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Saison Poivre | Elysian Brewing Company

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Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jdense on 07-27-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 13
Reviews by beerayrton:
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on-tap, elysian tangletown

appearance: served in a shaker pint, hazy golden orange body, light white film

smell: well defined peppercorns, white peach, yeast

taste: as a saison, this has some definite style-deviations, but I'm able to look past that due to the lovely flavor the rainbow peppercorns provide - bold and just a bit spicy. white peach, yeast, moderately hopped, citrus. Enjoyable.

mouthfeel: a bit big for the style, nice edge from the spice, well hopped

overall: good stuff - elysian's brewpub-only beers continue to impress

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Photo of jaydoc
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Telestic
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of wcshippee
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of BKBassist
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of John_M
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Max's last night.

The Saison Poivre pours a golden amber color with exceptional head retention and good lacing. The nose is impressive, showcasing considerable clove, pepper, honey and underlying spice. However, as good as this beer smelled, it was even better on the palate. The flavor profile generally replicates the nose, except there is considerable pepper, belgian spice and some noticeable hoppy bitterness on the finish. Ultimately, although the mid palate is moderately sweet, the finish is fairly dry and long. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full, with a long, spicey, peppery finish. Drinkability is quite good, though there's so much flavor and spice, it's hard to rush through a glass of this stuff.

Call me very, very impressed.... one of the best domestic saisons I've had in some time.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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2.75/5  rDev -35.3%

Photo of olympuszymurgus
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

oh dear. this is a gateway saison. this fair golden lass comes laced with pepper. and i can't think of anyone i wouldn't trust more than someone who doesn't like pepper. huge pepper aroma and a very pronounced and balanced flavor. the pepper mixes well with the slight sweetness dryness of the beer, leaving in its wake the savory finish. easily drinkable and just as easy to share. thanks to the lovely folks at elysian fields today, very gracious hosts.

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Photo of jdense
4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at OBF in the Buzz Tent.

Clear golden brew under rocky white head. Huge peppery nose with good hop presence and malty sweetness, one of the most phenomenal smelling brews I've encounted. The pepper doesn't come through so much in the taste, this is actually a pretty nice balanced taste, a bit hoppy for the style. Dry lingering finish. Not sure I'd want to try and consume a large amount of this, but the smell alone makes this a beer to seek out for saison-ites.

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Saison Poivre from Elysian Brewing Company
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