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Straffe Drieling - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 6.33%
Wants: 10
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UnknownKoger on 05-19-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 85 | Reviews: 18
Reviews by UnknownKoger:
Photo of UnknownKoger
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at Little Bear in downtown Los Angeles. I saw a Logsdon beer I've never heard of and no record of it on BA, so I ordered it. The beer was served in a tulip style glass. Appearance is a golden, hazy yellow with a thick, foamy head. I didn't take any notes as this was unexpected. The smell was typical of a tripel: nice yeasty character with some clove and banana. Taste is exceptional. This is one of the more remarkable tripels I've had. Very easy to drink. Mouthfeel is nice and full.

Overall, this is an outstanding beer. Logsdon really knocked this one out of the park (as they often do with their beers). I hope they bottle this one. Cheers!

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Photo of smakawhat
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Big fluffy and light white head. Thick and full of much soapy retention on the pour and staying still. Body color is full of huge carbonation, with much fine edge. Thin rails, and very plentiful, streaks of lined thin bubbles rise on the sides, with a big roaring column of carbonation in the middle. The large puck head is full and clumping, if every so soap like, but hangs like a thick sheet. The body color sits at a simple dull lemon, to brown amber, if a little uninspiring. But the head and aggressiveness make an impressive appearance.

Aroma is earthy. Damp, and super musty and truly barnyard. Lots of manure like aromas with a whiff of orange and apricot to peach fruit quality. Big funky and earthy notes explode on this beer, with a spicy aroma. Slightly off putting probably to some, but captures a farmhouse aroma wonderfully.

Palate comes with a first blast of large and juiced fruit. Mid palate fills with tropical to orange to mushy mango body and stone fruit like qualities. Hinted farmhouse character takes a back seat to a big fruit forward, and even spicier finish of clove qualities, and perhaps some mild hop bitterness. Juicy body. Fruit forward goes all over. Peaches. Oranges. Apricots, and a full controlled light spiced clove finish, even giving to mint.

I was curious if this would come out more like a saison but it really doesn't. Tripel in heart, with a saison aroma that is left behind to enjoy what a true Belgian tripel can be. Very well done.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.15/5  rDev +1%

On tap at The Glendale Tap in Glendale, CA.

Pours a murky honey orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, acidic, earth, and funk aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour malt, apple skin, apple juice, earth, and slight funk flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity and earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is interesting, tasty, and easy to drink.

Serving type: on tap.

Photo of Billolick
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Large bottle, "Best before 09/2016"

Lighter amber, hazed with a heavily clouded, yeast filled final pour .Lifts a medium and long lasting head, leaves world class ringed and fine lacing.

Dull nose of yeast, muted hops.

Fruity, yeasty, hoppy...super easy drinking and flavorful American take on the classic style. Fresh hops, sweet n fruity, Belgian yeasty notes, simply delicious stuff. More world class brew from Logsdon

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

the beer has faint orange on the nose with light malt biscuit and spicy fruit..
It pours gold with a slight haze under a 2” fluffy off-white foam cap.
The beer attacks the palate with orange, light malt, very faint caramel, a hint of baguette, more orange with an assertive yet pleasant bitterness on the light, dry finish.
This very effervescent beer has a light and refreshing body.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.6/5  rDev -12.4%

Pours two fingers of head on a hazy straw colored body.
The aroma is peach and banana.
The taste starts with soft bitter, fruity, moderate bitterness in the middle and finishes with a slight sugar sweetness.
The texture is soft with some light fizzy.
Quite enjoyable.

Photo of metter98
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy dark yellow in color. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down but consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of yeast are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell but also has notes of light fruits.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes more like a hybrid between a tripel and a saison.

Serving type: bottle

Note: Bottle #4116

Photo of Geobus
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy gold color. Nice fruit. Smooth finish. On draft

Photo of PBoegel
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Corked and caged. Decanted in two separate glasses. First a Duvel tulip, then a FW Teku.

First pour is lightly chill hazed with a nice bright orange hue, good dense fluffy marshmallow white cap. Second pour, very hazy, still a nice billowing dense white cap.

