Viking Blod
Dansk Mjød A/S

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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
ABV:
19%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 12.65%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
73
From:
Dansk Mjød A/S
 
Denmark
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  9
Gots
  40
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Viking BlodViking Blod
Notes: Not a beer

Nordic honey wine with hibiscus and hops added. Based on a recipe from about year 1700.
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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 73
Reviews by Wobbly:
Photo of Wobbly
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Outstanding mead.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Kickback's Gastropub in Jacksonville, FL.

Pours a clear light amber, with no head or lacing, as one would expect with a 19% beverage.

This smells really sweet and honey-ish, with some slightly stinging booze, apricot, honey, molasses, and pure sugar.

This is absolutely insane. The 19% is not felt as strongly as one would expect for something like this, but it's still definitely there, and provides a slight astringency and massive warmth to the taste. There's tons of honey and molasses, spices, and a little bit of hibiscus. This is intensely sweet on the finish.

This is fairly light bodied for the ABV and heft, with a sticky, syrupy, almost flat mouthfeel. The carbonation levels are exceedingly low.

This is an insane mead/beer. It's a mead made with hops, but the hops aren't noticeable. It tastes really great, but it's hard to get through a ton of it.

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Photo of Viaduck
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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Photo of Mister_Ivan_85
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

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Photo of RickS95
3.05/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 1 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clearly not beer, so it's almost unfair to rate this, especially based on appearance. It looks like orangey pink wine. As you'd guess, a 19% ABV 'beer' produces no head. Not a bubble to be found.

It smells good, but it's nothing that resembles a beer. The honey and flowers are pronounced. That's about it. Nothing resembling a hop, a malt, or any yeast found my nose.

The taste reminded me of a wine cooler from back in the day, minus any carbonation. Again, no hops or malt. Plenty of alcohol, wine-like.

It's pretty smooth for something ('beer') so strong. Very fruity and floral. Plenty of heat from the ABV, but nothing overbearing.

Again, not sure this should count as a beer, because it simply isn't. It's kind of neat to sip, yes sip, in the way that Utopias is. It's fairly easy to drink for a 'beer' that is so strong. A neat experience.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grinder
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
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 tigg924
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Taste is stone fruit--apricots and plums, honey, slight root beer, and tree bark. There are some interesting spices. Almost tastes like a sahti, but really tastes more of mead than beer. Really good for what it is. Glad I got to try this in bottle format as well as on tap. Expensive, but worth it if you want a mead.

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Photo of jaydoc
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cokert
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DangerDawg
4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of steveholehan
4.52/5  rDev +7.9%
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 bushwack
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattjp03
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jayarre
3.56/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Knapp85
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3.43/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

B-

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Photo of archero
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nicole309
3/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of Curt3
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grahuba
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Flat no bubbles with a transparent orange body. No head once again and super super clear body.

Smell: faint honey with hints of herbs and anise.

Taste: Sweet sweet beer, almost doesn't seem like beer but closer to rum soaked in herbs with hints of spice.

Mouth: Sticky icky brew. It's flat but heavy body with incredible stickiness.

Overall: good but don't expect it to taste like a beer. It's special, you can taste how potent the honey is and honestly if I was sick I would inhale the bottle. Salud!

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Photo of SnatchyMcPants
4.91/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of brewskifan55
3.63/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter.

A: Definitely watered down apple juice, from another reviewer's description. Pear colored, clear. No head.

S: Super sweet and fruity. Apricots, plums.

T: Someone in our group called it "rocket fuel" but I'm more partial to apricots and plums on steroids. Holy sugar rush! Drink this one slowly, it has a potency with the 19%.

M: Heavy syrup. No carbonation to speak of.

O: I'm glad I got to try this interesting mead. It's certainly a conversation piece at a tasting.

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Photo of Stinger80OH
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Viking Blod from Dansk Mjød A/S
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 73 ratings