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Aberrant - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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83
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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%


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

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 07-15-2013)
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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 11 | Show All Ratings:
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ccrida

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +23%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 02:16:37 | More by ccrida
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draheim

Washington

4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL into a Hennepin glass. Pours a hazy pale yellow with a billowing bright white head, good retention, fluffy clumps of lace, lively carbonation.

Aroma is bright and mildly tart, spicy, fruity, grassy, floral. The things these guys do with yeast.

Taste follows nose. A little lemony and spritzy. Biscuity Pilsner malt and Belgian saison yeast, probably Old World hops though I can't be sure. Vaguely spicy. Almost a cross between a saison and a little of a Berliner weisse. Also, I can't believe this is an 8% beer, it's so crisp and light.

Mouthfeel is likewise light and refreshing. Possibly a little overcarbonated, which I don't mind as much as some people. Vanishes off the palate with a nice dry finish.

Overall, as anticipated another very good beer from Logsdon. I don't believe I've had a bad beer from them yet.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 04:37:32 | More by draheim
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Poured a clear straw goldenish color with good carbonation leaving a nice white cap, good head retention for this style

S: Nose had some light fruity of lemons and perhaps apples. A little bit hay barnyard going on with a measure of grain and wheat

T: Intially took back by how dry and clean this beer was. A nice little bit of orchard style lighter fruits upfront with some hay and dash of fresh cut grass . The finish has a nice light and yet warming finish to it with a lingering presence.

M: Well carbonated for the style, a little on the higher end of spectrum, clean, dry. Easy drinking beer for this style which was described as a Golden Farmhouse.

O: It was good enough for me to snag a bottle at $10 and throw back in the cellar.

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2013 16:34:48 | More by barleywinefiend
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 04:09:36 | More by LiquidAmber
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mactrail

California

3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is very appealing with a pale yellow color. Big foam-up in the narrow Saxo tulip. Pleasing herbal and grainy fragrance. Light body like a Wit, but way yeastier.

A really "meaty" taste with tangy, grainy, perfumey flavors. Quite dry with some mineral flavors, and a little nuttiness. Yeasty bitterness gets to be excessive on the third pour, since I didn't notice now much sediment was loose in the bottle. Really very tasty and for Saison enthusiasts it's a must-try, even at the twelve buck price. From the 750 ml bottle purchased at Bine & Vine in San Diego.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 04:00:27 | More by mactrail
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dirtylou

Washington

3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
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

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2013 03:34:55 | More by dirtylou
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 8.23.13

A - Pours a hazy straw yellow with a large active head that fades slowly.

S - Banana, Belgian spices - strong and nice.

T - Strong yeast, lost the fruit here.

D - Dry, Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Great nose, but some are lost in the flavor. Decent, but I know Logsdon can do better.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2013 04:11:23 | More by HuskyinPDX
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emerge077

Illinois

3.29/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 01:01:34 | More by emerge077
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kojevergas

Texas

3.26/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Love the awesome label art. 750ml brown glass bottle with unbranded pry-off cap acquired at the Cap N Cork in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California for $11.99 USD and served into a flared stem-snifter/tulip hybrid glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery. 8.0% ABV confirmed. Reviewed as a "farmhouse golden ale" because it identifies as such on the label.

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

A: Pours a two finger wide head of decent creaminess and nice thickness. Retention is good - about 6+ minutes. Light lacing as the head recedes.

Body colour is a clear pale yellow of below average vibrance. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Generally appealing, though it does ring false for the style - why is it clear rather than hazy? Why is it dull? Why aren't yeast particles visible?

Sm: Nice funky yeast notes - certainly brettanomyces. Lime. Graininess. Pilsner malts, biscuit malts. Residual sugars. Clean barley. Straw. Light floral hops. A pleasant aroma of mild strength. Lacks the milky/peppery notes I always find in the best beers of the style.

No alcohol is detectable. No off notes.

T: Grainy, with some light lemon esters. Nice light grassiness. Floral hop notes. A bit of lime. Light (very light) funky brettanomyces yeast; I'd like far more, but it suffices. Pilsner malts, biscuity malts. Clean barley. Straw. Quite pleasant overall; it has a nice balance to it. Well built for what it is, but it could definitely use more complexity and subtlety. Likable but a bit wanting.

Mf: Smooth and wet. A bit crisp. Soft. Approachable. Good carbonation. Complements the flavour profile nicely, but doesn't quite feel custom-tailored to it. Good thickness and body.

Dr: Quite drinkable for the relatively high ABV. I wouldn't get it again at this price, but it's tasty and I do want another. Another solid brew from Logdson, but by no means is it world class. Tasty but a bit short of expectations.

Low B-

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 03:27:29 | More by kojevergas
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writerLJBerg

Oregon

3.15/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750mL bottle, split.

A: Pale translucent gold with a fluffy white head. Nice lacing.

N: Pilsner malt, ester and yeast, hints of banana. Very peppery and floral. Earthy.

T: Very leafy with a sharp bitterness. Yeast is prevalent as well. Not particularly sweet which is a shame. Has an unpleasant greenness.

M: Well carbonated and light on its feet.

O: A bit like an overdone pils. I really wanted to enjoy this because of how much I like the brewery, but it’s too unsure of what it wants to be.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 19:42:16 | More by writerLJBerg
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PEBKAC

New York

2.81/5  rDev -23.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 07:10:24 | More by PEBKAC
Aberrant from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
83 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.