Oak Aged Bretta – Logsdon Farmhouse Ales (Hood River, OR, USA)

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  • My Rating: B

Oak Aged Bretta – Logsdon Farmhouse Ales, 8.0% ABV – 1 pint 9.4 fl.oz., (Hood River, Oregon, USA)

on the back label:

“Our organic Oak Aged Brett 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.”

  • Style: (oak) Barrel-aged Sour Ale
  • Taste: Balanced sour lemon stonefruit citrus hopped light oak /w metallic
  • Where I got it : Legacy Liquor Store
  • How much: $13 (after 10% off) – 1 pint 9.4 fl.oz., December 2012
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes

Visual: Warning! Super gusher for a minute or two, have a glass ready to catch the 99% head. Pours cloudy orange-brown with a ridiculously large ultra foamy head, lots of sticky lacing, several slow streams.

Nose: sour barnyard, minor tangerine/orange citrus (lvl-5)-pungency.

Attack: foamy head, fizzy-tingly mouthfeel, incoming sweetness

Mid-palate: balanced (lvl-6)-sweetness, medium sourness/tang, brightness, (MAIN) (lvl-3) non-invasive barnyard, lemon, seltzer, apricot, stonefruit malts

Finish: bitter hops, oak exhale.

Summary: Initial sips had a metallic flavour from the bottle cap but subsequent sips were clean. Extremely balanced sweet-sour-tang-flavour profile, with sweetness tipping the balance slightly. Great structure with the only minus being the metallic off-taste.