Oak Aged 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: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by bgramer on 09-28-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
450
Reviews:
64
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
7.06%
 
 
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148
Gots:
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4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of parintele
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcmchew
3.89/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.85/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

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4.62/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stortore
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JakerLou
4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesStreet
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
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

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4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Damian
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Oak Aged Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
4.25 out of 5 based on 450 ratings.
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