Cerasus - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
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Reviews by GreenCard:
3.88/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is a review of a 2011 bottle purchased directly from the brewery. It didn't even have a label!
Appearance: dark cloudy cherry juice, big layer of spongey pink foam, great head retention and lace; the cloudiness was likely due to the fact that it spewed big-time when I cracked the cap (despite sitting in the fridge undisturbed for two days)
Aroma: cooked cherries, malt, hint of vanilla oak, chalk
Flavor: dryish malt profile with the fruity tartness of cherries; hint of clovey spice; fairly dry overall with a cherry juice aftertaste
Mouthfeel: light body, very sparkly carbonation, fluffy texture
Other comments: This is highly carbonated. When I uncapped it, it immediately erupted and I lost a few ounces to the kitchen counter. This has happened with a bottle of Seizoen Bretta, too. I know they prime their beers with pear juice, so maybe that's giving some erratic results?
Serving type: bottle
03-30-2012 23:35:30 | More by GreenCard
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4/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 8/2018. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby red color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tart cherry, cherry skin, vinegar, oak, clove, hay, straw, musty funk, light leather, caramel, toast, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of tart cherry, earthy/funky yeast, oak, and dark malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of tart cherry, cherry skin, caramel, toast, vinegar, oak, clove, hay, straw, light leather, musty funk, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of fruity/earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart cherry, cherry skin, caramel, toast, oak, clove, vinegar, hay, straw, light leather, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of tart/sweet cherry, earthy/funky yeast, oak, and dark malt sweetness; with a good sweetness/tartness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and lightly slick/acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Flanders red ale. All around good balance and complexity of tart cherry, earthy/funky yeast, oak, and dark malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
04-25-2014 04:20:03 | More by superspak
Cerasus from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
88 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.