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Viking Metal - Jester King Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
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116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 43
Gots: 16 | 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.

No notes at this time.
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4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blend #1 FEB 2013

Pours out of the bottle a hazy golden yellow with a finger of soapy white head that retains and laces well for a sour beer.

The smoke is diminished greatly from the base Gotlandsdricka, but is still there in the forefront. A touch of residual gin character, souring bacteria, spice, and a field aroma which is probably coming from the amalgam of wild/brett yeast and plant matter.

The taste mirrors nicely, but with the added angle of being able to taste the sourness which is more middle of the road. Big smoke, herbal, funky.

The beer is well carbonated, but doesn't tax the pallet. There is a slight thinness to the body. Drinks smooth and super easy. Come off dry, but mouthwatering at the same time.

This is a definite step up for the Gotland beer. This is pulled off nicely.

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Brewery. From notes:

Golden orange in color.

Smells of belgian yeast, faint brett, orange, lemon and faint smoke and herb.

Oh boy it's tart and dry and tangy. Has sharp lemon and then some juniper comes out. Has a slight bitterness. Butterscotch and a panoply of fruit juices interplay. Has a slightly chalky and salty aftertaste.

Way complex and unique light-bodied beer with all the flavors working well together but maintinging distint whithin themselves.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.69/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared at The Full Pint 6th Anniversary Celebration held at 38 Degrees in Alhambra, CA.

Blend 1. Bottled 2/2013.

Pours a hazy gold with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, smoke, herb, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with sour smoke and botanical flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of smoke bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with lots of interesting aromas and flavors that are quite unique.

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