Seizoen | Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Oregon, United States
farmhousebeer.com

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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#3,412
Reviews:
113
Ratings:
477
pDev:
8.64%
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Photo of kylesobrien
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.

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Photo of Noelito76
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dertyd
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Giangio
3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of von_kaiser
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScubaLeon
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Budlum
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Daniellobo
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
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.

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Photo of DaverCS
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.

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Photo of SFC21
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattreitz49
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cp45
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
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.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonkeyBread
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of InfernoBoss
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jfitzbrew
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.

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Photo of I3eer
3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of heerboth
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of snowmageddon
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puck1225
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!

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
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.

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Seizoen from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 477 ratings