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Salt Lick - Jester King Brewery

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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 17.49%
Wants: 16
Gots: 36 | 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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5/5  rDev +36.6%

harrylee773, Apr 24, 2013
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

htdoerge, May 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

GRG1313, Aug 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

Hdredfern, Aug 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

timheller76, Jul 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

smweir, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of goochpunch
4.61/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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.

goochpunch, May 10, 2013
Photo of elNopalero
4.61/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

elNopalero, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of facundoCNB
4.55/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

facundoCNB, Jun 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

Jame515, Sep 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

ncelauro, Jan 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

jacobbocce72, Mar 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

videofrog, Jul 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

BA_Berto, Aug 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

pwsoldier, May 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

oriolesfan4, Dec 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

BeerGuyEsquire, Jun 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

GrindFatherBob, Sep 29, 2013
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4.4/5  rDev +20.2%

Neal_Fogarty, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of DavoleBomb
4.29/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

DavoleBomb, Aug 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Tiernan, Aug 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Janis_Hoplin, Mar 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

zonker17, Jun 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

BKotch, May 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

bccocx, May 15, 2013
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Salt Lick from Jester King Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.