Gotlandsdricka | Jester King Brewery

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Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States

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

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3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

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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.

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3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Gotlandsdricka from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 299 ratings