MrOrla (447) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at CBC 2015. Hazy golden red. Aroma and taste of smoke, grape, citrus. Taste is the same very good.
gyllenbock (5598) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at CBC 2015.
Hazy golden/light red with a small head. Aroma and taste of smoke, sausage, light wood and citrus. Also some weak earth. An interesting one and rather tasty.
kryon (1781) - SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy yellow no head
Aromas of peat, german sausage
Taste has sour notes with snoke and german sausage.
aleksander9 (694) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
-short review cbc- hazy peach with white head. Smoke, herbs, floral and some citrus. Funk, tart and smoke finish. Overall: enjoyable
BuckeyeBoy (3246) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle pours out a rich straw color no head. Nose is holy smoke lemongrass citrus spice and some wood. Taste is smoke smoke smoke bacon lemon and plenty of citrus.
craftycarl21 (2295) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Sam! Hazy golden pour, small white head. Nose and flavor are crazy and rather awesome, with huge sour, smoke, and herbacious kick throughout. Beechwood a la rauchbier is certainly apparent, but not moreso than undeniable lactic funk. Ginny woody bite complements this bizarre but attractive quaff. Iím into it.
degbert (1312) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a shallow, creamy, fine-grained head. Nose is smoke, lemon, stone fruit, sea salt, and peeled green wood. On the tongue, itís mostly smoke and sour; saline, herbal, some honeyed sweetness, a touch of fruit, and earthiness rounds it out. Creamy yet sharp on the palate, with a long, acetic finish. I donít get much juniper, though thereís a ghost of it in the close. I donít know if I can say good, but Iíll assuredly say fascinating.
maekchu (2602) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Thanks to mike12da. Bacony, smoky nose, a bit sourish with some stinky herbal notes, creosote, and tuna fish. Hazy apple juuice color. Sour fruit initial, moves to a sweet peachy flavor with some light spice, then some smoke and funk, and later celery and wheat. Thin-medium body. Wow! Very uusual and complex. Nice tartness, but not a pucker monster -- just very pleasant. Couldnít drink this everday, but it is a special brew.
KyotoLefty (7240) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Deep, cloudy, glowing orange. Great nose: smoke, berries, grapefruit, lemonade. Very tangy, lightly sour, berries, bacon, salt. Nice blend of smoke and sour with a pretty strong bitterness as well. Complex and wacky, though it comes together very well.
jbuskirk (567) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAR 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From what I can gather, Gotlandsdricka is a Sahti/Smoked Beer/Gotlandsdricke/Farmhouse Ale-ish type beer. That random-ass description might explain why it tastes totally unlike anything Iíve tried. This ale smells like herbal juniper and acrid smoke. It tastes like a liquidized version of savory birch-smoked meat with spices. Jester King says this "may have been the beer of the Vikings." If thatís the case, Iím going to brush up on my Norse mythology and die a Vikingís death. Then, I can go to Valhalla. Iíll fight, chase Scandinavian maidens, eat in banquet halls, and drink this beer from the teats of Heiorun the goat. Yes, I think itís safe to say that this beer has changed the entire trajectory of my (after)life.