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A tart and herbaceous hybrid Scandinavian grog. The newest in our lineup of Ancient Ales, Kvasir (say: Va-seer’) is brewed with lingonberries, cranberries, birch syrup and herbs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (2220) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 6, 2014
From the 750 ml. bottle. 2014 batch. Nice amber pour with modest off-white head and great clarity. The aroma has all kinds of stuff going on including berries, malts, clean hops, and herbs but I would say the fruitiness is the most forward sensation. The body is about medium but smooth. The taste highlights the berries and fruity character above all with a nod to spices and a mild bitterness. Fairly refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1200) - sacramento, California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle shared by Bruce. Pours Orange gold with white head. Taste is some berry. With a dry slight tart finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1288) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Pours a clear reddish brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma of berries cherries and fairies and syrup taste is a balance of sweet with mild tartness. The finish is bitter with cranberry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
EvanFriend (314) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Cranberry juice shines through (they could have used a bit less), a definite aftertaste of birch (if you’ve ever used a birch twig as an emergency toothbrush in the woods, you’d recognize it), along with herbal notes. I really like the birch flavor. A lot of these Dogfish Head historical ales taste like malt liquor with some extra flavors, but this one is different. Best one I’ve had so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scouser (261) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2014 Pours a beautiful red amber colour, no head or lacing. Aroma of raisins and Belgium yeast. An sour sweet apple flavour upfront, followed by a rasin flavour, then wait for it like 5 seconds yep a nutty after taste. This is a complex brew. Love it! Thanks Mandi.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrinkinWell (290) - - NOV 7, 2014
Pours a coppery orange. Sweet floral notes on the nose. Herbs, spices, tart berries. An interesting fruity, herbal ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (4070) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle: Slightly hazy, amber with a small, off-white cap. Aroma is lactic berry, cranberry. Flavour is milky sweet, berry and fruits, malt, creamy, sweet....with an acidic tartness. Really tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scoth (527) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Pours clear orange-amber with a medium beige head, excellent retention, very fine lacing. Malty aromas, biscuit, lemon, cranberry, herbs, pepper. Medium body, creamy, smooth but tart. Medium sweet, strong cranberry tart, with slight bitterness and lingering herbal notes. Enjoyable and off-centered.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROGUE (2127) - Newark, Delaware, USA - NOV 2, 2014
750ml bottle. Pours a clear reddish color with a thin frothy khaki head that dissipates to a layer of foam. Aroma is reminiscent of cough syrup, with sweetness countering soft cranberry notes. Flavor is a bit more bitter, with cranberry at the forefront. Acidity balancing the alcohol fairly well. Body is a tad light, with carbonation a touch high, and noted alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4603) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2014
GABF 2014. Low cabonation and a nice palate, almost like a mead. I picked up the fruit but incorrectly perceived grapes; rather than the tart berries. Where I did pick up on those berries was in the mid tartness. I liked this beer, and I am always up for trying these historic beverages.

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