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Seizoen | Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Oregon, United States

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."

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Photo of flagmantho
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 750mL bottle into my Schlafly tulip. Bottle S22170, best by 5/2016.

Appearance: medium silvery-gold with a nice haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is two fingers of pillowy white foam with good retention. I think it looks quite nice.

Smell: floral, grassy and a little spicy, although not terribly funky. I can really smell the pear juice, but it's not in any way overdone. Fruit juice in this kind of beer can easily go awry, but in this case they've done a good job in keeping things balanced.

Taste: interesting; quite a bit earthier than the aroma. I'm getting a biscuity, bready character from the malt, but this plays well with the grassy, slightly funky elements in the flavor. Definitely not a normal saison, but earthy and appealing.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big carbonation and a creaminess which jumps right out and takes over. Big, satisfying and persistent. Bam!

Overall: this is a very good, well-crafted beer. It's one which doesn't employ my favorite flavor profiles, and indeed challenges me with elements which I don't normally like very much, but which appeals to me nonetheless. Kudos!

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Photo of Kinsman
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pale golden body and a big fluffy white head. Beautiful looking pour that just begs you to take some big gulps.

Fruity up front with nice tropical notes but plenty of earthy and peppery spice mixed in as well. Hints of banana and citrus pair well with a more cider-like apple note. These notes carry over from the nose and onto the palate, but are a bit more subdued as the farmhouse yeast notes work their magic with a pleasant peppery kick and some musty/earthy flavors.

Mouthfeel is crisp and bubbly yet rather full. Plenty refreshing for a nice summer evening.

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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 Goblinmunkey7
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to angrybabboon for sharing the bottle. Review adapted from notes taken 7/14/2013.

Appearance: Super hazy gold. Head is massive and pillowy-white. Creamy with crazy retention. Lively carbonation. Bubbly with sheets and notches of chunky lacing. Oh yeah.

Smell: Lemon and powdery barnyard. Lemon zest and flesh. Earthy with some musty damp fruitiness. Pear, apple core, and generic mealy fruit. Esters are pronounced but not super aggressive. Fresh grass and hay. Mega yeasty. Some melon. Sweet, light bready malts pushing some cracker. Fresh. A touch of Belgian spice adds some clove and ripe banana.

Taste: Banana and clove. Tons of yeast spiciness. Light citrus hopping. Some light bready malts. So much ripe banana. Peach and grass and hay. Musty basement. Wet and dark with some lemon zest. A hint of funk adds a nice backing to the more overt Belgian influence. Some pepper and a hint of almost raw honey. A solid balance of American farmhouse with Belgian yeast.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body. Crisp, yes wet and smooth on the start. Moderate carbonation.

Overall: In this case, Bretta is betta'.

It's a damn fine Saison. A bit too heavy on the Belgian influence, which ultimately pushes out some of the softer flavors I expect from the style. Maybe I was ruined by Seizoen Bretta, but this just wasn't quite there. It's good, great even, but not necessarily something I'll remember through the years.

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Review from notes taken 7/14/13

Split with Goblinmunkey7

Appearance: Pours hazy, somewhat cloudy, dark gold with some dark orange tones - giant, creamy, off-white head with impressive retention - nice lacing, leaves a solid wall

Smell: Some nicely funky, yeasty, and farmhouse aromas - light, fruity pears and some other fruity esters - nice funkiness, almost brett-like farmhouse - yeasty, Belgian-like smells - light citrus and some tart lemon

Taste: Light fruit and some refreshing farmhouse funk - tart, juicy lemons, some other light fruits, with a lot of pears - powdery, lightly funky yeast with some Belgian weirdness - medium bitterness and some citrus - some light breadiness and earthiness

Mouthfeel: Medium body, extremely smooth, great carbonation

Overall: Great, but best with its dear friend Bretta

This is a very nice saison, but I I guess I got spoiled by having Seizoen Bretta first. And this is not better than Bretta. In comparison, it's kind of missing some tartness and dryness. Definitely worth drinking, though.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a hazy yellow/beige color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of rustic malt with nice floral undertones is very enticing. Taste is a nice mix between some quite dry rustic malt with nice floral malt notes and some light fruity ester also discernable. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. This beer was very well brewed and quite enjoyable but missed a little bit of character to make it into the major league of Saison.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.66/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml brown glass bottle with colorful label art and beeswaxed pressure cap acquired at a local SoCal bottle shop for $10.99 and served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Expectations are high given the brewery and its reputation. Body number: S 13404. Best by: 07/2015. 7.5% ABV confirmed.

