Seizoen - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
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3.98/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
10-03-2012 03:59:47 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.25/5 rDev +4.9%
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.
12-16-2012 19:40:58 | More by Thorpe429
3.86/5 rDev -4.7%
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.
07-12-2013 19:31:35 | More by Phyl21ca
3.35/5 rDev -17.3%
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.
07-03-2012 18:25:37 | More by womencantsail
2.68/5 rDev -33.8%
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.
02-20-2012 15:36:25 | More by ChainGangGuy
4.06/5 rDev +0.2%
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.
02-23-2014 02:33:14 | More by jlindros
3.68/5 rDev -9.1%
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.
06-26-2012 07:42:25 | More by mactrail
3.68/5 rDev -9.1%
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.
07-01-2013 03:06:50 | More by kojevergas
3.56/5 rDev -12.1%
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.
09-18-2013 07:14:47 | More by corby112
3.63/5 rDev -10.4%
Purchased from K&L Wine Merchants in Redwood City, CA. Opened during our Fantôme tasting day with @LaitueGonflable and @tobeerornottobe, just to throw them off the scent. Upon uncapping, despite the gentle treatment and the solid chilling it received, it gushes out in waves onto my table-top, probably losing about a quarter of the bottle. Inauspicious start.
Colour is a cloudy but bright orange-yellow colour, with a very pronounced, and frothy, crackling head of white. Lacing is messy, anarchic and very full, when it forms. Decent weight to the body, with a nice amount of fine carbonation. Looks pretty good.
Nose has a solid, pleasant greenness to it, a touch of pepper and phenolics and a hint towards acidity. Some sweeter characters sit around on the back as well, perhaps the fragrance of fresh vanilla orchids, but overall it doesn't adapt and express itself an awful lot: it feels like it dumps everything it has on you in the aroma and then disappears. It's still pleasant, but you feel like it could have been excellent.
Taste is clean and mild, with some slight phenols on the back. Slight bite and a clean cider character, and not unpleasantly. Some phenols, and appleskin on the finish, which gives it a slightly biting and almost bitter finish. Perhaps a bit too sharp and bitter, in fact, which gives it a harshness on the back.
Feel is clean but quite light.
Overall, this is decent, but really not exciting, and perhaps even not that great a Saison. Their "Bretta" version is better. It also didn't explode all over my furniture.
11-24-2012 05:48:27 | More by lacqueredmouse
4.35/5 rDev +7.4%
A: Poured a hazy golden color with great carbonation and a big white cap
S: Yeast and fruity esters with some light horseblanket and breadiness
T: Starts with a breadiness and light spice. It has a light fruitiness from some apples and pears covered in a horseblanket
M: Light to medium body, well carbonated and tasty
O: Outstanding and true to the style. Well done!
03-09-2012 11:38:18 | More by barleywinefiend
Seizoen from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
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