Oddland Peppercorn Saison | Elysian Brewing Company

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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: 116 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of irishgreensoda
3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Gavage
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a dark yellow color with a 1" head. No lacing develops.

Smell: pepper and lemon zest are nice on the nose.

Taste: grainy malt profile with loads of peppercorns, some lemon zest, yeast, pear, and golden apple. Bitterness is hearty and nicely balancing.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Very crisp at the initial swig, less crisp and a bit dry at the finish.

Overall: a decent saison that is a bit heavy handed on the peppercorns but not in a bad way. Nicely spicy and easy to quaff.

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Photo of ckollias
4.46/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this beer on tap at LURES in Maryland

A: Pours a copper hue with a white head that quickly dissipates in to a wispy lace.

S: Very sweet and spicy aroma.

T: Similar to the smell there is a sweet and spicy flavor.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation

O: Excellent Belgian Brew – would grab this again.

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Photo of Profchaos20
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of microbrewlover
3.31/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This brew pours a golden brown color with a 1/2 finger head which does not last long. Light lacing.

Dank yeast, diacetyl pepper, lavender and sweet malts.

The taste is pretty bland, sweet malts a little lemon then the pepper comes in at the end. The pepper does provide a burning type of heat that almost saves the day but it is not quiet enough to make me like this beer.

The mouthfeel is a bit tangy, a little bubbly and carbonated.

Overall this is a pretty plain Saison. There is not much hear unless you like pepper and then there is not enough of it. I wish this brew had been as good as the artwork on the bottle.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Immortale25
4.43/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a dark amber color with a ¼ inch off-white head that doesn't retain long before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a small center patch of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind on the glass.

S- Sweet aroma of Saison yeast and some spice but not just peppercorn. There's also some rosemary and lavender that's just as prevalent.

T- The sweetness continues in the flavor and the capsaicin burn of the peppercorn comes in but is very subtle and complimentary letting the other spices and the yeast contribute equally. Incredibly drinkable and delicious.

M- Quite sharp and hot from the peppercorn burn but is very welcome and not overwhelming. Medium-low carbonation and a medium body.

O- As far as saisons brewed with peppercorns go, this one hits the mark as far as balance goes. Just enough heat to keep it drinkable and plenty of other elements to play off of. Would definitely buy this again.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of thecheapies
3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tangerine brew with honeyed hues. Nice finger-and-a-half cap of white head stays and ponders. A little lace follows proving this beer wants to leave its mark. Nice look, Oddland. Nice look.

Mega-peppercorn nose. I just reviewed White Magick of the Sun, and this is how I remembered it before my most recent experience. Saison yeast is held in check to the spiciness. Still pale wheaty malt notes and semi-dryness. Earthy vibe gives way to more Belgique character. Not saying that it's overblown with that array of peppercorns, but it's forefront and appealingly show-stopping.

Starts with a wild tang of fruitiness, immediately followed by a soft and sustaining note of peppercorn and coriander. Has a floral hop note, coupled with the spices, that is absolutely delicious. Still, all in all, in a soft way. A delicate brew, in flavor, with everything except the peppery notes. I like how loud it is. Great stuff.

Drinks light and fluffy, but still carries with it some body. Carbonation is a tier above medium, and that helps to carry the beer to a new level. Wildly drinkable, if you're looking to down a tasty summer saison. Alcohol is small, a positive. Feels superb.

Not the most complex saison of the bunch, but a beer for those who love these unique flavors. They're reppin' the spice rack, and I love it!

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of draheim
3.09/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz into a tulip. Pours a hazy pale orange w/ a minimal head that quickly settles to a thin collar. No real lacing to speak of.

Aroma is mild soapy Belgian yeast and vague spices and herbs. Some bubblegum and perfumy esters. Rosewater.

Taste is flowery, sweet, perfumy, fruity draped over a mildly grainy malt canvas. Peaches and honey, maybe a gentle spiciness. Some orange and mango as it warms. Unlike other reviewers, I don't pick up the strong peppercorn. Just a touch of spicy heat on the back end, which might be my favorite thing about this beer.

Mouthfeel is light and watery, a little thin. Low carbonation isn't helping this one.

Overall a pretty bland, inoffensive attempt at a saison. Not sure who they were making this for.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed golden amber color with a two finger white head. The head has a moderate level of retention, fading over time to give a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is mainly of a citrus nature with tangerine and grapefruit hop smells. Mixed with these aromas is the peppercorn that would be expected from the name. This pepper adds a spicy dimension to the aroma which when mixed with the citrus and a bit of a bready smell creates a sweet and somewhat savory aroma overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a flavor of citrus and malt with notes of orange, grapefruit, and a bready base. As the flavor advances some caramel comes to the tongue with more and more pepper flavor developing over time. It begins lighter with a more white pepper like flavor, but as it advances to the end, it gets stronger and becomes more and more black pepper in flavor. In the end a nice peppery and somewhat citrusy and sweeter flavor is left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. The higher carbonation suits the peppery flavors quite well and with the medium body makes for a spicy and easy drinking style.

Overall- A rather refreshing and quite easy drinking beer with a good pepper kick. One to experience if you get the chance.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Oddland Peppercorn Saison from Elysian Brewing Company
3.56 out of 5 based on 116 ratings.
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