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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle:   Brownish straw, dirty and muddy, thin frothy white head, little lacing.   Floral and spicy herbal nose.   Very unique.   Also seems to be smoked.   Floral and herbal spices on the nose, followed by a nice sweet smokey maltiness.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes very herbal, not as floral, with diminishing smoke.   Not on par with the likes of Adam, but certainly a nice and unique brew.   Could stand to be a little heftier.   Other than that, enjoyable and different, with a strong herbal persense.   Thanks Bill!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3158) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
Une bouteille de 750ml, via IPB (merci Hughes). Bière jaune avec une mousse blanche durable. Un nez bien agréable de levures sauvages entremêlées de malt fumé. Une bouche qui sort de l’ordinaire à l’instar des produits de Jester King avec des notes fumées, de sirop pour la toux au cerises, de levure sauvage. Une texture mince provenant d’une atténuation complète. M’a fait revivre des souvenirs de dégustation d’une certaine brasserie norvégienne qui avait trouvé sa levure dans une panse de renne qui servit de valet au roi Haakon VI.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrewFace (783) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Pours a cloudy yellow color with fluffy white head. Aroma is sweet initially and then some presence of smoke. Smoke and wood in the flavor with fading to some sweetness and slight astringency. Very carbonated and light bodied. As with all JK I’ve had so far, not impressed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (1889) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2013
bottle thanks to djd07. pours a hazy light yellow with a large white head, lots of tiny bubbles, about 1 inch. nose is slightly smokey and salty, chemical-like. initial taste is of slightly sweet malt, with a quick touch of smoke. a light, almost woody bitterness balances the malt. has a dry finish and is quite quenching. high carbonation with no astringency. overall, a very enjoyable beer. one of my favorite JKs so far!!!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inbreak (2131) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 28.09.2012, tap @ Borefts:
Lett frisk lukt med preg av lettrøykt lys malt, humle, korn, sitrus, urter, høy. Sødmerik lett tørr smak med preg av lettrøykt lys malt, humle, beiskt gras, høy, sitrusskal, urter, litt røykt skinke. Middels bitterhet som set litt. Grei.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (2966) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Strange, sweet, and fresh. The juniper defines the beer but there is an understated smokiness to this as well. Excellent and very unique beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Errl (1608) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle- Pour is a clear gold with a fluffy white head..Nose is smoke, light sweetness, spices, campfire wood, peat, juniper..Taste is Smoke, wood, dry, juniper, light sweetness..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3171) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Bottle - my 75th style for my 1500th rating! Pours cloudy yellow with a large white creamy head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is smoky, grain, hay. Medium sweet, lightly bitter, juniper/sprucy notes present, along with smoke. Lightly astringent as well. Medium body. Interesting, but I am not tossing an ISO on the board to get another one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2013
750ml served in a Chimay goblet. A - Pours a very cloudy but glowing burnt orange. 2 fingers of white foamy head that sinks at a medium pace forming a cirrus cloud cap. S - Smoked wheat malt, beechwood, earthy and dust hay, smoked bananas, juniper, unknown spice. T - Follows the nose with delicate smoke, a good dose of pilesner malt, green and dried grassy flavors, the juniper is has a medicinal character and comes out mostly toward the finish. Dried banana, some acidic fruit around the edges of the tongue. The herbal character comes out more toward the end. It has a long and very dry smoky finish. M - Light side of full body with ample creamy carbonation. Has a nice lush feel with a dry finish. Apparently this (Gotlandsdricka) is it’s own style but it’s not listed yet on BA. Probably because it’s an ancient Viking ale that nobody makes anymore. It reminded my of a mix between a Gratzer and a rustic Hefeweizen. Very rustic and the smoke came out more as it warmed. Didn’t get as much of the juniper as I thought I would but maybe that’s a good thing. This would pair well with food. Serving type: bottle 10-19-2012

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3935) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Location: 750 ml bottle from Central Market, 6/19/13

Aroma: The aroma is smoky and acidic, there’s some earthiness, and a bit of fruit as well
Appearance: It pours a cloudy golden color with a fizzy white head and drippy lace
Flavor: The taste is smoky and a hint tart, with a mild sweetness, and a light bitterness too
Palate: The body is medium, it has an overly fizzy carbonation, and a dry, smoky finish
Overall Impression: Another gushing Jester King beer from Central Market, this is starting to seem like a trend... Anyway, this beer is solid, but a little odd. The fizzy carbonation and odd flavors also hurt the drinkability and overall enjoyment of the beer.


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