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Kvasir - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

368 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 368
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 10
Gots: 32 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Kvass |  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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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

billab914, Dec 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Adkins1203, Dec 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

ryser2k, Dec 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

twenty5, Dec 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

weeare138, Dec 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

TwoForty, Dec 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

goblue3509, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of Zach122
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Zach122, Nov 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

KAP1356, Nov 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

JohneHoodlum, Nov 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

bigfnjoe, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of Zorro
3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Another one of these DFH weird beers, part beer, part archeology experiment.

Clear amber ale with a small tan colored head. There is a distinct redness to this beer probably from the berries used.

Smells mildly sweet and of berries and spice. Faint cranberry and the scent of spruce. Slightly earthy and musty scent something like a bog. Slight citrus aroma, wondering if they used spruce boughs in this somewhere.

Starts out slightly sweet and sour with one hell of a sharp aftertaste. Sharp as in you taste it and then it is gone. Slight sour aftertaste. Slight sensation of alcohol warmth in the stomach but you can't taste it. This leaves behind the distinct question of just what the heck am I drinking? with every taste. Very mild flavors, this reminds me of a a very dry mead a bit.

Mouthfeel is light.

Overall this is interesting, but not what I would call beer.

Zorro, Nov 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

thegerm87, Nov 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

pathman, Nov 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

DarkLordPsycho, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of adamette
3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Live review. Poured from the 1 pint, 9.4 fl. oz bottle that I bought at Save-On Tobacco & Beverage in Mentor, Ohio for $11.99 a few weeks ago. “Bottled on 10/11/2013 0858” stamped on the neck of the bottle.

A Huge 4 inch light brown head that lingers for 3 to 4 minutes over a nice translucent copper body. Really, it looks like a translucent shiny new penny! I like the generous a long lasting head 4.0

S Hmm…berries, spices, maybe some grains and some malt sweetness but no hops bitterness detected by my nose. Certainly interesting and as I repeat some sniffs I am reminded of how dynamic DFH can be. What a great brewery to demonstrate so many different styles and attempt so many interesting beers! 4.0

T Ok…my first impression is actually a surprise to me. The taste is very brief! It disappears within a second or two. I had to repeat sips to make note of some brief sweet, tart berries along with some spices. There is just a thin syrupy film left in the aftertaste which is the sweet berries. Wow, this is a “quick” tasting beer. What I do not taste nearly at all is the 9.0% ABV. It is really hidden well. Certainly interesting but a little bit of a mystery, really. 3.5

M Thin, of course (see comments in taste section) and probably too thin for me. I would have preferred a more thorough mouthfeel, a longer lasting feel if you will. 2.5

D/O Drinkability is alright but the elevated ABV, price tag and all too brief taste would drive the drinkability down for me. Overall an interesting and challenging beer but not one that I would likely return to. 3.0

Notes: Again, Bravo to DFH for pushing limits of beer and seemingly to always try new things. DFH Kvasir is an acquired taste in a beer.

adamette, Nov 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

jpd7374, Nov 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

mdfb79, Nov 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

wonothesane42, Nov 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

kirbmeist, Nov 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Mikkiicky, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of Suds
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I love trying unusual and anciently inspired ales. This one was particularly good. The beer, from a heavy 750 ml bottle, is a burnt-copper color...clear, with a very fleeting head. Moderate carbonation. The aroma is rich with berries and honey. It smells like a a fresh forest harvest...meaty berries, wood, herbs, and very prominent honey. The taste is a bit tart, followed with a fruity sweetness. Dryish, with lots of flavor. It has an herbal bitterness up front, which does not linger. Medium body, and lightly carbonated. Very drinkable, and it really masks its ABV.

Suds, Nov 24, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-amber with a hint of pink to it. stable cream colored head. lots of bubbles, can really hear the fizz to this one. truly a beautiful beer.

S-smells very interesting. there's definitely berries in there, possibly honey and sweetgrass. i do get a pretty good hint of what might be the birch syrup too. i like it. has a decent strength as well.

T-comes in with a surprisingly tart flavor berries, honey, and birch. it's very sweet yet the after-taste is definitely more dry. it's a very quick hit of a flavor that seems to subside once you taste it. it's good but subtle, not too complex. the after-taste is mellow with mainly a taste of honey.

M-medium dry carbonation with a dry after-taste

O-defintely an odd ball of a beer. i'm liking it a lot more than many of their other crazy 750mL beers. it's not spectacular, i wouldn't recommend it unless you're the type of person (like me) that needs to try every DFH beer at least once. it holds the alcohol well, you can barely taste it at all. probably the most tart DFH beer i've ever had.

AdamBear, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of thecheapies
3.49/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Red-orange amber color with a persistent ring of foam. Lacing is nil.

Bitter orange, cranberry, dark honey, toffee malts (birch syrup), and herbal notes. Smells a little syrupy.

Lingonberry sweetness meets cran tartness. Dark honey, like buckwheat honey, accentuates the birch syrup and herbal bitterness. No hops in the nose, but I get an herbal note from small doses of hops in the flavor. Tastes a little too sweet and birchy. I wish there was a more vigorous carbonation to cut it back, because the body feels thick and staunch.

Just another Dogfish Head fruit beer. Features the tart berries and captures that tartness at a minor level. Not very special, in actuality. Could be considered skippable amongst others in their lineup.

thecheapies, Nov 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Braden, Nov 24, 2013
Kvasir from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 368 ratings.