Seizoen - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Ratings: 381
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.14%
Wants: 49
Gots: 60 | 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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Photo of biboergosum
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

Photo of Altenor
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: hazy, pale golden with a great 1 inch white fluffy head. Great retention and lacing. Can't ask for a better looking Saison.

S: Doesn't have a strong smell but I definitely get all the smells related toa saison. Pepper, orange rind, lemon, hay, and the barnyard funky characteristics. It has a crisp and honey aromas as well. Can't ask for a better smelling Saison.

T: Everything from the nose. Very round and full flavored. Got some honey and pineapple. Not as dry as I thought. More on the sweet side, fruity if I had to use a word. Finally I got why it is so fruity. The pear juice makes much complex and more interesting. Like it.

M: Goes down pretty nice. Leaves a little dry sensationbut the finish is long and fruity. I know, it's ironic but the back of my palate feels dry but the rest of my mouth has the lingering sweetness.

O: Great job by Longsdon. It's a greatly done beer. It is probably a little too sweet for the style but I must say I loved it. Woudn't hesitate to order it again. Refreshing and delicious. A must try.

Photo of ehammond1
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle (2012)

The Bruery Provisions
Orange, CA

Hazed, yellow and golden with a moderately sized off-white head that leaves spiderwebs of gorgeous lace all the way down the glass.

Complete and appropriate aroma of earth, hay, grass, a hint of musty barnyard, and a bit of fruit.

The flavor is similar, and incredibly drinkable. Earthy, barnyard flavors complement hay, grass, earth, and a bit of black pepper.

Medium bodied with high carbonation. Incredibly drinkable and very well crafted.

I love this beer, though I slightly prefer the version with Brett.

Photo of timontheroad
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Photo of augustgarage
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle No S7794; best before January, 2015. Poured from a waxed-and-capped 750mL bottle into my Troubadour tulip.

Golden Munsell yellow body, thoroughly cloudy with a creamy antique white finger of foam up top. Pasty sticky lacing; good retention.

Aromatics are pure and alternately sweet and spicy with a mixture of yeast, malt, and pear (no fruity esters or peppery phenols). Faint spiciness and floral notes add further balance and interest.

Potent palate entry is tart with pear and yeast along with grassy hops and hints of white pepper in the finish. Slightly funky and a touch muddled (though still well balanced) over-all, but the flavors are each strong and enjoyable. I imagine this will age very well as the flavors continue to evolve and integrate.

Effervescent, soft, medium-full mouthfeel, though still refreshing from the tartness.

An excellent and unique example of the style - will have to revisit this after a year in the cellar. Very nice to see another producer of farmhouse ales in Oregon - one of my favorite types of ale - looking forward to trying their kriek when it comes to fruition (pardon the pun).

Photo of Kinsman
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pale golden body and a big fluffy white head. Beautiful looking pour that just begs you to take some big gulps.

Fruity up front with nice tropical notes but plenty of earthy and peppery spice mixed in as well. Hints of banana and citrus pair well with a more cider-like apple note. These notes carry over from the nose and onto the palate, but are a bit more subdued as the farmhouse yeast notes work their magic with a pleasant peppery kick and some musty/earthy flavors.

Mouthfeel is crisp and bubbly yet rather full. Plenty refreshing for a nice summer evening.

Photo of claaark13
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle #12842, best by 05/2015. I think this one came from FalconA, thanks man. This is my first Logsdon.

A - well, it gushed everywhere. Golden with huge white head.

S - Fruited spices with a note of tartness.

T - Spices, grass, light fruit and light tartness that creates a lemongrass flavor. The favors are subtle, a little watery. Some bitterness on the finish.

M - A little light for the style, but very easy to drink.

O - A pretty good Saison, especially for an American brewery. A shade below what I've found in the best of the USA Saisons.

Photo of Rutager
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ Portland Craft, Vancouver BC

Appearance. Pours a hazy, light honey gold with a half finger of white head.

Smell. Saison yeast and light grains with a little citrus.

Taste. Spicy saison yeast, oranges and some grainy light malt.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, with a medium level of soift carbonation.

Overall. Nice saison ...err, seizoen. Liked the citrus flavour.

Photo of Gobigvt7
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Aggressive 8 oz pour into a 14oz Ale Apothecary chalice.

A - Gorgeous hazy peach middle with fade to yellowish on the edges. Vigorous, tightly bubbled foam that lasted at least 5 mins before fading slowly down the glass, leaving spidery legs behind.

S - One of the best things about this beer. Almost sweet-smelling, caramelized pear, mild funky esters. very faint banana, mango. Absolutely stunning and unique.

T - Big fruits. peaches, pear, apple skin, and white pepper. Light bready cracker malt. This is most certainly not a bone-dry cracker/spice fest (though perhaps it would be with age).

M - Really effervescent, exploding my tastebuds and flooding my sinus with aroma after each sip. A very drinkable mid-body. Slightly sweet, but not cloying.

O - So, so nice. One of the more unique, focused, delicious takes on the Saison style, in the world, but especially the US. The Bretta gets the props (deservedly, for the same price), but this saison is without parallel in its style. Need to age one and see what would happen. It's too hard!

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a hazy yellow/beige color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of rustic malt with nice floral undertones is very enticing. Taste is a nice mix between some quite dry rustic malt with nice floral malt notes and some light fruity ester also discernable. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. This beer was very well brewed and quite enjoyable but missed a little bit of character to make it into the major league of Saison.

