This was the first of many beers in our latest tasting night. It was definitely an interesting beer, and I enjoyed it. If you like Saison/Farmhouse Ales, I recommend this to you. It comes from Oregon’s Logsdon Organic Farmhouse Ales.
From the Logsdon website:
This unfiltered bottle of seizoen, with it’s beeswax seal, is naturally refermented and carbonated with select yeast strains, producing fruity and spicy flavors that are balanced by hops and soft malt character. Special Brettanomyces yeast provides added dryness and crisp complexity to the Seizoen Bretta. Bottle conditioned with pear juice for a natural carbonation.
Honestly, we didn’t notice the pear juice (we also didn’t know it had it in there, as we hadn’t read up on the beer. It ran at 8% ABV, and that was not clearly evident. It definitely had the farmhouse smells you expect, with the crisp bite of a saison. The addition of Brettanomyces brought out a pleasant Belgian-style beer note (dat phenols). This was definitely a fun first course, and is a very smooth, easy drinking beer.