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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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BA SCORE
80
good

36 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 16.08%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: LiquidAmber on 09-11-2013)
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2/5  rDev -41.5%

bernat1971, Oct 23, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

djrn2, Oct 20, 2013
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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.

CrazyDavros, May 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

acurtis, Oct 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

mikeburd1128, Nov 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

leftoverburrito, Apr 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

duceswild, Sep 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

oriolesfan4, Sep 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

topdown, Feb 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

Erik-P, Nov 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

Vivs85, Jun 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

dmorgan310, Mar 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

tommyguz, Nov 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

jbaker67, Nov 16, 2013
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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.

Darkmagus82, Jun 18, 2014
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Oddland Spiced Pear Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.