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Aberrant - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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16 Reviews
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Reviews: 16
Hads: 65
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 07-15-2013

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Reviews: 16 | Hads: 65
Reviews by ccrida:
Photo of ccrida
4.51/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Champagne style bottle poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, Aberrant is murky straw yellow, pale and cloudy, but with no texture, just thick. As is the big white head, which leaves heavy foam, so a bit of a toss up appearance wise.

Smell is fantastically classic saison notes of slate and citrus zest, nice and chalky, a little quinine. Clears the nasal passages without burning.

Taste is quite classic as well, subtle, fresh, a little on the yeastier side than the nose. Light tropical, and less so spicy esters though as well, some complexity. Firm bitterness, well hopped, but not a dominating taste. Clean, mellow, and deliciously satisfying. My favorite Logsdon, in fact, by a wide margin.

Mouthfeel is light, in spite of the murk, and dry.

Drinkability is high, much more than I expected from the pour. This is a really solid saison, it's rusticity argues it being more classical than 99% of it's domestic compatriots. (936 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of JupiterJesus
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of chossboss
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of juicebox
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoppySeb
3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Quick review from notes taken at a friend’s house when we had this.
Poured from a refrigerated bottle into tulip. Pours a hazy golden color forming a very high, thick airy foam which leaves a patchy lacing as you drink it. Aromas are predominantly fruity (pear) and grains (wheat/barley). You also pick up malt, citrus (tangerine), and Belgian yeast. The taste is quite sharp on the yeast, and flows towards exposing some of the fruity and malty notes in its aroma. The finish is oaky, slightly bitter and there’s a very light burn you feel from its alcohol.

Mouthfeel is crisp and sharp, with moderate carbonation – it’s an easy drinking brew.

Overall this is an enjoyable beer – it is an interesting mix between a farmhouse and a strong ale as it definitely has characteristics of both. Its light on the palate, yet it does a good job bringing out the different flavors in the beer. I liked it and I would buy it again. (933 characters)

Photo of JFrank78
4.62/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an exceptional farmhouse ale, organic to boot. I had it from the bottle, pours a light yellow haze. A little spice on the nose and quite fizzed with a mellow, refreshing finish. A very, very good saison. Go get it. Hoot hoot! (233 characters)

Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of dirtylou
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

on-tap, pine box

1st release from Dave Porter, one of the "other" brewers at Logsdon. News to me.

Super dry, grassy, crisp carbonation, lemon, lots of wheat. Interesting, and probably not given a fair shake given it was the beer I ordered while I waited for Peche n Brett to be tapped. Hard to imagine purchasing over Seizon Bretta though (340 characters)

Photo of GRG1313
3.17/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kmoen
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of emerge077
3.33/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Don for sharing, and to Dan for hosting :thumbup:
Quick review from written notes.

Pale gold color, lasting foam coverage on the surface, overcharged carbonation.

Farmhouse yeast aroma, light fruity yeast esters.

Tart and bitter taste, earthy phenolics, these flavors clash on the palate. Light honey is malt in the aftertaste. Crisp feel, though a bit overcarbed. Overall this wasn't as good as other Logsdon beers, wasn't very cohesive in terms of flavor and body. (480 characters)

Photo of nataku00
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PEBKAC
2.89/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pressing backspace just when you're about to finish up your review really ticks me off... Bottle from letspourdotcom. Maybe a month in the fridge. Poured into a fluted tulip thingie.

Stiff peaks & a slightly hazed pale golden body. Lots of activity underneath.

Peppery, doughy, flowery/soapy bittersweet scent, turning a bit sharp.

Tastes of biscuit, bittergreens, & flour/pancake mix. Ugly, unrelenting Aprin bitterness from middle on end. Some weird residual peanut flavor that is more obvious when it's really cold. Very strange.

Big, heavyhanded carbonation. Mellow alcohol. Foamy. Dry.

That peanut flavor really threw me for a loop. Wouldn't of been a pretty score anyway though. (689 characters)

Photo of tjcamm
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gavroche tulip. Pours a light straw amber with a massive half glass white head that dissipates to a thick chunky cap with heavy lacing. Aroma of saison yeast, very light apple and pear, minerals, hints of wheat. Flavor is wheat, light pomaceous fruit, coriander, grass; finishing very dry with grassy hops, coriander and peppery Belgian spicing. Lingering peppery spices and hop bitterness. Medium bodied with spicy carbonation. A very nice, deceptively simple saison that has a great flavor progression and just enough fruit flavor to appear to be dry and yeasty, but with enough fruit sweetness to make the entire taste pleasant and interesting. Saisons are a style that I have mixed feelings about, but this one was a hands down winner. Nicely done. A bit over carbonated, though. (797 characters)

Photo of campfirebrew
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WeisGuy
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrMindbender
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Modernrickk
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HumanParaquat
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of AnchorsAndAxes
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of jlindros
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Veggie for sharing.

Big fizzy fluffy head, nice lacing, clear golden yellow color.

Nose tart lemony, mild farmhouse notes, little grainy doughy, mild sweet candy malt, grassy hay funk.

Taste sweet candy malts, toasted grain wheat and hay, grassy, little bitterness, fair sweetness, pretty sweet, mild farmhouse saison yeast, lemony. Finish dry grainy doughy farmhouse, little grassy, nice bitterness.

Mouth is med bod, nice carb, little syrupy.

Overall ok. Too sweet, nothing special either. (511 characters)

Photo of Rick778
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Aberrant from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
85 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.