Viking Blod | Dansk Mjød A/S

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable 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
Ratings:
49
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
16.71%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
25
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of Dainslaif
5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of I_eat_beer
5/5  rDev +32.6%

One of the most incredible experiences. I love beer, not wine, but I idolize this gift from the gods. I've had it on tap and out of the bottle. I absolutely canNOT wait for my next encounter!

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Photo of BStreets
5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My first ever mead and I loved it. Sweet and floral with some nice heat backing it up.

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Photo of EdgarGerik
5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SnatchyMcPants
4.91/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of floridadrift
4.75/5  rDev +26%

Photo of uccle81
4.66/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of OregonGrown7
4.63/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DangerDawg
4.63/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of Mamute2007
4.56/5  rDev +21%

Photo of Datts
4.51/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The pour is light amber with no head because it is a mead.

Smell is very sweet floral and honey

On the tongue there is a thickness that would come with a mead. The hops is only noticeable on the aftertaste. Sweet on the tongue and very floral.

A very easy drink for the ABV. No kick that barlywines or other high ABV beers may have. It fits in neatly between a hard liquor and a high ABV red ale.

The slight honey and hibiscus notes make it a great after dinner drink for people that do not like a dry red wine and dislike a scotch.

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Photo of blues_fever
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kw_pip
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
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 Adam_Lifts
4.46/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Purified
4.44/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of B33rcules
4.44/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.4/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Casey3236
4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dayman766
4.26/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TxBrewser
4.26/5  rDev +13%
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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Photo of bckayaalp
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wobbly
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Outstanding mead.

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Photo of tigg924
4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
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 millerbuffoon
4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lattydaddy07
4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I tried this beast cool and warm. It is good around 50-55 degrees F. Honey and Booze galore. It gave me a very powerful feeling in the mouth. I warmed some up to roughly 180 degrees F as the serving suggestions suggested, 'Winter Warmer'. Being January in Illinois and snowing today, this appealed to me. Flavors are much more blended and smooth. The after taste is easy with hibiscus and maybe a bit hoppiness. I like it better warm. Very good.

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Viking Blod from Dansk Mjød A/S
3.77 out of 5 based on 49 ratings.
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