Aberrant | Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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BA SCORE
3.77/5
76 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,990
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
76
pDev:
10.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of PEBKAC
2.89/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pressing backspace just when you're about to finish up your review really ticks me off... Bottle from letspourdotcom. Maybe a month in the fridge. Poured into a fluted tulip thingie.

Stiff peaks & a slightly hazed pale golden body. Lots of activity underneath.

Peppery, doughy, flowery/soapy bittersweet scent, turning a bit sharp.

Tastes of biscuit, bittergreens, & flour/pancake mix. Ugly, unrelenting Aprin bitterness from middle on end. Some weird residual peanut flavor that is more obvious when it's really cold. Very strange.

Big, heavyhanded carbonation. Mellow alcohol. Foamy. Dry.

That peanut flavor really threw me for a loop. Wouldn't of been a pretty score anyway though.

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2.97/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of GRG1313
3.17/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sarlacc83
3.18/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750mL bottle, split.

A: Pale translucent gold with a fluffy white head. Nice lacing.

N: Pilsner malt, ester and yeast, hints of banana. Very peppery and floral. Earthy.

T: Very leafy with a sharp bitterness. Yeast is prevalent as well. Not particularly sweet which is a shame. Has an unpleasant greenness.

M: Well carbonated and light on its feet.

O: A bit like an overdone pils. I really wanted to enjoy this because of how much I like the brewery, but it’s too unsure of what it wants to be.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of kojevergas
3.26/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Love the awesome label art. 750ml brown glass bottle with unbranded pry-off cap acquired at the Cap N Cork in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California for $11.99 USD and served into a flared stem-snifter/tulip hybrid glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery. 8.0% ABV confirmed. Reviewed as a "farmhouse golden ale" because it identifies as such on the label.

Served cold - straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger wide head of decent creaminess and nice thickness. Retention is good - about 6+ minutes. Light lacing as the head recedes.

Body colour is a clear pale yellow of below average vibrance. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Generally appealing, though it does ring false for the style - why is it clear rather than hazy? Why is it dull? Why aren't yeast particles visible?

Sm: Nice funky yeast notes - certainly brettanomyces. Lime. Graininess. Pilsner malts, biscuit malts. Residual sugars. Clean barley. Straw. Light floral hops. A pleasant aroma of mild strength. Lacks the milky/peppery notes I always find in the best beers of the style.

No alcohol is detectable. No off notes.

T: Grainy, with some light lemon esters. Nice light grassiness. Floral hop notes. A bit of lime. Light (very light) funky brettanomyces yeast; I'd like far more, but it suffices. Pilsner malts, biscuity malts. Clean barley. Straw. Quite pleasant overall; it has a nice balance to it. Well built for what it is, but it could definitely use more complexity and subtlety. Likable but a bit wanting.

Mf: Smooth and wet. A bit crisp. Soft. Approachable. Good carbonation. Complements the flavour profile nicely, but doesn't quite feel custom-tailored to it. Good thickness and body.

Dr: Quite drinkable for the relatively high ABV. I wouldn't get it again at this price, but it's tasty and I do want another. Another solid brew from Logdson, but by no means is it world class. Tasty but a bit short of expectations.

Low B-

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Photo of emerge077
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Don for sharing, and to Dan for hosting :thumbup:
Quick review from written notes.

Pale gold color, lasting foam coverage on the surface, overcharged carbonation.

Farmhouse yeast aroma, light fruity yeast esters.

Tart and bitter taste, earthy phenolics, these flavors clash on the palate. Light honey is malt in the aftertaste. Crisp feel, though a bit overcarbed. Overall this wasn't as good as other Logsdon beers, wasn't very cohesive in terms of flavor and body.

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Photo of HoppySeb
3.44/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Quick review from notes taken at a friend’s house when we had this.
Poured from a refrigerated bottle into tulip. Pours a hazy golden color forming a very high, thick airy foam which leaves a patchy lacing as you drink it. Aromas are predominantly fruity (pear) and grains (wheat/barley). You also pick up malt, citrus (tangerine), and Belgian yeast. The taste is quite sharp on the yeast, and flows towards exposing some of the fruity and malty notes in its aroma. The finish is oaky, slightly bitter and there’s a very light burn you feel from its alcohol.

Mouthfeel is crisp and sharp, with moderate carbonation – it’s an easy drinking brew.

Overall this is an enjoyable beer – it is an interesting mix between a farmhouse and a strong ale as it definitely has characteristics of both. Its light on the palate, yet it does a good job bringing out the different flavors in the beer. I liked it and I would buy it again.

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3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whatup14
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Fusslord
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IPAyForHops
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of sharpski
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thegerm87
3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rick778
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 8.23.13

A - Pours a hazy straw yellow with a large active head that fades slowly.

S - Banana, Belgian spices - strong and nice.

T - Strong yeast, lost the fruit here.

D - Dry, Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Great nose, but some are lost in the flavor. Decent, but I know Logsdon can do better.

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3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rocksteady726
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Aberrant from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 76 ratings
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