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 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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Photo of WillCarrera
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, best by date of 06/2015, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a clear golden color, topped with a gorgeous, fluffy four-finger white head, which recedes only very slowly and leaves a ton of excellent lacing behind it.

S- Yeast, spice, some light malt and a nice apple/pear fruit aroma.

T- Opens with light spice followed by yeast, some doughy malt, apple and pear fruit flavors and a mild lingering spiciness. Booze provides a very faint phenolic clove/medicinal flavor.

M- Medium-bodied, has a smooth feel with a dry finish.

O- Another excellent saison from Logsdon, it lacks the insane complexity and awesomeness of Seizoen Bretta, but this is still a very tasty, refreshing beer.

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Photo of kawilliams81
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Lost Abbey chalice.

A- pours a dark honey color with a huge 3" off-white head. Big ring and bubbles of lacing remain on the glass.

S- big lemon zest, honey, lots of spices.

T- sweet honey and pale malts, lemons, spices, and crisp bitter hops.

M- medium body and high carbonation. Has some creaminess but the high carbonation takes away from the drinkability some.

O- good beer and nice saison. Drinkability has increased as this beer warmed.

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Photo of claaark13
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle #12842, best by 05/2015. I think this one came from FalconA, thanks man. This is my first Logsdon.

A - well, it gushed everywhere. Golden with huge white head.

S - Fruited spices with a note of tartness.

T - Spices, grass, light fruit and light tartness that creates a lemongrass flavor. The favors are subtle, a little watery. Some bitterness on the finish.

M - A little light for the style, but very easy to drink.

O - A pretty good Saison, especially for an American brewery. A shade below what I've found in the best of the USA Saisons.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from K&L Wine Merchants in Redwood City, CA. Opened during our Fantôme tasting day with @LaitueGonflable and @tobeerornottobe, just to throw them off the scent. Upon uncapping, despite the gentle treatment and the solid chilling it received, it gushes out in waves onto my table-top, probably losing about a quarter of the bottle. Inauspicious start.

Colour is a cloudy but bright orange-yellow colour, with a very pronounced, and frothy, crackling head of white. Lacing is messy, anarchic and very full, when it forms. Decent weight to the body, with a nice amount of fine carbonation. Looks pretty good.

Nose has a solid, pleasant greenness to it, a touch of pepper and phenolics and a hint towards acidity. Some sweeter characters sit around on the back as well, perhaps the fragrance of fresh vanilla orchids, but overall it doesn't adapt and express itself an awful lot: it feels like it dumps everything it has on you in the aroma and then disappears. It's still pleasant, but you feel like it could have been excellent.

Taste is clean and mild, with some slight phenols on the back. Slight bite and a clean cider character, and not unpleasantly. Some phenols, and appleskin on the finish, which gives it a slightly biting and almost bitter finish. Perhaps a bit too sharp and bitter, in fact, which gives it a harshness on the back.

Feel is clean but quite light.

Overall, this is decent, but really not exciting, and perhaps even not that great a Saison. Their "Bretta" version is better. It also didn't explode all over my furniture.

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Photo of PEBKAC
3.38/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from Made in Oregon.

Body is a cloudy mellow gold. Stiff, stubborn, popmarked off-white head.

Smells of pungent clove, bitter rind, & fruit juice. Dusty malt, leaves, alcohol, & Play-Doh on the backend. Unrelated, but the wax on the cap has this awesome ambergris scent to it.

Belgian, sticky tripel sort of sweetness. Pretzel-like malt. Lemon twang. Mellow yeast. Beer is pretty warm by now. A little mushroom. Leafy, shy, bitter finish. Frothy. Strong carbonation that faltered when I needed it.

A bit too sweet & heavy for me. The brett version thinned things out nicely though.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.71/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from New Seasons in Orenco. Bottle No S5235, best by August 2014. I've had this once before, thanks to Thorpe429 (thanks, Mike!), but now, I get to enjoy a bottle over an evening.

