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Leapbeer Review #360 Chris’s Summer Delight Berliner Weiss by Full Sail Brewing Company

How could I say no with a name like that? (if you didn’t know already, my name is Chris).

This beer was part of a beer swap I did with Portland based beer blogger, ithinkaboutbeer. It is a cloudy golden beer with a thick white head on it. Its also of note that there is an almost champagne-like amount of carbonation to this beer. It smells tart and a bit skunky, think lemon drop meets wet barn (in a good way). The true blessing of this beer is in the taste. It is tart, refreshing and extremely light on the palate. I’m drinking it in the exact opposite season it is designed for, but it transports you back to the summer. Its sessionable ABV and low bitterness make this beer crave to be quaffed. I like how ithinkaboutbeer summed up the sourness of this beer. “Acidic enough to satisfy sour enthusiasts but approachable for the neophyte.” As a recent convert to sour beers I really enjoyed this.

Leapbeer #360 is Chris’s Summer Delight Berliner Weisse

Chris's Summer Delight Berliner Weisse by Full Sail Brewing Company

Chris’s Summer Delight Berliner Weiss by Full Sail Brewing Company

Brewery: Full Sail Brewing Company of Hood River Oregon
Size/ABV/IBU: 650ml Bottle/4.0% ABV/9 IBUs
Purchased:
Beer Swap with @ithinkaboutbeer
Website: http://www.fullsailbrewing.com/brewers-share.cfm
Other Reviews: ithinkaboutbeer, Beer Advocate, Rate Beer, Brooklyn Magazine

Big thank you to ithinkaboutbeer for the swap. And thank you for reading.

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Leapbeer Reviews #321 & 322 Seizoen & Kili Wit by Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

So this next post is going to be a couple from a brewery I had been told to look out for when I was down on my Portland trip. Logsdon Farmhouse Ales makes some absolutely delicious beers. In fact, their Fresh Hop Seizoen was one of the top beers on my trip to Oregon. Sadly I couldn’t get in to see the brewery as they were busy at Great American Beer Fest in Colorado. While I was bummed out that I couldn’t come there to see them, I brought some of them back to try out. Today I’m going to feature two of their beers, the Kili Wit and the Seizoen. Logsdon Farmhouse Ales specializes in making organic beers, and they use natural pear juice to naturally carbonate them.

The Kili Wit smells very refreshing with sour hints. The taste is very crisp. Lots of wit characteristics to it, the fresh taste of a wheat beer, but the aftertaste leaves a bit of tartness from the pear juice instead of it being really clean. It is the perfect combination of a summer wit beer style and a cider. Dry and delicious.

Our Kili Wit is a traditionally brewed white beer with refreshing flavors and creamy smoothness. This is a 100% certified organic beer brewed with local organic barley malt, wheat and oats along with whole cone Oregon hops and African spice. This beer is made with a portion of the proceeds going to the K2 Adventures Foundation that provides community service, medical and educational enrichment for African children. (via website)

Leapbeer #321 is Kili Wit by Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

Kili Wit by Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

Kili Wit by Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

Brewery: Logsdon Farmhouse Ales of Hood River Oregon
Released: Unknown
Size/ABV: 750ml Bottle/5.5% ABV
Availability: Unknown
Purchased @:
Picked up on Leapbeer PDX trip
Other Reviews: Beer Advocate, Rate Beer

With the Fresh Hop Seizoen being as amazing as it was, I had very high hopes for the normal version of this farmhouse ale. My hopes were not disappointed. This beer combines all the lovely peppery spice notes you expect from a Saison, and then infuses them with the tart ‘pear cider’ effect of using the natural fermentation of pear juice. I love this beer, and now thanks to Beerthirst, it is available in BC. If you have a chance to try their beers please do so.

Our unfiltered Seizoen, with its beeswax seal, is naturally fermented and carbonated with pear juice and select yeast strains, producing complex, fruity and spicy flavors balanced with whole hops and a soft malt character (via website)

Leapbeer #322 is Seizoen by Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

Seizoen by Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

Seizoen by Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

Brewery: Logsdon Farmhouse Ales of Hood River Oregon
Released: Unknown
Size/ABV: 750ml Bottle/7.5% ABV
Availability: Unknown
Purchased @:
Picked up on Leapbeer PDX trip
Other Reviews: Beer Advocate, Rate Beer

Using the pear juice to carbonate the beers really adds a depth to the taste of these beers. It makes them a great starting off point to the world of sour beers as well. I still have a couple others from this brewery in my stash from the Portland trip that I am very looking forward to cracking into.

Thanks for Reading

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