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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Pour on tap at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting 2012, hazy yellow orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of spice with clove, coriander, some lemon, smoked malts come in, hints of juniper, slight herbal note, pretty odd. Taste is a mix of sweet fruit, lemon, hints of smoked malts, touch of biscuit, bread, slight herbal and juniper coming in to give a pine-sol almost note, finishing kind of sweet and herbal. Didn’t quite work for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a moderate white head. Aroma is lightly smoked malt and bit of farmhouse yeast. Flavor is tart and vinous, with smoked malt, yeast, juniper, and some other notes I can’t quite identify. Pretty interesting, and more than "just" a smoked beer, but perhaps a bit harsh in a hard-to-define sense: it almost works for me but doesn’t quite hold together somehow. Nonetheless, it’s worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TwinBeer (58) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2013
I really like some smoke malted beers but disappointed in most. This beer is very pleasant the smell matches its taste. The aroma I get smoke and a soured or tart smell. Taste is great I still get the smoke on the palate with a tart berry flavor with spices such as pepper and cinnamon. Over all this is a light flavorful season beer and very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2013
25.4 oz. Bottle from Jamil in Texas. Very vinous scent, tart ripe fruit, cinnamon. Dark gold pour, crisp and clear, very bubbly, with a bubbly white head. Light and bubbly feel. Spice fronted flavor, peppercorn, yeasty, tart fruit, vinous, with a pepper finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
brystmar (1237) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bright barnyard yeast in the nose, supported by smokey malts. Honestly not *that* smokey on the palate; it's too mild and fizzy for me though. Smoked beer is arguably my least favorite style, so the fact that I can even drink this is a testament to its balance. More boring than offensive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5664) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
UPDATED: APR 8, 2013 I wasn’t really sure what to think of this. Pours a dark gold color with a small head. The aroma is full of smoke and ash. The flavor is similar at first, with a lot of charred notes coming through. However, I also get some nice wheat as well as a hint of fruit and yeast. A nice smoked beer that has more to offer than simply smoke. Glad I got to try it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (3480) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
On tap at whip in pours a cloudy yellow gold with small creamy white head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is yeast pepper and clove. Pepper spice malt with light dry finish. A complex brew from Jester King.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle. Holy smoke. THIS IS A DARN GOOD BEER. Pours a lush golden yellow with a nice white head. Aroma is smoked wood, bbq’s peach, and strength. Flavor is smoked malt atop a pyre of campfire ash. Smoke lingers on the tongue. Skal!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1246) - Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Appearance: brassy, deep gold with a big ol’ fluffy white head. Aroma: some smoke right up front, over a slightly funky, earthy yeast, and a dollop of honeycomb. Taste: some woody, smoky and nearly lager-ish crackery malts up front, with notes of apples, grapes, honey, and some earthy, flowery notes that are probably juniper. Finish: gentle lingering smokiness, almost like scotch, but without the burn, then a chalky-dry mouth with some herbal bitterness. Notes: Wow, what a weird beer. Not great per se, but very, very interesting. Have to give these guys credit for trying something this out there, and I’m glad I had it. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (10504) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 16, 2012
Gering süßer, primär hefiger Beginn. Kräuternoten, trocken, hellmalzig. Fruchtig würzig, intensiver werdende Hefe. 10/11/12/12//11

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