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Oddland Spiced Pear Ale - Elysian Brewing Company

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Oddland Spiced Pear AleOddland Spiced Pear Ale

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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 16.08%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: LiquidAmber on 09-11-2013)
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CrazyDavros

Australia

2.76/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours gold with a fading head.
Nose shows some mix of cardamon, cumin, nutmeg, cloves or star anise along with a hint of baked pears. Not sure about the savoury cumin-like character.
More cardamon as a flavour along with a harsh, herbal astringency. Very little supporting malt and the aggressive bitterness clashes with the spices.
Carbonation is too high.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 08:29:56 | More by CrazyDavros
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Served on tap in a chalice glass

Appearance – The beer is served a hazy golden orange color with a one finger head of white foam atop. The head fades rather fast leaving a bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – As may be expected for a spiced pear ale, both the pear and the spice show up strong. The pear is the heaviest, but the spice comes in a close second with lots of cardamom, cumin, and clove. Along with these smells are also some light lemon aromas and a little bit of a herbal smell.

Taste – The taste is much drier then I would have anticipated from the nose with it beginning with a rather drier pear flavor mixed with some flavors of a more cracker like nature. Spice flavors of cardamom and cumin begin the flavor profile with a bit of clove coming on later. Along with the incoming spices so too comes some herbal flavors and a bit of lemon. A bit of a more peppery flavor comes at the very end along with a sweetening of the pear a bit, producing a rather odd, still moderately dry and spiced flavor is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on average side with a carbonation level that is rather average as well. Both are quite complementing of the spice and the pear and help keep it a bit easy drinking even with the somewhat odd mix of flavors on the tongue at the end of the taste.

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Poured into a tulip glass. Pours a slightly hazy sunset golden color. Quickly dissipating thin white head. Lacing is evident. Beautiful to look at.

Spiced fruit smell. Pear and cardamon are evident on pouring with the cumin smell becoming more evident with time and the peariness disappearing quickly.

Interesting spicy flavors, definitely a unique brew. Malt to bitterness is well balance, little to no hop flavor. Spices dominate but are not overbearing.

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Oddland Spiced Pear Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
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