The usual Logsdon presentation. My second time having this beer. Light pop on opening, carbonated as expected.
There’s a light, pinkish hue to the mostly orange, hazed body. Head is appropriately wispy, leaves a better than expected thin film. No lace.
Nose has some light cheesiness and a touch of funk. Tastes are not tart per se, but also lack sweetness. Nice and dry, a little champagne like on the tongue and the palate. Highly drinkable, helped by the creamy (not prickly) carbonation. Drinks so easily and very lightly. A subtle beer with much to like in terms of drinkability and gentleness.
Opens up a little on warming to reveal a simple, fruit tannin tartness but it’s very muted. The fruit takes away from the funk which for me isn’t the best idea, but it’s not bad. Plums? Well, I’m not sure. Maybe that note of drying tannin comes from the skins? In the end this seems like a lightly fruited, lightly funky saison.
It’s very skillfully brewed, and I like it, but I think if you’re seeking a “plummy” beer this won’t be it. A bit like Peche ‘N Brett, this feels like Seizoen Bretta is holding everything together. That’s no bad thing since that’s a beer for the ages, but I’m not sure what this is bring in addition. I still love Logsdon though.