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Cerasus | Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Flanders-style Red Ale, oak-aged, with 45 pounds of local cherries per barrel.

Added by GreenCard on 03-30-2012

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Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Myst
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Budlum
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml, very sparsely (bee) waxed cap bottle, one generously shared by a good sour-head friend - santé, mon ami! (from notes)

This beer pours a clear, bright medium red-brick amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and fizzy tan head, which leaves a bit of random ocean plume 'lace' around the glass as it quickly fades from existence.

It smells of gritty and grainy caramel malt, musty fresh cherries, some gentle Belgian yeastiness, a hint of black and white peppercorn spice, an untethered farmhouse funky note, some weak dry vanilla-accented woodiness, and a rather minor hint of tame leafy, earthy, and floral green hop bitters. The taste is tart lemon, lime, and cherry fruitiness, some musty and only barely horse-blanket-adjacent funkiness, grainy caramel malt, more understated wet oaky woody character (vanilla and generic booziness the booby prize here), fading mixed table-top pepper-mill spice, and equally not long for this world weedy, leafy, and gently perfumed floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its palate-supporting frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and sort of smooth, as the sourness here seems to be of the subtle Old-School variety, with the exception of the Senne Valley, of course. It finishes sort of off-dry, the malt and now cherry-forward fruitiness verily carrying the day.

Overall, this one comes across as a well-made ode to those who might have come before you, in the sense of not messing with established formulas all that much. The local cherry angle is muted, at best, yet the fruity sour angle doesn't really suffer egregiously so - i.e. this is easy enough to drink, especially given the 17-proof wowee sauce quotient.

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Photo of StephenCollinsMarshall
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of dbrauneis
4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of madelf66
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of liquorpig
4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of McBAINx
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a cloudy reddish color ale with a medium off-white foamy head with limited retention and some lacing. Aroma of fresh cherry with vinous and oak notes is pretty interesting. Taste is a mix of cherry and vinous notes with some oak and some light residual sugar notes. Body is quite full with medium carbonation. Very well balanced overall with good level of complexity while retaining some good drinkability.

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Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

pretty cool beer here, bottle procured from their hood river taproom and consumed on site. its paler red than a lot of other kriek types, apparently uses the far west vlaming as a base beer, then adds a ton of cherries to it. its more pink than like molten red crayon, very bubbly and active, just a little sediment in here, and an amazing note of tart cherries, funky brett and lacto hard at work, and a somewhat wheaty malt base. i am immediately shocked to learn how strong this is, everything about it is delicate, from the nature and intensity of the fruit, to the mouthfeel and the acidity, its a more mild kriek type all around, so it was surprising to learn it is over 8% abv. the cherries are way more tart than sweet, but this isnt a super sour beer, more wild than anything, although there is some pucker there for sure, it seems to come as much from the fruit as it does from the yeasts. it has a very rustic nature to it, all the logsdon stuff does. effervescent carbonation is a nice feature, makes this feel belgian truly, and its scary drinkable for its strength. overall a very distinctive and impressive take on the style, different from what else is out there. i was a big fan, and the bottle was well worth the 20 or 25 bucks we spent on it. lovely kriek.

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Photo of Burt
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer21
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

On-tap 5/10/2016 at Natty Greene’s Tavern in North Attleboro, MA, served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a dark coppery red color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains cherries, wild Belgian yeast and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong flavor of tart cherries. Then some wild Belgian yeast breadiness comes in. The malt character is thin but brings a good balance for the style. The after-taste is tart.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid sour beer to drink for a while.

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Photo of kvgomps
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of awes02
3.42/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Logsdon Farmhouse Ales are often hit or miss for me. This one is an outlier. It is neither hit or miss. It lacks the same depth and character of Peaches n Brett or their Oak Aged Bretta Saizon. It is nice, light, and drinkable, but seems to have a lot of variance between batches, with some possessing more sour or cherry influence with others being bland and bit flat. The color is a vivid cherry red with light bubbles, creating a different, but unremarkable beer drinking experience.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Gorgeous clear black cherry color with no head except for the initial thin rose bubbles. Tart aroma with just a hint of funk, cherry, and earthiness. Taste is less acidic than expected with a tart cherry fruitiness at first followed by a rind like earthy cherry finish. Very thin bodied, and almost too easy to drink. An outstanding Kriek in my opinion. Cheers!

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Photo of Tele
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Serving Type: Bottle (Best by 8.2018)
Consumed: 4.10.16

A: 4.5 Vigorous carbonation produces large, light tan brett bubbles that dissipate quickly, but a small, consistent head lingers. The beer itself is clear, reddish-brown.

S: 3.75 Really mild nose. There’s some cherry juice, a tiny bit of earthy funk, and sweet malt. Not really much else going on.

T: 4 Like the nose, pretty mild. There’s better balance going on here though. Starts off a little sweet before a nice tartness. Unfortunately, it become watery after that. Mild funk and aged cheese finish things off.

M: 4.25 Things seem pretty good in terms of feel and carbonation, but the wateriness shows up here too.

O: 4 I really like Logsdon as a brewery and love their saisons. This one doesn’t do it for me though. There are many better options in terms of krieks and Flanders reds with cherries.

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Photo of chossboss
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Cerasus from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
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