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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,104
Reviews:
112
Ratings:
476
pDev:
8.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
72
Trade:
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Ratings: 476 |  Reviews: 112
Photo of VelvetExtract
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
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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Photo of Bilco
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of marcellaproust
3.3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Taste: anticlimactic. Smell a real tease, though: very yeasty and greeny: dandelion greens, grass greens. Very nice body. Too much carbonation -- first time I've ever thought this as a demerit in a beer, but so carbonated with the tiniest of bubbles en masse one associates with champagne, that it gets in the way. Once you do arrive at flavor--I'm disappointed. I could have and should have gotten Le Merle. But I wanted to try something new, and this saison is too astringent, too skunky and ungenerous in its flavor that it is quite the opposite of a farmhouse style, or what I associate with the best of them: ample but not rich.

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Photo of mattsander
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Golden yellow in color. Turbid in appearance. Huge gusher! 3 fingers of a fluffy white bright head. Smells a bit funky. Tastes dry, slightly minerally and a tiny bit sweet. Very effervescent.

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Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rogerdandy
4.73/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

375ml bottle - hmmm...'Seizoen' - I presume Logsdon has a strong Dutch connection, or are just pretentious. No mention of pear juice on this one's label.

This beer pours a hazy, bright medium golden amber hue, with one finger of weakly foamy, somewhat bubbly, and generally soapy dirty white head, which leaves some random streaky lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of wet banana chips, earthy yeast, white pepper and other sundry, indistinct spices, a soft pome fruitiness, and a tame grainy pale malt sweetness. The taste is sharp, acrid yeast, gritty and grainy pale malt, ethereal banana esters, underripe pears and apples, muddled table pepper spice, a bit of tart, undeveloped musty tanned leather, and plain leafy, weedy, and mildly perfumed hops.

The carbonation is fairly involved in its stubborn and sturdy frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and not particularly smooth, as that zippy yeast and its edgy friends wreak havoc as such right here. It finishes trending dry, although the base malt seems to have a chip on its shoulder as it soldiers on.

Just weird and different enough to let the uncommon Dutch (Flemish?) naming convention pass - yeah, that yeast does a number on my palate with its various flavour contributions, but alas, the heady astringency just makes it hard to drink. So, I suppose, the overall score suffers a tad, yet don't let that stop you from giving this one a go, especially if this is your sort of thing in the first place.

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Photo of dar482
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a golden yellow color.

The flavors hits of a fruity flavor up front, juicy pear, a bit of citrus, lemon. There's a white breadiness in the middle along with a spicy, herbal drying on the back end. A fine drinking saison and possibly preferable to the Brett version.l

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Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Corson
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of oceanman907
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Light orange-amber color with a major amount of off-white head, pretty cloudy as well
S- Fresh pear, candi sugar, sweetness, green apple, nice Belgian yeast character
T- Tart apple, turning into Bartlett pear, light barnyard funk on the after palate mixing with some warming alcohol
M- Wonderfully rich bottle conditioning and a light mouthfeel
O- Really nice flavorful saison with balanced flavors, the blueprint for an Oregon farmhouse ale

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Photo of timontheroad
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured a golden yellow color, with a big frothy white head. Aromas of straw and citrus with just a bit of spice. The flavor is pretty close to the smell, with just a hint of pear and Granny Smith Apple, very earthy flavors. The mouthfeel was fairly thick and almost creamy, very nice. Overall, quite a tasty saison, one of the better ones I've enjoyed. Would certainly buy again in the future if I could find it.

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Photo of d_kizzle
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nickfl
3.52/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of muskiesman
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Bottle: 30107
Best by: 02/2017

A: Slightly hazy and gold approaching orange (SRM11-12ish). Thick white head that does not surrender easily but shows some lacing as it lessens.

S: Yeasty, honeydew melon with the slightest hint of pepper.

T: Follows the nose mostly, though seemingly less fruity. The flavor (not the mouthfeel) seems a little watery to me. No tartness. Bitterness lingers with some warm, more warmth than I recall experiencing in a saison. Very drinkable though.

M:Carbonation dances on the tongue, very lively and I only wish there was more flavor to lift with it. Very dry and spot-on finish. Very refreshing, a no-brainer for a summertime brew.

This is a well-crafted beer on just the looks and mouth feel alone. I only wish it had a more pronounced flavor as this left me wanting a little something more. This was my first Logsdon beer, and after having it, I must try others as I feel like this is just a "teaser" for everything else. In short, a very easy drink and enjoyable,

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Photo of Farnswurth
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

375ml bottle purchased from Lifesource Natural Grocers in Salem OR $5.99 Pours a clear sunflower oil yellow with a large thick and frothy pure white head. Nice strong aromas..bread, fermented hay, earthy and some delcate flowers. Good. Taste is similar with the addition of some pepper and spice. Nice on the tongue..small bubbled carbonation leaves a creamy mouth feel. Very nice and would be really excellent at the source!

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Photo of Epicfail97081
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JFrank78
4.83/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dirtyhands
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Seizoen from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 476 ratings
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