Censored - Jester King Brewery

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Reviews: 32
Hads: 255
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 5.9%
Wants: 19
Gots: 35 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: ThirdEyePA on 03-04-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Pecan Wood Smoked Saison 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.

Update: Our original label application for Salt Lick Pecan Wood Smoked Saison was rejected by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC), after having been approved by the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau (TTB). We have renamed this beer "Censored" for sale in Texas.
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Reviews by cvm4:
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4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a straw/hay in color with a two finger eggshell head.

S - The smell first off is like opening a bbq pit smoker. The smoke is cut with a light sweetness that brings it all together. Behind that is a lemony tartness with some funk.

T - Lemon sour on the front, some funk/wheat/hay and the sweet smoke from the pecan wood comes in midway through. Ends a little salty with may'be some white pepper.

M - Light bodied with high carbonation. Finishes dry.

O - Really an interesting combo here. I can see this as a love it or hate it beer. But, to me it's really great and refreshing. (591 characters)

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Bottle (2013)

Thanks for opening this with me, Josh!

Unfortunately, there wasn't much I could take away from this beer that was positive. Both the aroma and flavor had strange, and strong, flavors of smoke, sharp wood, and a meaty, almost pork-like, character. This was largely undrinkable, for me. Granted, I'm not the biggest fan of smoked beers, especially when not don well. I didn't think this one was done very well, either. There was some grass and a salinity to it as well, but the smoke was too dominant for me, personally. If this sounds interesting, I'd still recommend trying it, as other people I respect have enjoyed this one. Perhaps it just wasn't for me. (673 characters)

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