Odin-Trunk | Schlossbrauerei GmbH Fürstlich-Drehna

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Schlossbrauerei GmbH Fürstlich-Drehna

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by wl0307 on 07-16-2006

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Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by MTNboy:
Photo of MTNboy
2.82/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

It has a red brown color with a nice foamy off white head. The aroma is overly sweet and vegetable like. The flavor is very sweet with some earthy tones and is a little bit dirty. There also are some coffee tones. It has a bit of a medium mouthfeel that has a creamy finish.

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Photo of RickyS
2.13/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

This is my first drain pour

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Photo of sfprint
2.51/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Classified as a "mix beer" although the only non Reinheitsgebot ingredient is honey.

A: Very soda like, like a bronze cream soda, soda head, some minor rising carbonation.
S: A familiar smell, but one I don't quite know how to describe. Bitter and planty I guess.
T: Honey is very apparent, certainly sweet, under that the dirty German malt. But it's very sweet, overly sweet. Unusually sweet for a supposed beer.
M: Mild carbonation, just a hair dry.
O: Not my favorite. The sweetness ruins it, but if you can get over that, it's decent.

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Photo of frontalot
3.25/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of steelscarab
3.62/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought this from a store called Nordwelt-Versand in a 500ml bottle. Served chilled in a Tulip beer glass.

Appearance: Pours in a brown color but quickly lightens up into a clear copper hue. Keeps a half inch head for minutes and leaves good lacing.
Smell: The smell is a mix of grain and sugar. It smells like a Pilsner that someone watered down with a lot of mead.
Taste: Very sweet. The sweetness is sharp and hits you first, and is followed by a soft but noticeable hoppy taste. This doesn't taste like a honey brewed beer, but rather a beer with mead in it. I would say it tastes pretty much like mead with about seven percent less alcohol and if it had the consistency of a beer.
M: Decent mouthfeel, but nothing great. It is thin and the sweetness of it makes you not want to hold it in your mouth for very long.
D: Overall, I'd say this is a good session beer. It is smooth and very easy to drink a good amount of. It is almost overwhelmingly sweet though and lacks the subtle style of a proper honey ale, so you had better like mead (like myself) or any other sweet drink to enjoy this beer. For most people, this beer is really only good to try once and keep the cool Odin bottle after.

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Photo of emincems
2.67/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of sludgy
3/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of atis
3.04/5  rDev +13%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I bought it because I liked the label and the name of the beer.

The head was not impressive, disappeared quickly and there was almost no lacing at all. Aroma was sweet and grainy. Actually I thought that it reminded me of honey before reading the label that this was a honey beer. Although the smell is very sweet, it is pleasant.

The taste was a bit shocking, I did not expect this beer to be that sweet. On the postive side, it is possible to feel the presence of honey, unlike in many other similar brews, but on the other hand - that sweetness is way to strong for my taste. I felt I was drinking some sugary lemonade, so I am not sure I would like to try it again.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.22/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bottle served into a mug/stein hybrid glass that can hold 500ml in me friend's gaff in Berlin, Germany. Reviewed from notes taken in June.

A: Four finger head is very thin, lacks cream, and retains badly. Gold-copper colour.

Sm: Slight nut hop scent. It's very difficult to detect individual notes with me broken nose. All apologies, lads.

T: Nut hops, caramel, syrup, light coffee, and amber hops. The complexity is ripped apart by the terrible balance. The caramel comes through too strongly, which is unpleasant. Built below the par for the style.

Mf: Mild smoothness and wetness, with coarseness and dryness on the climax.

Dr: 5.4% ABV is pretty standard, but the flavour doesn't even justify the low cost. Avoid.

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Photo of elusive_atx
2.72/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Eh. Picked one of these up in Berlin on a lazy Sunday. Color is aged-whiskey-like, and it's a beer that would probably fair well on a summer afternoon due to the sweetness that hangs around on the tongue. Doesn't hit much deeper than that. Just lines the mouth like candy.

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Photo of tottel
1.98/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of SVD
2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of rredshift
2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of mareth01
3.15/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - This beer poured very nicely creating a 2 inch white head, the color was a very clear amber with a hint of reddish tint to it. However, it had very pour head retention with even less lacing.

S - It was very sweet like smelling pure honey.

T - Tasted just like it smelled, very overpowering with sugar and honey.

