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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (3588) - 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 (1274) - 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 (10676) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 16, 2012
Gering süßer, primär hefiger Beginn. Kräuternoten, trocken, hellmalzig. Fruchtig würzig, intensiver werdende Hefe. 10/11/12/12//11

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Cask at Zwanze Day. Pours a hazy yellow with a stiff white head. The nose is meaty and a bit salty, fruity overall and with juniper notes. Soft malt notes, grainy. On tasting, moderately smokey element. Some herbal juniper comes through along with a citrusy element and light sweetness. Light bodied. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Bottle thanks to Walt. Pours with a hazed yellow body with a retentive white head. Aromas are smokey, leathery, grainy, pine, juniper. A touch of rubber. Flavors are spicy, smokey, bready, nicely malty, juniper, lightly spicy, grainy, lightly lemony. Clean. Lively bubbles, dry. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 13, 2012
The head is medium, the body yellow. The taste is fruity, citrus, malty, different & special. OK! 12/11/11/11/-/11

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (1672) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Unique and tasty -- always a winning combination. I love big, smoky beers and peaty Islay malts but sometime a lighter touch works really well, as is the case hear. Smoke and juniper blend with fruity, floral, herbal and yeasty notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Draft sample at the brewery. Pours a cloudy, pale yellow-gold color with a small white head. Aroma of smoked malts, juniper, herbs, pepper, straw, and funk. The flavor is very much similar to the nose. Maybe some pear or some fruit like that. Finishes smoky. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a crisp mouthfeel. Really interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Like the subtle way the smokiness works its way through the taste. Interesting beer - one that makes me make faces as I puzzle over exactly what I am sensing. And then its was gone....

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