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Far West Vlaming - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

Far West VlamingFar West Vlaming

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BA SCORE
86
very good

114 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.66%


Brewed by:
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 07-03-2012)
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Reviews by writerLJBerg:
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writerLJBerg

Oregon

3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750mL from Beermongers.

A: Cloudy red with a topographical rusted head. No legs to speak of.

N: Yeast laden cherries. Very oaky. Black peppercorn, and intense florals such as chamomile. Some funky bleu cheese and new leather.

T: Nice sourness level. Hints of cherry and oak. Lemon tartness. Leather and leaves. Some sulphuric acid/acetone. Snappy, but not complex.

M: Well carbonated and alcohol is hidden. Saison character which I don’t think is a great thing in a Flanders style ale.

O: A solid beer and worth trying. Needs additional complexity to shine, but I will say it was better than its older brother Cerasus which actually has the cherries in it.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 00:49:27 | More by writerLJBerg
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flagmantho

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4/5  rDev +4.4%
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!

Serving type: bottle

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3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Split with Goblinmunkey7

Consumed 2/18/14

Appearance: Deep amber, with some brown and dark red hues - hazy and a bit cloudy - pours with a dense, creamy, beige head - keeps a solid cap - leaves some nice streaks of lacing

Smell: Some nice funk and dark fruits - nice level of tart and yeasty funk - not particularly pungent or wild, but it works - some caramel and amber malts - dark fruits, dark berry, berry skin - some light vinegar in the background

Taste: Dark fruits and some tart funk - caramel and amber malts, with a low level of sweetness, mostly dry - some nice yeast, with some wet funk and tartness, lightly lactic and acidic - dark fruits, cherry skins - light sourness, very low level of tart - slightly earthy

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely carbonated, smooth, dry finish

Overall: Far West, man

Another nice beer from Logsdon's... surprise! As far as the style goes, this is not particularly tart or funky. It's good, but I think it could be more magical, given the yeast wizardry that this brewery usually demonstrates.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 20:23:22 | More by angrybabboon
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Goblinmunkey7

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3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to angrybabboon for sharing the bottle.

Appearance: Deep brick red. Hazed with a lively carbonation. Head is a super pale reddish brown. Drops to a small creamy head with a loose bubbly collar.

Smell: Tart cherry skin. Dark cherry flesh. Tannic with some push of deeper vinous notes. Citric push with a slight lactic component. Distinct Logsdon yeast adds a damp musty earthy aroma. Some dirt and a touch of vinegar. A nicely sweet malt backbone gives some breast and caramelized malt depth. Leafy and herbal.

Taste: Tart cherry juice and vinegar. Push of lactic acid coupled with a slightly acetic and citric bite. Juicy cherry flesh. Vague dark fruit and some hints of red wine. Earthy in good measure, especially as it warms. Damp basement and some musty wet grass and hay. Slightly floral. Malts keep a measured sweetness offering a slightly bready finish. Slightly caramelized. Pushes harder to dirty vinegar as it warms with some tart dark cherry juice.

Mouthfeel: Mediumish body. Nice and smooth on the initial sip leading to a juicy powdery finish. Really odd, but in a good way.

Overall: Hot like fire.

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HF stem

A: Hazy amber color. Full finger of off white or light tan head. Tight bubbled. Leaves some lacing.

S: Tart cherry. Oak. Tannic character. Slight vinegar. Hints of vanilla. Possibly some chocolate nuttiness.

T: Tip of the tongue, nice cherry tartness. Sour cherry. Tannic oak meshes in. Dryness. Getting some vanilla. Some nuttiness. Finish is dry. Lingering cherry.

M: Medium bodied. Good carbonation (for sure).

Serving type: bottle

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Far West Vlaming from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
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