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Seizoen | Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Brewed by:
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Oregon, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
"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."

Added by msubulldog25 on 06-17-2011

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4.04
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Photo of elNopalero
4.77/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy straw golden with a great layer of foam.
Light aroma of floraly esters with an underlying funky hay note.
Lemony peppery and coriander notes emerge as it warms.
The flavor is peppery and spicy with a rustic feel.
The hint of wet hay gives off some funk.
Delightful.

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Photo of thorkelson
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
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 Gobigvt7
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Aggressive 8 oz pour into a 14oz Ale Apothecary chalice.

A - Gorgeous hazy peach middle with fade to yellowish on the edges. Vigorous, tightly bubbled foam that lasted at least 5 mins before fading slowly down the glass, leaving spidery legs behind.

S - One of the best things about this beer. Almost sweet-smelling, caramelized pear, mild funky esters. very faint banana, mango. Absolutely stunning and unique.

T - Big fruits. peaches, pear, apple skin, and white pepper. Light bready cracker malt. This is most certainly not a bone-dry cracker/spice fest (though perhaps it would be with age).

M - Really effervescent, exploding my tastebuds and flooding my sinus with aroma after each sip. A very drinkable mid-body. Slightly sweet, but not cloying.

O - So, so nice. One of the more unique, focused, delicious takes on the Saison style, in the world, but especially the US. The Bretta gets the props (deservedly, for the same price), but this saison is without parallel in its style. Need to age one and see what would happen. It's too hard!

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Photo of KettleBellFreak
4.68/5  rDev +15.8%
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 Auraan
4.56/5  rDev +12.9%
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 grittybrews
4.56/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured a cloudy orange-amber with four fingers of fluffy white head that wasn't goin' nowhere. Aroma of pear, banana, and light peppery spice mixed with a trace of funk.

Light, crisp mouthfeel with ample carbonation that leads to a smooth, creamy finish. Bread and earthy spice up front mingling with apple, pear, white grape, and a dry, grassy finish.

I grew up in Hood River and am probably giving this a slight ratings boost out of nostalgia, but this is a delicious and refreshing saison that is well worth trying. Good balance of spice, earth, and fruit.

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Photo of laituegonflable
4.52/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Orangey cloudy appearance, head is dense, just a thin crown but loads of lacing left behind wherever it's been. Looks nice.

Smells funky, but so inviting. She's fresh (exciting). Peach, nectar, green apple, some nutmeg and cinnamon. Yeah, slight tartness to balance out an otherwise sweet and lovely aroma.

Taste is also sweet and spicy. Cinnamon with sultanas, cake batter upfront, then green apples and barnyard funk come through with a touch of coriander, grains of paradise and balsamic. Ends with this sweet, yet phenolic flavour in perfect harmony with the other components. Yum.

Foams a little in the mouth. A bit sharp, but drinks well.

A cracking saison. Funky, refreshing, sublimely complex and yet so much finesse. We have here an absolute weiner.

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Photo of brentk56
4.51/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle No. S 16382
Best by: 11/2015

Appearance: As would be expected from a yeast master, the beer looks great, with a huge frothy head that perches on the cloudy apricot nectar colored liquid

Smell: Crusty bread and pear juice, with musty tones, banana and leather

Taste: Bready, up front, with lemongrass, pear juice, grape must and banana building; pepper and clove tones develop, after the swallow, along with leathery funk

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: It has been a while since I have had a Saison this good and I am pleased to see it come from a domestic craft brewer; Saisons have been my favorite style but I had forgotten how good they can be having had so many mediocre examples recently; congratulations to Logsdon for brewing this beer

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Photo of vkv822
4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml : tulip snifter.
from notes.

Clear golden orange, big billowy off white head. Great retention.

Fruity and floral grassy notes. Very inviting.

More fruit and floral notes, some faint earthy grass. Very fresh and crisp.

Medium body, with low lightly prickly carbonation.

A really done saison. The first of the style that I have been really impressed with.

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Photo of loren01
4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a yellow/orange color, nice head with great lacing down the glass
S: Smell is fruity and spicy. Nice Belgian yeasiness as well
T: Much the same a the smell, fruity sweetness up front, earthy/spicy toward the end.
M: Medium bodied beer, carbonation seems about right
O: This is a great beer, havent heard of this brewery before but I'm interested in checking them out...very nice Saison. I need to make a trip up to Hood River I guess.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a cloudy golden orange with a bit finger of frothy white head. The head fades down very slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of bready malt, pear and other light fruits, Belgian yeast, lemon zest, citrus hop, coriander, pepper, and funk.

T - Starts off with a mix of bready malts with some tart pear and lemon zest, with a bit of citrus hop and coriander. Through the middle, some stronger Belgian yeast flavors come through with some barnyard funk and more fruity esters. The finish is a mix of Belgian yeast, fruity esters, lemon zest, coriander, pepper, bready malts, and funk.

M - Medium bodied with moderate-plus carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and funky finish.

V - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced with some good funk and yeast flavors coming through.

