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 bluejacket74:
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3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, bottled on 10/11/2013. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours a reddish/amber color with about an inch and a half off-white head. Head retention is good, and there's a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like sweet and tart berries (cranberries, other red berries), honey, sweet syrup, and some peppery herbalness. It tastes like cranberries, sweet and tart red berries, white grapes, honey, bready/grainy malt and some woody herbs. There's some nice sweet, tart and herbal flavors that mesh well together in this brew. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit syrupy and creamy with moderate carbonation. The 10% ABV is pretty well hidden. I think it's a good, interesting brew. I'd pick this up again in the future, it's definitely worth trying if you've never had it before. $11.99 a bottle.

More User Reviews:
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of AustinPowell
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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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.