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Seizoen - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Reviews: 101
Hads: 433
Avg: 4.04
pDev: 18.32%
Wants: 52
Gots: 68 | FT: 9
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Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Oregon, United States | website

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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Photo of Bfarr
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy gold bubbly look and a huge, foamy white head with good retention. Light citrus and straw as well as earthy and yeast aromas. Flavor follows with light herbal notes and a balance slightly toward the bitter end. Semi-dry and light alcohol finish. Light, smooth body.

A subtle and easy drinking saison with a great look and feel. Light sweetness prevails in the overall profile despite the flavor being tipped slightly in the hoppy end. A very pleasant beer for a style where many breweries stress a bolder flavor and drier finish.

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Photo of rand
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 750 mL wax-sealed bottle to Rare Barrel wine glass

A: The brew is a perfect creamsicle appearance with foamy head that never fully recedes. Sea foam lacing is pulled down by its own weight leaving barely a trace.

S: The nose is classic farmhouse with hay-like grassy notes, freshly ground pepper, ripe pit fruit and wood, all buoyed by a yeasty undertone.

T: Complex on the palate as well, with fruity esters combined with sweet notes giving the sip a malt-forward experience. Suggestions of citrus pith and and pears as well. Oak and pepper notes dry the palate as the sip progresses, yielding a subtle phenolic aspect. The finish is shorter than expected as subtle spicy notes leave nuances of clove and coriander on the palate.

M: Medium complexion, amply carbonated but not overly so.

Complex but eminently drinkable for the style. I'm becoming a huge fan of these Logsdon kids.

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Photo of KettleBellFreak
4.68/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer pours an absolutely beautiful golden orange color with a great pearl white head that reaches about an inch and a half in height. Lovely dry fruit and pine smell, with a taste to match. Tart apples, with a sour citrus kick that balances the hops, all the while, this beer's dry quality shines through and makes it perfect to me. Wish I had bought 10.

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best by 12/2017. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a soft hazy burnt orange to brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within a nice minute. Lacing seemed appropriate. The smell had a sweet grassy/herbal aroma up front. Floral and citrus graces underneath with subtle spices to slide in for the balance. The taste was moderately sweet with the spice to make a nice effort to remain in the balance. Malts make a slight presence. Dry herbal to floral aftertaste runs into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation seems to run nice on the body leading with an almost herbal creamy feel all around. Overall, this was a pretty nice dry saison, pretty sure I could come back to.

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Photo of rorykanderson
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Popped open the beeswax covered cap and poured a hazy, light gold body with a fluffy head. Aroma of coriander, lemon, orange, hay and cedar. Taste follows suit with additional notes of pepper, yeast, strawberry, fresh pears and that barnyard funk. Horse blanket? Sheep dog? What the hell is that? Whatever it is, the tartness that follows rolls right into it to a create mean tag team. Wonderful cascade. The light citrus from the hops takes its place as a complement to the overall flavor profile; this beer is all about being earthy, funky, crisp and dry, make no doubt about it. It'll make or break your experience. Outstanding beer that's worth every penny.

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Photo of Gus_13
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale in color with a big frothy white head that lingers around. Citrus and fruity nose with a bit of spice almost like green peppercorn. Flavors come through as classic saison. Mild fruit and the earthy peppery notes come out most. Mouthfeel is great and super drinkable.

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Photo of Nife
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A great balanced saison. Restrained fruity esters. Discernible hops puts it between the Belgium and American saison camps. Slight tartness in the finish. Moderately complex taste. VERY drinkable. Am definitively going to look for it again.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375ml bottle poured into tulip 5/8/15

A murky bright yellow, enough clarity to see lots of tiny bubbles streaming up the side feeding a dense finger of foam that sits around for a few sips leaving lots of random lace deep down the glass

S banana, apple, pear, orange peel some hard to place spice and a mild yeast profile that never really gets funky

T more spicy grains, fairly fruity, lemon comes out a little , not tart, sour or funky and still has an interesting yeast strain that's hard to place but works

M a bit of an explosion upon entry and ends up a little foamy, slick on the palate and somehow gritty t the same time

O goes down fast for something that could leave a mark, not overly complex compared to some beers I've had from these guys but respectable at every turn

I liked it but didn't completely fall for it, worth a try but perhaps I caught it at an awkward age

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Surprisingly liked it more then seizon Bretta. A very enjoyable nose with a hint if fruityness that I didn't expect. Taste is your standard funky but not sour saison. Finish is slightly bitter and quick, would have liked something more there. Overall solidly good beer.

