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
Ratings:
468
Reviews:
112
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
8.66%
 
 
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51
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72
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Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Received in a beer trade, really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
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 ahbithwabm
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sahd-1
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tedho21
3.39/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ChrisL24481
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of masterofsparks
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PatGreer
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TripelMark
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scruffwhor
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 ivyman
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smcolw
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
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 Benesi88
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DukeCola
4.04/5  rDev 0%
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 TrilliumFan
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
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 +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of marcellaproust
3.3/5  rDev -18.3%
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 +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
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 -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rogerdandy
4.73/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
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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Seizoen from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
4.04 out of 5 based on 468 ratings.
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