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Photo of magictacosinus
4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass out of a 750ml bottle at the Albany Taproom. Review is from my notes.

Pours a fabulous orange-amber color complete with an enormous frothy four finger head that rises completely to the top of the the glass as the yeast gets poured in. Indeed, the initial golden color becomes completely coated in a cloudy, chilled haze of yeast as it trickles down in a thickened, heavily carbonated cascade of goodness. Lacing is absolutely fantastic, and sticks around in a cobwebby manner. Decent alcohol legs on this as well. The head maintains itself fully and strongly throughout consumption. Simply put, a beautiful looking saison.

The aroma is exactly what I'd expect this to be, except with several differences that take it to another level - at least in my experience. There's slight funky, sourish aromas aided by the wild yeast strains, but also an enormous fruity backbone of orange peel, lemons, and a straw, barnyard-like aroma that smells extremely rustic and brings me straight to a bucolic countryside somewhere. However, due to its freshness and crisp malts, as well as grassy hop profile, it's extremely mellow as well to whiff on occasionally in the face of its complexity.

The flavor is not nearly as explosive, but it still retains all of the elements picked up in the aroma. There's an initial combination of sour, wild fruity notes that come in, followed immediately by bready, thickened characteristics that are both from the strong yeasty character and grainy strength. The finish is definitely a little bit more bitter and zesty (continuing the orange peel sensation), but it's very balanced and all of the ingredients are well presented. There's definitely a focus on the yeast here, and we noted that the more yeast added to the glass changes the flavor substantially. By the finish, it was very chewy, almost. Still stupidly easy to drink, especially considering all of the factors that go into this thing.

Seriously one of the best saisons I've had in a while. This is a growing favorite style of mine due to its beers, when done correctly, to be so drinkable while retaining a lot of complexity. This is an ultimate kick-back beer, which could be used for formal or casual events. I really want to try more beers from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales in the near future.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
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 hopsputin
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a: clear golden yellow. reminds me of fields o' grain. large 4 finger (probably would have been more if the glass were larger) head.

s: pears, green apple, wheat, nice bready and spicy yeast. sweet citrus zest, sweet malt with some earthiness. smells really nice.

t: follows the nose. the dominant flavors i'm picking up are ripe pears, sweet malt, green apple, and a nice yeasty component. slightly floral. pepper spice, clove on the back end. finishes crisp and slightly dry. really smooth

m: lighter side of medium, with quite a lot of carbonation - which works well. it helps the sweeter flavors pop to harmonize well with the yeast and spice.

o: this is definitely a refreshing beer that you will enjoy drinking. its really smooth and doesn't feel heavy at all - definitely a nice summer drinker. sit on your porch and enjoy nature whilst drinking this.

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Photo of OSUBeerStudent
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another bottle from one of my favorite breweries, thanks go to trystero.

A - Wonderful. Opaque honey orange body, huge fluffy white head that lingers for a long time and leaves excellent lacing.

S - Very inviting. Light funk and fruity yeast esters - orange peel, honey, floral. A bit difficult to describe the overall impression - not a "clean" aroma, but a very light and refreshing one. Quite good.

T - Follows the nose but not exactly. The orange and fruit is subdued compared to the nose, while there's a bit more brett note present in the flavor (but this is not a very bretty beer, unlike some of the others they make). Pretty dry for a stateside saison, which I very much enjoy. The malt is on the light, sweet side - pilsner malt in character, just transformed by the yeast. Enjoyable but not quite as much as the nose.

M - Prickly and well-carbonated. As I mentioned, pretty dry but not bone dry. Goes with the beer well.

Overall, a very good beer. Logsdon is among my favorite saison brewers, along with Dupont and Fantome. This is probably the least complex of theirs, but it's still very good. A very drinkable and delicious beer.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a hazy golden color with great carbonation and a big white cap

S: Yeast and fruity esters with some light horseblanket and breadiness

T: Starts with a breadiness and light spice. It has a light fruitiness from some apples and pears covered in a horseblanket

M: Light to medium body, well carbonated and tasty

O: Outstanding and true to the style. Well done!

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Photo of superspak
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 12/2015. Pours lightly hazy bright golden amber color with a 3 finger dense and rocky white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, peach, pear, apple, pineapple, grape, pepper, clove, honey, bread, hay, grass, herbal, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast notes with malt sweetness; and good strength. Taste of big lemon, pear, peach, pineapple, apple, grape, pepper, clove, honey, bread, hay, grass, herbal, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of citrus, peach, pineapple, light fruits, pepper, clove, honey, bread, hay, grass, herbal, light funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity of fruity/spicy yeast flavors with moderately balanced malt sweetness; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic saison style. All around awesome balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of augustgarage
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle No S7794; best before January, 2015. Poured from a waxed-and-capped 750mL bottle into my Troubadour tulip.

Golden Munsell yellow body, thoroughly cloudy with a creamy antique white finger of foam up top. Pasty sticky lacing; good retention.

