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Odin's Gift - Odin Brewing Company

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82
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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beertunes on 12-23-2009)
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Ratings: 70 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by RedDiamond:
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RedDiamond

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev +7.7%

Odin calls this a "ruby ale." I'm not one to argue with Norse gods, so I'll just say that this one is red as a traffic light. It is clear and polished, shows gripping lace, and has an odd, specialty malt taste profile that's nutty and oaken. The smell similarly amplifies this but is also vaguely fruity. An intriguing and original ale reminiscent of Rogue's Mogul Madness.

12-27-2009 01:41:52 | More by RedDiamond
More User Reviews:
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chossboss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-05-2014 04:04:52 | More by chossboss
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.58/5  rDev -1.1%

A: Pours a deep brown/ruby color with a small off-white head on top, about a finger in height. Decent head retention leaving a thin cap on top. Sporadic lacing.

S: On the maltier side with some deep caramel aromas, some bready malt, and a little bit of juniper, but rather faint. Not much in terms of hop presence on the aroma.

T: Again, on the malty side for a red ale with a heavy caramel and bready flavor with hints of cocoa and a little bit of juniper.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation, easy drinking.

O: A decent red ale, was hoping for a bit more from the juniper which I feel makes this beer a bit unique in a style that is wide ranging in terms of its interpretation.

11-11-2012 23:47:29 | More by mdaschaf
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.54/5  rDev -2.2%

Pours a finger and half of head on a deep red-brown colored body.
The aroma is grassy, juniper berries and dry hay.
The taste is balanced with some mild lemon and juniper bitterness coming through.
The texture is dry, crisp with moderate carbonation.
A good ale and the juniper adds a nice dry bitterness effect.

01-13-2014 03:19:59 | More by Fatehunter
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jmccraney

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

03-24-2013 01:27:06 | More by jmccraney
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Kevlee722

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

06-07-2014 07:02:24 | More by Kevlee722
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-21-2014 20:46:42 | More by Hendrick24
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Docer

Washington

4.18/5  rDev +15.5%

Appearance: (4.0)
- Nice rich dark copper color. Amber or red ale style characteristics. Ever so slightly cloudy. Nice bright off-white foamy head settled to a spotty chunky foam.. lace about the glass. Good looking beer.

Smell: (3.5)
- Very bready and roasty caramel malt. Sweet biscuit and grain. Husky. Light fruit, esters, yeasty character. Not so much in the hops department.. maybe an earthy touch.

Taste: (4.5)
- Wonderful grain, perfect sweetness, light juniper touch, esters, earthy grassy touch. Biscuit and bread, roasty caramel. Very well balanced and tasty. Taste outperforms the smell.

Mouth Feel: (4.5)
- This beer has almost the perfect feel to it. Perfect carbonation, light to medium body, and just the right cloying chewiness and drying qualities.

Overall: (4.0)
- A very solid, balanced, and well brewed beer. Not overly fruity by any means, and the great taste caught me a bit off guard. Very good beer and well worth the purchase.

11-26-2011 01:35:29 | More by Docer
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MAUEX_MFA

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

10-16-2013 02:35:26 | More by MAUEX_MFA
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n2185

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

03-12-2014 04:46:07 | More by n2185
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hannaho

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.5%

02-27-2012 16:44:31 | More by hannaho
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-14-2014 19:06:09 | More by foxyaardvark27
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Chris_Mac

New Hampshire

3.68/5  rDev +1.7%

Poured in pint glass after long walk with 5 month puppy. Dark copper appearance but good clarity. Minimal head, light lacing. Earthy smell, no overpowering malt or hops. Light refreshing taste, bitterness that hangs out, not quite sour berry taste. Mouthfeel thin, but in a good way. Very good beer, one of my new favorite amber ales.

12-07-2013 03:52:52 | More by Chris_Mac
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Eighty

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-24-2013 22:33:10 | More by Eighty
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CookstLiquor

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Pours a really lovely ruby-brown colour. Expecting a gin-worthy explosion of juniper on the nose, what you really get is an earthy, herbal whiff and some nutty notes as well. The palate is similar. There are a lot of earthy notes from the hops and juniper. Also some nice nutty, roasty malt notes. Drinks kind of like an amber, kind of like a brown ale. Definitely a unique beer.

06-08-2012 02:48:43 | More by CookstLiquor
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Fitzpat4

California

4/5  rDev +10.5%

07-16-2014 21:48:00 | More by Fitzpat4
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-23-2013 12:42:08 | More by warpedrevolution
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DKRowden

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

04-08-2014 23:54:27 | More by DKRowden
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +3%

A: Clear and transparent rudy brown brew with just a finger of off white head. Slight lacing around the rim.

S: Initial strong smells of malty barley together with yeasty bread followed by a slight scents of gin.

T: Herby tonic taste upfront together with deeply cooked, almost burnt, caramel.

M: Thin to medium bodied and average carbonation.

O: The herb and gin flavour is unique and while good on its own, it would serve as a good base for a cocktail.

12-20-2012 02:44:38 | More by FondueVoodoo
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Justin-m


3.76/5  rDev +3.9%

08-17-2014 15:36:15 | More by Justin-m
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Ghenna

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Nice copper pour, white head with decent lacing.

Smells, super nice. Lots of juniper and a nice malt background.

Taste: Not bad when it is cold. The juniper is nice and very present. As it warms, though, the beer becomes pretty harsh. Kinda grody actually. Bleh.

Mf is a little watery.

Pretty happy I didn't choose to share this beer with my homebrew club members. Its nice when cold, but when it dips a little below fridge temp it gets a harshness that makes it really unpleasant.

10-03-2011 00:25:28 | More by Ghenna
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Braz

Washington

4.05/5  rDev +11.9%

Beer is a dark rich red hue, and very clear. One finger of off white head recedes to light lacing. Looks fairly inviting. Smells of roasted malts and has an almost smoked aroma. Slight perfumy notes. Very malty taste with slight sweetness. Don't get alot of juniper berries but they do make an appearance in the finish. Bitter and roasty aftertaste for most part. Creamy medium body that is quite enjoyable. Very fulfilling amber. I wish the juniper berries would have come to the dance a little more but I still enjoyed this none the less.

12-23-2012 08:29:41 | More by Braz
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abrodsky

Connecticut

3.2/5  rDev -11.6%

08-14-2014 22:38:56 | More by abrodsky
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -8%

Thanks to stx00lax for the bottle. Served in a Bell's tulip.

Pour yields a dark amber brew with a half-finger white head that fades pretty quickly but leaves nice spotty lace and has a thin collar. The nice is really quite plan with just a touch of malt and no hint of the juniper. The flavor has a bit of moderately-sweet malt and some bread crust, along with a bit of juniper in the midpalate and corresponding bitterness in the finish. Medium body with above average carbonation. Pretty good. Thanks again.

05-02-2011 23:49:48 | More by Thorpe429
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-21-2012 00:06:44 | More by bluckbeyes
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Odin's Gift from Odin Brewing Company
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