Oddland Spiced Pear Ale - Elysian Brewing Company
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Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
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
3.36/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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.
Overall – A rather interesting try, but nothing all that overly exceptional. Worth one try, but not too many more.
Serving type: on-tap
06-18-2014 22:49:55 | More by Darkmagus82
Oddland Spiced Pear Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.