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Thor's Equinox - Odin Brewing Company

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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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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harrymel

Washington

2.03/5  rDev -43.1%

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.

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

Washington

2.48/5  rDev -30.5%

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.

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

Washington

2.71/5  rDev -24.1%

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.

08-08-2014 00:18:13 | More by OSCWEAX
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DerAtomsmasher

Washington

2.96/5  rDev -17.1%

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.

03-11-2013 01:19:25 | More by DerAtomsmasher
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16%

06-03-2012 03:20:04 | More by chickenm
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bernat1971

Washington

3/5  rDev -16%

09-15-2013 09:01:44 | More by bernat1971
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.06/5  rDev -14.3%

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

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

British Columbia (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -9.5%

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.

12-31-2012 02:08:33 | More by canucklehead
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JMBSH

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -9%

01-01-2014 22:36:46 | More by JMBSH
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zduerr

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -9%

12-28-2012 20:55:20 | More by zduerr
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twelveinches

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -9%

11-15-2012 06:38:03 | More by twelveinches
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PJBeav

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -9%

07-16-2014 20:03:16 | More by PJBeav
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Big_Beers

Idaho

3.45/5  rDev -3.4%

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

05-30-2014 01:26:25 | More by Big_Beers
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BillHilly

Washington

3.45/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

02-11-2012 03:20:09 | More by BillHilly
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chossboss

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-06-2014 06:46:54 | More by chossboss
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2%

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.

12-28-2012 04:04:37 | More by LiquidAmber
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CookstLiquor

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2%

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.

06-08-2012 02:59:38 | More by CookstLiquor
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mrunseen

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2%

01-08-2012 22:44:42 | More by mrunseen
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avaldivia

California

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-16-2012 16:55:03 | More by avaldivia
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -2%

12-23-2011 12:10:11 | More by Kopfschuss
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -2%

09-28-2013 02:07:01 | More by bsuedekum
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beertunes

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2%

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.

01-10-2012 00:14:45 | More by beertunes
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rab53

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-16-2013 04:57:15 | More by rab53
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Tilley4

Tennessee

3.53/5  rDev -1.1%

I receive this as an extra from screamforme. Thanks Mark!

Big aromas of raisins and plums and maybe some grapes... a little chocolate as well... sort of all over the place but its still smelling fairly nice here... a little Belgian yeast going on too...

Very sweet and fruity with a nice chocolate tinge to it
I am surprised at the fruitiness of this. I was expecting more of a chocolate flavor to be present right up front. I am definitely getting the Belgian yeast aspect but the fruitiness catches me off guard.

This was a fairly decent beer. I thought it might be more dark and rich then what it was But it was still a fairly good drink

08-30-2012 17:29:47 | More by Tilley4
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deadxmastrees

Washington

3.54/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

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