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Cerasus - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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88
very good

211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 57
Gots: 38 | FT: 7
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 kojevergas:
Photo of kojevergas
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dug Logsdon's saison. Excited for this one. 750ml brown glass bottle with beeswaxed-over pressure cap acquired at K&L Wines in Hollywood and served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery. "Organic kriek beer brewd with Oregon cherries," 8.5% ABV confirmed. Barrel aged. Flanders style red ale. Two pounds of fruit added per gallon of beer. Brewed with several yeasts and lactic bacteria. Bottle fermented.

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger white-pink head of glorious cream, great thickness, and wonderful (10+ minute) retention for the high ABV. Damned impressive. Even lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Body colour is dark nontransparent amber-brown. Opaque. Glowing. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Quite appealing for a Kriek, though the body colour is a bit dark compared to what I'm used to. Soft. Appealing and inviting. Love the unique head colour. A fantastic appearance.

Sm: Refined bright fruit with a bit of tart character. Underlying oak. Crystal malt. Fruit esters. Muted juicy cherry. Cream. A hint of sweetness. Light brettanomyces/funkiness. I love the character of the cherries here; it's rounded and balanced with just a bit of subtle tartness. Light pie crust. Cherry pits, cherry skins. Appealing and unique for a kriek. Light bacterial yeast. I'm excited to try it. A touch of lactose. Overall, it's a mild strength aroma.

T: Boy. Light tartness and cherry skin with some light funky brettanomyces to boot. Pale malts, biscuit malt. But malt is not the emphasis here; unique cherries are. Light sweetness. Pie crust. I'd like a bit more tartness and sourness, but there're touches of lactic twang. Oak is restrained. It's not all that sour, which makes it very approachable but perhaps less flavorful. Fruity esters. No alcohol comes through. Balanced across the board and very tasty for a kriek. I do want more depth of flavour and sourness. Nicely complex and subtle, but it's not pushing any boundaries. Just a solid straightforward kriek with a unique cherry flavour.

Mf: Lightly acidic. Smooth, wet, refreshing. Perfect natural carbonation. Complements the flavour profile incredibly well. Excellent body. Excellent presence on the palate. Soft and comforting. Feels custom-tailored to its flavours.

Dr: A damned impressive kriek from Logsdon, and one I'd definitely get again. Worth aging, if only to increase the acidity. I'll have no trouble quaffing the whole bottle by meself; indeed I wish I had more. Lives up to Logsdon's reputation. Really tasty drinkable stuff. A solid American brewed kriek that's worth of a revisit. Lovely stuff. I'd recommend it to friends. After having the saison and now this, I'm willing to give any Logsdon beer a shot. Maybe the price is a biteen high, but it's worth it.

A-

kojevergas, Apr 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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dogfishandi, Apr 28, 2013
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3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

ehammond1, Sep 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

sourdog, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of mahak213
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

mahak213, Apr 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

01001111, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

acurtis, Mar 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

distantmantra, Mar 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Big thanks to Jeff for this one. 750ml waxed and capped bottle into Tired Hands stemware.

Pours a clear, deep red. 1 finger rich cream-pink head with great retention. Lacing is spotty with little cling. Average.

Nose is cherry pit and meat, Brett, sweet vinegar and wood. Nice.

Opens sweet and tart cherry pit and meat. Acidic with hints of vinegar in the middle. Cherry skin in the end balances out the tartness with a touch of sweet red fruit. Funky and woody finish with a Brett aftertaste. Nice balance.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down crisp and aggressive. Finishes dry with a puckering, filmy aftertaste.

Certainly one of the more balanced flanders style beers I've had. Nice sweetness and a mellow tartness. Worth trying.

SpeedwayJim, Sep 11, 2014
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blabaer, Apr 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

apbaj, Mar 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

emilylee, Sep 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

PretzelCity, Jul 14, 2014
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hooliganlife, Feb 01, 2014
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3.23/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Alieniloquium, Oct 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

MontereyBay831, Feb 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

bouncepass, Mar 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

GRG1313, Nov 28, 2013
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4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

KYGunner, Feb 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

theminutemen, Jan 05, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Rutager, Jan 31, 2013
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KevinGordon, Jun 24, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

nataku00, Jul 27, 2013
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Cerasus from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
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