Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Belgian Saison
Ranked #259
Ranked #4,517
4.06 | pDev: 8.62%
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Washington, United States
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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Photo of Beginner2
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of kylesobrien
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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Photo of DaverCS
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

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Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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Photo of jfitzbrew
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of puck1225
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
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!

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Hazy pale golden body and a long lasting white head.

Spicy, herbal, bready, and honey.

Spicy yeast ester/phenols, honey, and bready malts, light hop bitterness, herbal.

Light and bubbly on the palate and ends dry. Very nice.

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Photo of gonzo000
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I do not like Coriander, Sam I am. Would you drink it in a Farmhouse Brett. You will like the Logsdon I bet. I would not could not... is it from Logsdon...Well, Okay, I will try it in a Brett - but only because I have rated 3 out of 3 Logsdon brews 4.1+. HEY... it still tastes like coriander, Unfortunately I still do not like that flavor. That being said the beer is beautiful with a light yellow color, a great head and wonderful lacing. The beer looks really great for tasting. The coriander slips into the smell, but I'll still try it what the hell. The taste is dominated with the spice, or strain, it is playing negative on my brain. The feel is outstanding despite the spice. Overall this beer is quite very good (based on the 3.75 rating) - or nice.

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Photo of thorkelson
4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow. In PDX and walk over to a local grocery store and can pick this stuff up. No idea why this isn't like 95+, this stuff is amazing. Really really loved this. Not too sweet and not too bitter or funky. One of my favorite saisons to date!

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Photo of jefewyatt
3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of a 750 mL bottle with an expiration of 4/2018 into a tulip glass.

This beer looks to be a fairly opaque, deep gold. Tons of head that does dissipate, leaving a small amount of lacing behind. It smells like earth and pepper that slowly gives way to a malty sweetness, and then finally a lemony zing. The taste starts a bit tart and bit sweet, with a very small amount of hops. The finish is nice and dry. I get some orange and pepper. The flavors are definitely subtle. It's highly carbonated, making it very lively.

Overall it's a very drinkable and balanced beer. It's much more subtle than others I've had, and while I think I prefer something more bold and vibrant, I feel objectively it's an almost perfect rendition of a Saison in every aspect. It's definitely a beer that should be enjoyed slowly and thoughtfully in order to savor its character.

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Photo of Briken
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy gold bubbly look and a huge, foamy white head with good retention. Light citrus and straw as well as earthy and yeast aromas. Flavor follows with light herbal notes and a balance slightly toward the bitter end. Semi-dry and light alcohol finish. Light, smooth body.

A subtle and easy drinking saison with a great look and feel. Light sweetness prevails in the overall profile despite the flavor being tipped slightly in the hoppy end. A very pleasant beer for a style where many breweries stress a bolder flavor and drier finish.

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Photo of rand
4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 750 mL wax-sealed bottle to Rare Barrel wine glass

A: The brew is a perfect creamsicle appearance with foamy head that never fully recedes. Sea foam lacing is pulled down by its own weight leaving barely a trace.

S: The nose is classic farmhouse with hay-like grassy notes, freshly ground pepper, ripe pit fruit and wood, all buoyed by a yeasty undertone.

T: Complex on the palate as well, with fruity esters combined with sweet notes giving the sip a malt-forward experience. Suggestions of citrus pith and and pears as well. Oak and pepper notes dry the palate as the sip progresses, yielding a subtle phenolic aspect. The finish is shorter than expected as subtle spicy notes leave nuances of clove and coriander on the palate.

M: Medium complexion, amply carbonated but not overly so.

Complex but eminently drinkable for the style. I'm becoming a huge fan of these Logsdon kids.

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Photo of KettleBellFreak
4.68/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer pours an absolutely beautiful golden orange color with a great pearl white head that reaches about an inch and a half in height. Lovely dry fruit and pine smell, with a taste to match. Tart apples, with a sour citrus kick that balances the hops, all the while, this beer's dry quality shines through and makes it perfect to me. Wish I had bought 10.

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best by 12/2017. 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.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Popped open the beeswax covered cap and poured a hazy, light gold body with a fluffy head. Aroma of coriander, lemon, orange, hay and cedar. Taste follows suit with additional notes of pepper, yeast, strawberry, fresh pears and that barnyard funk. Horse blanket? Sheep dog? What the hell is that? Whatever it is, the tartness that follows rolls right into it to a create mean tag team. Wonderful cascade. The light citrus from the hops takes its place as a complement to the overall flavor profile; this beer is all about being earthy, funky, crisp and dry, make no doubt about it. It'll make or break your experience. Outstanding beer that's worth every penny.

