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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheLevi4000 (63) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Another interesting beer from Dogfish Head. It’s as advertised, a tart beer with sweet backbone. You would not be able to pick out cranberry tartness in a blind taste test, but it’s there. Also for an ALE that is 10% abv, it is very well hidden. Definitely not a must try, but if you’re looking for something different and not offensive you might want to try this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
olr1984 (1058) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2014
750ml bottle pours a hazy red with an off white head. Slight raspberry honey caramel and malt taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pras (436) - Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Taster at the brewery. Surprised at the low ratings. This has a fruity aroma. Pours a nice red color. Flavor is tart and fruity was an herbal character. Don’t know what a full bottle will taste like but it was nice in the sample I had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (3477) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 10, 2014
750ml bottle. Here we go again, Dogfish Head. Let’s hope this isn’t a big fat DP. Clear bright reddish-copper color with lively bubbles and a white head. Big fruity and herbal aroma with cranberry most evident. Berry flavor, nice at first but then the heavy-handed herbs get you. Some weird menthol note or something. Fairly sweet and honeyish, a tiny bit tart. Body is rather full and this does not exactly feel like a beer that finished at 1.005. But hey, at DFH anything below 1.020 is blasphemy. Overall decent, but I’m not likely to buy this again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
geologyguy (675) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2014
smells very good...taste is a bit bitter but unique...malty...almost like modern beer but slightly off. I guess slightly more fruit based...wish it was slightly sweeter...nothing special at all :(

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9866) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
A lightly hazed ale with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with cherry, berries, light porto. In mouth, sweet fruity tartness, berries, alcohol warmth, light tobacco, very nice. Bottle at OttBottleShare July 2014.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1053) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Pours and amber color with red and orange hues. Aroma of berry, caramel, and herbs. Sweet berry taste with a nice caramel and tart layer. Well balanced. Not enough hops for me, but I could see how some would really enjoy this beer. Especially if you enjoy berry and sour beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2603) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber with a thick creamy white head. Aroma of cranberry, caramel, honey and earth. Flavor was sweet and mildly tart with cranberry juice, honey, earth, tart berries and herbs. Medium body, light carbonation dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2347) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a deep copper color with a medium light cream colored head. Aroma of cranberries, birch and herbs. Taste of cranberries, birch and herbs. Sweet and sour finish. Mildly tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mattman522 (26) - New York, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Pours bright and amber. Taste is very tart forward rounded off by honey sweetness. Very unique and different while maintaining approachability. Great beer for a special occasion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5623) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle. DFH has got to be THE pioneer for crazy stuff like this, wild, quasi-historic styles made with interesting different things. Here’s another great example. Rosy red, amply carbonated, thin head. The aroma is deeply caramel and fir, almost like a Christmas tree. This drinks with a viscous syrupy swirl up front, then brings about a big-time attack of sweetness ... sugary sweet and candied. Pow. This is a sipper, and only for dessert. (#5525, 5/24/2014)

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