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Odin's Gift | Odin Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good
38 Reviews
Odin's GiftOdin's Gift
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odin Brewing Company
Washington, United States
odinbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by beertunes on 12-23-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
114
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
23.08%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 38 | Ratings: 114
Photo of loren01
2.92/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a dark red color, not much head or lacing down the glass
S: Smells very sweet and malty with nice earthy/piney hop scent
T: Much the same at the smell, very earthy and piney throughout. With some bready and slight fruity flavors up front
M: Medium bodied beer, carbonation seems pretty good
O: This is a different beer, not horrible but not really my favorite beer. I had trouble drinking it actually, really weird tasting.

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Photo of Docer
4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: (4.0)
- Nice rich dark copper color. Amber or red ale style characteristics. Ever so slightly cloudy. Nice bright off-white foamy head settled to a spotty chunky foam.. lace about the glass. Good looking beer.

Smell: (3.5)
- Very bready and roasty caramel malt. Sweet biscuit and grain. Husky. Light fruit, esters, yeasty character. Not so much in the hops department.. maybe an earthy touch.

Taste: (4.5)
- Wonderful grain, perfect sweetness, light juniper touch, esters, earthy grassy touch. Biscuit and bread, roasty caramel. Very well balanced and tasty. Taste outperforms the smell.

Mouth Feel: (4.5)
- This beer has almost the perfect feel to it. Perfect carbonation, light to medium body, and just the right cloying chewiness and drying qualities.

Overall: (4.0)
- A very solid, balanced, and well brewed beer. Not overly fruity by any means, and the great taste caught me a bit off guard. Very good beer and well worth the purchase.

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Photo of ccrida
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber with a tan head leaving scattered lace, some decent hunks of foam.

Smell is sweet, caramel malt, a hint of pine. Softer then I expected, nice though.

Taste is similar, it's a basic pale ale with well played dose of juniper, enough to provide texture but not overwhelm the palate with spicy pine syrup.

Mouthfeel is very dry, medium bodied.

Drinkability is pretty good. An interesting take on a pale ale, the juniper provides texture, but I have to admit my palate adjusted enough that I started to over-look it.

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Photo of Ghenna
3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice copper pour, white head with decent lacing.

Smells, super nice. Lots of juniper and a nice malt background.

Taste: Not bad when it is cold. The juniper is nice and very present. As it warms, though, the beer becomes pretty harsh. Kinda grody actually. Bleh.

Mf is a little watery.

Pretty happy I didn't choose to share this beer with my homebrew club members. Its nice when cold, but when it dips a little below fridge temp it gets a harshness that makes it really unpleasant.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.29/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to stx00lax for the bottle. Served in a Bell's tulip.

Pour yields a dark amber brew with a half-finger white head that fades pretty quickly but leaves nice spotty lace and has a thin collar. The nice is really quite plan with just a touch of malt and no hint of the juniper. The flavor has a bit of moderately-sweet malt and some bread crust, along with a bit of juniper in the midpalate and corresponding bitterness in the finish. Medium body with above average carbonation. Pretty good. Thanks again.

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Photo of philbertk
3.16/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Odin Brewing Company--Odin's Gift--Ale Brewed With Juniper Berries--2011 22 oz. Bottle. 5.40% ABV. 25 IBU's. (3.5 / 5.0) Thin thin lace line off white light tan quickly dissappating head. Clear rich pretty bright ruby brown color. Toasted black cherry toffee burnt note mild juniper hop front. Mellow sweet roasted toffee dark fruit slightly crusty cloying mild pine malty body. Clean lingering roasted fruit note end. Rich Ruby Ale. Subtle juniper notes. Well made tasty brew but not exceptional. Sampled 4/23/2011. Purchased for $4.29 @ The Ballard Market, Seattle on 4/22/2011.

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Photo of Briken
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear, dark red amber with moderate off-white head and great retention but no real lacing. Earthy malt and juniper aroma. Balanced sweetness of flavors that follow the nose. Lightly sour and the finish is fairly clean with a sweet fruity linger. Silky smooth with light lingering bite.

Relatively strong, intriguing flavor. This is a very enjoyable beer if you like the flavors. It looks quite dark for something that seems like an almost spring flavor although I guess it could be a coming into spring beer. It's very flavorful start to finish. I expected something like this when I bought Rogues Juniper Pale Ale aged in gin barrels; much more enjoyable and cheaper.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this beer on-tap at the Hooverville in Seattle.

Appearance: deep amber brown with a thin finger of creamy ivory head. I like it.

Smell: good but very light. Sweet malt with little hop aroma. This is a bit light for me; even after letting the beer warm up a bit the aroma still didn't really kick up the volume.

Taste: rich malt flavor; biscuity and drier than the aroma. There is also a subtle but pleasant roast character. Hops are light; earthy if anything. Pretty good.

Mouthfeel: medium body, pretty good texture, too. Carbonation is above average, so we're getting close to creamy here.

Drinkability: while the taste and feel are solid, the overall package doesn't particularly float my boat. Still, an OK beer.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured a deep ruby color with good carbonation and a nice white head

S: Some bread, spice, caramel, light booze

T: Bread, some caramel, nice cirspness with some floral notes from the hop bill and some junipers but very light on the juniper

M: Light/Medium body with a nice crispness and feel on the palate

D: Pretty refreshing and easy to drink

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Photo of blackc5
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap in a pint glass. Probably drank this out of order, given its profile, but here goes:

A - Definitely a deep ruby in color with moderate lacing (was served with no head).

S - Mild scents overall, mostly bready malts with a bit of sweetness, and just a subdued hop presence.

T - Fairly standard for the style, this is a mild ale that doesn't really strive to break barriers. The flavors were more balanced than the aroma - bready malt, a bit of nuttiness, and a bit of floral hops.

M - A bit thin for my preference, light to medium bodied. Clean finish with just a slightly bitter aftertaste.

D - Fairly refreshing, Im impressed with both of this breweries early offerings. I look forward to seeing what else they have up their sleeve - perhaps something a bit more bold in flavor...

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Photo of youradhere
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this first pour at FX McRorys while waiting for my train. Pours red garnet with lacing instead of head- could just be the first pour. Clear and appealing, this red brew looks refreshing as it tastes. Not much in the smell department, some slight maltiness with a bit of sour- again this is my firsttime here so I don't know how often they clean the taps- but the sour aroma reminds me of the brown ale I had last weekend. The taste is that of pale malt, slight hop bitterness and some light yeast character. The bartender said there was juniper berries in this, I cannot detect those but there is almost a menthol quality I can detect on the backside of the palate and in the lingering after taste. Medium to light mouthfeel and body make this a drinker, if I didn't have to leave soon I would be happy sipping on this all night.

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Photo of RedDiamond
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Odin calls this a "ruby ale." I'm not one to argue with Norse gods, so I'll just say that this one is red as a traffic light. It is clear and polished, shows gripping lace, and has an odd, specialty malt taste profile that's nutty and oaken. The smell similarly amplifies this but is also vaguely fruity. An intriguing and original ale reminiscent of Rogue's Mogul Madness.

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Photo of beertunes
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a striking deep ruby color. The poured very clean and clear with just under an inch of khaki colored head that had average retention and left little squiggles of lacing.

A deep malty aroma greets the nose with a slight hint of spicyness on the back. The flavor wasn't as malty as the aroma had led me to expect. There was certainly a solid malt foundation, but had a good balance with a solid hop tanginess on the finish.

The body was medium in general and average for the style. Drinkability was very nice. Overall, a good solid first beer from Seattle's newest brewery. Worth trying if you see it.

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Odin's Gift from Odin Brewing Company
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