, 2015
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zonker17 from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by 04/2018 consumed 11/1/15. Huge fine white head recedes to a finger with good lacing. Very light floral nose. Not getting much oak or vanilla at this point. Overall flavor is light and refined.

Nov 01, 2015
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Moose90 from Washington

4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served On-Tap

A — Pours a vibrant and hazy yellowish hue, there is almost an orange hue as well. Big and billowy white head sits on top and leaves behind some great lace.

S — Smells strongly of yeast, oak, lemon, brettanomyces, funk, grass, just great.

T — Slightly vinous, quite dry, nice funky notes balanced with some lemon and citrus tones.

M — Medium bodied, dry finish, easy drinking.

O — Very nicely done over all, wouldn't expect anything less from Logsdon.

Sep 26, 2015
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Tele from California

4.64/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Serving Type: Bottle (Best By 6/2019)
Consumed: 9.11.15

A: 4.25 After finally making it through the beeswax, the beer is a moderate gusher; pretty easy to get under control. Pours a somewhat hazy, but very pretty, reddish-gold with a huge off-white head.

S: 4.5 Aromas are very similar to the regular version. Moderate funk and hay mixing in with bright, tart aromas like green apples, lemon, and grass. Classic saison elements bring esters and honey, bridging the funk and tart aromas beautifully.

T: 4.75 Flavors follow the nose somewhat, but in an unexpected way. The start is classic saison, but moves quickly to funk and hay with fairly strong oak tannins. After the light dryness fades away, bright lemony tartness moves in with lots of green apple. The next wave of tannic dryness sets in bringing more nuanced funk flavors like aged cheese. The finish is long and dry and leaves a toasted bread flavor lingering.

M: 4.5 Despite the gushing, the carbonation is actually really nice and not over the top. The body is also really nice with the dryness helping out drinkability.

O: 4.75 I love the regular version of this beer; when it’s oak aged, it gets even better, adding even more complexity to an already great and subtle beer. This may not be up to Bernice level, but it’s very close and one of the best brett saisons I’ve had.

Sep 12, 2015
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mynie from Maryland

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours quite dark for the style with a small head that fades quickly. Smells tart, very brett-forward, with only light hints of whiskey. No discernible fruit complexities, not even as it warms, but the balance is nice.

Tastes much more complex than it smells. Tart cherry nodes up front remain present throughout but morph as they mellow, producing hints of sherbert and melons before smoothing out into a spicy, lightly boozy saison.

Jun 25, 2015
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flagmantho from Washington

4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from waxed 750mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: murky light-orange hue with lots of haze and a big head of frothy ivory foam. The head sticks around a good long time, too, leaving a chunky lace on the glass. Great!

Smell: light but complex funk with perhaps a hint of tartness. A bit on the sweet side, and just a hint of the oak comes through. Quite good.

Taste: a good funk that's not overdone, plus just a dash of tartness. There's an underlying grassiness and the sweetness is present but not at all overdone. The wood adds a light astringency and a dash of oaky flavor but it's restrained and enjoyable. A very good beer indeed.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body but with a massive carbonation and mouth-filling creaminess. Woo!

Overall: a very satisfying beer. Not an everyday treat, but definitely worth trying at least once.

Jun 07, 2015
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emerge077 from Illinois

3.79/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted side by side with standard Seizoen Bretta, thanks to Eric for this one!

Right off the bat it was a little more underdeveloped. Faint phenolic Belgian yeast, tart apple taste underlying. Zero oak presence, no tannin, vanilla, or any other indicators this was oak aged. Pretty identical to the standard saison.

Decent aroma, slightly fruity and phenolic, indicitive of Belgian yeast.
Taste was tart, noticeable bacteria presence, like an intentionally soured Belgian Pale. Nothing very inventive here, somewhat boring without the barrel character expressing itself. Sad but true.

Apr 17, 2015
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5pmsomewhere from Oregon

4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is simply a fantastic beer. Pours cloudy with a strong head. Citrus and hints of vanilla in the aroma. Tart on the tongue, but mellows quickly into a rich and complex array of flavors that include orange, vanilla cream, coriander, and smoke with a slightly bitter hoppy finish that lingers forever. I found the flavors come out more as the beer warms - I recommend serving halfway between chilled and room temperature.

Jan 18, 2015
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metter98 from New York

4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, but consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Aromas of sour brett are present in the nose; the funkiness from the brett becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is a little sour from the brett but has interesting contrasting notes of oak and vanilla from the barrel aging.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The oak barrel aging adds a lot to the complexity of this beer, lending interesting flavors of oak and vanilla to the sour flavors of brett.

