Spontané Wilde
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Style:
Lambic - Traditional
Ranked #8
ABV:
7.4%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,164
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 5.37%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
32
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Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
 
Washington, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  5
Gots
  3
SCORE
92
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Notes: Spontaneous beer brewed in the traditional "Methode van Lembeek." Our spontaneous fermented beer is brewed with pilsner malt, raw wheat and aged hops in the traditional farmhouse method. wort set overnight in the koelschip loft, this beer embraces the raw natural flavors of the Hood River Valley flora, cave aged in oak for 1 - 2 years to develop rich complexity with balanced acidity.
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metter98 from New York

4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear dark yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with no head whatsoever.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of barnyard funk are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste of this beer is very funky although there are some underlying hints of oak from the barrel aging.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied and very tart on the palate with a low amount of carbonation.
O: I really enjoyed the funky aromas and flavors in this lambic.

Serving type: bottle

Dec 09, 2019
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scottfrie from California

3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

375ml bottle into snifter. Best by date 05/2022.

A: Pours a clear bright golden-yellow with a finger of very active white head that quickly fizzed away into a soft collar. No lace.
S: The nose is both bright and musty with scents of apple juice, grainy wheat, oak, and earthy/mushroomy funk.
T: Wheat and dry grainy flavors up front followed by musty funk/damp basement flavors, subtle golden fruit/stone fruit and a kiss of bright acidity. I get a hint of peach skin and golden apple in the finish, followed by oak tannins and earthy spice in the aftertaste. Subtle ripe banana esters as well.
M: Medium body with a nice balance between clean acidity and subtle malt sweetness. Chewy wheat mouthfeel but a drying finish. Carbonation is active but not overly sharp. Acidity has a nice lactic punch to it but there’s some more complex vinegar notes as well.
O: A solid example of an American spontaneous wild ale. Wonder if a bit more depth would come out with age.

Sep 06, 2019
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Rimbimhoot from Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden straw color with no head
S: Oak, grass, tart, white grape, musty, very funky, blue cheese
T: Gueuze-like, balanced sour, sweet grape, big oak, funky and earthy, tannic, very complex, light acidity, hint of buttery chardonnay
M: Medium with light carbonation
O: Wow this is truly an amazing example of spontaneous beer from an American brewery. So complex and saturated with flavor

Feb 10, 2019
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

really epic beer, as wild as any of the logsdon stuff, but in this case more like lambic, i believe a done in the methode traditionnelle style, whether or not it is certified as such i have no idea and i really do not care. old world authentic, certainly tastes more lambic-esque than i am used to from these guys, at the same high level of quality and funkiness that we have all come to expect and revere from logsdon. its pale straw colored and fizzy, with a really interesting nose, musty and farmy to me, way more bretty than bacterial, and wild to the fullest extent. i get the white wheat in the mash, a rawness to it, and the pils type malt as well, dry and crackery, a perfect base for all the oak and the funk. subtle green grape and pear, lemon and lime, and even something exotic like kiwi fruit in here, floral with the aged hops, light in body and majorly effervescent with a clean acidity helping it finish a little quicker than most. i like how lively this is, how interesting on the fermentation side, and how it doesnt just taste like belgian lambic. a lot of folks in the states doing this sort of thing are getting pretty close to belgian authenticity of flavor, but to me thats a sort of useless standardization, sure it yields great beer, but part of the excitement of the style for me is the terroir and the differences, not sameness, of the fermenting agents in each region and each beer, and i think thats uniqueness is more on display here than in others. lovely glass of ale!

Oct 03, 2018
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feels like a lambic with an american sour on the finish. The oak barrel is very prevalent on the nose along with floral hops, hay and yeast. The taste brings great depth to the nose aromas, and adds a nice light sour finish. Some rich fruits like plum and pear in the depths too.

May 07, 2018
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DoctorRobert1969 from California

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sour beers don't really taste like beer to me. More like wine coolers or cider. It's good I suppose and I dig Logsdon a lot but it's not really my thing. Plus 15 bucks for a single beer? GTFOH with that. It might be Belgian style but it's from the US so the price tag is stupid.

Jan 06, 2018
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beergoot from Colorado

4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy, yellow body with lots of lively carbonation; decent head; globs of foam sticking to the glass. Classic barnyard funk immediately hits the nose; a bit lemon and green apple. Sour with strong citrus flavors; lemon and lime; a bit of bready malt as the beer opens up and warms. Very acidic, tart, and dry.

A very zesty and mouth-puckering wild ale. Balanced, powerful yet very, very drinkable.

Dec 08, 2017
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emerge077 from Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bright straw gold with a thin layer of delicate foam and spotty lacing.
Musty wet oak funk and soft lemony acidity in the aroma. Fairly fruit forward.

Balanced tartness, puckering and dry, lemon sorbet and trace vanilla linger the dry oaky aftertaste. Crisp dry feel, light to medium bodied with supple carbonation. Prominent barrel notes and signature wild funk. Overall this is a great beer, and I really enjoyed it.

Even though it's only aged for 1-2 years, this is a strong example of an American spontaneous ale styled after traditional lambic. Few really come close to the traditional Belgian lambic producers in the US, but this demonstrates a solid understanding and expression of existing centuries-old traditions.

Nov 15, 2017
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Tommo from Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very solid, but not the earth shattering experience i had hoped for. Lots of lemon, some good funk on the back, medium sour, bit of cheese on the back but not in a bad way.

While it is a nice sour ale, it really doesnt invoke as much of the "lambic" qualities that other american producers have captured (namely SP and JK). So while its a solid beer, its not much more than a wild ale

Nov 14, 2017
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AlpacaAlpaca from New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Spontane Wilde possesses that same musky quality of a Belgian Gueuze, tightroping perfumey fruits across its aged and dusty canvas. It feels like an ancient, masterful, and refined delicacy. Logsdon is world-class in its take on sours and saisons. They deserve way more recognition than they get.

Oct 30, 2017
Spontané Wilde from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 32 ratings