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Seizoen - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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362 Ratings
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Ratings: 362
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.14%
Wants: 49
Gots: 55 | FT: 8
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Logsdon Farmhouse Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 06-17-2011

"Our unfiltered Seizoen, with its beeswax seal, is naturally fermented and carbonated with pear juice and select yeast strains, producing complex, fruity and spicy flavors balanced with whole hops and a soft malt character."
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Ratings: 362 | Reviews: 83
Photo of Bonsall_Phil
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Bottle: 30107
Best by: 02/2017

A: Slightly hazy and gold approaching orange (SRM11-12ish). Thick white head that does not surrender easily but shows some lacing as it lessens.

S: Yeasty, honeydew melon with the slightest hint of pepper.

T: Follows the nose mostly, though seemingly less fruity. The flavor (not the mouthfeel) seems a little watery to me. No tartness. Bitterness lingers with some warm, more warmth than I recall experiencing in a saison. Very drinkable though.

M:Carbonation dances on the tongue, very lively and I only wish there was more flavor to lift with it. Very dry and spot-on finish. Very refreshing, a no-brainer for a summertime brew.

This is a well-crafted beer on just the looks and mouth feel alone. I only wish it had a more pronounced flavor as this left me wanting a little something more. This was my first Logsdon beer, and after having it, I must try others as I feel like this is just a "teaser" for everything else. In short, a very easy drink and enjoyable,

Photo of Reidrover
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle purchased from Lifesource Natural Grocers in Salem OR $5.99 Pours a clear sunflower oil yellow with a large thick and frothy pure white head. Nice strong aromas..bread, fermented hay, earthy and some delcate flowers. Good. Taste is similar with the addition of some pepper and spice. Nice on the tongue..small bubbled carbonation leaves a creamy mouth feel. Very nice and would be really excellent at the source!

Photo of metter98
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color. It poured with a finger high white head that has very good retention properties and consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of pears and yeast are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has light flavors of pears along with notes of yeast and hints of non-descript malts.
M: It feels light - to medium-bodied and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation. There are also some hints of dryness.
O: This beer is very easy to drink. I liked how the pear aromas and flavors were subtle.

Serving type: bottle

Note: Bottle #33855

Photo of dbrauneis
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Note: Bottle No. 33855

A: Pours a relatively clear medium yellow in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation and hints of brassy golden yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy white 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.

S: Moderate aromas of pale malts, spicy saison yeast, grainy malts, and just a hint of pear.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of pale and grainy malts. That is followed by moderate flavors of spicy saison yeast and hints of light fruit (pear). Light flavors of spicy and floral hops add a light amount of bitterness that fades fairly quickly.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation. Hints of dryness in the finish.

O: A really nice example of a saison from an American brewer - easy to drink and very enjoyable. Alcohol is well hidden and there is a decent amount of complexity to the flavor.

Photo of mdfb79
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%

From 12/15/14 notes. 12oz. pour in a tulip at Valhalla for $8 in NYC. Cool bar.

Pours a hazy bright yellow color with one inch of bright white head and moderate to high carbonation evident. Pears, fruity malts, stone fruit, earthy notes, grass, Belgian yeast, spice, citrus, light oak and funk. Bananas and cloves in the nose. Medium body and moderate carbonation, a touch less carbonated and this would be crazy easy to drink.

Overall a good saison, very fruity and easy to drink. Not the most Belgian inspired saison but who cares, it is good. Worth checking out.

Photo of mwilbur
3.65/5  rDev -9.9%

Poured from 750 mL bottle into cervoise.
A: Pours a clear pale yellow with high carbonation producing a 3-4 inch bubbly white head. Decent retention. (3.75)
S: Melon, musty grains, subdued citrus, white peper, honey, and a hint of astringent minerals. (4)
T: White pepper, salty citrus, musty grains, and a hint of melon and honey. A bit off on the balance. (3.5)
M: Soft, smooth, and dry throughout. Light body. Mildly sweet. (3.5)
D: Not nearly as good as some of their other seizoens (e.g brett and oak aged). Still a decent brew. (3.5)

Photo of nmann08
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a bottle, pours a bright gold with a wispy white head that sits on top of the beer before sinking into the glass.

The nose is bread crust, lots of yeast, a little fruit, some banana. It smells a little rustic, musty, with crackers and cracked pepper.

The flavor is delicious. Very clean, a bit sweet. Alot of bread dough, candied sugar, pepper and cloves and faint fruit. This is really good, I like the spicy notes mixed with the malt character.

