Gotlandsdricka | Jester King Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States
jesterkingbrewery.com

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Rotating

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.

Added by StaveHooks on 10-19-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
293
Reviews:
52
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
15.99%
 
 
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27
Gots:
56
For Trade:
3
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750mL poured into a tulip.

Surprisingly light in body as I was expecting something darker from a smoked beer. Looks peach-skin in the body with a considerable haze. Foamy head quickly dissipates but a layer of lace remains. 4.25

Campfire level smoke with some tartness and lemon and bacon. Aggressively smoky and I fuck with it. 4.25

Wheaty, fruity, lemony before smoke overwhelms this and becomes campfire heavy, ashy, and a bit like smoked meat Perhaps a bit too much ashtray, even for this smoked beer lover. I notice a bit of chalky, plasticky flavor in the aftertaste, something I found in Snorkel as well. 3.75

Love the light body and fruity character and tartness, followed by an incredibly dry, ash-like finish. 3.75

It's intense and not for the weak of heart. But unique and pretty damn tasty.

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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of Florida9
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: fairly light yellow in color, just a bit darker than straw. Lightly cloudy. Forms an enormous white head that quickly fizzes away to nothingness. No lacing.

S: light smokiness, light crisp green apple. Some yeasty esters. Coriander and peppery spice.

T: Light pale malts, mild smokey quality. Honey, apple, pear, biscuit, bready yeast, and a mild piney spice, presumably from the juniper.

M: lighter bodied. Heavier carbonation. Mild bitterness. Dry.

O: I guess it's a bit hard to rate against style when there isn't else like it. Never the less, not a bad beer. The smokiness is restrained, while the yeast is rather prevalent.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of BKotch
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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Photo of BeerLover99
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: cloudy orange/yellow, trace white head, good lacing

S: smoke, bbq, floral, yeast, malt

T: sweet bbq, floral, yeast, slow roasted bitter finish

M: med body, smooth, firm bubbly

O: Interesting combination! Smoked BBQ and yeast/floral.
Would recommend and have again. Bet would be great with
bbq meat.

VERY GOOD, WORTH TRYING!

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Undated cellared bottle at 50 degrees into snifter
Aroma sour with a hint of smoke
Head large (5 cm), off white, fizzy, rapidly diminishing to broken layer
Lacing virtually none, rare small island of small bubbles
Body light yellow, hazy
Flavor changes as the temperature rises – the smokiness dissipates and a spiciness comes through. I have no idea what gale tastes like, so its’ anyones guess if that’s the source of the spiciness. There is no taste of alcohol, hops, or diacetyl. A woody and smoky aftertaste follows.
Palate medium, slightly oily, lively carbonation.

An interesting brew. My bottle has been cellared for a year and tastes different (better) than a fresher bottle. I don’t know what gale tastes like, but the juniper is barely noticeable. I think if I lived on an island off the coast of Sweden, I’d probably brew and drink a lot of this.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.16/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy golden-yellow with a big finger of frothy white head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Grainy malts, smoke, Belgian yeast, coriander, pepper, juniper, other herbs and spices, farmhouse esters, lemon zest.

T - Grainy and lightly bready malts, smoke, Belgian yeast, coriander, pepper, juniper, other herbs and spices, farmhouse flavors, lemon zest, vanilla.

M - Medium bodied with moderate-heavy carbonation. Smooth with a spicy, estery, and smokey finish.

D - Nice smoked saison. Good balance of smoke, spices, and yeast character.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

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4.18/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of kidzord
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hoppymcgee
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled on 12/8/2014.

L: Off-orange and hazy. Slight head and fizz.

S: Smoky, burning wood, charcoal.

T: Light smoke, toasted grain, burnt meat. Slight saltiness gives the feeling of a gose.

F: Wish it had a little more body and carbonation for 6.6% ABV.

O: A nice smoked beer! Jester King is doing things right - a true farmhouse brewery.

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Gotlandsdricka from Jester King Brewery
3.69 out of 5 based on 293 ratings.
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