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Aberrant | Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This organic farmhouse golden ale is brewed on farm from Mt. Hood spring water, pilsner malt, liberty hops, pure cane sugar, and made extra special with a strain of yeast. The deviant owl warns of the deceptive liquid contained within, drink with caution! As we hear the hoots of the horned owl at the farm, we make a toast to your inner deviant.

Added by barleywinefiend on 07-15-2013

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Photo of JFrank78
4.62/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an exceptional farmhouse ale, organic to boot. I had it from the bottle, pours a light yellow haze. A little spice on the nose and quite fizzed with a mellow, refreshing finish. A very, very good saison. Go get it. Hoot hoot!

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Photo of scottfrie
4.59/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle into tulip.

A: Pours clear straw yellow with an expected thick and very fluffy bright white airy head that slowly collapsed into a thick film that resembled whipped egg whites. Chucks of thick lace were left down the glass.
S: Clean, dry, crackery, grains dominate the nose. Very dry and crackery smelling with notes of grainy wheat. Very crisp. Tons of phenolic clove and a touch of golden fruits including pear. There's a good amount of peppery spice and a touch of earth hops. Very balanced.
T: Follows the nose with spicy yeast, earthy hops, golden fruit, and clove yeast, with a solid crackery malt backbone that is crisp and drying. The finish is full of crisp wheat and pepper, and the aftertaste has a lingering amount of bitter earthy hops and mild citrus.
M: Medium-full body, soft, thick, and fluffy carbonation, with a dry crisp and clean mouthfeel.
O: A very well balanced and near flawless saison that reminds me a lot of a Belgian golden strong ale. Delicious.

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Photo of Vylo
4.54/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ccrida
4.51/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Champagne style bottle poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, Aberrant is murky straw yellow, pale and cloudy, but with no texture, just thick. As is the big white head, which leaves heavy foam, so a bit of a toss up appearance wise.

Smell is fantastically classic saison notes of slate and citrus zest, nice and chalky, a little quinine. Clears the nasal passages without burning.

Taste is quite classic as well, subtle, fresh, a little on the yeastier side than the nose. Light tropical, and less so spicy esters though as well, some complexity. Firm bitterness, well hopped, but not a dominating taste. Clean, mellow, and deliciously satisfying. My favorite Logsdon, in fact, by a wide margin.

Mouthfeel is light, in spite of the murk, and dry.

Drinkability is high, much more than I expected from the pour. This is a really solid saison, it's rusticity argues it being more classical than 99% of it's domestic compatriots.

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of ajm5108
4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazey gold with medium head. Aroma is a clean, concise farmhouse style featuring notes of straw / hay, golden malt & loam. Taste is nothing fancy or out-of-this-world but it hits the right notes. There are notes of lemon rind, funky yeast and thin wafer. Maybe a bit sour on the end, but overall a very solid beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kmoen
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrMindbender
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of draheim
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL into a Hennepin glass. Pours a hazy pale yellow with a billowing bright white head, good retention, fluffy clumps of lace, lively carbonation.

Aroma is bright and mildly tart, spicy, fruity, grassy, floral. The things these guys do with yeast.

Taste follows nose. A little lemony and spritzy. Biscuity Pilsner malt and Belgian saison yeast, probably Old World hops though I can't be sure. Vaguely spicy. Almost a cross between a saison and a little of a Berliner weisse. Also, I can't believe this is an 8% beer, it's so crisp and light.

Mouthfeel is likewise light and refreshing. Possibly a little overcarbonated, which I don't mind as much as some people. Vanishes off the palate with a nice dry finish.

Overall, as anticipated another very good beer from Logsdon. I don't believe I've had a bad beer from them yet.

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4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
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Aberrant from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 76 ratings
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