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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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

10-20-2013 21:18:39 | More by djrn2
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

10-11-2013 17:49:08 | More by imperialking
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Maryland

3/5  rDev -12.3%

09-12-2013 16:08:52 | More by oriolesfan4
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Maryland

3/5  rDev -12.3%

09-12-2013 13:43:53 | More by duceswild
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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02-26-2014 02:17:07 | More by PEIhop
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.25/5  rDev -5%

03-10-2014 00:13:48 | More by dmorgan310
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Second entry in the Oddland series. Pours a slightly cloudy golden amber with tiny particulates much like pear juice. One finger white head with great retention and lacing. The aroma of fresh pears and spices was noticeable at arms length while pouring, inviting. Aroma in the glass is more spicy, with cardamom, hot peppers and saison style yeast. Flavor quite floral, with mild pear juice and dry saison style yeast. Finishes with an unusual dry, Asian hot spice bitterness, almost like allspice. Light to medium bodied with nice carbonation. An Oddlands ale indeed. Slightly unbalanced with the spicing kind of taking over at the end, but still enjoyable and unusual flavor progression. Finish is dry and sharp like a Biere Brut, but spicier. The finish has some curry elements. I would have liked to have tasted the bright pear juice as dominant in the flavor as the aroma, but this was still enjoyable. I tend to like Elysian's experiments in skating to the edge of flavor, and this one is in that category.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 02:55:42 | More by LiquidAmber
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wrightst

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-28-2014 02:41:10 | More by wrightst
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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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Darkmagus82

Virginia

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
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy, sediment-laden orange-gold, with a thick study of bright white foam, an inch and a half thick.

Big cardamom, cumin, pear, lemon pith, coriander, and a hint of pomme. Piquant aromas showcase brightness and fruity fun.

Firm spiciness with lots of cardamom. Cumin is lighter, but noticeable. Pear is a good flavor, without punching it out with the rest of it. Coriander and lemon show up, a bit, as does some peppery flavors. I like the herbal bitterness exemplified. Citrus hops come in with hints of tanginess and a mild pith-y orange/tangerine note. A clinic of pomme seed fruits and exotic spices. Good.

Drinks light-medium, but appropriate. A little showy with 6.3% ABV. Carbonation is big and fluffy.

I can vibe with this. Not as good as the peppercorn saison, but still tasty.

Serving type: bottle

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Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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Oddland Spiced Pear Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.