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Oddland Peppercorn Saison - Elysian Brewing Company

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Oddland Peppercorn SaisonOddland Peppercorn Saison

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82
good

110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.72%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: LI_PO12 on 06-04-2013)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a rich golden amber with a half finger white head kept persistent by streams of carbonation. Aroma of sweet bready malt, Belgian yeast and distinct and spicy black pepper. Interesting! There is an initial assault of fresh cracked peppercorns, then light fruit (apple and white grape) and faint malt that does lean towards a saison. Light bodied with more pepperiness from the carbonation. The pepper was distinct and forward, but I liked the level of spiciness. I was wondering whether the pepper would outlive its welcome for a whole bottle, but I actually started liking it more and more. It sounds like this is another series to push the envelope for unusually flavored beers. I really liked virtually all of the Beers of the Apocalypse and this is a great start for this series. On the other hand, if you are not a fan of fresh pepper, this may not work for you.

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3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

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22oz bottle poured into a large snifter. If there's any bottled on/best by/batch number printed on the bottle, I can't find it.

Pours clear golden with a small filmy head. Little or no active carbonation. Smell is grassy, apples, slight tartness, something sweet.

Taste is slightly tart, definite peppercorn flavor is noticeable. Definite (but mild) citrus sweetness, a little more of that apple acid flavor. More interesting in flavor than good, but definitely not bad.

Mouthfeel is thin, flat, a little filmy. Overall, it's not very special.

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22

Pours a slightly hazy honey gold, thin white head dissipates to a bit of lace.

Smells of honey, lemon citrus, coriander, and spicy peppercorns.

Tastes of mildly sweet honey, lemon citrus tartness, and grassy malts with some notable pepper character. Has a bite at the end.

Medium body with a light tingle of carbonation on the tongue followed by a pepper sting in the throat.

A good light refreshing saison, hides its strength well, and brings the unique addition of peppercorn spice which adds welcome but palatable zing to the beer. While it is certainly different, its quite good and worth trying. Whether you like it or not will partly depend on how much you can deal with spiciness in a beer and partly on how open you are to interpretation within the style.

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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.

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Oddland Peppercorn Saison from Elysian Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.