Serving type: bottle

Note: Bottle #10700

Nov 15, 2014
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mwilbur from Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured from 750 mL bottle into cervoise. Bottle number 10190. Best by 07-2019.
A: Opens...and immediately starts coming out the top of the bottle. Pours a very hazy yellow-orange with huge frothy white head (3-4 inches+) that slowly recedes. Decent lacing. A tad aggressive on the carbonation. (4)
S: Soft honey, fresh melon, citrus (sweet orange and tart lemon), white pepper, vanilla, and almond cream. Quite nice and refreshing. (4.5)
T: An oaky vanilla hits first--very chardonnay-like--followed by tart brett, bright citrus, white pepper spice with hints of honey and lemon custard. I like the impact the oak aging had on this one. (4.25)
M: Light-medium body. Bright and refreshing throughout. Tart (brett) and sweet (fruit and honey) with a solidifying oak quality (makes it feel a bit heavier). Subtle carbonation prickles. Mildly dry finish. Lovely lingering and maturing on the palate. One of the highlights of an already solid beer. (4.5)
D: A delicate yet deep brew. Refreshing with nice complexity. Logsdon does an excellent job with saisons! (4.5)

Nov 12, 2014
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I like this way less than the regular bretta. The oak really heavies some if the delicacy of the base beer, and while it adds a sturdy maturity and another layer, it takes away the floral brightness of the Brett, neutralizes the lively carbonation, and clouds up the lightness of the whole thing. The brett is awesome, and the recipe rocks, but this beer doesn't need the oak. I liked the fresher younger brett profile, rather than the older one, which is equally funky but less dynamic. Still has an awesome grain base that contributes a lot of flavor and texture, but you have to find it through the musty oak, which feels like an unnecessary feature. Carbonation is way lower, and the beer seems less distinct to me. One of the few cases I've encountered where a beer is actually hurt by being aged on wood, but the base here is one of the best brett saisons in the game.

Edit: just had this one again, on tap, and I was right the first time. The oak almost numbs the nuance, the original is still the king here, but delicious beer still no doubt!

Oct 19, 2014
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Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev -4%

Served alongside the standard version. Thanks Darrell.

Hazy orange / yellow body with a small head that quickly diminishes to but a thin wisp. Aromas of oak, straw, hay, herbal scents. Remarkably similar to the standard version, though with a more pronounced tannic nature. Wood and subtle hints of tart fruit, finishing dry. Tasty.

Oct 06, 2014
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brentk56 from North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle No. OAB 90
Best by: 9/2017

Appearance: After the anticipated gushing, I was able to capture a bit more of this beer; peach nectar on the pour with a modest head (once the gushing was over) plenty of lacing from the initial gush

Smell: Crusty bread, pear, must, strawberry, watermelon, leather, vanilla and oak

Taste: Acetic tones kick off the fruity flavor parade, with pear, peach, strawberry and vanilla; in the middle, the oak and leathery brett make their entrance, with the unusual touch of watermelon arriving in the finish; nice funk in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Another massive gusher from Logsdon so I have to ask why a brewer who has been in the yeast business cannot better manage quality control; I wish I could be more enthusiastic but losing at least half a bottle at these prices is a real issue; the beer is a good one and I prefer this to the regular Seizoen Bretta; there is a lot going on and I hope the carbonation issues are kept in check for future releases

Sep 26, 2014
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Jonada from New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%

750 ml bottle best by June 2019. Served in a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a copper orange color with 2 fingers of a creamy off white head that settles to a thin coating. Body is very hazy but translucent.

Smell: Lots of brett, pineapple, spice, banana, oak, honey and some hay.

Taste: Red apple, pear, citrus, mild spicy saison yeast character, banana and a touch of white grape in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel and medium, fine carbonation. Finishes tart and dry.

Overall: Another really good beer from Logsdon. Definitely worth trying, but at around double the price, it's not really an improvement over their regular Seizoen Bretta.

Sep 01, 2014
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scottfrie from California

4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into tulip. Best by 03/2018.

A: Opened cold out of fridge to avoid inevitable gushing. I still had the crack the cap very slowly – this beer is volatile. Anyways, this beer pours a cloudy burnt amber color with a huge, frothy, active, and fluffy, cream colored head that, despite a slow pour, still foamed up and filled the glass. Huge chunks of rocky lace were left down the glass as the head eventually faded.
S: I get tons of brett on the nose, with scents of stone fruits (peach/apricot), straw/hay, and a touch of tart kiwi, and golden delicious apples. The oak is right there as well with hints of vanilla and woody spice. This beer smells amazing.
T: Brett flavors from the nose, mild spice, black pepper, woody oak, and golden fruits. Juicy overall. There are notes of wheat, earthy hops, and very mild savory smoke in the finish, and the aftertaste is dry, slightly bitter, earthy, and just a tad funky.
M: Medium-full body, greasy and slick mouthfeel with a drying finish (but not a desert), and soft and fluffy carbonation. Drinks well.
O: Insane nose and flavor. The brett and the oak mix expertly well together. Complex and quaffable.

Jul 27, 2014
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