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Seizoen - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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255 Ratings
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Ratings: 255
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.65%


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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LambicPentameter

Kansas

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Seizoen from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
90 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.