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Photo of Auraan
4.56/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured an initial massive four fingers of thick white head which slowly settled into a cloudy golden orange body with two fingers of head. Overall impression of appearance is of a nice saison, that due to the rustic nature of the beer explodes with head. Scents of fruit upfront with notes of orange, pear, a light, tart funk imparting mild lemon and barnyard aromas, with a moderate phenol presence giving notes of clove and white pepper at medium-low levels mingling with the fruity aromas. Soft, perfume-like hops and soft, sweet malt contribute to background aromas. Overall impression of aroma is of a fantastic saison highlighting fruit and spice aromas, melded together in harmony. Flavor begins with notes of light fruit imparting notes of orange flesh and orange peel and light notes of lemon zest mingled with light earthy hay and barnyard funk and light phenols of white pepper and clove. Middle gains in phenols leading to medium-low white pepper and clove character mingling with citrus fruit and light floral hops and barnyard funk with a light sourness. Finish is dry with notes of white pepper and clove, fruity notes of citrus, orange, lemon and zest, light sourness and funk with a barnyard and earthy character with a moderate bitterness. Aftertaste is white pepper, floral hops, orange zest and a moderate bitterness. Overall impression of flavor is of a very well crafted saison that is flavorful imparting many flavors, including wild barnyard character fitting a true farmhouse ale, as well as the fruit and spice of the style. Fantastic. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with effervescent carbonation and a juicy initial feel that ends drying and lightly puckering. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a fantastic saison. Overall this is one of the best saisons I have tried. It has a fantastic aroma and flavor, imparting all the notes of the style layered with excellent farmhouse rustic character and a magnificent mouthfeel. A true farmhouse ale.

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Photo of smcolw
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy, light amber color. Small head with some chunky, streaky lace.

Smells of stew meat--read: earthy. A bit sour.

Tart finish and aftertaste. The start is relatively neutral. Very spritzy with a thin body. The sourness reminds me the sour drinks women would order in the 70s. Not quite as sweet, but close.

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Photo of DukeCola
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured in an Octoberfest mug. Semi-cloudy yellow, lots of carbonation with a big frothy head. Very lively with a tint of sour. Dry and earthy. I could smell spices but not distinguish them. Alcohol was hidden well. Overall a nice yeasty brew which reminded my a lot of beers from the Black Forest area.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours a clear, bright honey color. Huge, fluffy, off-white head slowly does off and laces sporadically. Aroma is of a typical yet quite pleasant Saison yeast strain. Dried clove, dried banana, grains, pepper, bread. A little honey. Very mild hoppiness. Flavor depicts banana, pear and light apple. Bread and honey and clove. Finishes drier than expected. It's sweet at points but the sweetness dries off. I enjoy that. Lingering tangy yeastiness and some alcohol. Medium bodied. Refreshing. I have tried their Seizoen Bretta before and really enjoyed it. This one is more stylistically sound and less flashy. Still darn good.

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Photo of marcellaproust
3.3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Taste: anticlimactic. Smell a real tease, though: very yeasty and greeny: dandelion greens, grass greens. Very nice body. Too much carbonation -- first time I've ever thought this as a demerit in a beer, but so carbonated with the tiniest of bubbles en masse one associates with champagne, that it gets in the way. Once you do arrive at flavor--I'm disappointed. I could have and should have gotten Le Merle. But I wanted to try something new, and this saison is too astringent, too skunky and ungenerous in its flavor that it is quite the opposite of a farmhouse style, or what I associate with the best of them: ample but not rich.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

375ml bottle - hmmm...'Seizoen' - I presume Logsdon has a strong Dutch connection, or are just pretentious. No mention of pear juice on this one's label.

This beer pours a hazy, bright medium golden amber hue, with one finger of weakly foamy, somewhat bubbly, and generally soapy dirty white head, which leaves some random streaky lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of wet banana chips, earthy yeast, white pepper and other sundry, indistinct spices, a soft pome fruitiness, and a tame grainy pale malt sweetness. The taste is sharp, acrid yeast, gritty and grainy pale malt, ethereal banana esters, underripe pears and apples, muddled table pepper spice, a bit of tart, undeveloped musty tanned leather, and plain leafy, weedy, and mildly perfumed hops.

The carbonation is fairly involved in its stubborn and sturdy frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and not particularly smooth, as that zippy yeast and its edgy friends wreak havoc as such right here. It finishes trending dry, although the base malt seems to have a chip on its shoulder as it soldiers on.

Just weird and different enough to let the uncommon Dutch (Flemish?) naming convention pass - yeah, that yeast does a number on my palate with its various flavour contributions, but alas, the heady astringency just makes it hard to drink. So, I suppose, the overall score suffers a tad, yet don't let that stop you from giving this one a go, especially if this is your sort of thing in the first place.

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Photo of dar482
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a golden yellow color.

The flavors hits of a fruity flavor up front, juicy pear, a bit of citrus, lemon. There's a white breadiness in the middle along with a spicy, herbal drying on the back end. A fine drinking saison and possibly preferable to the Brett version.l

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Photo of oceanman907
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Light orange-amber color with a major amount of off-white head, pretty cloudy as well
S- Fresh pear, candi sugar, sweetness, green apple, nice Belgian yeast character
T- Tart apple, turning into Bartlett pear, light barnyard funk on the after palate mixing with some warming alcohol
M- Wonderfully rich bottle conditioning and a light mouthfeel
O- Really nice flavorful saison with balanced flavors, the blueprint for an Oregon farmhouse ale

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

Poured a golden yellow color, with a big frothy white head. Aromas of straw and citrus with just a bit of spice. The flavor is pretty close to the smell, with just a hint of pear and Granny Smith Apple, very earthy flavors. The mouthfeel was fairly thick and almost creamy, very nice. Overall, quite a tasty saison, one of the better ones I've enjoyed. Would certainly buy again in the future if I could find it.

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Photo of Bonsall_Phil
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
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,

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Photo of Reidrover
4/5  rDev -1%
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!

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Photo of metter98
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
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

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

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Photo of mwilbur
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%

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)

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Photo of nmann08
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Seizoen from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
90 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.