Viking Metal | Jester King Brewery

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Viking MetalViking Metal

Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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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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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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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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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Brewery. From notes:

Golden orange in color.

Smells of belgian yeast, faint brett, orange, lemon and faint smoke and herb.

Oh boy it's tart and dry and tangy. Has sharp lemon and then some juniper comes out. Has a slight bitterness. Butterscotch and a panoply of fruit juices interplay. Has a slightly chalky and salty aftertaste.

Way complex and unique light-bodied beer with all the flavors working well together but maintinging distint whithin themselves.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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