Logsdon Farmhouse Ales is an Oregon organic brewery in Hood River. Oak Aged Bretta is a farmhouse ale loaded with brettanomyces and rounded by oak.
On opening this well-chilled two-year old bottle, it sprayed a fountain of foam out like a NASCAR winner with a bottle of champagne. Once I got some in my glass I could see the cloudy honey-rosé color topped with an equally thick stack of fine bubbly foam.
The aroma is that of a brett Saison with well-integrated wood, vanilla, and green beans. It doesn’t smell sour nor sweet. It’s dry. It tastes like you would expect a Saison to taste, biscuity yeast, brett, light malts and a touch of spice that along with the carbonation gives you tounge a zing. The wood stays in the background. It adds some depth and a touch of vanilla. There are some mild tart notes of pineapple and citrus. It’s dry with vegitable earthiness instead of sour funk. I like how the aging created a more subtle, smooth, and complex beer.
Wood-aged beer fans will enjoy Oak Aged Bretta for how the huge amounts of brettanomyces mixes with the wood.
8.0% ABV, 35 IBU