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Viking Metal | 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): 7.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by GreatBloomer on 04-29-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
123
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
11.96%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
16
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 123
Reviews by MattSweatshirt:
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4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blend #1 FEB 2013

Pours out of the bottle a hazy golden yellow with a finger of soapy white head that retains and laces well for a sour beer.

The smoke is diminished greatly from the base Gotlandsdricka, but is still there in the forefront. A touch of residual gin character, souring bacteria, spice, and a field aroma which is probably coming from the amalgam of wild/brett yeast and plant matter.

The taste mirrors nicely, but with the added angle of being able to taste the sourness which is more middle of the road. Big smoke, herbal, funky.

The beer is well carbonated, but doesn't tax the palate. There is a slight thinness to the body. Drinks smooth and super easy. Come off dry, but mouthwatering at the same time.

This is a definite step up for the Gotland beer. This is pulled off nicely.

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More User Reviews:
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

2013 Batch #1. Have been sitting on this awhile. Got in a trade from my buddy Videofrog.

Decent head. A bit of smoke on the nose with some florally goodness.

Nice and tart up front, and then you really get the gin in the back which lingers.

I really enjoyed this one. Another fine offering from our friends at JK. Glad I got to try it.

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Opened my last one of these a few months back, it was drinking excellent, great tart/sour/smoke combination.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.38/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of goochpunch
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy golden color with a thin head. Slow bubbles trickle up the glass. Smells sweetly floral, smokey, with some funk and barrel. Taste is delicious, but a little less complex than in the nose. Lots of tartness. Starts sweet and finishes dry. I don't know how much gin I get in this, to be honest. Floral. Mouthfeel could ideally be a little more prickly. Medium body. Tasty.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Viking Metal from Jester King Brewery
3.93 out of 5 based on 123 ratings.
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