Thor's Equinox - Odin Brewing Company
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3.96/5 rDev +10.9%
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.
11-22-2013 23:00:57 | More by mactrail
3.9/5 rDev +9.2%
First review 8/18/2011 3.15
A: Poured a burgundy color with good carbonation leaving a nice dirty white cap
S: Dark fruits, sweet sugar, light booze
T: Starts off with a dark fruit element; plums, hint of raisins, some caramel perhaps, but the taste quickly fades and it becomes sordove syrupy and boring
M: Medium to big body, sweet, sticky but lacking in complexity and nothing to make it shine
O: Not to bad and worth a drink
2011 vintage sampled today via Red Hot-Tacoma
A: Poured a deep brownish with purple hues, small dirty white cap, some bubbles and minimal lacing
S: Purple/red rapes, candy sugar, figs and plums. Very pleasant.
T: This beer really mellowed out over a year. Dark fruits remain dominant and prominent; grapes, figs, some caramel and plums with residual candy sugar are the highlights. A little booze and spice sting lingers throughout but it also has a smooth creaminess to it. The finish has a light sugary element.
M: Bigger bodied, sweet and sugar, plenty of dark fruits coat the palate
O: I believe this beer needed some time to work itself out. It's pretty good, still a little messy and think it could go for another year or two!
07-20-2012 12:51:39 | More by barleywinefiend
3.68/5 rDev +3.1%
Deep purple-brown when in the glass; light brown and rather thin-looking when being poured. Half a finger of big-bubbled light tan head.
Beautiful aroma. Smoked figs, toast, syrupy alcohol. Love the interplay of smoke and dark fruits.
Less smoky, more malty sweet. Figs, dates, brown sugar, toast, alcohol. Lingering booziness and fairly burly bitterness on the sides of the tongue.
Medium body, light electric tingle of carbonation.
Highly drinkable. Great smoky nose, decent malt complexity. Easily the best of Odin's beers.
07-29-2014 05:02:54 | More by Phelps
British Columbia (Canada)
3.66/5 rDev +2.5%
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.
08-15-2013 03:08:34 | More by JasonLovesBeer
3.55/5 rDev -0.6%
Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip.
Appearance: deep amber-brown hue with a bit of haze to the body. Head pours a thin finger of frothy tan foam. Decent.
Smell: malty aroma with a good dark-fruit component and a fair hit of alcoholic fruitiness. Unfortunately, overall intensity is a bit light. Still, the composition works for me.
Taste: dark fruit, tobacco and phenolic compounds abound. Alcohol bite is also present. Stylistically not too bad, but kind of messy.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a good creaminess. I like it.
Overall: this beer seems a little bit messy and unfinished, but I like a lot of the flavor and aroma compounds in it. A bit more care in crafting might do this beer wonders.
05-22-2012 16:31:29 | More by flagmantho
Thor's Equinox from Odin Brewing Company
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