Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Washington, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #151
Ranked #2,219
4.32 | pDev: 6.25%
May 04, 2022
Jan 19, 2017
Notes: Barrel aged tart plum ale
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Reviewed by Jack_14 from Italy

4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
MAY 2022 - 75 cl bottle, "Logsdon Family Reserve Series - Limited Release", Bottle 2/13 "Best before: 11/2021". Drank on 01/05/2022.
Freshly uncorked, intense aroma of plum jam and almost fruit juice.
Poured is wonderful: orange color, white foam with little consistency that does not disappear immediately.
In the mouth it is simply DIVINE: soft entry (but not exactly sweet), fruity taste of yellow plum, I could also say apricot for the nuances it takes, a sour note not of bretta, but of that tartaric proper of fruit fermented in maceration, of process natural. More than an acid note (sour) one could speak of the typical sourness of fruit, nothing else.
Clean dry finish on the tongue, very light dehydration. Intense notes of ripe yellow fruit on the palate (yellow plums, apricots, peaches ...). I seem to pick up slightly woody hints immediately after the tartaric note.
No funky or farmhouse notes, but medium body and lively carbonation typical of a Farmhouse Ale.

In my opinion, wonderful work with fruit, total balance between intensity of fruity taste, acid / sour note and ease of drinking.
May 04, 2022
Rated: 3.9 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Feb 07, 2022
Rated: 4.21 by Ox8840bo from Illinois

May 17, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

Feb 28, 2021
Rated: 4.83 by Cashbail from New Hampshire

Aug 07, 2020
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.86/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Another beer from the Firestone Walker Festival Pre Party 2017. Didn't know this was a plum beer before having it.

Pours light orange and amber, not seeing much if any color influence from the plum usage. Cabernet barrel gives a bit of an oakier tannin presence, but also muddies the waters in terms of noticing the plum.

Taste was good, far less 'plum' going on that say, Tilquin (Quetsche is it?), but its also prettier looking than that beer. For me this is more of a red wine sour than plum, it seems that the barrel has more taste and mouth feel influence than the fruit. Still tasty, coming in around something like red wine/grape, lemon and plum. Light bodied enough, this actually might have been a much brighter beer before putting it in a red wine barrel and adding plums. Definitely more oak on the backend. Its a good enough beer, it just doesn't drop much plum, which is fine. I think the only complaint to really have about the beer is its price and availability.
Jul 20, 2020
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Reviewed by Holderness from Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
L -- Hazy golden orange with two fingers of solid white head that laces and retains very well
S -- Fruit leather, overripe plum, barnyard funk, lemon candy
T -- Plum, sour apple, warheads, oaky astringency, white wine
F -- Soft and fluffy mouthfeel, medium+ carb. Nice wine-like drying astringency on the tail end
O -- Pricey @$14/12oz bottle. Otherwise another very solid from Logsdon's

Jun 27, 2020
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This one go boom like a piñata when my cousin Jorge (who made it to AA) hits it with his Louisville slugger. I’m talking waboom! Lush all over the place - even more than your favorite slurpee. Huge plum all over the place just like a plum will do. Sip it and savor it like your best girl that got away.

Jun 22, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 10, 2020
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Reviewed by htomsirveaux from Texas

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle #2447
Best by 11/2021
Tasted 12 May 2020

Bought this in... hmmm probably Sep 2018, kept in my beer fridge since then.

Poured in a 0.4 L Herren Pils snifter. Small light tan head. Lightly carbonated. Slightly hazy golden brown. Aroma of sour plum pits, almonds, fruity, floral. Starts moderately sour, nice light plum through the middle. Clean, not complex but not one dimensional. Medium to light body. Alcohol is moderate. As it warms, a bit of oakiness shows up. Light lingering fruity sour finish.

Overall quite enjoyable.
May 13, 2020
Rated: 4.17 by dshansen1184 from Washington

Mar 22, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas

Mar 13, 2020
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Reviewed by branham1989 from Texas

4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales ZuurPruim 7.5% ABV 5 IBU. This American Wild Ale pours a slightly hazy golden peach color with a white colored two finger width head that dissipates rather quickly leaving some lacing on the glass with a white bubbly ring. The aroma is of plums with yeast hints of malt vanilla a touch of oak and white wine the overall aroma is tart and sour. The flavor is very fruity with the plums definitely shining through being accented by hints of malt a little bit of sour lemon and woodsy oak along with vanilla adding depth and complexity there’s also a slight hint of white wine before finishing with a refreshing funky tart bitterness this beer is pretty acidic overall . The mouthfeel is smooth medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation that pushes the flavor around the palate before leaving a semi-dry finish. 8/10
Oct 23, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Sep 08, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by mdaschaf from Indiana

May 15, 2019
Rated: 4.39 by Hop_God from California

May 06, 2019
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Reviewed by stortore from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
750 ml bottle into a tulip glass. Best by 11/2021, had 7/6/18.

