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Far West Vlaming - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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183 Ratings
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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 27
Gots: 33 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: HopHead84 on 07-03-2012

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Ratings: 183 | Reviews: 36
Reviews by flagmantho:
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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: rich amber hue with no haze anda finger of frothy ivory foam atop. Quite appropriate for the style.

Smell: sour, caramelly, buttery, and mellow. Not especially fruity, but still pretty nice. The buttery aspect might actually be reflecting the wood-aged nature of the beer, and not an actual diacetyl issue. Overall, it's nice.

Taste: big and sour right up front, with plenty of woodiness and more of that butteriness (again, I'm sure from the wood, and not a diacetyl thing -- though the similarity is striking). Usually I really look for the fruitiness in this style, but in this case the flavor is pretty compelling despite lacking the fruity overtones. I rather like it.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a big carbonation and a big, rocky, mouth-filling creaminess. I can dig it.

Overall: a tasty and quite quaffable Flanders red. Sour, but not too sour, with an interesting complexity that, while not mind-blowing, can keep my interest through the bottle. Good stuff!

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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).

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.57/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of dirtylou
3.29/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Far West Vlaming from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
86 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.