Gotlandsdricka - Jester King Brewery
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 167 | Reviews: 34 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Daemose:
4.73/5 rDev +31%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Poured from a 750ml bottle with the awesome label art into a hollow drinking horn.
Appearance - Golden yellow, like a Wheat or DIPA, slightly opaque. Poured with a 1 inch thick white foam head, which dissipated within a few minutes. Some carbonation, not much.
Smell - Tart, bready, and smokey. A little farmhouse funk right along with the smoke, but not much. Almost like old bacon you've had in the fridge check to see if it's still good, and yes, it still is. Haha. Others may be able to detect more. My sense of smell sucks.
Taste - Awesome! Light and bready at first, you can definitely taste the rye, followed by the smoke, which is delicate and non offensive. It's actually really great, and doesn't overpower any of the other flavors. Brick oven pizza crust? After the smoke fades, you can taste a hint of the Juniper and the Gale, which linger into a slight bitterness as they fade.It's very refreshing for a beer with smoke on the palette, which my friends and I usually find ourselves sipping. I didn't detect any farmhouse funk at all, unlike the nose, but really I didn't want it. It's perfect the way it is. Although as it warmed up, it did take on a sourdough bread-like quality.
Mouth feel - The mouth feel is light with with a malty slickness, like a toned down wheat beer. It has a light carbonation that complements all of the other attributes terrifically. Like I said about the taste, it's very refreshing.
This beer wasn't quite what I was expecting, somehow I was expecting something more like a Sahti. I guess it was because I didn't really know what to expect from a style I've never tried before, but I liked it way more than what I was expecting. I'm of Swedish descent, so maybe I just have genetic predisposition to enjoy it? Hah.
Awesome Beer Jester King! Way different from the rest of the lineup. I'm glad I bought as much as I did. I hope you decide to brew it again one day.
Serving type: bottle
10-20-2012 19:29:26 | More by Daemose
More User Reviews:
Gotlandsdricka from Jester King Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.