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:
292
Reviews:
51
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
15.99%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
56
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 292 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of Axnjxn
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ERMAHGERD
3.57/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of poster83nutbag
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matt141
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IPeteA91
3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IrishColonial
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Word2BigBIrd
2.98/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Tastes like a bad fermentation, take a pass

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Photo of OKFine
3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hoppy91
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sdeese21
4.27/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tommo
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The new version of this (2015) is a complete mess of a beer. Gross sweaty smell. Mild sour taste with some smokiness. Nothing like the old version, this version is all bungled up with nothing substantial to offer. Would decline this

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

Photo of rdooley
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iamcalledjason
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MLDucky
3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WTKeene
3.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Newest batch served on tap at the brewery.

Appearance: milky white/yellow, no head to speak of aside from a few stray bubbles around the edge.

Smell: lots of herbal pine and bologna. Hints of band aid too.

Taste: this is actually a lot better than I was expecting. Smoke is more subtle, bologna notes are not nearly as strong as on the nose. Lots of fruity tart citrus and herb, which is lovely. Hint of campfire on the finish, with a bitter herbal linger.

Mouthfeel: despite the appearance there's actually a substantial amount of carbonation in this. Quite dry.

Overall: the taste is a lot better than I was expecting, and I love what this beer does in a gin barrel (Viking Metal), but as it is its still a little too weird for me to want to return to regularly.

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Photo of twofacedmonster
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Slatetank
3.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am very appreciative for Stakem sharing this bottle, a treat to enjoy this after a year in the bottle, thanks Adam!

The color is golden with light hazed and quick dropping white head which becomes a ring of beads with visible carbonation and spots of lace. The smell is smoky with an herbal aroma with light earthy quality and subtle hay like element augmenting the hint of fruity yeast. The feel is earthy with moderately high carbonation and slight dry feel with light spice texture and mild sweetness.

The taste brings a tangy yeast element with light malt quality and slight smoke in the initial flavor impression with subtle spiciness which could also be considered herbal hop with mild yeast tanginess and light malt nuttiness with a slight herbal quality carrying through into the dry crisp finish. This is great with very good drinkability in general -I appreciate the chance to try this old world style and it is every bit as good as I expected.

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Gotlandsdricka from Jester King Brewery
3.69 out of 5 based on 292 ratings.
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