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Odin's Gift - Odin Brewing Company

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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 25
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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Photo of Thorpe429
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.

Thorpe429, May 02, 2011
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%

A: Poured a deep ruby color with good carbonation and a nice white head

S: Some bread, spice, caramel, light booze

T: Bread, some caramel, nice cirspness with some floral notes from the hop bill and some junipers but very light on the juniper

M: Light/Medium body with a nice crispness and feel on the palate

D: Pretty refreshing and easy to drink

barleywinefiend, Jun 26, 2010
Photo of mdaschaf
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.

mdaschaf, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of beertunes
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a striking deep ruby color. The poured very clean and clear with just under an inch of khaki colored head that had average retention and left little squiggles of lacing.

A deep malty aroma greets the nose with a slight hint of spicyness on the back. The flavor wasn't as malty as the aroma had led me to expect. There was certainly a solid malt foundation, but had a good balance with a solid hop tanginess on the finish.

The body was medium in general and average for the style. Drinkability was very nice. Overall, a good solid first beer from Seattle's newest brewery. Worth trying if you see it.

beertunes, Dec 23, 2009
Photo of flagmantho
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%

Had this beer on-tap at the Hooverville in Seattle.

Appearance: deep amber brown with a thin finger of creamy ivory head. I like it.

Smell: good but very light. Sweet malt with little hop aroma. This is a bit light for me; even after letting the beer warm up a bit the aroma still didn't really kick up the volume.

Taste: rich malt flavor; biscuity and drier than the aroma. There is also a subtle but pleasant roast character. Hops are light; earthy if anything. Pretty good.

Mouthfeel: medium body, pretty good texture, too. Carbonation is above average, so we're getting close to creamy here.

Drinkability: while the taste and feel are solid, the overall package doesn't particularly float my boat. Still, an OK beer.

flagmantho, Jul 20, 2010
Photo of ccrida
4/5  rDev +10.5%

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.

ccrida, Oct 20, 2011
Photo of bsuedekum
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

bsuedekum, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of RedDiamond
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.

RedDiamond, Dec 27, 2009
Photo of twelveinches
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

twelveinches, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of Redrover
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%

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?

Redrover, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of bumchilly25
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

bumchilly25, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of Kopfschuss
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Kopfschuss, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
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.

Fatehunter, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of JRod1969
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

JRod1969, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of n2185
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

n2185, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of grittybrews
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%

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!

grittybrews, May 20, 2012
Photo of jaidenjb
3/5  rDev -17.1%

jaidenjb, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of Docer
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.

Docer, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of Dreadnaught33
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Dreadnaught33, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of avaldivia
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

avaldivia, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of Scotchboy
3.39/5  rDev -6.4%

22oz bomber split into pint glasses.

A: Dark, clear and beautiful mahogany with lots of foamy head and some lacing on the glass.

S: Plain amber nose; bready malt base, earthy notes but overall a low hop presence, hints of pine and nuts and Juniper. Big bready/slightly toasted malty nose.

T: A bit more dynamic, hints of nuttiness and dark toasted caramel, even some suggestions of chocolate as it warms. More faint notes of earthy hops and Juniper barriers.

MF: Medium body, clean and malty, low bitterness.

O: Pretty plain amber ale, really. This is my first offering from Odin and honestly I'm not in a hurry to try anything else.

Scotchboy, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

NickThePyro, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

jmccraney, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of JoelClark
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Eighty
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Eighty, Jul 24, 2013
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Odin's Gift from Odin Brewing Company
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