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Seizoen - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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319 Ratings
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Ratings: 319
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 50
Gots: 55 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

t0rin0, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap for the 4th Annual LA Beer Week Beer Festival at Union Station in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and spices. Taste is much the same with a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and refreshing.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -1.2%

spycow, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

djrn2, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Thorpe429, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

acurtis, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of nmann08
4.11/5  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.

nmann08, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Texasfan549, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of brentk56
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
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

brentk56, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -1.2%

kjkinsey, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Phyl21ca, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of womencantsail
3.35/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

We’ve got a gusher...the beer itself is a hazed golden orange color with a very large white head. A nice fruitiness on the nose, mostly tropical fruit type notes. Bread and cracker malts give it some substance and there is a lot of yeast in the aroma as well. The flavor isn’t quite as good as I would hope. It’s somewhat boozy and there’s a little bit of cardboard and metal to it. Still, some grass, fruit, malt, and even a little bit of spice, which are pleasant characteristics.

womencantsail, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.68/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours out a hazed, dark yellow toned body with a sudsy, bubbly, white head.

Smell: Sourish, funky notes atop the basic barley with touches of lemon rind and a floral touch blooming into a scent of menthol.

Taste: A faintly sweet taste of oven-crisped barley grains. Low, low hint of lemony citrus. Sliced tarnished fruits cut by unclean hands. Spiciness astringency akin to mentho-lyptus cough drops. Drying finish replete with muddled tastes.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Lightly carbonated, so don't let that sudsy head fool you.

Overall: I wasn't too fond at all of the flavor profile here and felt it just lacked pizazz as well as any cheerful effervescence.

ChainGangGuy, Feb 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

westcoastbeerlvr, Feb 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

SocalKicks, Jul 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

largadeer, May 01, 2013
Photo of jlindros
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

jlindros, Feb 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

oline73, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy amber in the tall chalice. Lots of carbonation with a big head at first, but turns out to be very long lasting on subsequent pours. Funky aroma.

A little of the brettanomyces tang. Overall it's full of the "meaty" flavor I associate with a good Biere de Mars. Fruity and peppery, with lots of fresh alfalfa, along with dry straw in the nose. Some flowers in the nose as well. a little sweet underneath the odd bitter flavors. Some touch of hops, but lots of the bitter yeast. The rustic style but quite drinkable and complex.

Bottle S7550. From the Olive Tree in Ocean Beach.

mactrail, Jun 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

mendvicdog, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

MarkyMOD, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml brown glass bottle with colorful label art and beeswaxed pressure cap acquired at a local SoCal bottle shop for $10.99 and served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Expectations are high given the brewery and its reputation. Body number: S 13404. Best by: 07/2015. 7.5% ABV confirmed.

Served cold, straight from the fridge, and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger wide head of white colour. No real creaminess. Nice thickness. Good (~6-7 minute) retention. No lacing as the head recedes. Spotty.

Body colour is a cloudy lemon-yellow. Translucent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Overall, it's par for the style. Not unique or special. No overt flaws are noticeable.

Sm: Lemon fruit esters. Lemon zest. Lemongrass. Honey. Pilsner malts. Clove. Grassy. Complementary floral hops. Straw. Crackery malts. Maybe some white pepper. Lightly grainy, with some subtle spiciness. Some brettanomyces funk. Light apple and pear. A very soft, pleasant aroma. No alcohol is detectable. I'm really looking forward to trying it.

T: Straw, clean barley. Lemon zest. Lemongress. Esters. Pleasantly citrusy. Light brettanomyces yeast and accompanying funkiness. Crackery malts. Clove. White pepper. Complementary floral hops. Lightly grainy. Some apple and pear. Doughy. Balanced and enjoyable, but not as complex or subtle as the best beers in the style.

Mf: Soft, smooth, wet, and refreshing. A biteen too thick for the style. Good presence on the palate. Not heavy or overbearing. Full-bodied. Light. Complements the flavour profile nicely.

Dr: Very drinkable. A solid saison from Logsdon. I'd get it again if it wasn't so expensive. A solid domestically brewed saison. Hides its ABV well. Quite pleasant and enjoyable, but not Logsdon's best beer. If you need to scratch a saison itch, this definitely won't disappoint. I'll really enjoy finishing this bottle. Good stuff.

B

kojevergas, Jul 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

imperialking, Oct 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

yourefragile, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of corby112
3.56/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Best by 11/2015

Pours a clear, pale golden orange color with visible carbonation bubbling up and a 2.5 finger frothy white head that very slowly settles into a lasting ring. Looks a bit over carbonated but has good retention with streaks of soapy lace left behind.

Earthy, musty aroma with a strong farmhouse funk character along with zesty spice, bread-y yeast, light fruit and citrus. Grass, straw and barnyard followed by pepper, bread, apple, pear, citrus rind and pale malt. Slightly floral/perfume-like with a touch of grassy saaz hops as well with some mango and papaya countering the funky/earthy saison notes. Inviting aroma that smells true to style, unlike the Bretta version which is kind of a disaster.

On the fuller end of medium bodied with tight carbonation and a strong earthy farmhouse flavor up front that lingers over the subtle hops, peppery spice, light fruit and pale malts into a dry finish. A bit over carbonated with champagne-like effervescence. Slight resinous, grassy hops compliment the farmhouse yeast giving off a dry, slightly funky and bitter flavor that's countered by spicy pepper/coriander, biscuit and sweeter fruit notes toward the finish, notably apple, pear and light grapes. Subtle booziness but the ABV is decently concealed making this beer pretty easy to drink. Overall, I enjoyed this beer much more than the Bretta version but it didn't really stand out as a particularly interesting interpretation of the style. I'm glad to have tried it but wouldn't seek it out again.

corby112, Sep 18, 2013
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Seizoen from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
90 out of 100 based on 319 ratings.