Kvasir - Dogfish Head Brewery
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3.88/5 rDev +5.1%
Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a medium bronze amber with a two finger light tan head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of cranberry, mixed berries, light bready malt, lightly spicy and tart. Flavor is earthy; bark and light toasted malt to start, developing cranberry flavor and tartness with grape and berry elements and finishing with tart cranberry juice and earthy bitterness. Medium bodied with peppery carbonation. Another very interesting reconstructed beer that really does taste as if it were the result of an ancient brewer experimenting with flavors from the nearby environment. The profile of the base beer is reminiscent of a light Berliner Weisse, fruity and tart, but the rustic herbs have an interesting woodiness of putting your tongue on an unfinished pine board; woody without a resiny element. Likely due to a mint family herb like sage. Tart and refreshing with an odd herbal taste that I enjoyed despite its unfamiliarity. We don't know what these early brews tasted like, but a lot of the Dogfish Head attempts sure are convincing that they could have been brewed at the dawn of time.
11-21-2013 04:23:04 | More by LiquidAmber
4.2/5 rDev +13.8%
this beer has a good amber color with thin lacing. the smell is sour with a touch of sweetness. the taste is sour, but not off-putting. you can really taste the cranberry- which adds a nice bitterness. and the sweetness of the honey paired with the sour goes good together. this isn't my favorite dogfish head, but its a good one- if you see it try it.
11-14-2013 23:44:00 | More by mattkoon
3.44/5 rDev -6.8%
A: I was hoping to see a fair amount of red in the body, but it was pretty much just a typical orange-brown. There was quite a bit more head than I expected, of a beige color, though only a bit of lacing of which to speak.
S: Predominant flavor is sweetness and a bit of tartness from red fruit, namely, dem cranberries. Honey and alcohol are also apparent, and there is a hint of something a little smoky, or perhaps sage-like.
T: Starts off with slightly sweet and muted red fruit flavors - perhaps the lingonberries? The taste becomes much more intense mid-palate, with that odd smokiness interplaying with tartness from the cranberries, and a bit of sweetness as well. The end is more of the same, with a medium-length aftertaste involving a bit of sage.
M: I don't really know what mouthfeel would best suit this beer. As is, it's a bit on the heavier side, with medium carbonation.
O: Better than some of their other ancient ales, but still nothing to write home about. Midas Touch and Sahti, if that's technically one of their ancient ales, are still far and away the best they've made in this category.
11-13-2013 19:19:09 | More by WorldWideStout
3.55/5 rDev -3.8%
DFH signature glass
A: Like almost all DFH beers, crystal clear. Pinkish hued orange color. Off white frothy head of about a finger. Leaving some good lacing. Good carbonation coming from bottom.
S: Smell that tart cranberry juice note. Think you get some of the birch syrup. Sweetness. Cereal grains like other DFH big bottle beers.
T: Ah....just ok. Weird beer. Thought from nose there would be more cranberry tartness. Very mild. Cereal grains. That DFH yeast that they always use. Sweetness coming in towards the back end of sip. Some booze actually at back of throat. Lingering berry.
M: Medium bodied.
11-12-2013 15:50:54 | More by inlimbo77
Kvasir from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.