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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Inspired by the northern brewing tradition of flavoring beer with juniper boughs, we created Odinís Gift, a deep ruby colored ale brewed with a touch of juniper berries. Rich caramel and roasted malt flavors compliment earthy hop aroma to produce a beer that easily pairs with a variety of foods.

philbertk's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2011
Odin Brewing Company--Odinís Gift--Ale Brewed With Juniper Berries--2011 22 oz. Bottle. 5.40% ABV. 25 IBUís. (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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notyoursitsmin (10) - Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Amber in color. Malty in taste with very subtle juniper berry flavor. Great smell to the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3490) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 22, 2015
12 ounce bottle from a 6 pack. The aroma on this is very nice. Sweet, caramel, roasted maltiness with a little fruity acidity. A little nutty, too. Transparent dark amber body with a tan-yellow head present. Starts with a rather toasted and roasted malt character. Light underlying cereal, too. I get a little spice character from the juniper berries, but really not much. Finishes with a more toasted cereal (cheerios) maltiness. This is pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2940) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2015
650ml brown bottle. Label just says "Odinís Gift". Amber and clear. Big whitish head with sticky edges and soft lacing. Nose has caramel malts, nut, wood, juniper. Taste has caramel and some woodiness. A bit nutty and earthy, woody finish. Soft body. Better than expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DuffMan (7996) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle. Reddish amber brown, off white head. Simple profile of caramel with earthy and tea-like undertones. No discernible juniper in here at all. Disappointing considering how the label pumped this up to be "great beer designed with great food in mind"-- Iím not interested in learning what they consider to be great food.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2830) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2015
12oz bottle poured into my wedding 6oz tasting glass. My wife bought this a little while ago in a mix-6 from TJs. I had little desire for the beer. I did not think this brewery would make anything interesting in this style, additionally juniper scares me. It pours with a small but tight head that maintains. Upon the first sniff I was surprised by the beer. First, no strong juniper. Then no strong hops flavor. Finally, a strong malt character. Is it possible, an amber ale that isnít hop-centric or flabby on the malt? Well, it is. Earthy and a bit cocoa. The flavor has an addition of lightly bitter hops and just a light herbal character (juniper?). It offsets the strong malt character. Thick body (for the style)with a bit of tingling carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13537) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
Draft @ Rogue Broadway. Dark amber. Thin head, toasty amber, light woody hops, fruity amber with a strong toasty character.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mcberko (9339) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
On tap at Portland Craft, pours a clear amber with a small beige head. Nose brings out bready malt and light earthiness. Flavour is dry and stale, with earthiness and bready malts. Not good at all. Very weak with off-flavours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WABeerFiend (324) - - JAN 16, 2015
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 wasnít 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5018) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Brown with cream head. Coffee, bitter, heavy roasted malts. Easy palate, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, nice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3207) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
22oz bottle, ruby, dark amber color, with a thick bubbly beige head. Nice toasted, caramel, biscuity, pale malty, light fruity jupiner berry nose with a faint dark bitter chocolate, bran muffin, light coffee, tobacco, tea leaf accent, with a faint english floral leafy, grassy, tobacco hoppy, toffee note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a grainy roasted, chocolate, toasted, biscuity malty, noble earthy english flowery tobacco, tea leaf, grassy, citrus hoppy character, with some spicy fruity juniper berry, mild coffee, burnt toast, toffee, dark bitter chocolate, faint nutty, tea, mint leaf, zesty lemon peel flavours, leading towards a fruity juniper berry, toffee, nutty, toasted, chocolate, roasted maltiness, earthy grassy, leafy, tobacco, citrus hop bitterness finish.

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