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Viking Metal - Jester King Brewery

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Viking MetalViking Metal

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90
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116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 43
Gots: 17 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: GreatBloomer on 04-29-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml, Blend #1 Feb 2013
Jester King glassware

A: Pours very clear bright yellow color. Thin layer of bright white loose bubbled head. Leaving some sticky lacing. Great carbonation.

S: Definitely smell that dry funky JK nose. Light smoke. Some juniper berry is there. Some spice for sure.

T: Nice hit of funky smoked flavor right away. It's a very light campfire where the original Gotlandsdricka was more pronounced. Middle of the mouth is where you get that flaked rye spice mixing with the wheat creaminess. Rounds the mouth. Add in that juniper berry flavor. Very interesting. Dry finish as to be expected. Very palatable. As it warms really pulling more of that gin character which I like a lot.

M: Medium bodied. Good carbonation.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to drlovemd87 for sharing this one from jester king. a smoked pilsener sour? this is a reall interesting combination of flavors here. hazy pale straw in color with an inch or so of big white head. the nose is lactic and lemony, with notes of smoke to the rauchbier extent, bizarre aromatic experience. pilsener and wheat malts present themselves behind the smoke in the taste, and the sourness only comes in late. I can see where people say bandaid flavors here, but I don't get that, its the acid. the smoke is robust, not subtle at all, huge. such an odd mix of flavors, the pilsener malts are light, but the smoke makes them heavy. the carbonation is intense, and the sour vibe makes it almost caustic or prickly on the palate. overall a one of a kind beer that is either love it or hate it, very polarizing, but I fall on the love it side, this is a challenging brew, and I love to be challenged. i will say this though, for being brewed with juniper and aged in gin barrels, I don't really get a whole lot of that in here. its subtle, maybe the only thing subtle about this brew, and I think it works nicely as such.

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Viking Metal from Jester King Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.