Oddland Peppercorn Saison | Elysian Brewing Company

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Oddland Peppercorn SaisonOddland Peppercorn Saison
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Oddland Peppercorn SaisonOddland Peppercorn Saison

Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by LI_PO12 on 06-04-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 117 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of vermilcj
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of flagmantho
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip.

Appearance: medium gold hue with a moderate haze and a light effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy ivory foam. Not bad.

Smell: peppery indeed with a light, sweet saison underneath. I think this beer might work better with a subtler pepper character, but as a fan of pepper I can't complain too much.

Taste: again, quite peppery; the base saison is a little bit on the sweet side and perhaps even cloying. There's a lack of balance here that bothers me. As much as I liked the pepper in the smell, I think that this formula could use a little work.

Mouthfeel: medium body with an OK level of carbonation and creaminess. Not bad, but not particularly inspiring.

Overall: I like the novelty of this beer, but beyond this it's not something I would consider a daily drinker. I applaud Elysian's vision, but their execution could use some work.

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Photo of socon67
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of William85
2.1/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This doesn't work for me at all, and I'm reasonably open-minded. The peppercorn is just *way* too overbearing, completely eclipsing what may have been an otherwise good Saison.

This is not a Saison sprinkled with some unusual flavor notes -- it is a peppercorn-flavored beer.

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Photo of ccrida
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of CaptDavyJones
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Braz
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of outoffocus
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.06/5  rDev +12.8%
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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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Stinkypuss
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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Photo of lovindahops
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of snaotheus
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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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Photo of Cylinsier
4.3/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25


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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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Omnium
2.53/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Had as a sample glass at Bocktown Monaca

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
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 117 ratings