Served cold, straight from the fridge, and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger wide head of white colour. No real creaminess. Nice thickness. Good (~6-7 minute) retention. No lacing as the head recedes. Spotty.

Body colour is a cloudy lemon-yellow. Translucent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Overall, it's par for the style. Not unique or special. No overt flaws are noticeable.

Sm: Lemon fruit esters. Lemon zest. Lemongrass. Honey. Pilsner malts. Clove. Grassy. Complementary floral hops. Straw. Crackery malts. Maybe some white pepper. Lightly grainy, with some subtle spiciness. Some brettanomyces funk. Light apple and pear. A very soft, pleasant aroma. No alcohol is detectable. I'm really looking forward to trying it.

T: Straw, clean barley. Lemon zest. Lemongress. Esters. Pleasantly citrusy. Light brettanomyces yeast and accompanying funkiness. Crackery malts. Clove. White pepper. Complementary floral hops. Lightly grainy. Some apple and pear. Doughy. Balanced and enjoyable, but not as complex or subtle as the best beers in the style.

Mf: Soft, smooth, wet, and refreshing. A biteen too thick for the style. Good presence on the palate. Not heavy or overbearing. Full-bodied. Light. Complements the flavour profile nicely.

Dr: Very drinkable. A solid saison from Logsdon. I'd get it again if it wasn't so expensive. A solid domestically brewed saison. Hides its ABV well. Quite pleasant and enjoyable, but not Logsdon's best beer. If you need to scratch a saison itch, this definitely won't disappoint. I'll really enjoy finishing this bottle. Good stuff.


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Photo of bylerteck
3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Bought this one in Waterbury at a grocery store I think. From notes.

A - Great colour with a cloudy, light golden. Good carbonation coming up to a two finger fluffy white head. Nice creamy finger of retention and a great wall of lace all around. Looks like apple cider with the yeast added.

S - Orange, mild sweet baking spice. Bubblegum, wheat. Similar to a Hefe. Smelled good. Lot's more orange and banana with the yeast added.

T - More of the same. More sweet spice, some barnyard character. Banana and bubblegum. Not really complex.

M - Strong carbonation, medium to full body. Creamy. A little spicy finish lingering for quite a while.

O/D - Really wasn't anything special to me. Spice was something that was too strong for my tastes. Aside from that there a few good features, but certainly nothing special. Decent, but a bit of a letdown. Too similar to a Hefe.

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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 cvm4
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Never had this beer. Wish I could delete this as I had the brett version... I hate the character minimum you have to have in order to post a review on this board. blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah. yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 5.26.13
Bottle no: S 19030
Best By: 02/2016

A - Pours a hazy medium orange with a huge off-white head with great retention. Perfection.

S - Lots of Brett like smells, some wood, citrus, fruit, hops. Solid.

T - Soft Brett-like. What? Wood, citrus and some wild flowers round it out.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Silky and soft and very nicely balanced and enjoyable. I got lots of Brett like characteristics, but this was just the straight Seizen.

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Photo of Axnjxn
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a snifter. best by 12/2015.

Pours a light golden color with an inch and a half thick lingering white head. Smell is of sweet lemongrass, very nonoffensive and pleasant. Taste is very nice , typical sweet saison flavors with the yeast really showing its presence. This one might be a bit better with some more age. High carbonation and a medium body, feel is pretty straightforward and typical for the style.

Overall a very enjoyable saison. Though this is not my favorite style i've had plenty of them and this one is one of the better ones that i've had the pleasure of drinking. Would recommend to any saison lovers.

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Photo of yamar68
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to harrymel for this one!

Cloudy honey gold body with a massive, swelling white head that fills the glass, leaving behind sexy lace all over the place.

Mellow but spicy yeast with an approachable fruity sweetness. A little pepper, a little white grape. A delicate beer with plenty of nuance.

Juicy white wine flavors layered with spicy pale fruits... a touch of bready malt characteristics lend a hand in keeping this one in balance. What a tasty summertime beer.

Thanks Harry!

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

pour is completely hazed lighter golden yellow. Nose is fairly nice, lighter on the farmhouse yeast notes, strong sweet ester notes of banana and light clove spice. Taste is a bit bigger, still lots of banana and light spice as the farmhouse note shines through a touch more but still very subtle. Very well carbonated with a light airy body and moderately dry finish.

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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 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 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 srandycarter
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Clear straw, huge white, thick head. Tons of lace as the head calms downs.

S - Lemon, wheat, straw, sharp apple.

T - Lush malt, nice barn notes, astringent and citrusy and slight rubber band towards finish.

