Viking Blod
Dansk Mjød A/S

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From:
Dansk Mjød A/S
 
Denmark
Style:
Braggot
Ranked #1
ABV:
19%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,833
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 12.26%
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
89
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 04, 2023
Added:
Aug 31, 2014
Wants:
  15
Gots:
  44
Not a beer

Nordic honey wine with hibiscus and hops added. Based on a recipe from about year 1700.
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Ratings by Overtonjd:
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Rated by Overtonjd from New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 25, 2022
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
300 ml bottle, no dating on it that I noticed. Served in a chalice, the mead pours a dark gold/amber color. It's more mead than beer to me, it's still so no lacing or carbonation. Aroma is nice, it smells like honey, hibiscus, earthiness, ginger and some herbal hops. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but I think the honey stands out somewhat compared to the other flavors without overpowering them. Mouthfeel/body is full, it's syrupy and slick with pretty much no carbonation. Doesn't seem like it's 19% ABV either. I thought this was a good overall braggot, wouldn't mind trying this again in the future. Worth a try for sure!
Sep 04, 2023
 
Rated: 4.58 by Grax from Iowa

Apr 13, 2023
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
I feel like I was tricked into drinking mead. But the name and bottle is bad ass so I'm fine with it! Never have I had a 19% "braggot" before, yet this is surprisingly drinkable with a lighter but very viscous boozy body, slight dark graininess accenting. Smell features hibiscus, grape schnapps with honey and leaves, and a hint of earth. Taste as it smells, but not schnapps, thankfully much more gentle, red sweet grape adheres to the plum, finish is boozy flower. A time capsule of a beer that holds up decently
Apr 11, 2023
 
Rated: 3.98 by not2quick from Missouri

Feb 11, 2023
 
Rated: 3.88 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Dec 27, 2022
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
300ml bottle (shared) into a small goblet. No idea on age, but doubt it matters. Fairly recent arrival at my usual bottle shop.

Looks very nice. Glowing amber honey body, faintly hazy. No head or lacing of course.

Lovely floral sweet aroma, seems very well balanced.

On tasting, sweet without being cloying or syrupy. The light floral notes are very pleasant. Featherlight ginger hit. Hops are hard to detect, but maybe part of a beautifully balanced drink.

Mouth between medium and full, finish warming, sweet, faint spice. Loving the finish, very relaxing.

Overall, a finely crafted and thought out drink. Pricey, but worth it on special occasions.
Oct 10, 2022
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Reviewed by Legendary_Geko from Florida

4.79/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Look: Amber, no carbonation

Smell: Honey, floral

Taste: Sweet and complex, very nice

Feel: Good aftertaste

Overall: Really good, this is a wine though, not a beer
Sep 18, 2022
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Reviewed by SaCkErZ9 from South Carolina

3.52/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
No date but this one is about 12-14 years old. Picked this up in VA a looong time ago.

The pour has zero carbonation. Like none. Basically a wine.

Aroma is alcohol and honey, maybe some pineapple?

This one is so sweet. I already feel the hangover. Lots of honey, lots of alcohol, maybe some lavender and clover?

This MF is strong and tasty. I am alone and drinking this but I would recommend splitting between three or four of your besties. A really sweet dessert beer.
Jul 17, 2022
 
Rated: 3.85 by magikbagel from Wisconsin

Jan 25, 2022
 
Rated: 3.9 by Jarrod_LC from Louisiana

Mar 01, 2021
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Reviewed by MattDecker from Texas

4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Look: auburn Carmel, opague
Smell: ethanol at first, sweet fruitiness, grassy, sweet sour smell
Taste: earth fruitiness, honey sweet, strawberry, some slight hoppy bitterness on the end, sweetness stays on the tongue for awhile
Feel: syrupy,
Overall: a delight with a cool name!
Oct 30, 2020
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Reviewed by jettjon from Florida