Photo of brentk56
4.51/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle No. S 16382
Best by: 11/2015

Appearance: As would be expected from a yeast master, the beer looks great, with a huge frothy head that perches on the cloudy apricot nectar colored liquid

Smell: Crusty bread and pear juice, with musty tones, banana and leather

Taste: Bready, up front, with lemongrass, pear juice, grape must and banana building; pepper and clove tones develop, after the swallow, along with leathery funk

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: It has been a while since I have had a Saison this good and I am pleased to see it come from a domestic craft brewer; Saisons have been my favorite style but I had forgotten how good they can be having had so many mediocre examples recently; congratulations to Logsdon for brewing this beer

Photo of farrago
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big three finger head, agitated and whipped up, very airy, bleached white, nice retention, good amount of thick splotches of lacing as well. Not a lot of shine, has more of a worn gold hue, dense presence in the glass, hardly any bubbles visible, wonder where that big head came from. Steady and strong nose of tangerine, orange citrus, cinnamon, chamomile, white pepper, lots of earthiness and herbaceous qualities underneath, when warming the peach, apricot, yellow apple fruit comes through more clearly, good clarity for all of its richness. Full-bodied, dense and foamy in texture. Peppery, has a “green” edge to it with a metallic touch. White grapefruit, sour oranges, the citrus pairs with the aforementioned to cut through the fluff and refresh. Coriander, clove, and some cinnamon. The fruit more green apple, pear and apricot pit, not as sweet as the nose suggests. Any banana or bubblegum seems to appear mostly retronasally. Admire how it is not wimpy and overzealous in trying to please. The florality is an escalating component as it approaches finish. Not that yeasty, maybe some toastiness. Overall, not that sweet but it never seems arch. Comes across as crafted in a very “traditional” style, like great-grandpa would approve.

Photo of rawfish
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy and golden with a finger high fluffy white head. Terrific head retention and a coating of lacing.

Right off the bat there is a wave of peppery spice, lemon grass, bubblegum and cheese and almost smokiness that comes from the Brett. Quite fruity as well pear, crisp apples and young nectarine.

Washes the palate with green apple, soft nectarine and pear fruitiness immediately. Graham cracker malt base with more residual sweetness of cake batter, but not grainy at all. Spices of clove, somewhat peppery and lacking any sense of funk. Quite phenolic, deep into the drink and the yeast gets gritty. Earthy Noble hops finish slightly steely, grassy and dry.

Carbonation is lively but not overdone. Full saison body with that step up taken by the yeast. Very dry and clean.

Well built saison, a little heavy on the Belgian spice and yeast phenols but I truly enjoyed the soft fruit notes and variety in the nose. I would enjoy more of these if it weren't so hard on the wallet.

Photo of Jonada
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Best before 11/2015

Appearance: Pours a golden honey color with 4 fingers of a slightly off white head. Body is slightly hazy with some very fine sediment. Lots of visible carbonation as well.

Smell: Pear, peppercorns, clove, lemon rind, bubblegum, slight grassiness. Really nice.

Taste: Lemon grass, cracker and doughy malt, yeast driven spiciness, pear, grass, light floral hop presence that leads to a very mild bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, soft mouthfeel. High levels of fine still relatively gentle carbonation. Super dry finish.

Overall: I've yet to have a disappointing beer from Logsdon, and this one is no exception. Not their best offering, but still worth picking up.

Photo of smakawhat
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Bottle No. 2832, Best by Dec 2015.

A real nicey peachy orange colored body. quite opaque and solid colored. The beer is topped with a bright white creamy three finger head and, whipped up retention with rings of lace and clumping. Not much noticeable carbonation through this unfiltered body.

Nose is interesting. A good hint of peppery brett, and a strange almost slight goat cheese like aroma at first. Exploring give much more fruit qualities of the pear, and peach and nectarine stone like fruit quality as well.

Palate brings a good classic saison character. Big farmhouse dryness and brett pepper in the mid palate. Fruit angle washes clean but not with much distinction on the finish. Mouthfeel is pretty solid and standard, with minimal distracting carbonation. Small hints of juiced fruit punch like character.

It's similar to the Bretta but it's fruit character seems much more played down. Pretty solid saison either way regardless.

Photo of brianmandell
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle best by 1/2017

Pours a hazy pale straw color with creamy white head. Smells like a farmhouse ale - bright, earthy, citrus but also with a distinct honey like sweetness. The nose is very fruity - apple juice, pear, and tropical fruit.

The fruit which brings a hint of sweetness is surrounded by a pleasant earthy and citrusy bitterness. The sweetness starts in the nose and the finish is fairly dry. There is a slight underlying tartness but it is not sour.