M - Lot of carbonation that is very crisp on the tongue and pallet.

D - This is a an easy, drinkable beer only if you like sweet beverages, however, the taste of honey was just to overpowering for me to buy this beer again.

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Photo of DispyDnb
2.76/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Fettpopps
1.5/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.91/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of stcules
2.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bronze color, clean, one finger of beige head.
In the smell honey, yes, but after all, quite balanced.
At the taste; honey. Honey. Honey. And nothing else. Definitely sweet, with a very strong honey-ness.
Anyway, per se, quite clena. But just honey.
If you like honey, ok. Otherwise, it is really boring, and difficult to drink.

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Photo of wl0307
2.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Purchased at the OnlyFineBeer shop, Chelmsford. Coming in a classic German 500ml brown bottle, with the beer label stating that it's a honig bier actually. BB Apr. 2006, served lightly-chilled in a weizen glass.

A: pours a dark tawny hue with some reddish hints; the off-white beer head builds up with patience to just under 1cm thick cap but sustains for quite a while; constantly gently carbonated.
S: grainy sweetness of malts prevails, suggesting sugar-cane juice, watery honey-drink, and an assertive sweet edge of exactly Chinese white gourd candy!!! The sweetness is at first overpowering, taking a while to soften and let other elements to come forward. Too sweet IMO, although not unpleasant.
T: very intriguing palate of beer AND (not WITH) honey, like the added honey is separate from the beer, with an effervescent stream of malty Märzen flowing on an upper level from the heavier undercurrent of honey-ish sweetness... A pleasant, slightly sharp, flowery hoppy aftertaste provides a vital kickback in the end along with more lingering sweetness from both grainy malts and honey, but falls short of necessary bitterness or dryness from hops. Overall the flavours don't mix seamlessly, and rather unbalanced towards the sweet side--I really wonder if the honey is blended in AFTER the beer is made...??
M&D: quite refreshing with soft fizziness, extremely easy-drinking and in fact dangerously-drinkable given its smoothness vis-a-vis the alc. strength. But the overall palate is too unbalanced to be a good honey beer, as far as my preference is concerned. Maybe it's because most honey beers I've tried are British and Belgian samples, and I have some bias in favour of the "ale" version; but this one really doesn't show the high quality to deserve the "European Beer Star"--"Beer Tasting Award in European Breweries' Competition", as shown on the front of the beer label (I'm sure that's not a wind-up...). All in all, this is not a bad beer, esp. for sweet-toothed beer drinkers I'd imagine. It's just not MY balanced, subtle, and complex honey ale...

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Photo of jenitivecase
2.73/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Picked this up at the local Edeka, once again - not going to lie, this selection was mostly motivated by the presence of "Odin" in the name.

0,5L bottle poured into a glass.

A: Pours a light amber yellow-orange with a frothy, insubstantial-looking head which dissipates rapidly, leaving no lacing whatsoever behing. Beer remains intensely carbonated, sending up champagne-like streams of bubbles.

S: GRAIN. Lots of sweet malty undertones, too, but not particularly honey-y, either, just very, very, sweet smelling. I'm starting to get a little scared of the sugar content of this one.

T: Holy crap, this is sweet. I'm not sure quite what I expected, but this level of sugar was not it. It tastes like someone mixed honey into a Märzen, or like mead watered down with beer. After the initial sweetness, a sharp hoppy aftertaste is present, adding an extra dimension to the flavor. I can't say I'm a very big fan of this... it's too sweet for me, and the separation of the honey taste from the beer taste is very disorienting. It's interesting, I suppose, but not particularly pleasant. The more I drink it, the less put off I am by it, but I'm just not particularly impressed.

M: Very strange, as the honey is almost syrupy, very cloying, but the hops have a light bite to them. The fizziness is nice, but the staying power of the syrupy honey taste is a bit much.

D: The separation of flavors and the residual cloying taste are really ruining the bargain for me. I'll finish this one, but I'm definitely not sad I don't have another. That said, I can't taste the 5.4% alcohol, so that's positive.

With a name like "Odin-Trunk," I expected a bit more from this one; some more complexity and more seamless fusion of the beer and honey tastes would have been greatly appreciated.

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Odin-Trunk from Schlossbrauerei GmbH Fürstlich-Drehna
Beer rating: 2.69 out of 5 with 20 ratings