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Kvasir - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

306 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 306
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 9
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  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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MikeB20

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P: 750ml bottle into a DFH signature glass.

A: Ruby brown with a huge creamy light tan head. Tons of lacing that remains throughout the glass.

S: Sugary berries, honey and some bready malt. An ever-so-faint licorice like aroma creeps in but it's an aroma that is tough to place, I'm guessing it's the birch syrup. The honey aroma becomes much more discernible as the beer warms in the glass, as does the alcohol.

T: Interesting comes to mind after taking the first sip. As with quite a few of the "Ancient Ales" from Dogfish, it doesn't really taste like beer. It's quite sweet with a pronounced tart fruit flavor from the cranberries and cranberry juice. The bitterness is very earthy but once again, it's not something I can place specifically. It seems odd to say but this beer has an "old" flavor to it, not as in bad or stale but you know it's not a modern recipe.

M: Moderate body with moderately high carbonation, syrupy. Lots of small tingly bubbles.

O: I find the Ancient Ale's from DFH to be a lot of fun, for better or worse. Never knowing what to expect from any standpoint is my main attraction to these beers. I'd say Kvasir is a hit in comparison to several of the others but perhaps not one of the top tier brews from the series. I really think any of these beers are worth a try and Kvasir is one that I could see myself buying again, like Theobroma, Sah'tea or Birra Etrusca. Worth a go for sure.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 19:47:52 | More by MikeB20
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A: Somewhere between red and brown and gray; not attractive. Weak head. Bright bottle art is appreciated though.

S: Not a ton. Some cranberry and other tart fruit- I guess that's lingonberry? Some sweetness. Mostly I get something like a molding cleaning rag. I'll give it the benefit of the doubt and say my glass is somehow dirty, even after just coming out of the washer.

T: Wow, the lingonberry really comes through here! For real, cranberry and a hint of cherry, leafy herbs definitely present as well. The honey is restrained, just enough to give a bit of sweetness. I overall like this, but the flavors muddle together and form strange, pleasing, frustratingly indistinguishable notes. Alcohol is well, well hidden. Finish is a chameleon, just like the rest of it, and stays a polite amount of time.

M: Mouth-drying, a little filmy, but light enough to be pretty drinkable.

O: Good, no doubts there. Gimmicky? Yes. A breakthrough beer experiment? No. Repeatable? Yes, for a pretty conservative price. Should you try it? Sure.

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Coppery pink color with wispy ring retention. Smells like cranberry and bread crust with a metallic copper element. Cranberry juice dominates the flavor profile with a little wheat bread and pollen must. I don't get much honey or birch syrup (never having had birch syrup I don't know that I would be able to identify it if it was obvious) but having brewed with cranberries before I'm assuming it's balance out the acidic tartness of the cranberry/lingonberry which is mild. Lingonberry is pretty much viking cranberry right?

I don't care for this beer in the sense of it being tasty and pleasing to drink. I love this beer in the sense that DFH allows me to take a journey back to fermented beverage history. Thanks for brewing.

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Kvasir from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.