Far West Vlaming - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
3.64/5 rDev -5%
Enjoyed out of a 750 mL bottle with a crown and neck that has been dipped in what looks like beeswax. Thin and greenish in color. On the side of the bottle, there is a date that indicates this must be consumed before the year 2018. Barely made it! Poured into a Boulevard Smokestack Series tulip glass.
Appearence - Poured slowly to avoid disturbing too much sediment, but am unable to completely keep it out of the beer, with isolated particulate floating around inside the body of the liquid. Said body, however, is a deep cherrywood shade of red, with maroon highlights and a tendency towards the browner side of the spectrum of reddish hues. Atop rests a finger and a half of cream-colored foam that has an active effervescent appearance to it. It dissipates after a few minutes, leaving a healthy ringlet of foam on the edge of the glass and not much in the way of film.
Smell - Out of the glass wafts subtle notes of bing cherry brightness and faint red wine vinegar predominantly. There is also some mustiness from the wood and an impression of wine must, giving the aroma an overall vinous characteristic. Smells like it's going to be pretty tart as well, with sharp acidity poking at my olfactory nerves.
Taste - Sadly, the pinch of sourness that the aroma hinted at has run and hide from my tastebuds. There are many of the same elements that I detected in the aroma, but almost watered down and without that punch that I was hoping for. For those that like their sourness to be subtle, this might be a positive, but for me, it's a tad boring. There is still a nice vinous quality to the taste, with notes of oak tannin and medium but nondescript fruitiness, and there is a slight element of funk that I didn't pick up as much in the nose.
Mouthfeel - Light bodied and moderate carbonation, with just a bit of twinge on the tongue from subtle tartness and a predominantly dry finish.
Overall, an alright beer, but there are at least half a dozen in the style that I'd sooner reach for. I like Logsdon overall, but this one just isn't quite doing it for me. That said, this might be a nice entry-style beer for those who are looking to get into beers in the sour end of the taste spectrum, but would like to take it on gradually.
06-20-2014 17:11:52 | More by LambicPentameter
More User Reviews:
4.13/5 rDev +7.8%
Bottle thanks to Shmeal!
A: Murky brown/reddish beer. Looks like muddy water. Huge foamy head at the beginning, that was nice.
S: Smells great, mostly oak and fruity sourness. Cherries.
T: Taste follows the nose. Very oaky, fruity and a pleasant lactic sourness. Plenty of sweetness and yeasty funkiness too, great tasting beer.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth woody, sour finish.
O: Extremely drinkable. I'd gladly drink it again. Great beer, I really enjoyed it but it's kinda lackluster when placed next to Seizoen Bretta and Peches (both of which are fantastic).
02-21-2013 05:44:46 | More by standardcherry
3.59/5 rDev -6.3%
Had on tap at Brouwers during Big Wood. Review from notes.
A: Pours a pretty red/brown color with a small off-white head with great head retention and sheets of lacing down the sides.
S: Not much going on in the aroma, a little bit of tart fruit and must, but surprisingly faint.
T: Sour cherry, raspberry, and strawberry with a nice sourness on the back end. Slightly vinegary and bready.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, slightly dry.
O: It was decent, but having seen the price for this one in bottle, I would pass.
01-25-2013 01:28:05 | More by mdaschaf
3.33/5 rDev -13.1%
750ml bottle, split
appearance: lovely label as usual - served in my hopleaf tulip, dirty garnet body, nice ring of beige head and a nice lace.
smell: ouch - not good, actually bad. musty yeast, some tart fruit, off bready notes
taste: some tart/sweet cherry, light vinegar, bready, earthy yeast, light oak. This was a pretty big miss I think for Logsdon - their saisons are so great - what the hell happened here? Improves significantly as it warms, but still only a light tartness and a slightly metallic tangy finish
mouthfeel: tart, dry, musty earthy finish
overall: meh. wish I hadn't shelled out the cash for two of these
12-10-2012 01:31:24 | More by dirtylou
3.83/5 rDev 0%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle FWV954, best by 08/2015.
Appearance - Deep reddish brown with an ample khaki head. Wisps on the surface and a chunky collar. Murky pond water consistency.
Smell - Exceptionally malty. Nutty malts. Caramel. Lightly acidic. Faint dark fruit aroma too.
Taste - Much better acidity here. Lactic sourness, grainy malts. Nutty and light chocolate malt flavors. Clean grainy finish.
Mouthfeel - Well carbonated. Dry and pleasantly tart.
Overall - Surprisingly good. I haven't been impressed by Logsdon's "sour" offerings, but this doesn't try to do too much.
02-20-2013 02:53:11 | More by Alieniloquium
District of Columbia
4.71/5 rDev +23%
A: Initially a wonderful head, fizzes out a bit, but stays well carbed, and bright. Beautiful rusty red color, a tiny bit cloudy from bottle fermentation.
S: Has a hint of pear, with the musty grape smell of a Flemish sour. Some oak, with dark red fruit, like cherry and even a touch of sweet strawberry.
T: More of the same. Def a nice, subtle oaky-ness, but not vanilla. Slight tartness, like that of grape must or a deep tannin'd wine. Lots of tart cherry. Maybe red apple skin.
M: Light-to-medium body. Soft mouthfeel, with excellent bottle fermentation carbonation.
O: An excellently crafted beer. The sourness is more soft than its inspiration Flemish Red from, say, Rodenbach. No flavor was overwhelming. The sour character and the malt bill balanced each other almost perfectly. This beer is crafted and bottled in a very traditional way, and it is evident in the product. I also appreciate the American farmhouse ruggedness it has, over the more Belgian sophistication of a traditional, top-notch Flemish red from Europe. I'd say it's the best American attempt at a Flemish red I've ever had.
01-03-2014 02:29:46 | More by thecommonman
3.5/5 rDev -8.6%
Appearance: super murky brown, totally opaque. Two and a half heads of a yellowish white head.
Smell: tons of tart cherries, malt, raspberry
Taste: cherries, overripe apples (in a good way), biscuity malts, cranberry juice, an interesting balance of tart and sour, with tart taking over at the end. Lots of effervescent carbonation clears the palate a bit too quickly. Finishes dry. As it warms up the cherry fades somewhat, replaced by some apricot notes.
Mouthfeel: On the lighter side of medium but with the carbonation its hard to tell.
Overall: A good sour but by no means amazing. None of the flavors really shone and it ended up being less complex than I would've wanted.
11-03-2012 01:39:21 | More by Brandywine
Far West Vlaming from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
86 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.