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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.

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Leapbeer Reviews – An Evening of Saisons

Recently I shared a trio of Saisons that I’d been eagerly awaiting with my sister. The three for that evenings tasting were, Saison Diego by Green Flash, Wasteland Elderflower Saison by Elysian and Saison Sauvin by 8 Wired Brewing. It was the beginning of the fall, and with the last harvests coming in it felt fitting to honor the ale of the farmhand.

First up was Saison Diego from Green Flash Brewing Company in California. I was really curious to see how the added spices (see quote below) added and played together in this Saison. The bottle has right on it, ale brewed with Spice. There is no ABV listed on the bottle, but I can find it out thru Untappd. This is a loudy golden coloured beer. It smells a bit sweet, but it also smells like a golden ale yeast. It sounds like a cop out, but this beer has a very beer smell. It’s definitely Saison-esque, although it is lighter than I expected. I would say that it is more reminiscent of an original style of Saison, where it was made to quaff the thirst of the farmhands. It is a very refreshing beer. You get flavours of spice, a bit peppery, but others as well. I really like it. Not much of a head on it, slightly carbonation. Rim of light bubbles. A very easy finishing, easy drinking Saison. Here’s the notes from their website (link below).

Unfiltered golden farmhouse ale, brewed with Seville orange peels, Chinese ginger and grains of paradise. Light, bright, spicy aromas, lively carbonation and earthy flavors co-mingle with musty notes that add funky complexity.

Leapbeer #253 is Saison Diego by Green Flash Brewing

Brewery: Green Flash Brewing of San Diego California
Released: Unknown
Size/ABV: 650ml Bottle/4.3% ABV
Availability: Limited
Purchased @: Top Shelf Liquor Store
Webpage:
http://www.greenflashbrew.com/our-beers.php
Other Reviews:
http://ithinkaboutbeer.com/2012/06/14/green-flash-saison-diego/

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