Odin's Gift | Odin Brewing Company

BA SCORE
83
good
115 Ratings
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
Ratings:
115
Reviews:
38
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.19%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 115 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of Moose90
2.43/5  rDev -33.2%
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 -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ramblinman
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Svingjo
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leaddog
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
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 -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Donkster46
1.51/5  rDev -58.5%
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 +3.8%
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 -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of evergreen_machine
4.23/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shelby415
3.34/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of YeastEnthusiast
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Tok
4.04/5  rDev +11%

Photo of bschinelli
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of MikeDAdams
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of WAbeerfiend
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 03.23.14.

A: See through dark copper. Off white head. Nice lacing.

S: Caramel, dark fruit/berry. Sweet smelling.

T: Berry dominates. Woodiness, caramel, some bitterness are there too.

M: Creamy smooth.

O: This was a very interesting beer. I wasn't sure if the juniper berries would go well in an amber ale, but they do. The berries came on first, then the caramel, followed by a slight woodiness, and then a touch of bitterness. There was a great balance between the berries and the woodiness too. I enjoyed this one.

A-

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Photo of stoutchris
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Not a big fan of this, the juniper doesn't really show up too much, and its fairly bitter without the body to back it up.

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Photo of scameron
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Justin-m
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of abrodsky
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of JoelClark
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Mattyice4
2/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of jimba
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Odin's Gift from Odin Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 115 ratings.
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