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Odin's Gift - Odin Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
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82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.88%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Odin Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: beertunes on 12-23-2009

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 82 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of biboergosum
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle - what, why just a simple amber ale from Odin, aka Wednesday, aka a motherfucking god who would likely proffer a more headier 'gift'? Oh, the juniper berries, got it.

This beer pours a clear, dark bronzed amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and certainly bubbly ecru head, which leaves some decent spectral webbed lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of bready, doughy caramel malt, a touch of earthy yeast, tart apple and pear fruity notes, and a pleasantly strange green vegetal character, on top of some generic spicy leafy hops. The taste is toasted and grainy caramel malt, muddled orchard fruit (the juniper berries apparently getting lost amongst their friends), salted biscuits, white pepper, and edgy leafy, weedy, and mildly sprucey hops.

The carbonation is average in its frothy bearing, but duly supportive by the same hand, the body a solid middleweight, and mostly smooth, the hops and guest ingredient not willing to mess too much with things, it would appear. It finishes just off-dry, the biscuity caramel malt presiding, amongst some weirdly persistent table pepper dustiness, and a still indeterminate sassy fruit character.

My only real issue with this offering is one of nomenclature - an 'amber ale brewed with juniper', that turns out much more like a well-wrought ESB. Definitely not a fatal problem in my world, but there's always that unsettling feeling when you get something you want, and you just weren't expecting it.

Photo of Beardo
2.98/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of evergreen_machine
4.23/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shelby415
3.34/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.04/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.6/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of MikeDAdams
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of WAbeerfiend
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 03.23.14.

A: See through dark copper. Off white head. Nice lacing.

S: Caramel, dark fruit/berry. Sweet smelling.

T: Berry dominates. Woodiness, caramel, some bitterness are there too.

M: Creamy smooth.

O: This was a very interesting beer. I wasn't sure if the juniper berries would go well in an amber ale, but they do. The berries came on first, then the caramel, followed by a slight woodiness, and then a touch of bitterness. There was a great balance between the berries and the woodiness too. I enjoyed this one.

A-

Photo of stoutchris
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Not a big fan of this, the juniper doesn't really show up too much, and its fairly bitter without the body to back it up.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.76/5  rDev +3%

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3.2/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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2/5  rDev -45.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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Odin's Gift from Odin Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.