Gushing like crazy, this beer sits a hazy orange yellow with a dense, off-white head with excellent retention and gorgeous lacing. This is a particularly attractive saison. The nose is great.Moderately bright with a mild Brett funk present, this is a nice, complex saison. A mild clove note (from the Brett), along with some fresh black pepper, this has a nice yeast profile. Rustic, moderately grainy with the pear juice showing as a complementary fruit note, there's also some juicy citrus hops. Despite lacking that grainy snappiness that the better saisons have, this is very enjoyable.

The palate opens with a blend of saison yeast (moderately frothy/doughy), honey, bright citrus (oranges), and light fruit (pear). The grain character is really doughy, with the flavor of rising bread providing the backbone for this beer. Not as spicy as the nose might suggest, and lacking in the peppery notes that the best saisons have, this is a pretty solid beer. While immediately recognizable as a saison, this beer does lack in definition and identity IMO. Bitterness is medium low, appropriately so. Alcohol is a little noticeable, especially towards the finish where the fruit comes through, along with a little bitterness and clove. Medium-light in body, over-carbonated for the style, this beer is decent on the palate. Strangely waxy on the palate, this is a pretty solid example for the style IMO.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap for the 4th Annual LA Beer Week Beer Festival at Union Station in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and spices. Taste is much the same with a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and refreshing.

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

A: hazy, pale golden with a great 1 inch white fluffy head. Great retention and lacing. Can't ask for a better looking Saison.

S: Doesn't have a strong smell but I definitely get all the smells related toa saison. Pepper, orange rind, lemon, hay, and the barnyard funky characteristics. It has a crisp and honey aromas as well. Can't ask for a better smelling Saison.

T: Everything from the nose. Very round and full flavored. Got some honey and pineapple. Not as dry as I thought. More on the sweet side, fruity if I had to use a word. Finally I got why it is so fruity. The pear juice makes much complex and more interesting. Like it.

M: Goes down pretty nice. Leaves a little dry sensationbut the finish is long and fruity. I know, it's ironic but the back of my palate feels dry but the rest of my mouth has the lingering sweetness.

O: Great job by Longsdon. It's a greatly done beer. It is probably a little too sweet for the style but I must say I loved it. Woudn't hesitate to order it again. Refreshing and delicious. A must try.

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Photo of draheim
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL (bottle S11441; best by 5/2015) into a Hennepin glass. Pours a clear golden amber w/ a thick fluffy white head, lively carb, lots of sticky clumps of lace. Beautiful beer.

Aroma is fruity & floral, Belgian yeast w/ equal parts musty funk and bubblegum.

Taste is fruity and spicy - apple and pear, musty Belgian yeast.

Mouthfeel is soft, medium-bodied, finishes dry.

Overall a solid, moderately complex saison.

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

Best by 04/15. Pours a murky, golden orange with a large, frothy, white head. Scent is VERY spicy. A good amount of pepper. Funky, tart aromas. I wish I had done this side by side with the Brett version, because this one smells awesome as well. Some pear and lemon coming through. Taste is tart at first, just like the Brett version was. This one is very similar, just not as funky in the flavor. More lemon than pear in this version as well. A lot of tart lemon with some Belgian yeast and peppery spices. Nice earthy and citrus balance. Mouthfeel is tingly and nicely carbonated. Drinkability is very high. Overall, I love what this brewery is doing. Outstanding saison!

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Photo of popery
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gorgeous amber that glows in the light. Quite cloudy. The head is a mass of very fine, bone white bubbles.

Aroma is fresh grain, lemons, limes, hay, grass, pepper, orange rind, spices. Very dry and barnyard-ish.

The taste starts slightly sweet with some citrus and peppercorns. It gets a bit drier but still maintains a fair amount of sweet malt. Lots of grassy hops and semi-funky saison yeast flavor.

Fine, gentle carbonation. Full mouthfeel. Very drinkable.

Tasty stuff. This would be an excellent saison

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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 zeledonia
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted 11 August 2012, reviewed from notes.