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Photo of Gus_13
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale in color with a big frothy white head that lingers around. Citrus and fruity nose with a bit of spice almost like green peppercorn. Flavors come through as classic saison. Mild fruit and the earthy peppery notes come out most. Mouthfeel is great and super drinkable.

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Photo of Nife
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A great balanced saison. Restrained fruity esters. Discernible hops puts it between the Belgium and American saison camps. Slight tartness in the finish. Moderately complex taste. VERY drinkable. Am definitively going to look for it again.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375ml bottle poured into tulip 5/8/15

A murky bright yellow, enough clarity to see lots of tiny bubbles streaming up the side feeding a dense finger of foam that sits around for a few sips leaving lots of random lace deep down the glass

S banana, apple, pear, orange peel some hard to place spice and a mild yeast profile that never really gets funky

T more spicy grains, fairly fruity, lemon comes out a little , not tart, sour or funky and still has an interesting yeast strain that's hard to place but works

M a bit of an explosion upon entry and ends up a little foamy, slick on the palate and somehow gritty t the same time

O goes down fast for something that could leave a mark, not overly complex compared to some beers I've had from these guys but respectable at every turn

I liked it but didn't completely fall for it, worth a try but perhaps I caught it at an awkward age

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Surprisingly liked it more then seizon Bretta. A very enjoyable nose with a hint if fruityness that I didn't expect. Taste is your standard funky but not sour saison. Finish is slightly bitter and quick, would have liked something more there. Overall solidly good beer.

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Photo of Auraan
4.56/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured an initial massive four fingers of thick white head which slowly settled into a cloudy golden orange body with two fingers of head. Overall impression of appearance is of a nice saison, that due to the rustic nature of the beer explodes with head. Scents of fruit upfront with notes of orange, pear, a light, tart funk imparting mild lemon and barnyard aromas, with a moderate phenol presence giving notes of clove and white pepper at medium-low levels mingling with the fruity aromas. Soft, perfume-like hops and soft, sweet malt contribute to background aromas. Overall impression of aroma is of a fantastic saison highlighting fruit and spice aromas, melded together in harmony. Flavor begins with notes of light fruit imparting notes of orange flesh and orange peel and light notes of lemon zest mingled with light earthy hay and barnyard funk and light phenols of white pepper and clove. Middle gains in phenols leading to medium-low white pepper and clove character mingling with citrus fruit and light floral hops and barnyard funk with a light sourness. Finish is dry with notes of white pepper and clove, fruity notes of citrus, orange, lemon and zest, light sourness and funk with a barnyard and earthy character with a moderate bitterness. Aftertaste is white pepper, floral hops, orange zest and a moderate bitterness. Overall impression of flavor is of a very well crafted saison that is flavorful imparting many flavors, including wild barnyard character fitting a true farmhouse ale, as well as the fruit and spice of the style. Fantastic. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with effervescent carbonation and a juicy initial feel that ends drying and lightly puckering. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a fantastic saison. Overall this is one of the best saisons I have tried. It has a fantastic aroma and flavor, imparting all the notes of the style layered with excellent farmhouse rustic character and a magnificent mouthfeel. A true farmhouse ale.

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Photo of smcolw
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy, light amber color. Small head with some chunky, streaky lace.

Smells of stew meat--read: earthy. A bit sour.

Tart finish and aftertaste. The start is relatively neutral. Very spritzy with a thin body. The sourness reminds me the sour drinks women would order in the 70s. Not quite as sweet, but close.

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Photo of DukeCola
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured in an Octoberfest mug. Semi-cloudy yellow, lots of carbonation with a big frothy head. Very lively with a tint of sour. Dry and earthy. I could smell spices but not distinguish them. Alcohol was hidden well. Overall a nice yeasty brew which reminded my a lot of beers from the Black Forest area.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours a clear, bright honey color. Huge, fluffy, off-white head slowly does off and laces sporadically. Aroma is of a typical yet quite pleasant Saison yeast strain. Dried clove, dried banana, grains, pepper, bread. A little honey. Very mild hoppiness. Flavor depicts banana, pear and light apple. Bread and honey and clove. Finishes drier than expected. It's sweet at points but the sweetness dries off. I enjoy that. Lingering tangy yeastiness and some alcohol. Medium bodied. Refreshing. I have tried their Seizoen Bretta before and really enjoyed it. This one is more stylistically sound and less flashy. Still darn good.

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