Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Washington, United States
Ranked #355
Ranked #8,551
4.05 | pDev: 8.64%
Nov 05, 2022
Jun 17, 2011
Notes: "Our unfiltered Seizoen, with its beeswax seal, is naturally fermented and carbonated with pear juice and select yeast strains, producing complex, fruity and spicy flavors balanced with whole hops and a soft malt character."
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Reviewed by Skunkt from California

3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is slightly more pilsner-y than other Saisons I've had. Hazy appearance, not much head, and plenty of that classic Belgian funkyish malt complexity. If you're tempted to judge beers by the can art, I'd say the art describes it quite accurately. Great for late afternoon picnics and watching sunsets in springtime in the mountains.
Nov 05, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.63/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Small sample from bottle, at a 4th of July tasting. Gusher bottle, like every beer I’ve had from Logsdon. The remaining contents were nice though - a decent saison, with mild spicy notes in both aroma and flavour. Might well sample again.
Oct 18, 2022
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Batch No. 516. Bottled 3/26/18; drank 2/17/22 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy dull orange/yellow appearance.

A slow pour yielded a nice white head; decent lace.

White grape, soft wheat & faint tart strawberry notes in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

White grape & faint clove flavors up front; tart strawberry & mild sea salt notes on the finish.

Fruity, tart & refreshing. This has aged nicely; love to try one fresh!
Feb 18, 2022
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.03/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
(375 ml crown-capped bottle, re-barcoded 7/7/2021, bottle no 13483, best by: 02/2019; purchased single off shelf at Total Wine last week... decanted into a fat tulip)

L: fluffy scruff of sediment in bottom of bottle... clear, amber liquid, slight sediment haze; foam starts to sizzle away on pouring, but briefly stabilizes, making for a fleeting attraction... messy, broken cap maintains; even laces a broad splotch or two

S: signs of oxidation/staling; baked apple, dried fruit, musty yeast; rounded caramel tone, accented with subtle musty spice... signs? no it's badly oxidized

T: yep, dull malty foundation; thin caramel, peppery spice, old hay in the aftertaste... stale, old beer... unfortunately, a pleasant holiday spiced cookie note is trying to poke through, but the papery static it's fighting is too much

F: light-bodied (thin), dry, with an enlivening peppery prickle and tonic glow lingering

O: 8.49 a bit steep, but I bought it initially thinking it was the Bretta, then realizing it wasn't, but then hoping it had gotten funky in a good way... hopefully I'll be willing to revisit this closer to its origin; I'm afraid any Logsdon I seen out this way were the same bottles I've seen over the past 5 years (1826)
Sep 19, 2021
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
BB 4/18.

Bit of a gusher. Burnt golden orange color. Lace.

Nice farmhouse. A bit of Brett and funk show. Wheat and citrus. Some white grape notes. A bit of crushed black pepper. Brett like finish. Solid.
Feb 27, 2021
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled 3/18, consumed 3/20.
Pale gold with ample foam, some drippy lacing.
Aroma is yeast forward and vinously fruity, doughy, light oxidation.
Lightly sweet and doughy, light fruit acidity, minimal hop bitterness.
Medium bodied with ample carbonation, vinous dry finish.
Overall it’s ok, starting to show it’s age after 2 years. Bretta is better.
Mar 05, 2020
Rated: 4.3 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Nov 30, 2019
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Only my 3rd from Logsdon, I'm starting to appreciate their respect for the Belgian tradition and their American innovation.
Seizoen Looks close to average for an excellent brewer. Show me more swirling protein, and I'll increase my rating.
Smells are subtle, tree fruit (let's say pear) and some mild yeast-driven tart.
Tastes balance the aromas with a mild hop finish that makes a nice semi-dry; letting the fruit in for a few seconds at a time.
Soft in the mouth, yet enough tart and bubbles to clean the palate for food. Paired nicely with a basil pesto.
Oct 05, 2019
Rated: 4.28 by Casterbridge from Connecticut

Sep 13, 2019
Rated: 3.87 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Aug 19, 2019
Rated: 4.07 by MaximalC from Illinois

Mar 28, 2019
Rated: 4.34 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Jun 22, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by DoctorRobert1969 from California

Jun 13, 2018
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Reviewed by kylesobrien from Canada (QC)

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a nice 355 mL bottle, kept in refrigerator for some time to leave sediment behind. I've long been a fan of the Seizoen Bretta, this is the first time I've tried the non-bretted version.

This is a pretty opaque, yet radiant beer. Colour is a golden yellow, plenty of fine white bubbles to produce a persistent head. Ample lacing around glass. I'd guess a generous amount of wheat, oats, or spelt was used in the grist.

