I got my new shirts from Off Color today and they threw in a free bottle opener, which was very cool. Anyways, review time.
Style: Smoked Beer
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Gotlandsdricka, or Gotlandsdricke, is the indigenous farmhouse ale of Gotland, the largest island in Sweden. A cousin to the Finnish Sahti, it’s similarly kept alive by a handful of old men and very much in danger of dying off with them. Was taught how to make it by the head brewer at Nårke over the course of several, several beers where he made me run through several books he had with him a the bar despite the fact that a) they were in Swedish b) there were no pictures and c) I don’t speak Swedish. Undeterred, he carried on and felt it was very important to discuss the tradition of brewing dricke and also that there are different sexes of juniper trees. Our version is deeply spicy with both malted and unmalted rye and a hefty addition of juniper but, while rich, finishes dry and fruity thanks to a large honey addition and a portion of malt Dave smoked by hand over pear wood in the backyard. ABV is deceptive and balances against the stonefruit sweetness of dark munich. At 9.5% it should leave you well prepared for the brave new world we’re heading into or at least blissfully despondent. Just remember, vikings didn’t have health insurance either. Gonna go ahead and guess lots of us won’t anymore, so we have priced Class War accordingly. Brewing for the proletariat.”
Random: I love listening to podcasts while I blog.
The beer poured with a quarter finger of ecru colored head that dissipated quickly. A slight crown was left on top of a dark brown head with no carbonation visible due to the color. The nose was filled with smoke, chocolate and rye. There was some caramel apparent as well. The taste had the same notes as the nose. I picked up a generous amount of smoke, chocolate, rye and caramel. There was a dose of juniper to this as well. The body was on the medium side with a lot of carbonation. The finish was lengthy with smoke and juniper. A bomber of this was $16.99, which came to $.77 per ounce. I thought this was another interesting beer from Off Color.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0