4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
From a 750ml ceramic bottle with no legible freshness date, into a Perfect Pint glass. It’s a hazy golden color with zero head or carbonation. Nice smells pleasantly of honey with perhaps some alcohol and clove-like spice. Taste is very sweet with strong alcohol presence. Not exactly honey flavored but kind of like a fruity syrup with a little bit of musky scuppernong type flavor. A bit of black tea, simple syrup, raisins, butter. A little bitter but no distinguishable hops character. Quite complex. As others have mentioned, alcohol is very well masked. Mouth is like diluted syrup, sticky yet smooth and quenching. Overall very good; I’ve had mead before and this is probably the best I’ve tried. Still it’s a bit too syrupy sweet for me; I think I’d enjoy a slightly more attenuated sweetness. And at about $25 US this is a once and done for me.
Oct 11, 2020
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Reviewed by Thurisaz_She0l from Georgia

4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
First and foremost - to all the other reviewers who are saying this isn't beer. - That is correct. It is mead, they are nothing alike, as this is a Honey Wine. It just so happens to also have hops and other sundries within as well. Honestly, that combats the overly sweet taste common in many meads, without having to resort to a champagne yeast base. This mead is sweet, yet a bit tart with the hop and hibiscus, while the apricot smooths the transition between the two.

The taste profile has a hint of molasses, but I believe that comes from the hibiscus/apricot combined with the honey. I believe they may put a bit more honey in the brew after the fermentation process to make it so lovingly syrupy. Slick move, really!

Surprisingly, this is a great mead. A little pricey here, ~$25US especially with a few Meaderys close to where I live. The average mead goes for about 12-15% alcohol, while this one tops off at 19%, you really can not tell it is so high. When I brew mead, I usually go for 15-18%, so this one hits the spot for me.

If this is your first mead experience, I would suggest going with a more simple brew, keeping the more complex varieties (flavors, so many to choose from!) for after your first bottle.

Yes, I would recommend it, and I will be drinking this again.
Jun 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by PvtSnowball from Florida

Dec 24, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by Sir_Goatman from Oregon

Nov 18, 2019
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Reviewed by Viaduck from California

3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
First of all, I have to give this mead a 5 for the coolest name. Appearance: a lovely golden color. Aroma: just about perfect with honey, maple & hibiscus. Flavor is sweet & complex with hops that misses the mark of what appeals to me. I found Vikinggernes Mjod much closer to what I’m looking for in a mead. Feel is silky smooth & it’s 19% is well hidden. It’s is certainly enjoyable & worth trying but at $30 a bottle I probably won’t be buying more.
Oct 02, 2019
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Reviewed by Mister_Ivan_85 from Texas

4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
first time tasting mead, and i have to say i was not disappointed! the nose on this mead was amazing. strong spicy smell to it that matches the color of the drink. golden honey like consistency that matched the taste and texture of every sip. goes down pretty warm, not spicy and not hard to take. the alcohol content of 19% was never tasted, but for sure felt afterwards. and even then i wanted more. i wouldnt consider this a beer tho, more like a strong sweet wine or a light sweet liquor. will for sure be buying a few bottles to drink over the years. good job dansk mjod. sadly it is no longer brewed.
Jul 01, 2019
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Reviewed by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I drank Viking Blod from my 1 liter Disneyland cup. The alcohol level is high, it is deceptively drinkable, it is very sweet, the bottle is big, and yes you'll get buzzed.

Look: semi-clear light brown and red with a thin quickly disappearing white head

Aroma: honey, maybe hibiscus

Taste: The flavor is honey, lots of honey with hint of hibiscus and grapefruit like hops, but mostly honey. The amazing thing is that the high alcohol level is not very noticeable.

Body/Overall: thick viscous body, easy drinking for the alcohol level.
Apr 30, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by goatse from Florida

Mar 22, 2019
Viking Blod from Dansk Mjød A/S
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 89 ratings