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Salt Lick - Jester King Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

239 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 239
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 17.49%
Wants: 16
Gots: 35 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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Reviews by portia99:
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4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Salt Licks, poured into a clear plastic cup.

A - Pours a medium neutral golden color with an overall orangey tint to it. A finger of loose white foam sits on top.

S - Definitely picking up the smokiness on the nose mixed in with some grainy malt, some tartness and some ctirusy oranges and lemons.

T - Hmm...interesting in a good way. Rather tart overall with noticeable smokiness that manages to stay a bit in the background of the flavor profile...not quite what I would call subtle, but well integrated. Plenty of saison character with lots of fruity citrus especially lemons and oranges as in the aroma. Grainy base, little bit of sweet malt.

M - A bit thin in body. Carbonation is a bit on the lighter side but still had plenty of life to it. Rather refreshing on a warm spring day.

O - Had never heard of this so figured I'd give it a try and ended up having several. Worked really nice sitting at the picnic tables outside Salt Licks during our 2hr wait to get seated for dinner. Quite flavorful with the smoke enhancing the beer. Smoke was done well with enough presence but without overpowering the other subtleties in the beer. Would definitely have again.

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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.

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Salt Lick from Jester King Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.