Aromas on first pour hinted ever so subtly at a touch of funk. Some ripe apple and pear notes, modest peppery tones. As the beer warm the phenols rose up more prominently over the ester profile. Still look for some more sharp distinct in the style.

Flavor profile was very good, fruity, touches of pepper, melon, apricot. Grains of paradise flavors.

A bit more body perceptible than expected for the style, but generally a nice drinker, could have been a touch more carbonated.

Photo of dbrauneis
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Note: Bottle No. 4116

A: Pours a cloudy medium golden honey in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation and hints of orange + apricot highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of pale malts and a light to moderate amount of funkiness. There are lighter aromas of light fruits (apple + pear). Light amounts of earthy hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of pale malts with a light to moderate amount of light fruit (apple + pear) and a moderate amount of spicy yeastiness. There is a moderate amount of funkiness and hints of earthy hops. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy with a light amount of dryness in the finish.

O: Very enjoyable and not the traditional tripel, kind of more like a hybrid of saison and tripel. I liked this one and the alcohol is well hidden. Enjoyable to sip.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Bottle opened on 8.21.14
Bottle 1668
Best By 06/2015

Nice spice, funky, earthy. A bit of fruitiness. Solid.

Photo of draheim
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750mL (bottle 1481, best before 05/2015) into a tulip. Pours a hazy pale straw color w/ a fluffly white head, nice patchy lace.

Aroma is sweet, fruity, floral and bready.

Taste is a blend of fruity, bready pale malt and bitter Old World hops. Sweet candi sugar, dried apricots, some vague spices. Citrus juice.

Mouthfeel is medium- to full-bodied with a clean dry finish. Good carbonation.

Overall a very nice, clean, fairly complex tripel from one of my favorite breweries.

Photo of flagmantho
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had this beer on-tap in a big taster glass at Oregon Brewers Festival.

Appearance: hazy, light golden hue with a light ivory foam and a decent lace. Pretty enticing!

Smell: lightly fruity, tangy aroma. It's a little bit citrusy and with a little tropical fruit character. It's nicely fruity, but the sour element isn't 100% on point for me.

Taste: fruity flavor toward the front, almost peachy in character. It's got an interesting dankness, with a sweet malt and a nice fruit element. I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a rough & ready carbonation and a decent creaminess.

Overall: quite refreshing and drinkable, especially for a beer of this strength. Good stuff.

Photo of SurferEric
4.73/5  rDev +15.1%

Bitter at the beginning but with a slightly sour aftertaste. Definitely gonna have to try more of the Logsdon brews after trying this one.

Photo of vfgccp
4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - A stunning beer. Beautiful apricot body with a towering, creamy, fluffy head that pours 4 fingers high. Outstanding retention and lace.

S - Dandelion, lemongrass, barnyard funk, and sweet orange.

T - Really interesting. Orange creamsicle, cardamon, hay, lemongrass, and musky white pepper. Thyme, dandelion and agave finish.

M - Medium-full for the style. Really nice brightness.

O - An extraordinarily well executed take on a triple/saison hybrid.

Photo of impending
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%


fully hazed, slightly brighter than dull orange yellow straw, pure white froth, nice lacing

aroma is a treat, classic, powdered sugar, sweet flower sap, indistinguishable mash of light skin fruits, just a touch of mentholatum at the end

the flavor lives up to the aroma's promise - sweet dry bitter in very short order, long evolving dry minor bitter aftertaste encourages sipping, great balance of sweet to dry in the flow

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I like this a lot, a rather mild flavored triple, not sweet or heave from oats and/or candy sugar. Light on the palate with just the right amount of body and detectable alcohol warmth. The yeast is really mild, but also very distinct. Not real high ester, not all pineapple and banana and apple, more reserved in that sense. A little bubblegummy, but in a good way. Seems more delicate than other takes, but I really want a little more carbonation to bring it to life, it's just a little flat for me, especially in this style I like them fizzy. Still, I like the subtle nature if this, a great take on a Belgian classic. Appropriately yeast driven.

Photo of rab53
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

More saison than tripel, but still tasty.

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Straffe Drieling from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
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