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Thor's Equinox - Odin Brewing Company

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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.53%
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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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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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -10%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-30-2012 05:22:44 | More by AxesandAnchors
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twelveinches

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

11-15-2012 06:38:03 | More by twelveinches
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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Tilley4

Tennessee

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
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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!

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2012 12:51:39 | More by barleywinefiend
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Telestic

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

06-09-2012 10:10:50 | More by Telestic
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CookstLiquor

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.4%

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

Washington

3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 16:31:29 | More by flagmantho
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

03-21-2012 01:41:12 | More by hoppymcgee
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hannaho

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

02-27-2012 16:43:42 | More by hannaho
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BillHilly

Washington

3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-23-2011 12:10:11 | More by Kopfschuss
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Thor's Equinox from Odin Brewing Company
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