Oddland Spiced Pear Ale | Elysian Brewing Company

Oddland Spiced Pear AleOddland Spiced Pear Ale
37 Ratings
Oddland Spiced Pear AleOddland Spiced Pear Ale

Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by LiquidAmber on 09-11-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 6
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5/5  rDev +45.3%

Photo of skipxtracer
4.42/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Loved the peppercorn saison in the oddland series. This pear ale with cumin and cardamom is another surprising and fun beer. The nose and taste are both intense with the spices. There isn't much sweetness as I would have expected with the advertisement of pear but this is probably for the best, given the cumin. The color is bright orange with lots of sediment. Would probably pair great with a steak or lamb for dinner.

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Photo of NataLukas
4.08/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass. Pours a slightly hazy sunset golden color. Quickly dissipating thin white head. Lacing is evident. Beautiful to look at.

Spiced fruit smell. Pear and cardamon are evident on pouring with the cumin smell becoming more evident with time and the peariness disappearing quickly.

Interesting spicy flavors, definitely a unique brew. Malt to bitterness is well balance, little to no hop flavor. Spices dominate but are not overbearing.

Mouth feel is clean, toward the dry side, yet giving enough backbone for the spice aroma to ride to the back of the mouth and down the esophagus. Carbonation is present but minimal. Slight bite on the front of the tongue with a lingering spice presence on the tongue.

Elysian goes out on a limb again. Certainly not a beer you’d want to drink all the time, but this is a limited release, so you’d be lucky to try it at all, really. This beer would pair well with lamb and soft cheeses. Reading the label I had fantasies of more pear (and perhaps less cumin). Definitely worth trying while it’s available. Would love to see someone do something similar with more emphasis on the pear (perhaps blending a similar beer with a bit of perry to bring out more of the pear?) Extra points to Elysian for having Jim Woodring do labels too! I’d love to have that on a t-shirt (note the pears on the tree’s are gold leaf!)

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.01/5  rDev +16.6%
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.

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of thecheapies
3.9/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

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Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of thudean
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Zach122
3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of bigfnjoe
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Drknight
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of PEIhop
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Agentveba
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.41/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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Photo of JNForsyth
3.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Howlader
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Vivs85
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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Oddland Spiced Pear Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 37 ratings
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