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Gotlandsdricka - Jester King Brewery

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186 Ratings
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 16.94%
Wants: 21
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Gotlandsdricka, meaning “Drink of the Good Land”, is believed to have been the beer of the Vikings. Our rendition of this ancient style is inspired by the traditional farmhouse ales once brewed on the island of Gotland, off the coast of Sweden. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and naturally-conditioned.

(Beer added by: StaveHooks on 10-19-2012)
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cvm4

Mississippi

3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 23:06:20 | More by cvm4
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drummermattie02

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

08-15-2013 18:52:58 | More by drummermattie02
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-26-2013 23:07:51 | More by ncaudle
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jivex5k

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

07-25-2013 14:07:01 | More by jivex5k
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PaulUH

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-13-2013 20:59:16 | More by PaulUH
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3sheets2wind

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-13-2013 06:45:19 | More by 3sheets2wind
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.7%

07-10-2013 22:35:35 | More by DonFrap
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TomTown

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-09-2013 13:11:34 | More by TomTown
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Timmy13T

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-23-2013 14:10:31 | More by Timmy13T
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metter98

New York

3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 20:55:36 | More by metter98
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 00:20:33 | More by Hopswagger
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VernonBaxter

Texas

2/5  rDev -44.4%

06-11-2013 03:57:04 | More by VernonBaxter
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backphish

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-10-2013 04:00:09 | More by backphish
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -16.7%

06-01-2013 12:09:46 | More by ajzy
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zillo043068

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-25-2013 00:40:56 | More by zillo043068
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pauldevay

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +25%

05-21-2013 18:43:11 | More by pauldevay
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ericwa1154

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.7%

05-20-2013 20:29:14 | More by ericwa1154
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JamLand

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

05-19-2013 21:10:11 | More by JamLand
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Pesci

Texas

1/5  rDev -72.2%

05-16-2013 23:02:41 | More by Pesci
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.1%

05-16-2013 01:23:30 | More by calcnerd
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 00:38:20 | More by facundoCNB
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csfcmitchell

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-09-2013 17:10:18 | More by csfcmitchell
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Auror

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-03-2013 18:00:41 | More by Auror
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-03-2013 11:44:28 | More by jaasen64
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captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +38.9%

04-21-2013 21:15:33 | More by captainbearcat
Gotlandsdricka from Jester King Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.