Jester King – Gotlandsdricka smoked farmhouse ale – 5.5 out of 7


Gotlandstricka “Drink of the Land of Goths” or “Drink of the Good Lands” presents a beer inspired by the beer that the Vikings may have had. This beer is different, and good. Smoke smell wafts out upon opening the bottle and smoke taste greets your palate up front as well. The tart flavor was a pleasant farmhouse surprise (not too surprising for farmhouse ales, but surprising due to the smokepower leading you off the trail a bit). This beer is dry, highly carbonated, but controlled. Gotlandsdricka is just a good, unique, squarely identified, smoked farmhouse ale with a touch of silt down in the bottle, so watch your pour. Overall score – a respectable 5.5 out of 7.

Brewer Jester King
Beer Name Gotlandsdricka
Brewer’s Description Trespasser! Blazing oath, burning ruin. Gasps for mercy denied, as you draw in the chocking smoke of your own smoldering flesh. Birchwood smoked Pilsner, beechwood smoked malts, Oak Smoked Wheat, Juniper berries.
Food Pairings I bet Vikings ate lots of fish
Brewery Location Austin, TX
Alcohol content by volume 6.6%
IBU (International Bitterness Units) reported at 19, but quite bitter
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark) 2
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns) 5.5
Sausage detection? Y or N N
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks 5
Beer thickness 1-7 (water – used motor oil) 2
Overall Happiness: 1 – 7 (sad – happy) 5.5

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1 Response to Jester King – Gotlandsdricka smoked farmhouse ale – 5.5 out of 7

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