Oddland Peppercorn Saison - Elysian Brewing Company
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2.03/5 rDev -43.3%
This doesn't work for me at all, and I'm reasonably open-minded. The peppercorn is just *way* too overbearing, completely eclipsing what may have been an otherwise good Saison.
This is not a Saison sprinkled with some unusual flavor notes -- it is a peppercorn-flavored beer.
08-16-2013 00:01:14 | More by William85
2.46/5 rDev -31.3%
Had as a sample glass at Bocktown Monaca
This review is gonna be short and well...not so sweet.
A - Straw color, spritzy, looks like a saison would.
S - Belgian yeast, and spices, mainly peppercorn, but its not too much...yet.
T - PEPPERCORN. And thats pretty much it, it assaults your palate with the most abrasive use of any spice ive ever tried. Awful.
M - That taste lingers, hurry up and wash it down.
O - Wouldn't give this beer to someone I hated. I cant believe there's people out that justify this much use of one spice.
07-19-2013 01:55:35 | More by Omnium
2.58/5 rDev -27.9%
Well, this pours toasted gold with a solid quilt of toasted cream foam. Smells like black, green and pink peppercorns. Honestly, the pepper is so strong I can't smell much else -that's a negative. Peppercorn and grain with more peppercorns (really makes me think of meat), there is a clove character as well. Medium bodied with hi carb and an off dry finish. This beer is really one dimensional - maybe just dump this over a pork loin overnight before you give it a good bake - otherwise, this beer is although tasty, poorly constructed.
06-05-2013 21:59:20 | More by harrymel
3.1/5 rDev -13.4%
22oz into a tulip. Pours a hazy pale orange w/ a minimal head that quickly settles to a thin collar. No real lacing to speak of.
Aroma is mild soapy Belgian yeast and vague spices and herbs. Some bubblegum and perfumy esters. Rosewater.
Taste is flowery, sweet, perfumy, fruity draped over a mildly grainy malt canvas. Peaches and honey, maybe a gentle spiciness. Some orange and mango as it warms. Unlike other reviewers, I don't pick up the strong peppercorn. Just a touch of spicy heat on the back end, which might be my favorite thing about this beer.
Mouthfeel is light and watery, a little thin. Low carbonation isn't helping this one.
Overall a pretty bland, inoffensive attempt at a saison. Not sure who they were making this for.
06-25-2013 05:03:14 | More by draheim
3.18/5 rDev -11.2%
Pours a cloudy, dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a half finger, off-white head that immediately fades into a thin ring. Minimal spotty lacing left behind.
Spicy, earthy aroma with a strong peppery presence along with funky barnyard yeast, bread, light fruit, citrus, grass, straw and earthy hops. Hoppier presence than expected but still some farmhouse must. Peppercorns fade as it warns but are still prominent in the nose. Some flower petal/rose water character complimenting the bready farmhouse yeast and citrus zest.
Medium body with a strong bread/yeast character along with spicy peppers that compliment the zesty citrus notes. Strong carbonation with earthy funk, grassy hops and spicy peppercorn. Prominent wheat/bread/bubblegum flavors taking away from the saison/farmhouse yeast and spicy peppercorns. Somewhat floral but I was expecting this beer to have more farmhouse funk. Instead, it feels more like a peppery wheat beer that's been aggressively hopped.
11-16-2013 23:01:16 | More by corby112
3.19/5 rDev -10.9%
Picked up while down visiting my friend in Baltimore.
Pours an OK fizzy head that fades at a med to quicker rate no lacing, mostly clear slight hazy applejuice tan colored beer.
Nose starts with a sharp peppercorn aroma, some sweet candy like malts, maybe a bit syrupy, fruity, candied apple, hint of orange peel, slight yeasty, light floral flowery like aromas.
Taste brings a sharp peppercorn again, pretty much dominates. Under that is a bit of sweet candy malt again, almost syrupy, with light floral flavors, hint of candied orange peel, sweet malts, touches of a saison malt character and touch of esters. The pepper gives the beer some spice and heat to it, with a touch of booze in it. Hard to get much of anything other than peppercorns. Finish is a bit sticky sweet, lots of lingering peppercorns and a bit of heat from it.
Mouth is med bod, lighter carb, plenty of peppercorn heat.
Overall I do like peppercorns and it's nice that there is plenty of it... but unfortunately the rest of the beer is gone because of it. I feel like I'm drinking a sweetened candy like liquid that was drenched in peppercorns. very little saison character too, or at least hard to find it in the shower of peppercorns.
06-15-2013 23:21:19 | More by jlindros
3.28/5 rDev -8.4%
Pours a dirty gold shade. White head forms and laces the glass well. In the aroma, musty yeast and black pepper. Quite peppery in the nose and slightly herbal. For the flavor, there is a Belgian yeast spicyness the plays well with the coarse peppercorn notes. Not intensely bitter but there is some acidity and citrus from the hops. Herbs, pepper and must. Finishes with a lingering spice note. Overall, this was a pretty good brew, as I am a fan of peppercorns in brewing.
07-27-2013 19:20:28 | More by Stinkypuss
Oddland Peppercorn Saison from Elysian Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.