Mouthfeel is light bodied yet creamy. The carbonation is on the lighter side.

Clean and refreshing yet very flavorful and interesting. Very nice take on a saison!

Photo of utopiajane
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a straw color gold. Sunshine and shining as if you had put the sun in the glass. Fat head of sticky white foam that leaves lace. Nose is lovely. Lemon grass, lemon peel, stone fruit like mango, a bit of yeasty funk but not too much and a woody airy lightness. There is honey on this nose and it smells like when the honey turns solid int he jar. Sugary but still full. Floral like flower petals. sweet and not bitter. Taste is lovely. It has the underpinnings of sour on an explosion of fruit. Stone fruit, apple, pear, lemon. Tart but mysteriously so. Lightly woody yeast like sweet fresh air. If you had stepped outside your door to a meadow that took up your entire field of vision ti would smell like this beer. Drinks with champagne dryness, a perfect light and ticklish carbonation, a soft malt with bread, cracker and honey. A fruitiness that is endless and a bit of sweet grass to finish this one dry and with room for plenty of hearty food. The floral on this one is brilliant and so is the tartness that brings you to the edge of your palate and then backs off so that you stay satisfied and not regretful.

This beer will grace your table with a not so subtle perfection. Why should it be modest? Grilled meats? Fried chicken? Meat and cheese platter? crusty bread and greens? The honey in this one is inescapable. It teeters decadently between soft bread and crisp cracker but it has honey and it stimulates the senses. Finishes dry and with a residual taste of honey and that light soft malt. Just damn pretty is what it is. It is more than the sum of it's parts. It evolves in the glass to be a welcome bit of joy in a world that goes on way too long like this review.

Photo of pants678
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy yellow, obvious wheat, white puffy head.

Smells grainy and spicy, rustic.

Surprised I can place the pear juice. Bready, hardly floral, sorta sweet, definitely earthy and spicy, possibly coriander and pepper. Tartness isn't a bother. Delightful summer beer.

Crisp and dry.

Photo of MDDMD
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-slightly hazy golden color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-green apple, apricot, grain, yeast, hint of pepper

T-grains, yeast with slight funk, green apple, apricot, spices, little grassy

F-medium body with nice lively carbonation, crisp and clean

O-nice solid saison, enjoyed drinking this

Photo of elNopalero
4.77/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy straw golden with a great layer of foam.
Light aroma of floraly esters with an underlying funky hay note.
Lemony peppery and coriander notes emerge as it warms.
The flavor is peppery and spicy with a rustic feel.
The hint of wet hay gives off some funk.
Delightful.

Photo of jlindros
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another split with rudzud.

Big foamy fizzy head 1 finger fades semi slowly with nice lacing, mostly clear golden pils color.

Nose funky saison, grainy, little doughy, big pear like fruit, mild saison spices, hint of funky, mild lemony funk like bit no Brett, hint of peppercorn, little green.

Taste is dry and grainy, little gritty, mild saison like funk and spices, hint of peppercorn, little pear juice but light. Mild bitterness with hint of earthy spicy hop note, hint of phenols too. Finish is dry and fairly bitter with more spicy hops, little saison spices, little fruit too, hint of saison funk.

Mouth is med bod, lots of fluffy carb.

Overall decent, nice saison with good pear notes, nice saison spices and funk, nice dry feel, but not quite as good as many of the others out there.

Photo of rudzud
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear golden hue with a quarter inch head that fades to leave nice lacing and a thin blanket.

S - Aromas of pear juice, light peppercorns, light must, very delicate.

T - Taste is very delicate, light pear and sweeter malts, strong phenolic towards that
middle, the pear is nice and lightly juicy.

M - Mouthfeel is strongly carbonated, refreshing.

O - Overall this beer was nice, very drinkable, would like some more pear though. Alcohol is hidden nicely.

Photo of joe1510
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml

Misanthrope sent me this one a couple months back, thanks a million Scott! Logsdon's Seizoen fills the tulip with an orange the color of a sunrise. There's a touch of murkiness but the body glows when backlit and is consistent throughout. The head is pure white and easily grows to three fingers on the pour before settling into a dense, meringue like foam. Sticky patchwork lacing coats the glass.

A wonderful dew heavy fruitiness explodes from the glass. Gritty pear, underipe peach, and tart green apple all ooze from the glass in that order of intensity. There's an all encompassing mustiness that's reminiscent of wildflowers. He malt base is light and softly sweet bringing out some graham cracker sweetness.

