Viking Blod | Dansk Mjød A/S

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4.14/5
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64 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dansk Mjød A/S
Denmark
mjod.dk

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 19.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Not a beer

Nordic honey wine with hibiscus and hops added. Based on a recipe from about year 1700.

Added by Wobbly on 08-31-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
64
pDev:
13.29%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
34
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of Bunuelian
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Arcturus89
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bloodchaos94
4.89/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Best mead I've ever had-- hands down. Too bad it's retired and so hard to find these days. Price is a bit high too (~30 bucks), but that would never deter me because it's 100% worth it. Very glad I got to try it before it goes entirely extinct. You can't go wrong with it, really, IMO.

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Photo of steveholehan
4.52/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An exceptional mead. Not your typical beer. Very sweet and something that really makes you happy to be alive. Enjoy!

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Photo of Jcarriglio
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of amsett10
4.73/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Really well made and extremely tasty. Price is quite high at $30 but this is something that should last, most moderate drinkers, quite awhile. This mead also has a huge bite to it so drink it cautiously... Definitely something I would recommend.

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Photo of Edmundas
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Look: Beautiful honey color with a ring of small bubbles, like pearls, around the top along the edges.
Smell: Dominant honey smell with a hibiscus undertone.
Taste: Honey and hibiscus with a light minty aftertaste. It has a bit of a bite due to the ABV but the aftertaste is very smooth.
Feel: It's like drinking honey, very pleasant and rich texture.
Overall: Not something I would indulge again, but that's just my preference.

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Photo of TheHonestDrinker
2.7/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 1

If Viking blood tasted like the souls of a honey bee's butthole, this would be it. Plus a buzz ton of booze.

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Photo of festizio
4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jgunther71
2.5/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Grinder
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased October 2017 in Door County. Amazing mead that does not taste 19% ABV but does have a little boozy bite (but not a 19% bite). Sweet as a after dinner drink like a port I suppose. Lots of honey and molasses(?) in this. I wonder what hops are used. A little expensive even for Door County in the off season but love this. Certainly NOT a beer

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Photo of archero
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cokert
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Griphon
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattjp03
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ajm5108
3.24/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Striking golden color, pours as a mead would. Nose is aggressively floral, tons of hibiscus, basil, pepper, medicinal alcohol with some crystal sugar & grassy hop underneath. Taste is obviously sweeter with a robust honey backbone, but those flower notes are still very muscular and borderline overwhelming. There is also a bit of oaky alcohol in there too, vaguely brandy / cognac, which helps even it out a little. A nice occasional alternative to a glass of port but there are better meads out there.

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Photo of Purified
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kw_pip
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draught. Reminds me of sherry. Very expensive.

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Photo of BeerStud187
3.81/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hmmm... Seems more like a sweet scotch than a beer. I don't understand why any of the other ratings don't note the smokey/peaty flavor? It's super sweet, with a honey/smokey/peat finish. I don't get the hibiscus, champagne notes that others speak of. Still it's not that noticeable that your drinking that heavy of a beer. Note my thing, but definitely a different experience. Try it once and never again, but not your typical beer. Not delicious, but different. And it will f--- you up quick if that's your thing, although that's a lot of sugar to get lit on!

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Photo of EdgarGerik
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of VABA
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tregan_20
3.44/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Casey3236
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TxBrewser
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lstfo
Look: light amber, no carbonation, and obviously no head
Smell: Honey, Peach, Floral
Taste: Absolutely amazing! While I like mead on occasion, I have never particularly liked sweet mead. That changed today. Tastes like it smells but better. The alcohol is present, but not at all overwhelming. Simply delicious.
Mouthfeel: nothing surprising here...slightly syrupy with a mild astringency from the alcohol.

Overall: Really glad I put down the $15 for this at Pouring Glory in Ft. Worth, TX. A big departure for this hop-head, but a really pleasant one.

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Viking Blod from Dansk Mjød A/S
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 64 ratings