Kvasir - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

490 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 490
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.1%
Wants: 19
Gots: 54 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jonada on 10-22-2013)
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Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
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3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle - $10.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, amber-esque body, maybe with a perceived hint of pink/red from the incorporated berries and a thin, whitish head.

Smell: Sweetish, fruity berry notes (cranberry, cherry), hinting of succulent honey, light birch, and herbs with reasonable spritz of alcohol.

Taste: Tartish, juicy berries stirred up with a more sweetish birch beer (it hits the malts and hints, for a brief moment, of cream soda). Mid-taste is a gnarled composite of dried herbs, restrained tannins, phenols, and alcohol. Drying, with a fair amount of sustained berry tartness on the lingering, crispish finish

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: Neither too sugary, nor is it too tart or boozy. Add in some appreciated suds and it's one of the better cranberry beers and one of the more likable Ancient Ales from DFH.

More User Reviews:
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of DWolf
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Jason
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml brown bottle with no freshness date.

Bright copper hued brew, decent enough lacing to keep a beery appearance. Tart exotic berries, faint honey, spicy alcohol, birch, wild herbs, & some breadiness are all in the nose. Mild crispness, medium body, dry character throughout, fresh herbs, tart berries, estery, mild bitterness, hint of birch, earthy, mineral, faint peppery tone, & alcohol. Dry finish.

Hand it to Dogfish Head to go far out on the craft beer limb with another Ancient Ale and this one I'd love to see more of.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.87/5  rDev +4%

Photo of Janeinma
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber hued with good clarity. A quarter inch head of off white foam covers the majority of the beer. Brussels lacing. Aroma of cranberries and faint lingonberries. The body is surprisingly light but a bit sticky. The flavor is slightly tart cranberries balanced with a bit of sweet honey. You can also sense a light malt base

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into shaker pint; slightly reddish amber color, clear with lots of carbonation and a thick fluffy off-white head that faded after a bit into a ring of bubbles.
Smell is metallic malt, with lots of fragrant berry scents, tart and sweet. Very herbal and fresh.
Taste is tart cranberry, acidic malt with some other sour characteristics, and some herbal vegetal crispness from hops or other additions.
Mouthfeel is low-carbonation (surprising for how it looks, and the head), light-bodied and smooth.
Overall, this is an interesting entry in the ancient ale series. Instead of the super-sweet boozy mead-wine-beer hybrids like Sah'tea, Jaihu and the like, this is a relatively crisp and tart brew that is very interesting.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.6/5  rDev -3.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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Kvasir from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 490 ratings.