Amager Bryghus – The Amazing Gotland Campfire Beer – 5 smokestacks out of 7

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It’s smoky. Wow, like full-on. Woo doggies! Is this a Gotlandsdricka? Because if so, this is smokier than I would expect. Historically Swedish, and from the island Gotland in the Baltic sea, Gotlandsdricka is a traditional smoky ale with very limited interest in the US beer scene (but we’re going to change that, right?). There are a whole buncha flavors in there fighting it out. This beer is heavy. And after taking a few sips, much of the fun is gone, along with my taste buds. Just 2 ozs in and I’m wondering where the smoked malts, chocolate malts, and sweetness went? They came and went like senior year, (try keeping up with my IROC, bitches). This beer is all ruckus and no harmony, which is a big surprise after getting all excited upon opening. I would like to give Amazing Gotland a do-over, but it appears not to be in production anymore. But my friends, a 5 out of 7 is an encouraging, above average score, and SmokeBeerMinistry looks forward to more works by Amager. And one question: Why is the word beer in the name of your beer?

Brewer Amager Bryghus
Beer Name The Amazing Gotland Campfire Beer
Brewer’s Description or story telling time, you decide  If you take a casual stroll along the fair coastline of Gotland, you might wonder if there are any forests on the island at all. But make no mistake about it. Deep and dark, they are, and twisted – the pine forests of this storied isle. There are many legends of these woods, and one that is centuries old tells of a monster attracted to the smell of smoke from campfires. A friendly monster, but still… Many a camper has wet his pants upon discovering the Marshmallow Monster hovering over the dying embers trying to toast a perfect skewerful of sweets for his cocoa. We first heard tell of the Marshmallow Monster from our friends at Malmö Brygghus, so it was only natural to make our collaboration brew a homage to this kind Swedish creature. For we believe in the goodness of all men – and monsters.
Food Pairings Danish
Brewer Location Kastrup, Denmark
Alcohol content by volume 7%
IBU (International Bitterness Units) 20
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark) 5.85
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns) 5.5
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks 5.9
Sausage detection? Y or N Y
Beer thickness 1-7 (water – used motor oil) 6
Overall Happiness Rating: 1-7 (low – high) 5

You might want to brush up on your Danish:

http://www.amagerbryghus.dk/

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