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Kvasir - Dogfish Head Brewery

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514 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 514
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.1%
Wants: 22
Gots: 65 | FT: 4
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:
Beer added by: Jonada on 10-22-2013

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of SHODriver
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: poured into a tulip to a reddish orange with a finger of off white head that fades to a small pool and collar around the edge of the glass
S: smells like grape jelly with a lot of berry notes. very sweet
T: taste is berries with a bit of tartness and honey sweetness. the tartness and the sweetness do battle on the taste buds for dominance. swallow is more berry flavor with a bit more tartness and some herbal notes
M: fairly full in the mouth with slightly prickly carbonation. finish is slightly drying
O: Overall a very solid beer. It has good flavors and definitely isn't your run of the mill fruit beer.

Photo of jdhilt
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a three finger white head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Nice crystal clear amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Light fruity nose and flavor is tart fruit, some sweetness, high ABV is hidden. Take out the hops and it would be close to a wine. Pricey at $14.00 for a 750ml bottle from Tullys Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is crystal clear light reddish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that gradually died down and left a thin head covering the surface and a thick collar around the edge of the glass.
S: moderate aromas of tart berries are present in the nose—which I presume are mostly from the cranberries and lingonberries.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that there are also notes of honey and this contributes slight amount of sweetness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I thought that this beer would be quite tart with the cranberries and lingonberries, but the honey helps to balance things off and even adds a bit of sweetness.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear ruby, one finger white head that tries to leave some lacing.

S-Good deal of cranberries, some honey as well. Some grassy earthy notes as well.

T-A good balance between the cranberries and the honey. But beyond that not much else. Slight grass but very little.

M-Lighter, not much carbonation.

O-Not much besides cranberries and honey. Would have like more subtly or flavors.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Slatetank
4.11/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I picked this up at Wegman's in the cooler, poured chilled in a goblet and wine glass, shared with my wife.

The color is dark red like a sunset with mild hazed appearance with thick off white head with fine bead the settles to a ring with spotty lace that sticks. The smell is very fruity with cranberry evident in the nose with slight herbal aroma and light sweet accent with mild alcohol ester. The feel is full with slight spice and sweet middle and tangy fruity texture with light tinge of astringency and semi warming lingering alcohol with semi dry finish.

The taste is interesting with fruity cranberry providing a juicy slight tangy taste with an herbal flavor and mild sweetness of the honey and birch syrup noticeable on the palate with a sweet/sour complimentary taste. The yeast adds a light hint of dryness with the alcohol as it finishes with some fruit there after the swallow. Overall I really enjoyed this Ancient ale - it is kind of straddling the line between mulled wine and beer with the birch syrup and hone making for a smooth 10% ale - I recommend this for those who like historic beers

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Kvasir from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 514 ratings.