Odin's Gift - Odin Brewing Company

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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | 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

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(Beer added by: beertunes on 12-23-2009)
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Photo of WAbeerfiend
4.5/5  rDev +23%

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of Docer
4.18/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Braz
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of youradhere
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this first pour at FX McRorys while waiting for my train. Pours red garnet with lacing instead of head- could just be the first pour. Clear and appealing, this red brew looks refreshing as it tastes. Not much in the smell department, some slight maltiness with a bit of sour- again this is my firsttime here so I don't know how often they clean the taps- but the sour aroma reminds me of the brown ale I had last weekend. The taste is that of pale malt, slight hop bitterness and some light yeast character. The bartender said there was juniper berries in this, I cannot detect those but there is almost a menthol quality I can detect on the backside of the palate and in the lingering after taste. Medium to light mouthfeel and body make this a drinker, if I didn't have to leave soon I would be happy sipping on this all night.

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4.04/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear, dark red amber with moderate off-white head and great retention but no real lacing. Earthy malt and juniper aroma. Balanced sweetness of flavors that follow the nose. Lightly sour and the finish is fairly clean with a sweet fruity linger. Silky smooth with light lingering bite.

Relatively strong, intriguing flavor. This is a very enjoyable beer if you like the flavors. It looks quite dark for something that seems like an almost spring flavor although I guess it could be a coming into spring beer. It's very flavorful start to finish. I expected something like this when I bought Rogues Juniper Pale Ale aged in gin barrels; much more enjoyable and cheaper.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber with a tan head leaving scattered lace, some decent hunks of foam.

Smell is sweet, caramel malt, a hint of pine. Softer then I expected, nice though.

Taste is similar, it's a basic pale ale with well played dose of juniper, enough to provide texture but not overwhelm the palate with spicy pine syrup.

Mouthfeel is very dry, medium bodied.

Drinkability is pretty good. An interesting take on a pale ale, the juniper provides texture, but I have to admit my palate adjusted enough that I started to over-look it.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Odin’s Gift Nordic Amber – On tap at the Brooklyn Oyster house downtown Seattle.

It was served in a standard pint glass; the beer is a dark hazy garnet with a tan head.

It has an aroma of malts, caramel, red apple and a bit of pine.

It is malt forward. It is slightly sweet and a touch roasty. Some ripe apple and a touch of hop bite at the finish. It’s a beer that would be easy to pair with food (and this place has great food)

The mouth is thicker than many reds and it’s a better beer for it. I have a dog named Loki, so how could I pass up a Norse themed beer?

Photo of grittybrews
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a lovely ruby-brown with three fingers of light tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel and hints of pine.

Moderate carbonation and a light, creamy mouthfeel. Light caramel biscuit up front followed by pine and distinct juniper on the finish.

The juniper was well-integrated into this beer and balanced the bready sweetness. Pretty nice overall!

Photo of RedDiamond
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Odin's Gift from Odin Brewing Company
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