Pours a hazy peach, with a two and a half inch head of creamy foam and thick foamy lacing. Aromas of plums, malt, yeast, vanilla, wheat, light oak, light wine. Somewhat of a sour and tart aroma. Flavors of plums, malt, vanilla, oak, some lemon, light wine, light bitterness throughout. It’s wheaty. Not really sour or tart, but it’s pretty acidic. Smooth, semi- dry, a solid medium body, well carbonated.

The plums star, and those are really great plums. Fairly straightforward, and not nearly as tart or sour as expected, but very enjoyable.
Feb 21, 2019
Rated: 4.03 by pagriley from Illinois

Dec 04, 2018
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
wine barrel aged wild beer with plums, another excellent beer in this style from these guys, who impress me every single time i drink their beer. this one is a treat, with a fuller body and a little more grain substance and structure than a lot of them seem to have. it creates room for quite a lot to be going on in here, from high tartness to musty mature bretty funk, to cerealy earthy autumnal grain, and all of the plums and wine, which are both really robust in here as well. the plums have just a little sweetness to them, but its more the tart skins and sort of under ripe fleshy character that comes through more, especially with all the red wine on this, the tannins and oak there seem to exacerbate that aspect of the plums, and they go so well together its hard to discern where one stops and the other begins, they both seem pervasive here. the sourness isnt too much, its balanced by the oak richness and sturdy wheat base pretty well. this seems well aged to me too, refined highly, and regal and fancy. the plum flavor is fermented down quite a bit, as this does finish dry, but it still leaves a cool imprint on this beer overall. exceptional quality stuff again from these guys, i wish their beers were available in colorado!

edit: this was just as good the second time, the plums so readily identifiable in here, the logsdon funk in full swing, and really high quality overall. i love this one!
Oct 03, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by shelby415 from Oregon

Sep 08, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by drstalker from Illinois

Jun 27, 2018
Rated: 4.59 by maz from Illinois

May 07, 2018
Rated: 4.64 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

May 05, 2018
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Poured a beautiful fire orange with some nice lacing. Felt like a lambic and a american wild ale combined. Nice yeasty character to go with plum and oak sourness. Smell had a hint of minerals which detracted only slightly for deep plum and wild ale tones. Overall a wonderful beer to have on a spring afternoon
Apr 20, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by Gobzilla from California

Mar 20, 2018
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

4.06/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml bottle, served in a snifter glass. Pours a relatively clear darker golden yellow body, one finger white head, good retention, bit of lacing. Smell is stonefruit, fair amount of lactic and acetic acid, light oak, floral notes, more stone fruit. It is fairly heavy on the stonefruit, fairly nice. Flavour is similarly strong on the vinegar, a touch of dark fruit, floral notes, stone fruit throughout, fair but of lactic acid. It's a good palate cleanser, fairly solid stonefruit presence. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, good carbonation, crisp and fairly acetic on the finish. A bit too much acidity that doesn't allow for as much nuance, but otherwise a nicely drinking wild ale.
Jan 27, 2018
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Reviewed by scottfrie from California

4.85/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
750ml into stemmed tulip. Best buy 2021.

A: Pours a slightly opaque ruddy golden color with a couple fingers of thick and soft looking white foam. The head slowly collapsed into a fuzzy film and bubbly collar.
S: What an amazing nose. The plum has a complex floral bouquet to it that is difficult to describe. It’s what I hope walking through an orchard of ripe plum trees on a sunny day smells like. There are notes of country fields and barnyard funk, sweet, juicy plums, and a fragrant floral bouquet.
T: Follows the nose with flavors like ripe, juicy plum, earthy and clean brett, rose water, and a hint of vinous white wine. The plum is ripe in flavor but the beer is not sugary or overly sweet. The finish has a touch of other stone fruit, and the aftertaste is drying with hint of rustic hay and musty attic.
M: Medium body, chewy mouthfeel with a drying finish. The carbonation is soft and smooth, and the tartness is bright on the front of my palate but quickly melts into a smooth fruity quality.
O: A masterful beer and one of the best I’ve had from Logsdon. On par with the best bottles of peche n’ brett. I could sip on this every day.
Dec 31, 2017
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours a hazy amber color with a two finger head that leaves spots and streaks of lace

Smell: Funky with an underlying sweetness; plum tones abound

Taste: More subtle than the aroma, there is a funky, slightly tart plum aspect that opens; through the middle, the tartness intermingles with the sweeter plum character; the barrel adds complexity, after the swallow, with a dry, oaky presence

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I was expecting something bigger, tarter and funkier but I like this beer very much, regardless
Nov 09, 2017
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Reviewed by Zythophile from Washington

4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Bottle Date: November 2016
Palate Contaminants: other beer

Look is a very clear medium amber for the first pour, but later renditions are plenty opaque. Head is mostly fine, with a few larger bubbles, and it leaves a moderate amount of lacing.

