Thursday, June 19, 2014

Super Seizoen Bretta

Brevity is best for the sublime Seizoen Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales.  No review can capture the magnificence of this saison brewed with brettanomyces yeast.*  You must experience it firsthand.  The saison poured an opaque orange.  It was desert dry, fruity, with a bit of booze.  The brett yeast brings in spice and a touch of wild funk.  Seizoen Bretta gets better as it warms and its flavors expand.  Brilliant.  It is my frontrunner for 2014's beer of the year. 

* Beers brewed with brettanomyces yeast are not for everyone.  Brett makes beers dry and complex, and it imparts a distinct funkiness to the taste that can turn off those not expecting it.  Unlike hops, brett yeast is not an acquired taste, you either like it immediately or hate it.

(I wasn't able to get a picture of my Seizoen Bretta so I borrowed this label picture from Logsdon's website.)


The Hop Daddy said...

This sounds like a must-try, where did you get it?

Beer Rover said...

I got my bottle at a Whole Foods north of Los Angeles, but it should be available at Whole Foods here in SD, and I've seen it at Bottlecraft (India St) and Olive Tree. I'd expect KnB and Bind and Vine to have it too. It's not too hard to find. Enjoy!

The Hop Daddy said...

Excellent, I'll look for it. Thanks!