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Kvasir - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

484 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 484
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 18
Gots: 52 | 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 microbrewlover:
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3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew pours a clear copper color with a small fluffy white head remnants of which remain on the brew until the end. There is moderate lacing and heavy carbonation.

The smell is heavy with berries wet hay. Some sweet malt and light spice is present but the berries dominate.

This brew is tart and sweet. Lots of dominate berry flavor. The berries dominate from beginning to end. There is a sweet malt backbone with just enough hops to keep the whole thing from being too sweet.

The feel is thin but the tartness and carbonation make the mouth pucker. There is a slight dryness to the brew but no aftertaste.

Overall this is a well balanced fruit beer. Not too sweet like most fruit beers. This strikes the right balance and I could see myself having a couple of these on a hot summer day. The fact that it is based on an ancient Scandinavian brew is a plus for me since I am a history buff.

More User Reviews:
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Jason
3.86/5  rDev +4%
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 +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.87/5  rDev +4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
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 +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
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 +7.8%

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3.6/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Kvasir from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 484 ratings.