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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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, - 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 16/20
hallinghansen (2295) - Odense S, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2015
Tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015, blue session. Cloudy yellow body with a small white head. Light hoppy, vinegar notes, smoke. Quite good actually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2244) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2015
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - MAY 23, 2015
[5/1/15] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015. 2nd session. Hazy yellow. Smoky aroma. Sourish flavor with smokiness, juniper and some fruitiness. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (7375) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2015
Draught @ CBC 2015. Pours yellow with a small white head. Aroma of malt, smoke, baking yeast, smoked meat, sausages, campfire. Flavor is malt, light sourness, baking yeast, smoked meat. Medium body, lively carbonation, light sour finish. 010515

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2087) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Massive smoked nose. Light yellow pour, hazy with a slight white head. Surprisingly mild smoked malt taste. Sour and yummy. Fun beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vestergaard (838) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
Tap at CBC15! Almost clear golden with a soapy, white head. Aroma has smoke, leather, peat, pale and pilsner malts, hops, spices. Taste is very sour, smokey, malty sweet. Slight hoppy finish. Not as bad as expected..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (2553) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle thanks to errl! Batch 2 from Dec 2014. Golden orange pour with a small head that quickly fades to a ring. Very unusual aroma. Smoked meat, pool water, sea water, lemon juice, pine and herbs. Taste is very interesting mix of salty smoked meat, tart citrus, and pine. Surprisingly I enjoy it a lot but could see why many would hate this. Very phenolic but it works here. Medium to full body. Very little carbonation. Goes down way easier than it should. One of the most unusual beers I’ve had. I love what Jester King does.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
VastActiv (3739) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Tap at CBC 2015, Copenhagen. Originally rated 20150501. Colour is cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Smoke, tartness, some sourness and malts. Haven’t tried real Gotlandsdricke before but I highly doubt this one has anything to do with it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2732) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle, batch 2. Hazy gold with a white head that’s soon a coat. Aroma of tart fruit, smoke, some plasticy notes, juniper berries. Alive. Grainy sweetness, some unripe stone fruit, herbs, slightly biting smokiness. Refreshing. I’ve no idea what real Gotlandsdricka’s supposed to be like, but this is well done - pretty clean and obviously professionally made but retains a rustic and lively feel throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vjohans (379) - SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2015
@blue cbc 2015 tart, hazy, better and more clean that the real gotlandsdricka i have tried

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