Wisby Klosteröl | Gotlands Bryggeri

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Brewed by:
Gotlands Bryggeri

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 31
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

hazy dark golden color with beige head. Aroma has sweet malt, a bit of sugar and honey and also some floral yeast notes. Taste is more yeast forward with floral and grassy notes. Really balanced overall, sweet at first but quite bitter and hoppy on the finish. Medium, smooth mouthfeel. Not you typical belgian ale. The yeast profile is classic but the mouthfeel and hoppy finish is a more modern approach on the style.

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Photo of drmeto
2.5/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

--pours a cloudy golden-orange with a big,frothy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
-very muddled overall
-medium bitterniss for the style
-low to medium carbonation
-light to medium body
Below average Belgian PA (i guess?)

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Photo of sfprint
2.93/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: somewhat dark orangy/yellow/tan. Quickly disappating dishsoap two finger head. Cloudy and no visible rising carbonation.
S: Decaying orange and fruity yeast. Grapefruit, but there's an odd lack of sweetness. Something in the smell says, watch out before consuming or don't consume this.
T: Doesn't taste so wrong as the smell. Not so sweet fruit like peach or mango with cream, but just barely a bit of sweetness. Decent balance, but not a broad flavor. Not really bitter. Fairly neutral.
M: Pretty dry, mild stinging, mediumish body.
O: Ok. Drinkable but not so special.

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Photo of LeathChuinn
2.76/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from a 330ml bottle in a pils glass.

A: Yellowish orange in color, somewhat hazy. Thick, lasting white head. No lacing. Carbonation visible.

S: Unable to detect any strong aromas from this beer.

T: Taste is slightly better than the scent. This beer is mildly fruity with a tad bitterness. It is a somewhat sour beer and this is most pronounced in the aftertaste.

M: A light, dry beer that's easy to drink.

O: One or two for a hot day.

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Photo of Brabander
3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

All in all a very average beer all the way. Got this beer from a collegue of me who visits Sweden every year. Thanks Diana!

Poured in a dutch beerglass the fluis is a bit hazy with no carbonation at all. That's a pity. The head is small but firm.

Taste is dry and a bit watery. The hop is well hidden.

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Photo of rarbring
3.13/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The beer is hazy brass colored, a white head leaving much lacing.

The aromas are citric, bitter oranges mostly, some grass (or weed) tones.

An initial sweetness, biscuits and brown sugar, a lime-like sourness with a zesty bitterness.

Medium carbonation, a bit bland but with a dry finish.

Some ups and downs, in general rather average but hard to fall in love with.

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Photo of erikwibaeus
3.19/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A good beer for the price. Perhaps the best beer this brewry has done so far. The taste is not the most awesome but still is fair for the price. The smell is weak but the M is better then i tought. A good beer if you are eating hot/spicy food. If you dont whant a standard lager this is totally legit to grab at the store..! The Visby-brewery is owned by Spendrups so i really hope they will continue making this. The Visby-brewery has won may awards the past 5-10 years and i can understand why. The overall impression of their beers are standard but im afraid not able to compete with the Micros of the west..

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.06/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: This cloudy beer pours light golden with faint redbrown tones. The head is large, thick white and dissipates slowly, leaving some nice lace.

S: Not the strongest smelling Belgian Pale Ale I have tried. But there is some citric notes, some malt and some faint floral hops.

T: At first a bit dry and rough, then it reminds me of wheat-beer, but with lots more bitter hops. There is some maltyness to (a bit sweet).

M: The aftertaste is dry and pretty bitter, but the liquid is pretty thin.

D: This beer is interesting since it is a Swedish version of a Belgian Pale Ale, but the belgians does it better.

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Photo of JustinBathurst
3.43/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Contrary to other reviews, I had this in the summertime on Gotland, where Visby is located. However, the first half of the summer saw mostly the Weisse for sale, and the second half this one.

I think it may be improved from past years.

Poured hazy pale orange, just shy of orange soda, with a thick white crown of 2 cm. The head stuck around for quite a while and left good lacing.

Smells of citrus, floral hops--red licorice or something like it, sharp graininess... basically it smells like most of the decent Swedish beer I've sampled.

Slightly thicker than crisp mouthfeel.

Nicely hopped bitterness is up front when it hits the tongue, not overpowering the sweetish malts that move in. A touch of sour citrus is also there.

A good beer. Not a great beer, but good enough.

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Photo of Hammarby
3.29/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy amber. A good white head that goes away quite fast.
S: Weak. Pez? Fresh.
T: Fruity, violet, some bitterness (not a lot), grapefruit. Not sweet at all, still a "sweet feeling".
M: Very fresh, but kind of an oily mouthfeel after a while.

This is a regular summer beer. Not at all like a witbier, but useful for the same occasions. Hot summerdays when you want something smooth and light.

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Photo of bark
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The colour is golden yellow and the liquid is quite cloudy. The pale beige, medium sized foam dissolves into a compact lid.

The discreet smell got some notes of malts and nuts.

The carbon dioxide is mild with big bubbles that tickle my mouth.

The taste starts with a rush of lactose that develops into a blend of sweet malts, bitter hops and some dry, tingling feel. But when the mouthfeel is complicated, the taste is really quite straightforward. There are some similarities with Belgian wheat ales like Hoegaarden White. The aftertaste is long lasting but at the same time, it is sort of mild.

This beer is unpasteurized and unfiltered and is marketed as a “Fresh Beer”. The inspiration is taken from the brews that were common in the medieval city of Visby during its heydays during the 14th century.

Wisby Klosteröl is brewed by the Gotlands Bryggeri microbrewery that serves as an experimental workshop for the large Spendrups Brewery. It is located in Visby, the main town on the island of Gotland, located in the centre of the Baltic Sea. The water on the island is very limy, bringing a special touch to their beers.

Wisby Klosteröl is not available in summertime, as the brewery then is concentrated on brewing special beers for the popular annual medieval festival in Visby, “The Medieval Week on Gotland”.

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Wisby Klosteröl from Gotlands Bryggeri
Beer rating: 3.17 out of 5 with 31 ratings