Aromatics are pure and alternately sweet and spicy with a mixture of yeast, malt, and pear (no fruity esters or peppery phenols). Faint spiciness and floral notes add further balance and interest.

Potent palate entry is tart with pear and yeast along with grassy hops and hints of white pepper in the finish. Slightly funky and a touch muddled (though still well balanced) over-all, but the flavors are each strong and enjoyable. I imagine this will age very well as the flavors continue to evolve and integrate.

Effervescent, soft, medium-full mouthfeel, though still refreshing from the tartness.

An excellent and unique example of the style - will have to revisit this after a year in the cellar. Very nice to see another producer of farmhouse ales in Oregon - one of my favorite types of ale - looking forward to trying their kriek when it comes to fruition (pardon the pun).

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Photo of OldPenguinHunter
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Nice beer, I'm drinkin' it right now.

A: Golden hay.
S: Lemony, yeast notes; bread and herbs. papery.
T: light;y tart, spicy, and a bit of banana.
M: Nice and dry, a bit peppery spicy as well.
O: Buy and drink this beer.

Served at cellar+ temp in a tulip glass.

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Photo of ehammond1
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle (2012)

The Bruery Provisions
Orange, CA

Hazed, yellow and golden with a moderately sized off-white head that leaves spiderwebs of gorgeous lace all the way down the glass.

Complete and appropriate aroma of earth, hay, grass, a hint of musty barnyard, and a bit of fruit.

The flavor is similar, and incredibly drinkable. Earthy, barnyard flavors complement hay, grass, earth, and a bit of black pepper.

Medium bodied with high carbonation. Incredibly drinkable and very well crafted.

I love this beer, though I slightly prefer the version with Brett.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to boralyl for getting me a bottle of this. Served side-by-side with the Bretta version. Bottle into a goblet. Warning: this was a bit of a gusher. Pours a pale orange-light copper color with a very large, rocky white head. Really nice retention and quite a bit of lacing. The nose carries really nice notes of spice and pear with some backing stone fruit. It’s surprisingly similar to the Bretta version. I’m extremely impressed how much complexity there is coming out of a clean saison. This is one of the best American versions of the style that I’ve had. A bit of malt character in the background. Dry after light-medium body. Crisp carbonation. Really not much to complain about here.

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Photo of Elendinn
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served in a New Belgium globe. Best by: 6/2014.

Pours a cloudy amber-and-orange, with a thin cap of off-white head that sticks heartily, though sporadically, to the sides of the glass -- in the appropriate light, this beer is reminiscent of a setting sun, becoming more translucent and apple-like as the quantity wanes. Gorgeous.

Smells of crisp citrus (lemons), apples, tart green grapes, bananas, some mild funk, and the unmistakable presence of Saison yeast. A vinous, white wine characteristic is discernable, as well, with the sting of alcohol not entirely masked. There's an underlying, malty sweetness that balances the nose well.

Citrus and bananas are again dominant on the tongue, complimented by pepper-like spice, fruit, bready yeast, and malt. Alcohol is faintly noticeable, but is far from a distraction. The flavors seem subtle, at first, but build substantially as the glass progresses. This beer has quite the body for a saison, with a hefty amount of carbonation that perfectly suits the style.

Seizoen is an excellent Saison -- one of the best I've had (surprising, considering its American origin) -- perfectly-balanced, extremely refreshing, and wonderfully complex. This beer is also dangerously drinkable; I instictually want to guzzle the entire glass and must forcibly restrain myself. Logsdon is an intriguing and promising brewery; I'm highly anticipating their future releases.

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Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: What a beautiful pour, it's a rich golden haze with streams of carbonation bubbles racing one another up to join the giant 4 inches of white creamy and foamy head. As the head settles it leaves bold and beautiful lacing around the entire glass and a cratered foam top. The head never gives up - it continues to re-activate on each top up, if there's a better looking beer - I haven't seen it.

S: Tart crisp fruits of pineapples and peaches laced with fresh florals. The smell is clean and refreshing, peppered with seizon yeast finishing with the sweet fresh fruits.

T: Classic wheat seizon yeast with fruity tartness and citrus rind. Mid palette is peppery and earthy and finishes clean and refreshing with spicy cloves.

M: Big carbonation and crisp mouth feel with a pleasant dryness

O: Beautiful tart and dry flavours refreshing with citrus rinds. Enjoyable and refreshing, summer in a glass..I might be enjoying it way too much.

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Photo of rand
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
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 brianmandell
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle best by 1/2017

Pours a hazy pale straw color with creamy white head. Smells like a farmhouse ale - bright, earthy, citrus but also with a distinct honey like sweetness. The nose is very fruity - apple juice, pear, and tropical fruit.

The fruit which brings a hint of sweetness is surrounded by a pleasant earthy and citrusy bitterness. The sweetness starts in the nose and the finish is fairly dry. There is a slight underlying tartness but it is not sour.

Mouthfeel is light bodied yet creamy. The carbonation is on the lighter side.

Clean and refreshing yet very flavorful and interesting. Very nice take on a saison!

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Seizoen from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
90 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.
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