Seizoen - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Reviews: 93
Hads: 392
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 48
Gots: 61 | 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 mrn1ceguy
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
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. (273 characters)

Photo of Auraan
4.56/5  rDev +13.2%
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. (1,970 characters)

Photo of smcolw
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
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. (313 characters)

Photo of DukeCola
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
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. (302 characters)

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.03/5  rDev 0%
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. (633 characters)

Photo of marcellaproust
3.3/5  rDev -18.1%
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. (633 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
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. (1,499 characters)

Photo of dar482
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
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 (285 characters)

Photo of oceanman907
4.03/5  rDev 0%
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 (444 characters)

Photo of timontheroad
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
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. (412 characters)

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
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, (1,009 characters)

Photo of Reidrover
4/5  rDev -0.7%
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! (425 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
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 (616 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
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. (1,004 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%

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. (567 characters)

Photo of mwilbur
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%

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) (544 characters)

Photo of nmann08
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
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. (457 characters)

Photo of brentk56
4.51/5  rDev +11.9%
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 (799 characters)

Photo of farrago
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
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. (1,253 characters)

Photo of rawfish
4.15/5  rDev +3%
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. (990 characters)

Photo of Jonada
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
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. (722 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
4/5  rDev -0.7%
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. (992 characters)

Photo of brianmandell
4.23/5  rDev +5%
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! (638 characters)

Photo of utopiajane
4.23/5  rDev +5%
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. (1,689 characters)

Photo of pants678
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
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. (281 characters)

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