Spontane Wilde | Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
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!

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Photo of grittybrews
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of REVZEB
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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Photo of JW_WNC
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KAP1356
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
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.

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Photo of beergoot
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

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Photo of emerge077
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
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 American lambic-style spontaneous beer.
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.

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Photo of Tommo
4.25/5  rDev 0%
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

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Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Matthew. Thank you!

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Photo of grover37
4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Terrible after taste.

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Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Spontane Wilde from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 16 ratings