Odin's Gift | Odin Brewing Company

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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:
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Added by beertunes on 12-23-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,990
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
123
pDev:
13.22%
Bros Score:
3.86
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
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Photo of Harimad_Sol
4.14/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium to dark bronze amber with a half finger light khaki head that dissipates to a film, leaving light lacing. Rich aroma of bready and pale malt, light caramel, a light piney element that I can't place as juniper, but it must be. Flavor is light biscuit and bready malt, mildly nutty, with light juniper that becomes more dominant in the finish. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The profile of this is closer to a light old ale or brown ale, but more subdued. The malt is well flavored and I wanted more intensity in the interesint malt background. The juniper redeems this, it is somewhat mild and unexciting otherwise. Juniper is added with a deft hand and even with the light malt flavors, the juniper is at the right level. I'd kind of like to see a larger version of this some day.

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Photo of mbmiche
3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MickeyHops
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Asics
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #86 (Mar 2014):

Malty, Earthy, Balanced

Odin Brewing takes this benchmark-level Amber Ale and gives it a healthy dose of juniper berries. Balance and drinkability are two of the top traits here. The melding of the toasted malt, faint caramel and earthy juniper is very pleasing to our palates. Subtle extremeness.

STYLE: American Amber Ale | ABV: 5.4% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

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Photo of garymuchow
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks beertunes!
Very attractive . Dense tan head covers a brown/red/amber and very clear body.
Largely malt aroma with a slight sweetness and toastiness. Not much for hops at first but as the beer opens up it takes on some nice hop of more older style hops.
Nice mix of hop, malt and juniper flavors all blended into a nice mix. The juniper shows towards the end and lends to the drying and a rather smooth bitterness. Soft malt that resembles the aroma malt. Soft hop flavors with a bit of spiciness (could be the juniper and malt too) herb and grass too. A bit of crispness to the malt, kinda' nice. Complexity grows throughout the drink, in time a little sweetness shows.
Moderately light body for daily drinking ale.

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Photo of Eric_Standard
3.82/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moose90
2.43/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Served From 12oz can with no dating

A — Pours a dark amber color, very brown and rich looking, there is a light brown colored head that forms, minimalist lacing left behind with each sip.

S — Smells of sweaty malts and odd spice notes, kind of a weird mixture here.

T — Much like the nose, this is a major malt bomb, not much else. Would love some piney hop balance, or for the juniper to show itself, it is just an unfortunate mess of malts.

M — Medium bodied, long finish, rich.

O — Misses the mark, really malt forward and no depth of flavor.

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Photo of BeerNW
3.21/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ramblinman
3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice creamy head very malty decent flavor though pretty weak and where is the juniper?

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Photo of elglueckert
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Svingjo
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leaddog
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a reddish brown with two fingers of frothy tan head.

Smell - caramel malts, leafy and earthy hops, juniper berries, hint of orange,

Taste - Caramel malts upfront followed by the leafy and earthy hops. The juniper berry is restrained in the flavour and the hint of orange rounds out the brew.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes dry with a pleasant lingering malt sweetness alongside the hop bitterness.

Overall - An American amber with a good malt backbone and a supporting hop profile. I was hoping for more of the juniper berry flavour to shine through which would make this a stand out. Nonetheless, a decent offering.

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Photo of OlyBob
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Donkster46
1.51/5  rDev -58.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

This one was awful. I threw up after drinking a few ounces.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle - what, why just a simple amber ale from Odin, aka Wednesday, aka a motherfucking god who would likely proffer a more headier 'gift'? Oh, the juniper berries, got it.

This beer pours a clear, dark bronzed amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and certainly bubbly ecru head, which leaves some decent spectral webbed lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of bready, doughy caramel malt, a touch of earthy yeast, tart apple and pear fruity notes, and a pleasantly strange green vegetal character, on top of some generic spicy leafy hops. The taste is toasted and grainy caramel malt, muddled orchard fruit (the juniper berries apparently getting lost amongst their friends), salted biscuits, white pepper, and edgy leafy, weedy, and mildly sprucey hops.

The carbonation is average in its frothy bearing, but duly supportive by the same hand, the body a solid middleweight, and mostly smooth, the hops and guest ingredient not willing to mess too much with things, it would appear. It finishes just off-dry, the biscuity caramel malt presiding, amongst some weirdly persistent table pepper dustiness, and a still indeterminate sassy fruit character.

My only real issue with this offering is one of nomenclature - an 'amber ale brewed with juniper', that turns out much more like a well-wrought ESB. Definitely not a fatal problem in my world, but there's always that unsettling feeling when you get something you want, and you just weren't expecting it.

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Photo of Beardo
2.98/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of evergreen_machine
4.23/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shelby415
3.34/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of YeastEnthusiast
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Tok
4.04/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of bschinelli
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Odin's Gift from Odin Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 123 ratings
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