Photo of nataku00
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip. Beer pours a hazy golden orange with a finger and a half of fluffy white head. Well carbonated with plenty of tiny bubbles floating up.

Nose is light brett, funky pineapple and citrus, earthy and grassy. A bit of sweet grain and malt.

Taste leads with a grassy herbal hop flavor, followed by some brett notes, earthy. Some sweeter pineapple and sweet biscuit malts mid tongue, finishing dry and clean.

Light body with decent carbonation. An interesting brett saison.

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 yamar68
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to harrymel for this one!

Cloudy honey gold body with a massive, swelling white head that fills the glass, leaving behind sexy lace all over the place.

Mellow but spicy yeast with an approachable fruity sweetness. A little pepper, a little white grape. A delicate beer with plenty of nuance.

Juicy white wine flavors layered with spicy pale fruits... a touch of bready malt characteristics lend a hand in keeping this one in balance. What a tasty summertime beer.

Thanks Harry!

Photo of PEBKAC
3.38/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from Made in Oregon.

Body is a cloudy mellow gold. Stiff, stubborn, popmarked off-white head.

Smells of pungent clove, bitter rind, & fruit juice. Dusty malt, leaves, alcohol, & Play-Doh on the backend. Unrelated, but the wax on the cap has this awesome ambergris scent to it.

Belgian, sticky tripel sort of sweetness. Pretzel-like malt. Lemon twang. Mellow yeast. Beer is pretty warm by now. A little mushroom. Leafy, shy, bitter finish. Frothy. Strong carbonation that faltered when I needed it.

A bit too sweet & heavy for me. The brett version thinned things out nicely though.

Photo of angrybabboon
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Review from notes taken 7/14/13

Split with Goblinmunkey7

Appearance: Pours hazy, somewhat cloudy, dark gold with some dark orange tones - giant, creamy, off-white head with impressive retention - nice lacing, leaves a solid wall

Smell: Some nicely funky, yeasty, and farmhouse aromas - light, fruity pears and some other fruity esters - nice funkiness, almost brett-like farmhouse - yeasty, Belgian-like smells - light citrus and some tart lemon

Taste: Light fruit and some refreshing farmhouse funk - tart, juicy lemons, some other light fruits, with a lot of pears - powdery, lightly funky yeast with some Belgian weirdness - medium bitterness and some citrus - some light breadiness and earthiness

Mouthfeel: Medium body, extremely smooth, great carbonation

Overall: Great, but best with its dear friend Bretta

This is a very nice saison, but I I guess I got spoiled by having Seizoen Bretta first. And this is not better than Bretta. In comparison, it's kind of missing some tartness and dryness. Definitely worth drinking, though.

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 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 FondueVoodoo
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: What a beautiful pour, it's a rich golden haze with streams of carbonation bubbles racing one another up to join the giant 4 inches of white creamy and foamy head. As the head settles it leaves bold and beautiful lacing around the entire glass and a cratered foam top. The head never gives up - it continues to re-activate on each top up, if there's a better looking beer - I haven't seen it.

S: Tart crisp fruits of pineapples and peaches laced with fresh florals. The smell is clean and refreshing, peppered with seizon yeast finishing with the sweet fresh fruits.

T: Classic wheat seizon yeast with fruity tartness and citrus rind. Mid palette is peppery and earthy and finishes clean and refreshing with spicy cloves.

M: Big carbonation and crisp mouth feel with a pleasant dryness

O: Beautiful tart and dry flavours refreshing with citrus rinds. Enjoyable and refreshing, summer in a glass..I might be enjoying it way too much.

Photo of hopsputin
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a: clear golden yellow. reminds me of fields o' grain. large 4 finger (probably would have been more if the glass were larger) head.

s: pears, green apple, wheat, nice bready and spicy yeast. sweet citrus zest, sweet malt with some earthiness. smells really nice.

t: follows the nose. the dominant flavors i'm picking up are ripe pears, sweet malt, green apple, and a nice yeasty component. slightly floral. pepper spice, clove on the back end. finishes crisp and slightly dry. really smooth

m: lighter side of medium, with quite a lot of carbonation - which works well. it helps the sweeter flavors pop to harmonize well with the yeast and spice.

o: this is definitely a refreshing beer that you will enjoy drinking. its really smooth and doesn't feel heavy at all - definitely a nice summer drinker. sit on your porch and enjoy nature whilst drinking this.

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 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 Thorpe429
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to boralyl for getting me a bottle of this. Served side-by-side with the Bretta version. Bottle into a goblet. Warning: this was a bit of a gusher. Pours a pale orange-light copper color with a very large, rocky white head. Really nice retention and quite a bit of lacing. The nose carries really nice notes of spice and pear with some backing stone fruit. It’s surprisingly similar to the Bretta version. I’m extremely impressed how much complexity there is coming out of a clean saison. This is one of the best American versions of the style that I’ve had. A bit of malt character in the background. Dry after light-medium body. Crisp carbonation. Really not much to complain about here.

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 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 vkv822
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml : tulip snifter.
from notes.

Clear golden orange, big billowy off white head. Great retention.

Fruity and floral grassy notes. Very inviting.

More fruit and floral notes, some faint earthy grass. Very fresh and crisp.

Medium body, with low lightly prickly carbonation.

A really done saison. The first of the style that I have been really impressed with.

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