Each aspect of the nose is well represented in the flavor. Those orchard fruits all wash over the palate with green apple leading the way, that fades mid palate while the gritty pear and sweet peach continues. The pear lingers on the swallow from what I'm assuming is the added juice. All of this sits atop the graham cracker base. The mushiness is more subdued than the nose led on. If I have a minor gripe it's that there is a little more residual sweetness than I'd like.

The mouthfeel on this Seizoen is better dialed in than on Seizoen Bretta. The bubbles are aggressive creating a lively, frothy mouthfeel that pushes through quickly and awakens the tastebuds. There's a fruity sweetness that lingers but is nowhere near cloying against the light body.

This is another winner from Logsdon. They do a great job with Saison. This version may be a touch sweeter than I'd like but it takes nothing away from the overall enjoyment or drinkability. The fruitiness pops and lingers. I'm a fan. Thanks again, Scott!

Photo of PHBoiler
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Banana yellow body with a huge foamy bright white head poured into a tulip glass. The nose is estery with some floral notes from a field in late summer. Some baking spices in the background as well. The taste is a very belgian saison style. Loads of those baking spices, floral and fruity but not quite full blown banana flavor, and a bit boozy. This toes the line to me and is just this side of a hefe. It's well made like all their beers, but I'd rather have the bretta.

Photo of Jwale73
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bcolton for sharing. Pours a hazy, dull orange with a frothy, bright white head embedded with tiny bubbles. Nose expresses yeast, citrus, coriander and a trace of ethanol. Taste consistent with nose with a hint of spice. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body, but closer to light, with a pleasant, even carbonation and a slightly creamy texture. Overall, not a particularly funky saison, but a great beer nonetheless. I continue to be quite impressed with this brewery.

Photo of JasonLovesBeer
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up this bottle in August I think, cracked open Nov 8th.

A: Cloudy, golden-yellow with head that will be talked about for generations to come. At least half the bottles of Logsdon I've opened have volcano'd, this one only a tiny bit. Even with a slow pour on the side of the glass you get 3-4 fingers of puffy, off-white head that has structure like whipped cream - you can sail it an inch above the rim of your glass no problem!

S: Wheat, straw, clove, pepper, and last and probably also least is fruit notes of apricot and peach

T: Spicy, orange fruits again. Great malts - bready but not heavy.

M: Carbonation is plentiful and welcome, given everything going on. Ever so slightly dry.

O: Not as complex as the Bretta but a little more refreshing too - depends what you're going for. I think there are saisons that are 90% as good at 50% the price, but for a no-compromise saison I can't really fault it.

Photo of superspak
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 12/2015. Pours lightly hazy bright golden amber color with a 3 finger dense and rocky white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, peach, pear, apple, pineapple, grape, pepper, clove, honey, bread, hay, grass, herbal, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast notes with malt sweetness; and good strength. Taste of big lemon, pear, peach, pineapple, apple, grape, pepper, clove, honey, bread, hay, grass, herbal, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of citrus, peach, pineapple, light fruits, pepper, clove, honey, bread, hay, grass, herbal, light funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity of fruity/spicy yeast flavors with moderately balanced malt sweetness; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic saison style. All around awesome balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

Photo of corby112
3.59/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Best by 11/2015

Pours a clear, pale golden orange color with visible carbonation bubbling up and a 2.5 finger frothy white head that very slowly settles into a lasting ring. Looks a bit over carbonated but has good retention with streaks of soapy lace left behind.

Earthy, musty aroma with a strong farmhouse funk character along with zesty spice, bread-y yeast, light fruit and citrus. Grass, straw and barnyard followed by pepper, bread, apple, pear, citrus rind and pale malt. Slightly floral/perfume-like with a touch of grassy saaz hops as well with some mango and papaya countering the funky/earthy saison notes. Inviting aroma that smells true to style, unlike the Bretta version which is kind of a disaster.

On the fuller end of medium bodied with tight carbonation and a strong earthy farmhouse flavor up front that lingers over the subtle hops, peppery spice, light fruit and pale malts into a dry finish. A bit over carbonated with champagne-like effervescence. Slight resinous, grassy hops compliment the farmhouse yeast giving off a dry, slightly funky and bitter flavor that's countered by spicy pepper/coriander, biscuit and sweeter fruit notes toward the finish, notably apple, pear and light grapes. Subtle booziness but the ABV is decently concealed making this beer pretty easy to drink. Overall, I enjoyed this beer much more than the Bretta version but it didn't really stand out as a particularly interesting interpretation of the style. I'm glad to have tried it but wouldn't seek it out again.

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Seizoen from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
90 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.