Ungstrup (27700) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2004
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
An unclear brown beer with no head. The aroma is very smoked and with notes of rope and oranges. The flavor is sweet and is very smoked before ending on a dry note. Too simple a flavor.
oh6gdx (19652) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Plastic bottle from omhper (big thanks, I’ll try getting you some new sahti’s for this one!). Hazy nutbrown colour, no head. Aroma is freshly cut juniperwood along with some spiced and xylitolish hints. Flavour is the same. Very refreshing! The bottle got lots of preassure in it so while letting a bit of it out, I also poured a small sample. Rest of the bottle is to be saved for PBF2007. Hides the alcohol very well!
omhper (18355) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Update 2002-02-20: The new batch I tried was more fresh, somewhat sparkling from the still ongoing fermentation in the bottle, and beautifully hazy. There are definitely some smokey juniper flavour. The main characteristics of the beer seem intact from the last batch I tried though.
This is actually the same version as Oakes tried. It was made on a farm in Stånga on central Gotland.
Nut-brown. Non carbonated, sweetish and soft, some bitterness, restrained smokiness, as compared to the few other versions I’ve tried.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - FEB 14, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Stored by Per for 1 year in plastic containers and plastic bottles
Flat, hazy amber color. Very nice and original smokey aroma, almost like sausages, and very light fruitness, and something I can’t detect.… Some sweetness, pretty sweet, a lot smokey, some liquorice (?), light herbs… Crazy beer, but not bad, very original. Thanks Per for bringing this one!.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Still, as per the style; muddy dark amber (not very attractive, but true to style); aroma: smoke, pear, vanilla, lots of malt. Palate: smokey up front, followed by sweet malts & a late hint of juniper. A lot of rich fruitiness comes through as well, and it finishes slightly tart - complex and delicious.
madsberg (9337) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled: Dusty amber coloured. Not much head. Flavour of eelsmoked salami and bacon. Very smoky. Flavour is very roasty and smoked. Is surprinsingly vague and watery in the end. I much admit, that its interesting, but I find it rather bad. I’ll give an extra point for the bottle.
Bov (8829) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cloudy and quite disgusting amber-orange colour, no foam, very unusual aroma of potatoes, smoked bacon and pumpkin, notes of lemon, sweet and slightly oily, medium-bodied, the finish is moderately long and shows more smoke and meat notes - one of the most unusual beer I have ever had (and I have had already a few ...) - thanks to Per for this one !
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(From Burs) : Sitting in a tree inhaling the intense smoke of a fruit-harboring wood cabin whose fire has just been extinguished by torrential rain...Very humid and woody smoke, impossible to escape from (I’m not necessarily trying to), with a garrulous fruitiness of junipers (real) and apricots (fictive)...Honey impersonations and earthy bitterness rising in the end...Perhaps smokier than a Schlenkerla, an incredibly memorable experience which I hope to relive again...Immense thanks Per!!...
gnoff (7036) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tried many versions of Dricka/Dricke/Drikku over the years. Some have been bottled, many have been served from plastic buckets or containers of various volumes. So how to rate something from many different brewers with so different character? Well more often than not have been dark brown with little to no head. Mainly sweet, malty, smoked, some juniper scent and taste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, with low to very low CO2, usually no bitterness. Some have been rather bad, some very nice. Most have been pretty drinkable, but many others do not agree with me.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2007 Courtesy of omhper and drank as a horizontal alongside Jackelsdricka for comparison. Pours mahogany and more or less still with no bubbles and only a hint of tingliness on the tongue. Smells strongly of juniper with hints of spruce, birch and mineral water. Taste is like a gin might be if it were a fermented beverage with loads of juniper and lots of booziness. Some hints of smoke are also present. Palate is very thick and reminds me of the heavy mineral waters of Europe. Finishes along the lines of sassafras. Very different from everything else I tried during this tasting that included sahtis, and lots of traditional Scandanavian beers. If sahti and lambic are the grandparents of beer, this is their great grand parent. Thanks again for this rare treat!