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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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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750mL into a snifter, the beer is a rose tinted copper coloring, slightly hazed and bright, with a frothy, filmy, off-white head. Aromas of cranberry and raspberry, but concentrated like they have been boiled for jam, with toasted grains and a kick of booze. Flavors are tart forward, with cranberry in the forefront, a subtle rich sweetness of honey, roast characteristics, woody notes, and a hint of booze. Bold, robust bodied, but it remains thin enough to be drinkable. The aftertaste is roasted and richly tart, with a subtle warmth building. Tangy fruit sweetness lingers into a thin, slick finish.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 02:56:13 | More by GarthDanielson
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jsanford

Georgia

4/5  rDev +7.8%

11-08-2013 02:48:14 | More by jsanford
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

11-08-2013 02:19:06 | More by AngusOg
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TrevorWGrover

Germany

3/5  rDev -19.1%

11-08-2013 01:58:45 | More by TrevorWGrover
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.8%

11-07-2013 13:12:20 | More by outoffocus
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

11-07-2013 03:44:08 | More by KJ2013
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head Ale glass.

Deep bronze red and orange body, quite crystal clear, but too dark to see anything through it. Slow rising column of carbonation in the middle, topped with a large and even made thick and fluffy four to three finger yellow to tan light head very uniform in appearance. Settles slowly with no lacing but with a large thick even puck. Great looker.

Nose seems heavily floral, lightly sweetened. I get this large lavender and lilac like nose off this thing, deeply floral with a little bit of honey sweetness. Very perfume like, and aromatic that carries throughout the air and nose. Quite enjoyable, and definitely unique. Not much else, but definitely herbal bents come later with garden green senses as it warms.

Palate brings nice feel and aromas for this grog. Definitely red berry like fruit but without large tartness, but just a tad, if mostly neutral between tart and sweet. Fruit component comes out like a juicy red apple as it warms as well. Nice played down sweetness, nothing hot or sticky off of this either. Real good juicy like mouthfeel to this if light bodied. Virtually no alcohol heat on this at all, zippo, nada, zilch. Sort of hints at winter warmer like spices, but more gruit and herbal with perfume aromatics on the finish.

Real fun and neat creation, quite memorable and unique. Nice work.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2013 00:41:55 | More by smakawhat
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

11-06-2013 03:17:14 | More by Daniellobo
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3/5  rDev -19.1%

11-05-2013 20:00:53 | More by mendvicdog
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xShoWTeKx

South Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from bottle, color is pinkish orange with about a 2 finger white head that dissipates pretty fast.

S: Strong cranberry and lingonberry smell up front with a light herb and alcohol finish.

T: Cranberry and lingonberry are the primary focus, with a very odd bitter tasting finish I assume it is some of the herbs I a picking up on the nose.

M: Extremely light bodied and very dry finish, pretty high carbonation.

O: I believe this is my least favorite DFH brew I have had yet, it's really watery and just not really all there it seems. It's not terrible but it's not really good either.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 06:33:29 | More by xShoWTeKx
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BSUBronco

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.1%

11-04-2013 02:20:14 | More by BSUBronco
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

11-04-2013 00:31:25 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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DrewLikesBeer

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

11-03-2013 20:49:56 | More by DrewLikesBeer
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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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DrStiffington

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

11-03-2013 13:37:40 | More by DrStiffington
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a nice amber pour with 2 fingers of off-white fluffy head, great head retention / slow dissipation, decent amount of lacing. a sweet fruity aroma rises from the glass.. getting hints of cranberry, strawberry, wheat bread, honey.. and caramel. the flavor is a bready tart fruit mashup.. there are bitter herbal notes that are a bit off-putting, but i suppose it does its job in balancing out the sweetness of all the berries and sugars used in this beer. medium in body with a good amount of carbonation. not a real easy drinker due to the strange flavor profile, but it is actually quite refreshing for being what it is.

i'm not sure if this was meant to be the "new fort" or just another crazy idea from dfh, but if fort was what you were expecting from this, it's not close by a longshot.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 01:40:10 | More by facundoCNB
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ScottStache

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +34.8%

11-02-2013 23:38:49 | More by ScottStache
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

11-02-2013 02:09:56 | More by cjgiant
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

BOTTLED ON 10/11/2013

A: Pours a cranberry red with some orange hues. About a fingers worth of head quickly fizzles away upon pouring

S: A good deal of sweetness up front along with cranberry juice, berries, and herbal notes. Alcohol well hidden

T: Starts off with tart cranberry and a bit of sweetness followed by a general berry note and some herbal qualities. Gets a little sweeter as the birch syrup and honey come into play. Maltiness comes through in the finish and helps to round out the fruit/berries. Again, alcohol extremely well hidden

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The syrup makes this almost heavy

O: A nice little experiment in brewing history yet again from DFH. Extremely drinkable for being 10%, it's almost like straight-up alcoholic herbal cranberry juice (with a few more nuances, obviously). Interesting and worth a try

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2013 04:47:10 | More by BEERMILER12
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canawler

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

10-30-2013 01:42:18 | More by canawler
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber with a large off-white head that settles to a lasting thin cover. Trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of cranberry, birch beer, grainy pale malt and earthy, tea-like spicing.

The taste is of cranberry tartness with some honey-like sweetness and some bitterness in the finish. Bitterness comes more from the spicing than from the hops, which are subtle. The cranberry is noticeable but not too forward. A malty backbone keep the fruitiness and spiciness well-balanced. It has a balanced tart finish.

It has a pretty creamy body with some slickness as it progresses. The alcohol is well-integrated giving some peppery warmth but not in a harsh way.

Unique but quite drinkable for the abv and the odd blend. It is a unique blend of ancient and modern. "Interesting". The scores are a bit higher than I personally liked it, but I think they did a good job with it.

By the way, it has an interesting description and history of it on the DFH website.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 16:04:24 | More by jwc215
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at the Hudson Street Stackhouse (from notes).

A: Amber with a 1 finger head and lacing. Looks like a red wine.

S: Quite sweet. Almost tart. Red wine fruity.

T: Odd flavors here. Fruity. Like a saison. Weird but ok. Different.

M: Frothy, almost slimy.

O: Ok, but different like all of their Ancient Ales.

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2013 03:13:23 | More by gillagorilla
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LibraLady

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

10-28-2013 04:07:29 | More by LibraLady
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.8%

10-28-2013 01:28:51 | More by iL0VEbeer
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

appearance: Copper, almost red. Thick foamy head on the pour that recedes to a respectable off white swath. Thick messy lacing. Handsome brew.
smell: I thought with the honey and birch syrup (whatever that is) would be prominently sweet but not the nose. A little subdued (at least a few min out of the fridge). I'm getting aromatic spice, I suppose coming from the exotic stuff.
taste: Wow, lots more happening here. A hint of sweetness but mostly dry. A nice tartness in the finish with a slightly bitter wrinkle.
overall: More kudos to Sam and team. Very interesting experiment and a solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 22:45:14 | More by cindyjeffsmith
Kvasir from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.