Cerasus - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
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Reviews by ccrida:
3.58/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, Cerasus is pinkish amber / light brown with a off-white head leave scattered lace.
Smell lightly sweet cherries, a little pithy lemon zest, minerality. Soft but quite pleasant.
Taste is really muted, there is not much there. A flash of cherry before a quick transition to some fusel solvent on the quick finish, with a lightly lacto aftertaste. A touch of oud bruin vinous oak. Very disappointing. Not offensive, just not much of anything really, hints of what it should be, or perhaps once was. Cellared since release, this bottle number C875, last fall IIRC.
Mouthfeel is very light, dry, soft fizz.
Drinkability is OK. It's pretty light, but there is a burn from the alcohol, what stands out fairly glaringly against very little else. For the cost and patience to cellar, I thought this would be choice on the first really hot day of the summer. While I suppose it's quenching, it a bit too subtle and hot.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2013 01:17:53 | More by ccrida
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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.