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Thor's Equinox - Odin Brewing Company

Thor's EquinoxThor's Equinox

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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.81%


Brewed by:
Odin Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 08-18-2011)
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Ratings: 44 | Reviews: 15 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Bfarr:
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Bfarr

Washington

2.48/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bubbly deep nut brown with thin tan head and poor retention. Yeasty sweet aroma and alcohol. Smoky sweet tobacco with light bread sweetness and a chocolate finish. High carbonation and thin mouthfeel.

Flavors meld quickly and become considerably muddy. Slightly better after warming up a bit but a bit of a burn in the nose. It kills me because I’ve really liked other offerings from Odin but this is mediocre at best.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2012 00:02:11 | More by Bfarr
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Kurmaraja

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-07-2014 03:49:14 | More by Kurmaraja
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VonSubmarine

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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Idaho

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

02-16-2014 08:25:54 | More by fivetime
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JMBSH

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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Braz

Washington

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-08-2013 08:46:11 | More by Braz
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mactrail

California

3.96/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Maybe it's the black label that leads to darker expectations, but it's a brown amber color, slightly hazy. Long aromatic scent of roasted grain and caramel candy. Attractive swirly foam in the tall glass.

Plenty strong though not tasting of alcohol. This is more like a winter ale with plenty of roasted grain and a spicy undertone. Hops are quite understated, though there is a moderate bitter burn. The touch of Belgian yeastiness doesn't bloom into the dry intensity. Barely any sediment. A little hot at the finish just before your tongue goes numb.

Rather pleasant sipping beer. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Wine World and Spirits in north Seattle.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 23:00:57 | More by mactrail
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vande

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-09-2013 01:55:04 | More by vande
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deadxmastrees

Washington

3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

I've recently came to really enjoy this style so I've been trying a lot of Belgian dark ale's lately. The flavor of this one is slightly better than average but I think it's very much lacking in mouth feel. It has a nice roasted malt flavor mixed with burnt coffee and some hoppy bitterness. I wish it had more complexity but it is above average in my opinion. The malts also come through in the aroma which is a lot like a smoked porter. The light crispness of a Belgian ale really comes through in the end. The higher ABV is obvious but this beer is still very drinkable and light for a dark, winter ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 02:03:54 | More by deadxmastrees
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Birdlegs

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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vermilcj

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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bernat1971

Washington

3/5  rDev -16.4%

09-15-2013 09:01:44 | More by bernat1971
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JasonLovesBeer

British Columbia (Canada)

3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

This is my first Odin beer, I had not read any reviews prior to purchasing, drinking, or writing notes on the beer. It was affirming for me to see my thoughts line up pretty well with others, though I'm not as critical of the beer as some.

Nose: Sweet dark fruits - dark cherry and plum. Some alcohol pricking, caramel, light toastiness.

Taste: Big fig presence. Plum and a little bit of red grape. Quite a bit of alcohol warming towards the end - hits like 11% ABV except with an unusually light body. No sign of those Belgian yeasts I was expecting - I don't think they are necessary to be honest, but you kind of expect to find them when the bottle says "Belgian-style". I suppose that's a bit of an assumption on my part, because the dark fruit flavours are 'Belgian style' in their own right.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 03:08:34 | More by JasonLovesBeer
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Sokool

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-05-2013 16:48:57 | More by Sokool
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rab53

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-16-2013 04:57:15 | More by rab53
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socon67

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-25-2013 00:37:31 | More by socon67
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Washington

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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Laklimell

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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jmccraney

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-26-2013 05:55:24 | More by jmccraney
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harrymel

Washington

2.03/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Bottled: unk

Pours dark honey with copper when lit, then there's a fleeting etched surface of light tan foam. Really light and flat looking for the style. Smells initially like the inside of an empty black olives can, then some sweet malt, a little bit of banana - not a particularly enjoyable nose. Flavor is booze, bitter, sweet malts, some banana, really boozey and chemical. Thin and lowly carbed for the style. This is not really firing on many/any cylinder for the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 04:52:55 | More by harrymel
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Kastler

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

04-04-2013 20:05:12 | More by Kastler
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RichH55

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-26-2013 17:12:18 | More by RichH55
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.06/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Purchased at the COOP last night.. Poured into my goblet tonight.. deeep amber/walnut brew.. nice clarity and a decent dark tan head that doesn't really leave any lacing or retention.

Nose is mainly dark malts and coffee.. not getting much in the way of a BSDA... I guess some minor clovey notes .. but NOTHING honestly Belgian.

Dark malt and a bit of tobacco.. cocoa.. soy.. Nothing... NOTHING Belgian.. Lighter body for a bigger ABV brew.. but nothing comes out in the supposed yeasty elements...

I could see this as a Belgian Stout IF a Belgian yeast was allowed to do it's damage.. but this is a pretty poor attempt at anything with a "Belgian" tag.

Funny.. The body/carbonation are about right for a BSDA.. but otherwise this is a big ole watery over carbonated porter...

Christ... I feel bad for this review... Honestly.

3.75/3/3/3.25/3

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 07:06:33 | More by JohnGalt1
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DerAtomsmasher

Washington

2.96/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not a whole lotta head, as is the style. Pours a dark, caramelly auburn.

Smells very malty - like cookies, or a frosted cereal.

Strikes a balance between toasty malts and sweet malts.

Mouthfeel's a tad cloying.

This was my 'second-chance' brew from Odin, as I didn't care for Odin's Gift very much. Equinox, like Odin's Gift, has a sort of burnt-popcorn flavor that put me off trying their other brews for, what, 4 years now. Disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 01:19:25 | More by DerAtomsmasher
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Thor's Equinox from Odin Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.