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Kvasir - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

398 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 398
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.1%
Wants: 16
Gots: 37 | FT: 1
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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Photo of Varkias41
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Varkias41, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of Lukass
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Lukass, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of JRed
3.19/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Clear shiny amber with almost no head. Smells of cranberry, booze, and the medicine cabinet after a flood. Tastes of cranberry, herbal notes, sweet syrup, and warming booze. Light bodied with medium carbonation. Sweet but not very interesting. No reason to have more than once.

JRed, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of BDeibs
3/5  rDev -19.4%

BDeibs, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -19.4%

GRG1313, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Jason, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of Scott_McCool
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Scott_McCool, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of jhlosito75
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

jhlosito75, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of Jslay013
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Jslay013, Dec 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

BKBassist, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of xnicknj
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

xnicknj, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 10.30.13
Bottled 10/11/2013

A - Pours a clear reddish-brown with a huge two inch light tan foamy head.

S - Sweet berries and slightly herbal.

T - Medicinal, herbal, swwet berry finish.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Ok, better then most recent DFH stuff lately.

HuskyinPDX, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of Vec2267
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A = Deep orange, voluminous tan head that falls quickly to a thin lace

S - Floral, honey, herbal/woody - interesting but nothing to make you go wow

T - Tart but plenty of sweetness to keep it from getting sour, bitter on the end

M - Thin and crisp, quite a bit of carbonation, alcohol well hidden

O - Certainly unique, I'm glad I tried it, but I'm now ready for a stout. This is certainly very different. Closer to wine than beer. A strange combination that they made work, but not something I would drink again.

Vec2267, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of dalepryor
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

dalepryor, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of Diane1216
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Diane1216, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

XmnwildX12, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of reitzbrewing
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

reitzbrewing, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of ajzy
3/5  rDev -19.4%

ajzy, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of Crumpetsnbeer
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Crumpetsnbeer, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of dwoolley1
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

dwoolley1, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of Chris_Panos
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Chris_Panos, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

DrinkSlurm, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of aasher
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

aasher, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of CochonKing
4.41/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours a clear ale with slight reddish hue. Heavy lacing. Small head that fades quickly with a large amount of disproportionation in the bubbles. -3.75

Smell - The highlight of the beer. Aromatically very complex. Cranberry leads the attack in then fades back to open up the smell of lingonberry. Very powerful and fruit forward on the nose. - 4.75

Taste - Cranberry fruit forward attack with a strong acid presence on the tip of the tongue. Originally a 3.5 but the palate on this beer opens up a lot after a few sips. Honestly beautiful with nice acidity , herbs come forward as well. The birch comes forward on the finish melding with the cranberries bitter qualities for a mellow long finish that lingers with cranberry flavor. Very nice in further evaluations - 4.5

Mouthfeel - Nice bubbles that coat the palate but fade quickly. Coats palate lightly but also fades quickly. Nice and smooth. - 4.0

Overall - Excellent, let a small amount warm up in the glass so the bouquet opens up as well.

CochonKing, Dec 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

aorloski, Dec 05, 2013
Kvasir from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 398 ratings.