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Seizoen - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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297 Ratings
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Ratings: 297
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 47
Gots: 49 | FT: 7
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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:
"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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theminutemen

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

01-05-2013 16:34:14 | More by theminutemen
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-04-2013 04:13:47 | More by Rutager
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Bell's tulip on 9/16/12

Bottle No. 12939
Best by 05/2015x

Shared by PDXHops

Bright, golden yellow with an even cloudiness. Fizzy bubbles fill rapidly the upper half of the glass. Retention is merely a thin layer of white bubbles. A few spots of speckled lace. Jeff's glass has better lace.

The aroma is fruity and grassy. It has a lot of pear, mild apple, prairie grass, pollen and straw. Subtle spices - some clove. Clean aroma.

I'm taken by surprise - this has a notably punchy taste. It isn't tart but is loaded with over-ripe light fruits. Mostly apple. The middle finds herbal notions and spice. Wet grass and musty hay finish.

I'm inclined to call this close to a medium feel, if only for the alcohol slickness it displays. Carbonation was high at first but most of it fades out by halfway through the glass.

Pretty enjoyable overall. I could go for a 1.5-2% lower abv.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 04:24:24 | More by Ryan011235
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OF001


4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into an oversize red wine glass at 4C, tasted at about 7C.

Rich, hazy golden straw and orange pour with thick voluptuous and beautifully dimpled 4+ finger head that is perfectly maintained, near perfect lacing.

Yeasty mandarin orange and tropical fruits dominate the nose. Some alcoholic warmth, subtle hints of acidity and fresh citrus oil.

Surprisingly high acidity considering the nose, but average for the style. Dry, old mandarin orange and woody coriander/spices. Light horse blanket yeast, but slightly green grassy hop-ishness dominate the lower end. Richly balanced with good depth but lacks satisfaction; I think it lacks a little bit of sweetness.

Crisp, medium weight body that is well carbonated before a marginally dry peak before a medium juicy finish with a yeasty bubble at the back of the palate.

There is something disjointed between the nose, taste and mouth feel. While each individually are good, the evolution from one to the other lack integration. The lacking of satisfaction may be due to the cold season, so I will try this again in the summer. A good drink but there several other saisons that I would much rather have as a similar or lower price.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 10:06:13 | More by OF001
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CummingsK21

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

12-23-2012 04:03:24 | More by CummingsK21
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adkieffer

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-17-2012 23:14:06 | More by adkieffer
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Bubbles

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-16-2012 19:50:42 | More by Bubbles
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 19:40:58 | More by Thorpe429
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teddyarrowhead

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1%

12-16-2012 05:06:39 | More by teddyarrowhead
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, best by date of 06/2015, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a clear golden color, topped with a gorgeous, fluffy four-finger white head, which recedes only very slowly and leaves a ton of excellent lacing behind it.

S- Yeast, spice, some light malt and a nice apple/pear fruit aroma.

T- Opens with light spice followed by yeast, some doughy malt, apple and pear fruit flavors and a mild lingering spiciness. Booze provides a very faint phenolic clove/medicinal flavor.

M- Medium-bodied, has a smooth feel with a dry finish.

O- Another excellent saison from Logsdon, it lacks the insane complexity and awesomeness of Seizoen Bretta, but this is still a very tasty, refreshing beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2012 12:28:27 | More by WillCarrera
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kawilliams81

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Lost Abbey chalice.

A- pours a dark honey color with a huge 3" off-white head. Big ring and bubbles of lacing remain on the glass.

S- big lemon zest, honey, lots of spices.

T- sweet honey and pale malts, lemons, spices, and crisp bitter hops.

M- medium body and high carbonation. Has some creaminess but the high carbonation takes away from the drinkability some.

O- good beer and nice saison. Drinkability has increased as this beer warmed.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 02:57:17 | More by kawilliams81
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claaark13

Indiana

3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 20:33:21 | More by claaark13
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CelticAleMan

California

4/5  rDev -1%

11-27-2012 19:16:42 | More by CelticAleMan
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beerpadawan

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-26-2012 06:21:35 | More by beerpadawan
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 05:48:27 | More by lacqueredmouse
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pixieskid

Germany

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

11-21-2012 19:06:17 | More by pixieskid
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roblund

California

4/5  rDev -1%

11-21-2012 16:52:41 | More by roblund
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PEBKAC

New York

3.38/5  rDev -16.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 03:56:21 | More by PEBKAC
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

10-22-2012 17:25:56 | More by imperialking
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

10-22-2012 00:22:32 | More by t0rin0
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

10-20-2012 07:17:07 | More by cbnz
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from New Seasons in Orenco. Bottle No S5235, best by August 2014. I've had this once before, thanks to Thorpe429 (thanks, Mike!), but now, I get to enjoy a bottle over an evening.

Gushing like crazy, this beer sits a hazy orange yellow with a dense, off-white head with excellent retention and gorgeous lacing. This is a particularly attractive saison. The nose is great.Moderately bright with a mild Brett funk present, this is a nice, complex saison. A mild clove note (from the Brett), along with some fresh black pepper, this has a nice yeast profile. Rustic, moderately grainy with the pear juice showing as a complementary fruit note, there's also some juicy citrus hops. Despite lacking that grainy snappiness that the better saisons have, this is very enjoyable.

The palate opens with a blend of saison yeast (moderately frothy/doughy), honey, bright citrus (oranges), and light fruit (pear). The grain character is really doughy, with the flavor of rising bread providing the backbone for this beer. Not as spicy as the nose might suggest, and lacking in the peppery notes that the best saisons have, this is a pretty solid beer. While immediately recognizable as a saison, this beer does lack in definition and identity IMO. Bitterness is medium low, appropriately so. Alcohol is a little noticeable, especially towards the finish where the fruit comes through, along with a little bitterness and clove. Medium-light in body, over-carbonated for the style, this beer is decent on the palate. Strangely waxy on the palate, this is a pretty solid example for the style IMO.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 04:14:20 | More by DefenCorps
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brotherloco

California

4/5  rDev -1%

10-08-2012 01:14:27 | More by brotherloco
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-05-2012 14:29:26 | More by Texasfan549
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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

10-04-2012 14:54:13 | More by jheezee
Seizoen from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
90 out of 100 based on 297 ratings.