Salt Lick - Jester King Brewery
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4.61/5 rDev +24.9%
Pale golden color with lots of carbonation and a steady, consistent head. Smell is a mix of smoke, grain, and a weird funkiness. Not sure if it's a good or wrong funk, but it's interesting. Taste is tart, refreshing, funky, sour, smoky, dry. This is a mix of all the flavors I love most about beer. I only knock the taste because, although I LOVE smoked beer, I think this would be even better without the smoke. It's just a well-made funky farmhouse beer a lá Jolly Pumpkin. Mouthfeel is light and effervescent. It compliments the flavors perfectly. This beer is excellent. I'm glad I bought 2! I used to not be a big fan of Jester King back when they were having some quality control issues, but with El Cedro and Salt Lick, they are turning me into a huge fan. I'm proud to have this brewery in my state.
05-10-2013 02:05:39 | More by goochpunch
4.61/5 rDev +24.9%
Thanks to XicanoBeerRun for this. I love smoked beers! And this is my new crush.
This pours a light straw-golden color with hazy foam. There’s a wonderfully smokey aroma, with what I can only describe as bright, clean, crisp—it’s not an ashtray full of soot clouding the olfactory system—with just a hint of a muted lingering sour mash tartness as a grace note. Fantastic aroma.
The flavor is equally bright. The smoked character dominates, as it tends to do, but underneath it there’s an interestingly tart character, with a very mild bitterness (this is not a hoppy beer) and a somewhat sweet finish. A wonderfully vibrant effervescence keeps this beer light and, dare I say it, eminently quaffable. (I’d love to see this on cask. Seriously.) Another amazing Jester King beer.
04-10-2013 20:00:13 | More by elNopalero
4.55/5 rDev +23.3%
a gusher of a bottle, poured into a jester king glass. clear golden yellow pour with lots of fluffy bright white head. smells of smoked wood, chipotle peppers, band aids, funky brett scent. my god this is an excellent tasting beer. as a huge fan of sours and rauchbiers, this is right up my alley. lots of smoked flavor, wood, with a nice bretty funkyness, and also a slight acidity to it making it a very light sourness. this is simply perfection for a summer night. lighter/medium body with high carbonation, this is a very delicious and refreshing beer.
an amazing offer from jester king. their beers just keep getting better and better. if you like sours and if you like smoked malt beers - do not think twice.
06-13-2013 00:53:07 | More by facundoCNB
4.29/5 rDev +16.3%
Poured into a tulip. Batch #1, Jan 2013. This gave me quite a nice little clean-up to do when I found some big time gushing.
4.0 A: Murky yellow/orange/brown color. Two fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is pretty good and lots of lacing is left.
4.75 S: Smells great. The smokiness is so enticing - porcine city. Doesn't come off as very sour, it's more of a funky tanginess. Woody, funky with herbalness, rotting wood, and outdoorsiness. Hay and grassiness. A bit of fruitiness. The smokes blends supremely well with the funk. I couldn't ask for much more.
4.25 T: Taste is also really great. The sourness comes through stronger than the nose. Porcine smoke again, light sourness with plenty of tanginess, woodiness. Funk gives rotting wood, herbalness, outdoors, and hay/grassiness. Peachy fruitiness.
3.75 M: Lighter medium body. Plenty of light, somewhat spritzy carbonation. Supremely smooth.
4.25 D: Very nice beer overall. Awesome nose and great everywhere else.
08-06-2013 02:55:34 | More by DavoleBomb
Salt Lick from Jester King Brewery
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