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Cerasus - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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201 Ratings
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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 56
Gots: 38 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Flanders-style Red Ale, oak-aged, with 45 pounds of local cherries per barrel.

(Beer added by: GreenCard on 03-30-2012)
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Reviews by ccrida:
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3.58/5  rDev -8.4%

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.

06-29-2013 01:17:53 | More by ccrida
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-27-2013 23:39:53 | More by dogfishandi
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3.7/5  rDev -5.4%

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, cavemanlawyer!

Cloudy cherry color with a moderately sized light pink head that leaves dots and an oily cling down the glass. Not a particularly attractive beer, but that's largely unimportant.

Big notes of juicy cherry, some toffee and caramel sweetness, a hint of lactic sourness, but not a lot, and just a hint of an earthy funk.

The flavor is very cherry-forward and quite sweet. It's not nearly as sour as I excepted, with only a mild hint of tartness. A mild funk component does add some complexity, but this is more similar to a fruit beer (like a New Glarus Belgian Red), than it is a kriek or a Flanders Red.

Medium body with low-moderate carbonation. Somewhat creamy. I would prefer more carbonation for the style.

This isn't a good example of a kriek or a Flanders Red, but it is still a tasty cherry beer. This may not live up to expectations, but taken completely on its own, it's still a very tasty beer.

09-05-2012 15:05:17 | More by ehammond1
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-24-2014 05:42:52 | More by sourdog
Photo of mahak213

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Best buy date of 01/2018 which I assume is 5 years out, so this is an 01/2013 bottle. Poured into HF stemware.

Appearance- Deep red, slightly hazy with an off white head that hangs around for a bit.

Smell- Sweet and sour cherries and a mild funkiness. Doesn't smell too sour, there is a bit of a lactic sourness noticeable.

Taste- Light malt and Cherry sweetness up front, then a really mild sourness. Slightly funky. Much sweeter and not as sour as most krieks, but it's really nice in a unique way. Leaves a lingering cherry skin taste.

Mouthfeel- Light and refreshing, finishes dry. Really easy to drink as well, the fact that it isn't too sour really helps the drinkability.

Overall- Really nice offering from Logsdon. Definitely a unique kriek/Flanders, looking forward to trying their other stuff.

04-26-2013 22:50:34 | More by mahak213
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

08-24-2014 03:30:40 | More by 01001111
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

03-23-2013 23:32:30 | More by acurtis
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-21-2013 21:19:18 | More by distantmantra
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-11-2014 04:42:55 | More by blabaer
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

03-26-2014 09:38:18 | More by apbaj
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

09-21-2012 22:38:32 | More by emilylee
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-14-2014 20:46:04 | More by PretzelCity
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-29-2013 03:40:45 | More by Gonzoillini
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

02-01-2014 17:58:49 | More by hooliganlife
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3.23/5  rDev -17.4%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Best by 6/2017. Bottle number C334. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Reddish amber. Big off white head with great retention.

Smell - Saison aromas with a touch of cherry. Very light. Peppery.

Taste - Much more cherry. Overwhelms everything else that's there. Dry. Maybe some oak. Not much like a Flanders Red at all.

Mouthfeel - Very light. Easy to drink. Dry. No flavor in the aftertaste at all.

Overall - Not sour. Not terribly interesting, either. Cherry and not much else.

10-26-2012 13:45:35 | More by Alieniloquium
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

02-04-2014 01:04:43 | More by MontereyBay831
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

03-10-2014 05:16:04 | More by bouncepass
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

11-28-2013 06:31:13 | More by GRG1313
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4.04/5  rDev +3.3%

The color was a murky raspberry red with a building and alive head of quickly popping bubbles.

The scent is slightly simple but absolutely luscious. Sweet cherries and raspberries explode into the nose with a bit of sour and tart.

The flavor is a bit dry with a red fruity champagne like taste. Pomegranate, cherries, and raspberries are all evident.

The feel is almost expansive in the mouth as the carbonation seems to grow.

This is very good, very light and has the effervescence of champagne.

02-26-2014 23:47:48 | More by KYGunner
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

01-05-2013 16:34:46 | More by theminutemen
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.01/5  rDev +2.6%

Appearance Pours a hazy amber-brown, with over a finger of thick, pale khaki head.

Smell. Sweet and tart pie cherries, a little funky brett and old wood and just a little light malt.

Taste. Medium-light sourness and light tart cherry, a bit of dry brett and wood, a little sweet malt, and just a small amount of saison yeast.

Mouthfeel. Below medium body with , fairly full and fine carbonation.

Overall. A nice beer that's kind of a combination saison/kriek/flanders red with brett! What's not to like? I'll hang on to one for a while and see what happens.

01-31-2013 02:31:20 | More by Rutager
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-24-2013 18:00:49 | More by KevinGordon
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3.8/5  rDev -2.8%

Bottle, best by date of 06/2017, poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours slightly hazy mahogany with some darker shades of red with two fingers of tan color loose foam. Head dissipates after a few minutes with minimal lacing to an even film and a ring of foam. Plenty of carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass.

Good amount of cherries in the aroma, sweet and lightly tart, a bit of almond or cherry pit, light balsamic vinegar, brown sugar.

Taking a sip, the flavor isn't as good as the aroma. Very light cherry taste, along with a mostly mineral and lightly grassy flavor, minimal vinegar. Dry finish without much of an aftertaste.

Light body and highly carbonated, lightly prickly on the tongue. A little disappointed with the taste of this one.

07-27-2013 02:59:26 | More by nataku00
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-05-2014 13:22:44 | More by BuckTuckian
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Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

12-26-2013 03:20:47 | More by TheRealDBCooper
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Cerasus from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
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