Far West Vlaming
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Washington, United States
Sour - Flanders Red Ale
Ranked #63
Ranked #16,932
3.88 | pDev: 8.76%
Dec 06, 2021
Jul 03, 2012
Very Good
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Notes: 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.
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3.94 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Dec 06, 2021
4.05 by probert from New York on Jan 01, 2020
4 by BerryKumquat from California on Aug 11, 2019
4.3 by gehille from Pennsylvania on Jul 14, 2019
4 by paulish from New York on Apr 22, 2019
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4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by emerge077 from Illinois

Dark reddish chestnut tone, ample foam but no lace.
Mild funk and lactic acidity in the aroma, musty wet barrel.

Tart and acidic, lactic acid and cherry skins, light oak in the dry aftertaste.
There is some character from the malt, wheat, and oats used, though the acidity sort of obscures it. Touch of bell pepper, apple butter, cider vinegar.
Medium bodied, flavors fade fairly quickly due to the prevalent lactic acid scrub. Ample carb, everything is in order style-wise.

It’s decent, and probably more historically authentic than most sugar-addled Belgian examples these days. Worth a try if you’re a big Flemish Red fan, otherwise it’s not essential.

Apr 04, 2019
3.75 by krome from Illinois on May 25, 2018
3.5 by jgunther71 from Illinois on May 25, 2018
3.63 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania on May 12, 2018
3.79 by Erikshegda1994 from Pennsylvania on Feb 12, 2018
3.5 by DoctorRobert1969 from California on Feb 07, 2018
3.83 by paresis from Massachusetts on Dec 01, 2017
4.16 by emeyer from West Virginia on Oct 25, 2017
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4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by chinchill from South Carolina

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.

Sep 02, 2017
4.19 by bcsbeer from Florida on Aug 02, 2017
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4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Phil-Fresh from California

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.

Jun 13, 2017
4.31 by mantissa from Oregon on Apr 10, 2017
4.09 by Beer21 from Florida on Apr 02, 2017
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3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

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.

Mar 10, 2017
4.04 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania on Jan 20, 2017
3.83 by Budlum from Maryland on Nov 26, 2016
3.83 by LJTate from Pennsylvania on Nov 23, 2016
4.11 by GregSemenza from Connecticut on Sep 23, 2016
3.83 by Dweedlebug from Pennsylvania on Sep 11, 2016
4.21 by LooseMoose1978 from North Carolina on Jul 30, 2016
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4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by MadScientist from New York

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.

Jul 02, 2016
3.69 by jaydoc from Kansas on Jun 17, 2016
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3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by PhilKeller from Oregon

Sour cherries

May 29, 2016
4 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on May 15, 2016
3.9 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on May 15, 2016
4 by Rizzy17 from Pennsylvania on May 03, 2016
3.62 by 2beerdogs from California on Apr 09, 2016
4.35 by Vylo from New Jersey on Apr 08, 2016
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3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by REVZEB from Illinois

Excited because I love the brewer and the style, but boy did this disappoint. From the pour the tan head was humungous atop the reddish copper body. Smell doesn't give a lot of intensity but do get sour cherry and dark fruit gummies and vinegar. Taste is almost bready more than it is sour, dark fruit stronger than cherry, just not proper but more importantly not interesting. Feel is bready, frothy, thick, and has a sour kiss but that doesn't cut it for style. A miss that isn't bad just bland as all get out, can't have that when verging from tradition on these old world styles

Apr 06, 2016
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Tommo from Massachusetts

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

Apr 01, 2016
3.88 by Inglewood from Illinois on Mar 29, 2016
4.13 by gonzo000 from Massachusetts on Mar 12, 2016
3.94 by HopsHopenstein from Connecticut on Feb 06, 2016
3.83 by liquorpig from Massachusetts on Jan 17, 2016
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by DefenCorps from Oregon

On tap at The Beermongers.

A deep brownish red with a dense, light brown head with good retention and lacing, this looks solid. The nose has red wine vinegar, vanilla, caramel, a little toffee, some black and sour cherries, just a classic Flemish red. The palate is meaty, hefty, with some cherries, earth, barrel, caramel, toffee, vanilla, with the cherries, vanilla and vinegar lingering on into the finish. Deep, layered and delicious.

Dec 22, 2015
Far West Vlaming from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
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