It's a gusher - the moment I pop the cork, foam starts pouring out of the bottle, and doesn't stop for 5 minutes. It's like one of those fake volcanoes you made in grade school, slowly but consistently flowing up and out. Once it calms down a bit, it pours a hazy golden yellow, like a late-summer wheat field. Massive white head in the glass, and tons of lacing.

Smell is spicy and fruity - definitely falls on the spicy end of saisons, with a soft fruit aroma.

Taste is a little more spicy, a little less fruity, and with a bit of bite.

Mouthfeel is light-bodied with tons of carbonation.

A really nice saison. The flavors are all really clean, and I think that's the best way to describe it. It has that delicious saison yeast spiciness and light fruit, and everything just feels crisp and clean.

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Photo of mfavoino
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from 99 Bottles.

Appearance: Hazy golden orange with a big foamy head.

Smell: Fruity and just a bit of yeast funk to it. Just a bit of banana and bready malt.

Taste: Spicy with some initial fruity tartness. Bread and yeast follow up the initial flavor. A bit of pepper adds some more to the palate.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with aggressive carbonation. Feels nice on the tongue.

Overall: Good representation of the style. Not too funky for me and drinkability is high.

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Photo of impending
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


750ml into a tulip. Aggressively self pours, a gusher, slightly hazed apricot gold, resultant towering froth recedes with large bubbles clinging.

Aroma is traditional earthy. A cacophony of unripened fruits, a hint of white pepper and a musty backbone.

The pear mostly absent from the scent is up front and compelling. Significant grains. Sharp dry twang intros a grassy herbal bitter finish which when done lives little echo of the flavor. Thin to medium bodied smooth mouthfeel.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.38/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

We’ve got a gusher...the beer itself is a hazed golden orange color with a very large white head. A nice fruitiness on the nose, mostly tropical fruit type notes. Bread and cracker malts give it some substance and there is a lot of yeast in the aroma as well. The flavor isn’t quite as good as I would hope. It’s somewhat boozy and there’s a little bit of cardboard and metal to it. Still, some grass, fruit, malt, and even a little bit of spice, which are pleasant characteristics.

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Photo of seand
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy orange amber with lots and lots of dense foam. The head dissipates over time to a thin film, but doesn't disappear, leaving thick spots of lacing.

S: Sweet with notes of yeasty fresh baked bread and orange peel.

T: Medium sweetness, yeast, dry finish.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation.

Overall, not bad, but I'm not enamored of it. Worth a try.

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Photo of mactrail
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy amber in the tall chalice. Lots of carbonation with a big head at first, but turns out to be very long lasting on subsequent pours. Funky aroma.

A little of the brettanomyces tang. Overall it's full of the "meaty" flavor I associate with a good Biere de Mars. Fruity and peppery, with lots of fresh alfalfa, along with dry straw in the nose. Some flowers in the nose as well. a little sweet underneath the odd bitter flavors. Some touch of hops, but lots of the bitter yeast. The rustic style but quite drinkable and complex.

Bottle S7550. From the Olive Tree in Ocean Beach.

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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 nataku00
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip. Beer pours a hazy golden orange with a finger and a half of fluffy white head. Well carbonated with plenty of tiny bubbles floating up.

Nose is light brett, funky pineapple and citrus, earthy and grassy. A bit of sweet grain and malt.

Taste leads with a grassy herbal hop flavor, followed by some brett notes, earthy. Some sweeter pineapple and sweet biscuit malts mid tongue, finishing dry and clean.

Light body with decent carbonation. An interesting brett saison.

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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 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 lsummers
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured with a nice light clear gold color. A nice head but it faded quickly. The smell is that of a more sour ale, but still lends well to the beer. The taste is that of some spice mixed with a little bit of citrus which keeps it tart. There's still some hearty flavors in there too which help remind me it's a 7.5% beer. The mouthfeel is pretty great, it fits the beers character and isn't overly carbonated. Overall I enjoyed this beer, I could taste the quality that was put into it. I would definitely recomend this to a friend.

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Seizoen from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
4.04 out of 5 based on 463 ratings.
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