Smell is funky plum flowers. Sometimes a funk-and-sweet combination can come across as heavy, but this isn't. If light and airy apply positively anywhere in the description of a brew, it's here. Oh, and fresh plums. It's very pleasant.

Taste has white plums, of course. There's also a character in there that reminds me of the candy Smarties. (In other words, sugary and half-way between menthol and soap.) I get some lavender, too. Something that can best be described as blackberry honey. I'm still surprised that the sweetness is fairly light, considering the flavors present. Funk is in there, but it just hangs around in the background, not overwhelming any of the more delicate tastes.

A swish brings out coarse, but light and not prickly, carbonation. Aftertaste is like some sort of plum-flavored breakfast jam. It's not overly sweet and would blend well with butter.
Oct 08, 2017
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.81/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy orange with a minimal bubbly fuzz that dies to a thin ring.

Smell is purple grape gummies, plum perfume, and floral raspberry.

On the palate this is soft, round and fluffy bringing flavors of tart peach and orange with a tingly froth, finishing semi-dry.
Jul 20, 2017
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

3.66/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
BOTTLE: 750ml. Brown glass. Unbranded black pry-off cap. Bottle #2534. Best by 11/2021.

7.40% ABV. "Barrel Aged tart plum ale."

Served cold into a tulip.

HEAD: 2cm height. White colour. ~3 minute retention. No lacing. Consistency is decent...could be creamier, more robust, softer, and thicker.

BODY: Hazy orange colour of average vibrance. No yeast/lees are visible within. Nontransparent. Translucent.

Appears aptly carbonated. Not unique or special in appearance.

AROMA: I get peach, not plum. Belgian yeast. Pediococcus, lactobacillus, mild (~4/10) sourness. Ample bacterial intricacy and microflora. Fresh apricot.

Yeah; I'd never figure the fruit in this aroma for plum.

Slightly tart. Hints of oak.

Fresh orchard fruit and pleasant acidity combine to good effect, promising a pleasant sour ale.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Definitely darker in its fruit profile and sweeter than a peach/apricot ale would be...I guess it's plum-forward, but I usually associate plum with darker fruit and this is quite bright.

Acidity is mild. Sourness is a good 5-6/10 in terms of intensity. Bacterial complexity is there - I get pediococcus and lactobacillus. No acetobacter. I don't find any over brettanomyces funkiness.

Pale malts. Belgian saccharomyces yeast with accompanying fruity esters.

There's nice tartness and acidity here.

Balanced and approachable with good depth of flavour. Nice flavour duration. Apt flavour intensity.

Any oak is backgrounded; I doubt I'd figure this for barrel aged in a blind tasting.

Smooth, wet, medium-bodied, well carbonated. Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, rough, scratchy, or otherwise problematic.

OVERALL: Drinkable and enjoyable, though admittedly not amongst Logdson's finest. It's a solid fruited sour ale, but its high price will keep me from hitting it again.

Jul 20, 2017
Rated: 4.59 by bouncepass from California

Jul 03, 2017
Rated: 4.09 by jaydoc from Kansas

Jun 24, 2017
Rated: 4.35 by jbertsch from Massachusetts

Apr 27, 2017
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Reviewed by sour_junkie from California

4.85/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
L: Beautiful dark amber color. Fair amount of foam retention, but definitely not overcarbonated.
S: Scent on the head is of subtly sweet plums, not overly acidic.
T: A clean, fresh, and almost fleshy plum sensation. The 'fleshy' texture was really interesting and I really appreciated that dimension. Not too tart, very drinkable.

Overall a delicious barrel-aged plum sour that really has a unique 'fleshy' texture.
Apr 18, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by mantissa from Oregon

Apr 10, 2017
Rated: 4.57 by LightnerLiquorKS from Kansas

Mar 14, 2017
Rated: 4.45 by South2NW from Oregon

Feb 26, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by Raziel313 from California

Feb 03, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by fthegiants from California

Jan 31, 2017
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