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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
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  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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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Rjohnson2062, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

jrfehon33, Aug 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

ShriverMO, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Griffith, Aug 06, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

JBreezyyNY, Aug 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

drtth, Aug 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

dgeebs07, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

bleedsblu, Aug 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

AMCimpi, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of sanhedrin
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not crazy about fruit beers in general but DH is one of the companies that does them well, so I gave this a whirl.

Initial reaction was non-plussed at first sip, but it grew on me more and more. There's a bracing grapefruit-rind-like bitterness on the back end that's really pleasant, and the fruit quite reserved, but there. I kind of wish they'd skipped the cranberries and gone all-lingonberry, as that would've fit the Scandinavian theme better. Herbs are well balanced, hard to place - either dill seed or caraway, maybe both in there. The more I drank the more it seemed to reveal - but most important, in a chilled glass it was just wicked refreshing on a hot August day. Good stuff.

sanhedrin, Aug 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

JohnofUpton, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Icemann383, Aug 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Jaybirdbrew, Jul 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

DrBier, Jul 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

bosslux, Jul 22, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Somewhere between red and brown and gray; not attractive. Weak head. Bright bottle art is appreciated though.

S: Not a ton. Some cranberry and other tart fruit- I guess that's lingonberry? Some sweetness. Mostly I get something like a molding cleaning rag. I'll give it the benefit of the doubt and say my glass is somehow dirty, even after just coming out of the washer.

T: Wow, the lingonberry really comes through here! For real, cranberry and a hint of cherry, leafy herbs definitely present as well. The honey is restrained, just enough to give a bit of sweetness. I overall like this, but the flavors muddle together and form strange, pleasing, frustratingly indistinguishable notes. Alcohol is well, well hidden. Finish is a chameleon, just like the rest of it, and stays a polite amount of time.

M: Mouth-drying, a little filmy, but light enough to be pretty drinkable.

O: Good, no doubts there. Gimmicky? Yes. A breakthrough beer experiment? No. Repeatable? Yes, for a pretty conservative price. Should you try it? Sure.

1000lbgrizzly, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

dexterk1, Jul 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Split with duffextracold while watching reruns of Brewmasters (I now know why DFH beers are so pricey - they seemingly dump a stuck batch of beer every other episode).

Coppery pink color with wispy ring retention. Smells like cranberry and bread crust with a metallic copper element. Cranberry juice dominates the flavor profile with a little wheat bread and pollen must. I don't get much honey or birch syrup (never having had birch syrup I don't know that I would be able to identify it if it was obvious) but having brewed with cranberries before I'm assuming it's balance out the acidic tartness of the cranberry/lingonberry which is mild. Lingonberry is pretty much viking cranberry right?

I don't care for this beer in the sense of it being tasty and pleasing to drink. I love this beer in the sense that DFH allows me to take a journey back to fermented beverage history. Thanks for brewing.

donkeyrunner, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Walkerjgt, Jul 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

rjholcomb, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

sanitarium16, Jul 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

greyghost86, Jul 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

redfox405, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

CraigTravor, Jul 06, 2014
Kvasir from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 368 ratings.