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Thor's Equinox - Odin Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.61%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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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Photo of harrymel
2.03/5  rDev -43.1%
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.

harrymel, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of Bfarr
2.48/5  rDev -30.5%
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.

Bfarr, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of OSCWEAX
2.71/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I was excited to try this beer but the taste fell short. Nice on the nose, nice look, finish was metallic and flat. I'll admit I made the mistake of drinking a glass of IPA prior to the tasting but in my defense I cleansed my palate before popping the top. I wouldn't recommend this beer to a friend.

OSCWEAX, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of DerAtomsmasher
2.96/5  rDev -17.1%
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.

DerAtomsmasher, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of chickenm
3/5  rDev -16%

chickenm, Jun 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16%

RoarwithGilmore, Oct 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

bernat1971, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.06/5  rDev -14.3%
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

JohnGalt1, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of canucklehead
3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I agree with the other reviewers that this is pretty decent but does not make you want to trade any Belgian beers or even Unibroue for it. I loved Odin's Kolsch as not many make it as well in the PNW but I felt that this beer was a little one dimensional and a little too dry to really work for this demanding style. Drinkable but not memorable.

canucklehead, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of jmryan8
3.25/5  rDev -9%

jmryan8, Nov 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

JMBSH, Jan 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

zduerr, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of twelveinches
3.25/5  rDev -9%

twelveinches, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of PJBeav
3.25/5  rDev -9%

PJBeav, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of Big_Beers
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- chestnut brown with ruby shine. Fingerlength head that melts quickly into the beer.

S- sweetness a little roasted nut and alcohol

t- big roasted barley flavor that seems out of style. Beer more resembles a brown nut ale than a belgium dark. I would rank it higher if it was. alcohol aftertaste

Overall: It tricked me. I was expecting fruity belgium goodness and got a very english style brown ale with american abv

Big_Beers, May 30, 2014
Photo of BillHilly
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served at 55 degrees into a Duvel tulip.

A: Light head, nice yeast activity on the etch, not very dark for a beer of this style.

S: dark fruit, boozey

T: medium to dark malts, raisin, slight caramel

M: Decent carbonation, light on the palate, not very viscous for a Belgian Dark.

O: Quite a few other Belgian Darks I would prefer over this...it needs some work.

BillHilly, Feb 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

chossboss, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium red amber with a half finger very light tan head that dissipates slowly into a thin film with light lacing. Aroma of grapes, plums, sweet malt; spicy. Flavor is dark fruit, especially figs, molasses, roasted malt and lighter unidentifiable fruit. Finishes with roasted malt, chocolate and hop bitterness. Flavors are all over the place. An interesting dark ale, but hard to categorize.

LiquidAmber, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of CookstLiquor
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thought this might be something akin to Gulden Draak stylistically. There are some similarities, but plenty of differences, too. Its ruddy brown colour is definitely the same. It's a big, high alcohol beer and there are the requisite dark fruit notes in the nose. Taste-wise it's definitely different, probably due to the use of a different yeast strain. You get a lot of sweet malt notes--molasses, brown sugar, caramel--without anything to balance it out. There are some dark fruit notes on the palate, but the malt predominates.

CookstLiquor, Jun 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

mrunseen, Jan 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

avaldivia, Aug 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Kopfschuss, Dec 23, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

hurshybear, Sep 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

bsuedekum, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of beertunes
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in tulip. Poured a nice reddish brown, a bit hazy/cloudy and had a half-inch of off-white head that had low retention and light lacing.

The aroma was solidly grainy with some nice spicy notes. The flavors were similar, but yeasty spice was more upfront and the grain slid into the background.

The body was full, smooth and well-rounded. Drinkability was pretty good, the beer went down smooth and easy and I could see having a couple (or more) of these at a sitting. Overall, a pretty nice brew that's worth your time if you see it in the Puget sound region.

beertunes, Jan 10, 2012
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Thor's Equinox from Odin Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.