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Salt Lick - Jester King Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

226 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 226
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 16.26%
Wants: 14
Gots: 32 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Crafted in the once commonplace, Old World tradition of bière de coupage, young, dry hopped ale is blended with old, barrel-aged sour beer fermented with native yeast. A portion of the malt was smoked over pecan wood at The Salt Lick BBQ in Driftwood, Texas. Unfiltered, unpasteurized and naturally conditioned.

(Beer added by: ThirdEyePA on 03-04-2013)
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-19-2013 18:52:44 | More by Jason
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Consumed 6/13/14

Split with Goblinmunkey7

Appearance: Hazy, light tangerine with some nice gold and orange tones - pours with a ton of carbonation (yup, the bottle was a gusher) - fades to a large, foamy white cap, leaves some blobs and streaks of lacing

Smell: A lot of funky, sour, woody, smoky weirdness - some sour notes, with what smells like Brett - wet and musty funk - some yeasty saison notes - wood - earthy, dirty, and floral notes - big smoked malt component - smoky, sour, musty, and interesting

Taste: Funky and smoky, what is this, a recent Fantôme beer? - light sourness, with some lactic and Brett flavors - decidedly wet and musty with some big earthy flavors, hints of something salt-like, and lemony tartness - yeasty with some light fruits and more funk - smoke is definitely prominent, with some smoky, damp smoked malts - damp wood as well - can't say I detect any pecan, but it's still very interesting overall

Mouthfeel: Medium body, smooth, some lingering funk and smoke

Overall: Some beers are beyond weird... I'm running low on adjectives

This is an interesting mix of sour, funky, smoky, and yeasty flavors. The concept of blending a sour with a saison kind of makes sense, but I'm not sure if the smoke was necessary. Regardless, it mostly works, and this is worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 22:48:03 | More by angrybabboon
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Goblinmunkey7

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3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to angrybabboon for sharing the bottle.

Appearance: Highly carbonated hazy straw goldfish yellow. Bubbly bright-white head leaves some small notches of lacing. Solid retention leaves a small bubbly cap.

Smell: Smoked in nice measure. Slightly sweet pecan wood layered over typical Jester King funk. Damp and musty with some hints of lacto and a solid bretty punch. A touch of lemon juice and lemon zest. Slightly herbal and earthy as well. Damp earth and then a soft spicy sweetness from the smoked wood. A bit of powdery bready elements with some pale crackery malts as well. Pale malt sweetness rounds it out.

Taste: Smoked peachy lemon bread. A nice pale malt sweetness rounds out the back. Some biscuit and crackery malt base. Smoke is slightly sweet with a touch of char and a mild spiciness. Damp musty funk as well. Wet earth. Some lemon zest and a touch of lacto. Brett adds some mild funk. More tart than smoky as it warms. Green wood.

Mouthfeel: Light body with a moderate to high carbonation. Clean and slightly crisp on the finish with a slightly slick sip upfront.

Overall: Why so secret.

It's odd, but I like it. Smoky and tart. Just unique.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 22:35:16 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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Salt Lick from Jester King Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.