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Seizoen - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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334 Ratings
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Ratings: 334
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 50
Gots: 54 | FT: 8
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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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of laituegonflable
4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Orangey cloudy appearance, head is dense, just a thin crown but loads of lacing left behind wherever it's been. Looks nice.

Smells funky, but so inviting. She's fresh (exciting). Peach, nectar, green apple, some nutmeg and cinnamon. Yeah, slight tartness to balance out an otherwise sweet and lovely aroma.

Taste is also sweet and spicy. Cinnamon with sultanas, cake batter upfront, then green apples and barnyard funk come through with a touch of coriander, grains of paradise and balsamic. Ends with this sweet, yet phenolic flavour in perfect harmony with the other components. Yum.

Foams a little in the mouth. A bit sharp, but drinks well.

A cracking saison. Funky, refreshing, sublimely complex and yet so much finesse. We have here an absolute weiner.

Photo of Kevin89065
4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of magictacosinus
4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass out of a 750ml bottle at the Albany Taproom. Review is from my notes.

Pours a fabulous orange-amber color complete with an enormous frothy four finger head that rises completely to the top of the the glass as the yeast gets poured in. Indeed, the initial golden color becomes completely coated in a cloudy, chilled haze of yeast as it trickles down in a thickened, heavily carbonated cascade of goodness. Lacing is absolutely fantastic, and sticks around in a cobwebby manner. Decent alcohol legs on this as well. The head maintains itself fully and strongly throughout consumption. Simply put, a beautiful looking saison.

The aroma is exactly what I'd expect this to be, except with several differences that take it to another level - at least in my experience. There's slight funky, sourish aromas aided by the wild yeast strains, but also an enormous fruity backbone of orange peel, lemons, and a straw, barnyard-like aroma that smells extremely rustic and brings me straight to a bucolic countryside somewhere. However, due to its freshness and crisp malts, as well as grassy hop profile, it's extremely mellow as well to whiff on occasionally in the face of its complexity.

The flavor is not nearly as explosive, but it still retains all of the elements picked up in the aroma. There's an initial combination of sour, wild fruity notes that come in, followed immediately by bready, thickened characteristics that are both from the strong yeasty character and grainy strength. The finish is definitely a little bit more bitter and zesty (continuing the orange peel sensation), but it's very balanced and all of the ingredients are well presented. There's definitely a focus on the yeast here, and we noted that the more yeast added to the glass changes the flavor substantially. By the finish, it was very chewy, almost. Still stupidly easy to drink, especially considering all of the factors that go into this thing.

Seriously one of the best saisons I've had in a while. This is a growing favorite style of mine due to its beers, when done correctly, to be so drinkable while retaining a lot of complexity. This is an ultimate kick-back beer, which could be used for formal or casual events. I really want to try more beers from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales in the near future.

Photo of mbw314
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
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 mdillon86
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of mattafett
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of srandycarter
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Clear straw, huge white, thick head. Tons of lace as the head calms downs.

S - Lemon, wheat, straw, sharp apple.

T - Lush malt, nice barn notes, astringent and citrusy and slight rubber band towards finish.

M - Medium body, tons of carbonation, good balance.

D - Very sessionable. A nice end to this warm sunny day in SoCal, especially after a 5K run.

Photo of OSUBeerStudent
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another bottle from one of my favorite breweries, thanks go to trystero.

A - Wonderful. Opaque honey orange body, huge fluffy white head that lingers for a long time and leaves excellent lacing.

S - Very inviting. Light funk and fruity yeast esters - orange peel, honey, floral. A bit difficult to describe the overall impression - not a "clean" aroma, but a very light and refreshing one. Quite good.

T - Follows the nose but not exactly. The orange and fruit is subdued compared to the nose, while there's a bit more brett note present in the flavor (but this is not a very bretty beer, unlike some of the others they make). Pretty dry for a stateside saison, which I very much enjoy. The malt is on the light, sweet side - pilsner malt in character, just transformed by the yeast. Enjoyable but not quite as much as the nose.

M - Prickly and well-carbonated. As I mentioned, pretty dry but not bone dry. Goes with the beer well.

Overall, a very good beer. Logsdon is among my favorite saison brewers, along with Dupont and Fantome. This is probably the least complex of theirs, but it's still very good. A very drinkable and delicious beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of AlexFields
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of dipso123
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of KajII
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a hazy orange with a huge (3-4 finger) off white fluffy head that actually kept increasing for a short while, lasting throughout and producing some excellent foamy lacing.

The aroma was of a grain malt and a bold funky Belgian yeast with notes of clove, citrus (orange peel), a light fruity ester (pineapple and peach) and a mild peppery spice.

The taste was lightly sweet and rather yeasty with a pronounced fruity presence pretty much throughout, with a decent citrus peel bite creeping in along with a peppery spicy ending. The flavor lasted quite a long time proceeding the swallow with a strong citrus peel bitterness lingering on for a while longer.

Mouthfeel was a step or two above light in body with a dry texture and a nice lively carbonation.

Overall this was a very tasty Saison, which possessed a good balance between the fruitiness and bitterness making it a very enjoyable drinking experience. Just be careful, the bottle keeps gushing suds until about half empty...

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Seizoen from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
91 out of 100 based on 334 ratings.