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%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
57
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 293 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of Inglewood
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emergency_beef
4.07/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraftEyeDoc
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of svenness
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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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Photo of Jhavey
2.47/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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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Photo of xtonytx
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lare453
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jdimento
3.49/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkn09
4.09/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SergeLowpz
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pnelting
1.63/5  rDev -55.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

This is the strangest beer I've ever had. The appearance is the only redeeming quality. It tastes like smoke and bologna. It's one of two beers that I've had to drain pour.

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Photo of BeerOps
3.96/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Skellbop
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of marqoid
3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ricoslim
2.92/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of elliott1184
2.91/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of coronelaurelianobuendia
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours well. The aroma is decidedly smoky (redolent of the burnt ends of a brisket). THe taste is complex. Smoke, slight tartness, malt. Mainly smoke. Feels oily on the palate. I recommend this beer be shared, I found it hard to drink more than 2-5oz. Drinkability is not the mission of this beer and any more than 5 oz might put you off. A good, interesting, sampling beer.

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Photo of caffeineTX
3.49/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of egrace84
3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Duff27
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cultclassic89
4.22/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nickfl
4.02/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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