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Jester King Gotlandsdricka



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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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. Gotlandsdricka (6.6% alcohol by volume) is brewed with birchwood smoked malt, juniper and sweet gale. It’s unfiltered, unpasteurized and naturally carbonated through re-fermentation in the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2863) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
Pours light yellow with a fizzy white top. Aroma is smoked meat and sweet juniper berries. This beer is like a jekyll and hyde. I can have one sip and get roasty malts and smoked meat and a real rauch feel and then the next sip is light and farmy with sweet juniper berries and light wood. Very interesting and a great balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3501) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
Olive bottle, 1 pint 9.4 ounces, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on October 17 2014; eye: straw, lightly hazy, good white head that turns into a thick sheet, no lacing; nose: floral hops, light smoke, light citrusy, light wild yeasts; mouth: floral hops, light smoke, light meaty, light citrusy, light wild yeasts, salt, meaty finale, light-medium body, rather carbonated, lightly bitter, fizzy texture; overall: different FRANÇAIS Bouteille olive, 1 pinte 9,4 onces, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 17 octobre 2014; œil : paille, légèrement voilée, bonne mousse blanche qui se transforme en une bonne couche, pas de dentelle; nez : houblon floral, léger fumé, léger citrique, léger levures sauvages; bouche : houblon floral, léger fumé, léger viandeux, léger citrique, léger levures sauvages, sel, finale viandeuse, corps léger-moyen, plutôt carbonatée, légèrement amère, texture pétillante; en résumé : différente

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Sampled at the End of History tasting. Aroma is smoked wood, sour cherry, lemon zest, and a nice floral funk. Pours amber with great carb and a decent fizzy head. Taste is smoke and tart forward with burnt wood, sour oak, iron, black peppercorn and lemon juice. Great blend of the two mouthfeels while still feeling light enough to drink a lot of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (3037) - New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014
This was a beer I wanted to try for some time. pours hazy yellow. nose is predominately smoke. Tastes of bacon smoke, juniper, white pepper, tree bark, and some pine. lively palate and big flavors

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy gold white head. Nose/taste of juniper, smoked birchwood, smoked tree bark, lemon. Lighter medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
vtafro (5539) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle. Yellow pour with white head. Smokey, light malt and spice underneath. Flavors are smoke forward and dominant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3048) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2014
At jtclockwork’s. The aroma is smoke, lemon. The appearance is hazy yellow, white head. The flavor is smoky, lemon, pine. The finish is mole, pine, juniper. Interesting.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Welcome to Houston -- Aroma is a strong assertive smoke, hint of hops? Flavor is extremely assertive smoke, juniper, (palette is working every every synapse) ... and I think I lost it. Drank another sip and pretty sure my palatte is more and officially wrecked. Nothing to see here move on ...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TXBadger (2230) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
Reviewed from notes: smoke on the aroma with just a bit of juniper and citrus. On the palate there is smoke and juniper, not my favorite combination. Weird beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5465) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle: Poured a cloudy golden color ale with a nice generous white head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light salty rustic malt notes with some spices, juniper and light smoked notes also noticeable. Taste is a unique mix of juniper, smoked notes with some salty rustic malt notes clearly identifiable. Body is about average with good carbonation. Very interesting beers for sure but I am not sure I would feel the need to drink this on a regular basis.

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