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Kvasir | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good
105 Reviews
BEER STATS
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
650
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
29.33%
 
 
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45
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107
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States | website

Style: Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
With the help of biomolecular archaeologist Dr. Patrick McGovern, we've re‐created another Ancient Ale, this time from the Nordic climes of Scandinavia.

The recipe for Kvasir was developed with the help of chemical, botanical and pollen evidence taken from a 3,500‐year‐old Danish drinking vessel. The vessel, made of birch bark, was found in the tomb of a leather‐clad woman Dr. Pat says was probably an upper-class dancer or priestess. The analysis pointed to the ingredients used in this unique brew: wheat, lingonberries, cranberries, myrica gale, yarrow, honey and birch syrup.

The base of Kvasir is a toasty red winter wheat, and the bog-grown berries deliver a pungent tartness. While a handful of hops is used, the earthy, bitter counterpunch to the sweet honey and birch syrup comes from the herbs.

Added by Jonada on 10-22-2013

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Kvasir from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.