Aroma is spicy, very earthy with a slight hint of coriander. Flavour is bright -- strong citrusy character, a slight lemony/sour twang, more coriander, and a crisp bitter finish. Refreshing, though not quite as much as the Bretta. A faint phenolic aftertaste, not terribly unpleasant but I think the beer would be better without this in the finish.

Mouthfeel is buoyant, lots of carbonation. This would pair excellently with cheeses and grilled meat.

Relative to Bretta, I'd say this might be hazier (it's been a year, so going on memory), has a lingering malty sweetness that Bretta does not have, and the coriander I perceive here doesn't seem as noticeable in the funkier version. Both have the very noticeable lemony sour character, but it's less intense in this one. I'm curious if this is due to a combo of lemon peel and a healthy proportion of acidulated malt.

Overall, an excellent American saison which is drinkable and authentic. Worth a try, though I think the Seizoen Bretta is a bit more interesting.
Apr 21, 2018
Rated: 3.77 by Noelito76 from New York

Oct 29, 2017
Rated: 4.02 by dertyd from California

Oct 26, 2017
Rated: 3.89 by Giangio from Italy

Sep 29, 2017
Rated: 4 by von_kaiser from Connecticut

Sep 22, 2017
Rated: 4.35 by ScubaLeon from New York

Sep 22, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

Jul 31, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by Budlum from Maryland

Jul 01, 2017
Rated: 4.29 by Daniellobo from District of Columbia

Jul 01, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a soft hazy burnt orange to brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within a nice minute. Lacing seemed appropriate. The smell had a sweet grassy/herbal aroma up front. Floral and citrus graces underneath with subtle spices to slide in for the balance. The taste was moderately sweet with the spice to make a nice effort to remain in the balance. Malts make a slight presence. Dry herbal to floral aftertaste runs into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation seems to run nice on the body leading with an almost herbal creamy feel all around. Overall, this was a pretty nice dry saison, pretty sure I could come back to.
Jun 06, 2017
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Reviewed by DaverCS from Arizona

4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Golden color with 3 fingers of fluffy white head.

Aroma is funky. A hefty amount of barnyard. Some wet hay and Belgian spice

Taste blossoms with spicy Belgian yeast. Classic clove, pepper, and even some banana. The finish has a distracting mineral character-- very iron forward. Moderate-high carbonation.

Overall, good saison, but the finish is distracting. Pairs well with spicy food. It gets a 82.5/100.
May 25, 2017
Rated: 4.29 by SFC21 from Florida

May 18, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by mattreitz49 from Florida

May 13, 2017
Rated: 4 by cp45 from New Jersey

Apr 16, 2017
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Reviewed by Marius from Netherlands

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle. Clear orange pour with a thin white head and visible carbonation. Notes of farmhouse yeast, honey, minerals, bananas, peaches, apricots. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, fizzy from the carbonation and with a bitter-sweet finish.
Jan 03, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Dec 17, 2016
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Nov 26, 2016
Rated: 4.45 by MonkeyBread from Nevada

Nov 24, 2016
Rated: 4.07 by InfernoBoss from California

Nov 08, 2016
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Reviewed by jfitzbrew from Vermont

4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle I have been holding onto for a little while. Enjoy the golden peach appearance with a relatively large white head. Peppery notes, citrus zest, and earthy notes. Light stone fruit character. Quite refreshing. Somewhat strange malt character. Wondering if that is intended or developed in the bottle over time.
Nov 01, 2016
Rated: 3.53 by I3eer from Massachusetts

Oct 09, 2016
Rated: 4.04 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Sep 17, 2016
Rated: 4.08 by snowmageddon from Massachusetts

Sep 01, 2016
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Love this beer. Pours a slightly cloudy yello from a bottle into a snifter. Beautiful thick foamy head and great lacing. Very fragrant fruit smell of apples and pears. The taste is lemony with pears and pepper, and a bit of lime. Great feel on the tongue. Just a great overall beer!
Aug 14, 2016
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Reviewed by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Peachy gold, yellow haze, towering and dense foam crown.
Sweet zesty aroma. Citric, Lemmon tart and earthy effect. Big nose.
A combo of tangy, zesty and earthy yeast forward flavor. Honey sweet malt, more fruity layers pop out later. The flavor is ever changing, big complexity.
Many American versions of this style pale in comparison with the traditional Belgian offerings. This Farmhouse ale stands up pretty well to some of the best versions I've had. The yeast is extremely complex and interesting.
Stays lively and crisp even on a 93 degree day, like today.
Along with being very lively, the finish is very full and lush.
Sour and tang flavor strengthens as it warms to room temp.
All spice blend pops out in the aroma, big herbal and a bit more sour-funk.
Hats off, to Logsdon for creating a unique and complex Saison.
Jul 22, 2016
Rated: 4 by Mantooth from North Carolina

Jul 09, 2016
Rated: 4.06 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Jul 04, 2016
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