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Wisby Klosteröl - Gotlands Bryggeri

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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 12.58%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-17-2004)
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Reviews by madzanta:
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4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

01-11-2013 09:58:58 | More by madzanta
More User Reviews:
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3.35/5  rDev +5.3%

A: Cloudy amber. A good white head that goes away quite fast.
S: Weak. Pez? Fresh.
T: Fruity, violet, some bitterness (not a lot), grapefruit. Not sweet at all, still a "sweet feeling".
M: Very fresh, but kind of an oily mouthfeel after a while.

This is a regular summer beer. Not at all like a witbier, but useful for the same occasions. Hot summerdays when you want something smooth and light.

01-04-2007 21:03:49 | More by Hammarby
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

A: somewhat dark orangy/yellow/tan. Quickly disappating dishsoap two finger head. Cloudy and no visible rising carbonation.
S: Decaying orange and fruity yeast. Grapefruit, but there's an odd lack of sweetness. Something in the smell says, watch out before consuming or don't consume this.
T: Doesn't taste so wrong as the smell. Not so sweet fruit like peach or mango with cream, but just barely a bit of sweetness. Decent balance, but not a broad flavor. Not really bitter. Fairly neutral.
M: Pretty dry, mild stinging, mediumish body.
O: Ok. Drinkable but not so special.

12-02-2011 02:57:00 | More by sfprint
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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

04-10-2012 07:56:44 | More by aztraz
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +25.8%

12-05-2011 22:44:43 | More by aloria
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-22-2013 18:40:08 | More by BuddhaBrowett
Photo of erikwibaeus


3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

A good beer for the price. Perhaps the best beer this brewry has done so far. The taste is not the most awesome but still is fair for the price. The smell is weak but the M is better then i tought. A good beer if you are eating hot/spicy food. If you dont whant a standard lager this is totally legit to grab at the store..! The Visby-brewery is owned by Spendrups so i really hope they will continue making this. The Visby-brewery has won may awards the past 5-10 years and i can understand why. The overall impression of their beers are standard but im afraid not able to compete with the Micros of the west..

01-15-2010 16:47:09 | More by erikwibaeus
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

04-08-2012 23:46:36 | More by JohneHoodlum
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-02-2014 00:00:17 | More by eet_fuk
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3.1/5  rDev -2.5%

The beer is hazy brass colored, a white head leaving much lacing.

The aromas are citric, bitter oranges mostly, some grass (or weed) tones.

An initial sweetness, biscuits and brown sugar, a lime-like sourness with a zesty bitterness.

Medium carbonation, a bit bland but with a dry finish.

Some ups and downs, in general rather average but hard to fall in love with.

07-30-2010 15:26:54 | More by rarbring
Photo of bigbluebeerguy


3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

09-28-2013 02:59:54 | More by bigbluebeerguy
Photo of bark


2.78/5  rDev -12.6%

The colour is golden yellow and the liquid is quite cloudy. The pale beige, medium sized foam dissolves into a compact lid.

The discreet smell got some notes of malts and nuts.

The carbon dioxide is mild with big bubbles that tickle my mouth.

The taste starts with a rush of lactose that develops into a blend of sweet malts, bitter hops and some dry, tingling feel. But when the mouthfeel is complicated, the taste is really quite straightforward. There are some similarities with Belgian wheat ales like Hoegaarden White. The aftertaste is long lasting but at the same time, it is sort of mild.

This beer is unpasteurized and unfiltered and is marketed as a “Fresh Beer”. The inspiration is taken from the brews that were common in the medieval city of Visby during its heydays during the 14th century.

Wisby Klosteröl is brewed by the Gotlands Bryggeri microbrewery that serves as an experimental workshop for the large Spendrups Brewery. It is located in Visby, the main town on the island of Gotland, located in the centre of the Baltic Sea. The water on the island is very limy, bringing a special touch to their beers.

Wisby Klosteröl is not available in summertime, as the brewery then is concentrated on brewing special beers for the popular annual medieval festival in Visby, “The Medieval Week on Gotland”.

06-15-2004 06:53:38 | More by bark
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2.8/5  rDev -11.9%

Served from a 330ml bottle in a pils glass.

A: Yellowish orange in color, somewhat hazy. Thick, lasting white head. No lacing. Carbonation visible.

S: Unable to detect any strong aromas from this beer.

T: Taste is slightly better than the scent. This beer is mildly fruity with a tad bitterness. It is a somewhat sour beer and this is most pronounced in the aftertaste.

M: A light, dry beer that's easy to drink.

O: One or two for a hot day.

09-05-2011 22:26:52 | More by LeathChuinn
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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

06-03-2013 04:48:26 | More by SimonTja
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

01-21-2013 02:54:35 | More by Hultkrantz
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New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -5.7%

06-27-2014 17:11:54 | More by Didier
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

All in all a very average beer all the way. Got this beer from a collegue of me who visits Sweden every year. Thanks Diana!

Poured in a dutch beerglass the fluis is a bit hazy with no carbonation at all. That's a pity. The head is small but firm.

Taste is dry and a bit watery. The hop is well hidden.

10-21-2010 20:54:53 | More by Brabander
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

08-12-2014 18:40:18 | More by psoriasaurus
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3.05/5  rDev -4.1%

A: This cloudy beer pours light golden with faint redbrown tones. The head is large, thick white and dissipates slowly, leaving some nice lace.

S: Not the strongest smelling Belgian Pale Ale I have tried. But there is some citric notes, some malt and some faint floral hops.

T: At first a bit dry and rough, then it reminds me of wheat-beer, but with lots more bitter hops. There is some maltyness to (a bit sweet).

M: The aftertaste is dry and pretty bitter, but the liquid is pretty thin.

D: This beer is interesting since it is a Swedish version of a Belgian Pale Ale, but the belgians does it better.

08-21-2009 18:10:35 | More by Evil_Pidde
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Ontario (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev +8.5%

Contrary to other reviews, I had this in the summertime on Gotland, where Visby is located. However, the first half of the summer saw mostly the Weisse for sale, and the second half this one.

I think it may be improved from past years.

Poured hazy pale orange, just shy of orange soda, with a thick white crown of 2 cm. The head stuck around for quite a while and left good lacing.

Smells of citrus, floral hops--red licorice or something like it, sharp graininess... basically it smells like most of the decent Swedish beer I've sampled.

Slightly thicker than crisp mouthfeel.

Nicely hopped bitterness is up front when it hits the tongue, not overpowering the sweetish malts that move in. A touch of sour citrus is also there.

A good beer. Not a great beer, but good enough.

08-19-2008 17:09:08 | More by JustinBathurst
Wisby Klosteröl from Gotlands Bryggeri
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