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Swedish-Style Gotlandsdricke

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Category: Ale

Style Description

This is the description of how the Swedish-Style Gotlandsdricke style of beer should taste, feel and look. However, there may be perfectly fine beers in this style that fall outside of these ranges and descriptions. This information is just to show the most commonly accepted ranges for the Swedish-Style Gotlandsdricke beer style.

Juniper aroma and flavor should be present due to the use of juniper boughs/branches and berries in the brewing process. These beers are characterized by juniper and birchwood smoked malt.

  • Color: Pale to copper
  • Body: Medium to full
  • Malt Flavors & Aromas: Medium-low to medium. Birchwood smoke character, derived from the malting process, should be present.
  • Hop Flavors & Aromas: Not present to very low
  • IBUs/Bitterness: Very low to medium-low
  • Fermentation Characteristics: Bread/bakers’ yeast is traditionally used for fermentation and contributes to unique character of these beers. Fruity ester and yeasty aromas are medium to high. Diacetyl should not be present.

Brewing Properties of Swedish-Style Gotlandsdricke

These are the functional brewing properties of Swedish-Style Gotlandsdricke beers, as descided by the Brewers Association. These guidelines reflect, as accurately as possible, the historical significance, authenticity or a common profile in the current commercial beer market.

The alcohol by volume is shows the amount of alcohol this style of beer should have.
5.5 - 6.5%
The International Bittering Units (IBU) scale is used to approximately quantify the actual (not perceived) bitterness of beer.
15 - 25 IBUs
SRM is a scale for measuring the color intensity of a beer. Low SRM grains impart a pale straw color while higher values mean it will add a darker color to the wort. Learn more »
4 - 12 SRM
(8 - 24 EBC)
Original Gravity
Original Gravity (OG) is a measure of the sugar content in the wort before alcoholic fermentation has started to produce the beer.
1.040 - 1.050
Final Gravity
The Final Gravity (FG) is how much sugar is left over in the beer when fermentation is complete.
1.010 - 1.014

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Based on Brewers Association 2020 Beer Style Guidelines with changes. Used with permission of Brewers Association.