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Far West Vlaming | Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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3.88/5
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242 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Oregon, United States
farmhousebeer.com

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our organic red ale is brewed in traditional West Flanders style. A combination of light, crystal, and dark barley malt, wheat, and oats are brewed with local whole-cone hops and a variety of select yeast and lactic bacteria. We age our red ale in oak barrels for a period of time to develop complex richness, soft tannins, and fruity tart character. The aged beer is then blended with young beer to create the desired balance of malt sweetness with a dry finish.

Added by HopHead84 on 07-03-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,424
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
242
pDev:
9.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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29
Gots:
36
Trade:
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Photo of emeyer
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chinchill
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the pour Taproom in Greenville, SC.
Reddish brown body with a fine textured beige head. Good retention.
Excellent, style-consistent, aroma and flavor. Moderately tart. Relatively clean for style with nice ad wood notes and hints of soft ripe fruits.

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Photo of bcsbeer
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Rich caramel malts, slightly sweet, with baked cherries, slight earthiness, tart, with light vanilla and wood.

A: Brown color with a copper hue, with a thin slightly uneven off white head that has adequate retention.

T: Complex caramel malts, moderately light baked cherries, slight malt sweetness, lingering tartness with light oak and dry finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and slightly smooth mouthfeel.

O: Solid; the beer has a great rich malt aroma and flavors that complement the cherry and stone-fruit character. Fairly complex and tasty.

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Photo of mantissa
4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer21
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml thin wax-capped bottle, shared by a good beer-drinking bud! Is 'Vlaming' meant to translate to 'Flanders' here?

This beer pours a clear, dark orange-brick brown colour, with three fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat creamy ecru head, which leaves some undulated ice shelf profile lace around the glass as it slowly melts away.

It smells of bready and doughy caramel malt, toasted wet wood with vanilla and red wine undertones, a bit of musty yeastiness, some cherry and raspberry tart fruitiness, and very tame leafy, weedy, and floral green hop bitters. The taste is sour red wine vinegar, gritty and grainy caramel malt, some musty and vanilla-heavy woodiness, complex and thankfully understated yeasty notes, and more weak leafy, musty, and dead floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly mild in its quotidian frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and sort of smooth, as the tartness does its best to not be too much of a dick around here. It finishes off-dry, a nice lingering caramel malt watching all the fruity, sour, and robust woodsy kids flit and frolic about, before calling them in for bedtime.

Overall, this is a decently rendered version of the style, lots of care and attention obviously expended on making this one appear to be the real deal. In the end, they generally succeed, if in a New World, earnestness being the best attribute, sort of way.

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Photo of madelf66
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Budlum
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LJTate
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GregSemenza
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dweedlebug
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LooseMoose1978
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MadScientist
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A medium copper beer with a touch of haze and a long lasting, rocky head made of tan bubbles.

The aroma and flavor are dominated by red currents and a low peppercorn-like phenol. There is a firm tartness and a moderate caramel malt sweetness making for a relatively tart balance. There is a hint of oak, a very slight must and, a faint metallic character that shows more as it warms.

Overall this is a lively and exceptionally good Flemish Red.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhilKeller
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Sour cherries

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Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rizzy17
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vylo
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZEB89
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tommo
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall this is a nice beer, but very tame especially from this brewery. Mildly tart, with good flanders notes, but very subdued to the overall brett character that dominates. Would buy if cheap

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3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gonzo000
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Far West Vlaming from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 242 ratings
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