Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is smoky! Pours a hazzy golden color with a nice, mostly lasting foamy white head and some lacings. Very attractive in the glass. The taste is, like the nose, smokey with a nice bitter finish and not much aftertaste. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Crisp. Overall, I really liked this beer! It stands out in a crowd of so-so beers because of a really unique taste. Nice work Jester King!
markducommun (880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy golden yellow, light white head. Salty, smoky, very herbal. Light bitterness, some sourness, quite dry. Lighter body, good amount of carbonation, very effervescent. Medium finish. Good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ineedbeer (1768) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 16, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a Batch 2, Dec. 2014 750 ml bottle. Aroma has a light, sweet floral and honey note to it with moderate smoke notes. Light grain notes with hints of acid and citrus. Medium light juniper berry notes and a touch of tropical fruit. Pours a hazy, pale yellow gold with a medium sized, moderately thick, white head that steadily recedes. Moderate lacing and faint legs. Flavor has a medium acidity with a nice lemon, citrus note and a touch of pineapple. Some light grain notes with a medium light sweetness with honey and floral notes. Light smoke character with hints of juniper. Light bitterness. Some lingering acidity and pineapple with a touch of smoke and juniper. Light sweetness lingers. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, this is a weird beer and most people probably wouldn?t like it bit for some reason I really enjoy it. The smoke works well with the sweetness and the phenolic notes from the juniper berries. The citrus and acidity from the yeast also really help brighten the beer. I don?t know why, but I love this beer.
varanid99 (1000) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly cloudy orange-gold pour, thin white head. Smoky, peachy apricoty fruit, citrus aromas. Taste is sweet/sour citrus, a little smoke under it, berry, a little sourness lingers at the end. Pretty cool!
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opened at the Eagle Bay Cacao Launch by Elliot. Bloody impressed with this one! Complex apircot jammy notes with bright citrus, mango, moderate smoke and light floral undertones. Veyr citrusy which helps it flow and has a mild sweetness which is a nice touch. Really nailed this one
NBird (626) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks..light orange amber, sml head on pour, before completely dissipating, looks like low carbonation
Smells..juicy stonefruits, very fruity sweet citrus, earthy dull vegetable leaf, dull berry & yeasty funk.
Tastes .. Straight up tarty lemon, dull berry.. earthy & leafy, smoked malts and bright funky wild yeasts.. Complex and amazing.
baraciisch (2824) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy yellow orange in color... Aroma is medicinal almost... Juniper berries and smoked malts... Flavor is smoke, tart berries, funky citrus... Great beer, so unique
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Bacterial (2811) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Massive smoked nose. Light yellow pour, hazy with a slight white head. Surprisingly mild smoked malt taste. Sour and yummy. Fun beer.
BuckeyeBoy (5824) - 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.
MetalNHopHead (1332) - Lincoln, 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 I’ve 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 that’s the case, I’m going to brush up on my Norse mythology and die a Viking’s death. Then, I can go to Valhalla. I’ll fight, chase Scandinavian maidens, eat in banquet halls, and drink this beer from the teats of Heiorun the goat. Yes, I think it’s safe to say that this beer has changed the entire trajectory of my (after)life.
HuskerTan (1589) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAR 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Thanks Dain "DrunkSanta410")
A- Bacon, ham, smoky, spices.
A- Yellow orange color, cloudy liquid, white head.
T- Ham brine, bacon, smoke, woody, spices.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, meaty finish.
O- Finally got to try my first gotlandsricke. This was a full on meat beer. Not sure what junipers taste like so can’t comment how prominent they were in here but damn was it meaty. Tons of bacon, ham, and smoke on the nose and palate. Sounds gross but it was like drinking ham brine. By those descriptors I should really hate this beer but in fact I really liked it. Next time I get something like this I better be enjoying some bbq with it.