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Seizoen - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Ratings: 289
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 47
Gots: 47 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"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."

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 06-17-2011)
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
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3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed out of a brown 750 mL bottle with a beeswax seal around the neck and cap. No bottling date, but it does say "Best by" 06/2015. Poured into a Boulevard Smokestack Series tulip glass, after having to take some time to get the gushing head under control.

Appearance - Murky glowing orange with a coppery hue and amber highlights where the light shines through. Crazy pillowed off-white head with an golden twinge, a good three fingers (or more) thick. This bottle has been sitting in my cellar for a good two months with zero agitation, so I'd say this one is a tad overcarbonated.

Smell - I get that distinct funk that I usually associate with brett, so I don't know if I'm mis-identifying or if Logsdon puts brett in the regular "Seizoen" and not just the "Seizoen Bretta". Perhaps it's only bottle-conditioned with brett or the way they use it in the two beers is different because it definitely tastes brett-infused. Other aromas are light fruit and phenols, as well as some bready yeast characteristics. Having had the Seizoen Bretta I'm not sure if I could separate it from this one with a blind smell test.

Taste - Pleasant spicy fruity characteristics, with orange zest and faint bready sweetness, like butter croissant. The tartness that one expects from brett is not as pronounced in this version as with the Bretta version, which allows the fruit and spice to shine. Would like a little bit more funk, however. More fruity than funky for sure.

Mouthfeel - Heavy, overbearing carbonation that is a pain to open/pour, but actually works to break up the power of the fruitiness. Body is medium to light and the finish is ultimately dry.

Overall, a solid example of the style that is very delicate but still has some heft to it. Not one that I'll seek out at great cost, but would definitely consider buying again if the opportunity presented itself.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 07:32:59 | More by LambicPentameter
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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.

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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.

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

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Seizoen from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
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