M - Medium body, tons of carbonation, good balance.

D - Very sessionable. A nice end to this warm sunny day in SoCal, especially after a 5K run.

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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 KajII
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a hazy orange with a huge (3-4 finger) off white fluffy head that actually kept increasing for a short while, lasting throughout and producing some excellent foamy lacing.

The aroma was of a grain malt and a bold funky Belgian yeast with notes of clove, citrus (orange peel), a light fruity ester (pineapple and peach) and a mild peppery spice.

The taste was lightly sweet and rather yeasty with a pronounced fruity presence pretty much throughout, with a decent citrus peel bite creeping in along with a peppery spicy ending. The flavor lasted quite a long time proceeding the swallow with a strong citrus peel bitterness lingering on for a while longer.

Mouthfeel was a step or two above light in body with a dry texture and a nice lively carbonation.

Overall this was a very tasty Saison, which possessed a good balance between the fruitiness and bitterness making it a very enjoyable drinking experience. Just be careful, the bottle keeps gushing suds until about half empty...


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Photo of scottfrie
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into Duvel tulip.

A: A geyser didn’t erupt but I still lost some beer to the floor once I popped the cap. After the gushing subsided, this beer sat beautifully in the glass. A huge, airy, bubbly white long-lasting head fills most of the glass and slowly faded into a rocky film. Thick sheets of lace were left down the glass. The body is a hazy pumpkin color.
S: Huge notes of yeast, sweet fruits, bubblegum, citrus and earthy herbal spices. Smells awesome.
T: More yeast with a good dose of citrus rind bitterness and peppery, earthy spices. The taste falls short of the nose, and lacks a sort of well-roundedness. Not as much juicy fruit flavor as the nose let on. Flavors are herbal, spicy, earthy, green, and chalky, with some floral notes in the finish. The aftertaste is very spicy and lightly bitter and herbal.
M: Medium-full body, frothy and smooth mouthfeel. Fuzzy carbonation.
O: Great look (aside from the gush), delicious smell, decent taste, solid mouthfeel. Not as good as the Belgian greats but definitely a brewery I’m interested to try more from.

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Photo of Rutager
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ Portland Craft, Vancouver BC

Appearance. Pours a hazy, light honey gold with a half finger of white head.

Smell. Saison yeast and light grains with a little citrus.

Taste. Spicy saison yeast, oranges and some grainy light malt.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, with a medium level of soift carbonation.

Overall. Nice saison ...err, seizoen. Liked the citrus flavour.

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Photo of Ryan011235
3.69/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Bell's tulip on 9/16/12

Bottle No. 12939
Best by 05/2015x

Shared by PDXHops

Bright, golden yellow with an even cloudiness. Fizzy bubbles fill rapidly the upper half of the glass. Retention is merely a thin layer of white bubbles. A few spots of speckled lace. Jeff's glass has better lace.

The aroma is fruity and grassy. It has a lot of pear, mild apple, prairie grass, pollen and straw. Subtle spices - some clove. Clean aroma.

I'm taken by surprise - this has a notably punchy taste. It isn't tart but is loaded with over-ripe light fruits. Mostly apple. The middle finds herbal notions and spice. Wet grass and musty hay finish.

I'm inclined to call this close to a medium feel, if only for the alcohol slickness it displays. Carbonation was high at first but most of it fades out by halfway through the glass.

Pretty enjoyable overall. I could go for a 1.5-2% lower abv.

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Photo of OF001
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into an oversize red wine glass at 4C, tasted at about 7C.

Rich, hazy golden straw and orange pour with thick voluptuous and beautifully dimpled 4+ finger head that is perfectly maintained, near perfect lacing.

Yeasty mandarin orange and tropical fruits dominate the nose. Some alcoholic warmth, subtle hints of acidity and fresh citrus oil.

Surprisingly high acidity considering the nose, but average for the style. Dry, old mandarin orange and woody coriander/spices. Light horse blanket yeast, but slightly green grassy hop-ishness dominate the lower end. Richly balanced with good depth but lacks satisfaction; I think it lacks a little bit of sweetness.

Crisp, medium weight body that is well carbonated before a marginally dry peak before a medium juicy finish with a yeasty bubble at the back of the palate.

There is something disjointed between the nose, taste and mouth feel. While each individually are good, the evolution from one to the other lack integration. The lacking of satisfaction may be due to the cold season, so I will try this again in the summer. A good drink but there several other saisons that I would much rather have as a similar or lower price.

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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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Seizoen from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
4.04 out of 5 based on 457 ratings.
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