Gotlandsdricka - Jester King Brewery
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3.63/5 rDev +0.8%
A - Light bodied with an eggshell head. Very straw bodied.
S - Very smokey and also funky in the same smell.
T - A little sweet but then the smokeyness hits ya.
M - Light bodied and highly carbed.
O - Very interesting... I like it, but it's not something I'd reach for.
08-17-2013 23:06:20 | More by cvm4
3.74/5 rDev +3.9%
A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that has very good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of smoked malts are present in the nose along with some hints of juniper berries.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has initial flavors of juniper followed by smoked malts towards the finish. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied and slightly chalky on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and has a nice balance between the flavors of juniper and smoked malts.
06-16-2013 20:55:36 | More by metter98
3.7/5 rDev +2.8%
P: Pale straw body with a massive airy white head that has multiple honeycombs. Retention is decent and leaves no lacing due to the frailty of the head.
S: Smoldered wheat, semi farm funk yeast, pilsner malt, smoked birch wood, moss, oak barreling.
T/M: Flavor follows the nose but has more powerful smoked oak and herbs. Cardamom, coriander and salty tobacco. Tart white grapes give a profile similar to a smoked sparkling wine. Dry hay and bitter persimmon in the finish. Vivacious body.
O: Really easy drinking for the style. The smoke seems natural and complimenting not forced. Sometimes smoked beers are just plain hard to drink due to the massive smoke profile. This is not the case. This is about six months old so the smoke may have faded a bit but I like it.
06-12-2013 00:20:33 | More by Hopswagger
3.99/5 rDev +10.8%
a very clean golden yellow pour with 3 fingers of head and TONS of fizzy bubbles rocketing up the stem of the center of the glass like it's a highway! smells very funky.. band aids comes first to mind, hay, chipotle. smells nice and spicy/smoky. a lot of the band aid flavor pulls through up front, with a nice chipotle pepper finish.. also in the mix i'm getting a really floral flavor.. like flower petals.. very subtle. really digging this one. light body with high carbonation makes this very drinkable. the dryness from the smoked flavors also makes it perfect for hot days like today.
overall i give this a 4. it's a solid beer, and so far one of the best i've had from this brewery. i do love rauchbiers, and this is pretty much one, except i've never had one with these ingredients.. sweet gale and juniper? also the different woods used to smoke these grains are an excellent touch!
05-15-2013 00:38:20 | More by facundoCNB
Gotlandsdricka from Jester King Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.