I love several Logsdon beers, I generally enjoy a wine influenced beer, and farmhouse funk is certainly part of my ‘favorite style’ profile. All good, things seem set fair here, then … or is it?
Head is that of a soda. Fizzy but disappeared entirely almost instantly. Slightly cloudy, raspberry colored body.
Large cheese funk on the nose, but that’s not carried forward much to the tastes.
This is way too fruit forward for me. When look at the blend it is essentially 75% fruit beer, and it shows. For my purposes, and to remind me, I’ve categorized this in two styles. Not the thing to do I understand, but it really works that way in practice. Alcohol builds a little, as does a lingering aftertaste. There is some cheesy/funk in the taste, but it’s very low and not ever a significant factor for me.
So here’s the blend, and this gives away the fact that this is a beer with grapes added as a fruit, and not Pinot noir barrel aged. That caught me out a bit, but it still should have a more subtle must or grape nature. As it happens, it comes through as a generic fruit.
55% Saison w/ Pinot Noir from Dominio IV, Carlton, OR
20% Saison w/ Pinot Noir from Scappoose, OR
4% Foeder aged Saison w/ house mixed-culture
19% Young Saison w/ Brettanomyces
As far as the mouthfeel goes it is lively, and one might expect that as it that matches that initial soda fizz on the pour. Alcohol is well-hidden (but unfortunately by a high fruit level).
I probably should have researched the blend here before buying this beer. More fruit than farmhouse or vinous, which is just not quite my cup of tea, and led to my disappointment. My fault, I put a little too much faith in Logsdon on this one. Back to the beers I love from them.