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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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harrylee773

Illinois

5/5  rDev +35.5%

04-24-2013 04:21:42 | More by harrylee773
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htdoerge

Texas

5/5  rDev +35.5%

05-14-2013 04:55:07 | More by htdoerge
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California

4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

08-30-2013 12:12:09 | More by GRG1313
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Hdredfern

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

08-14-2013 20:09:49 | More by Hdredfern
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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

07-18-2014 19:31:07 | More by timheller76
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smweir

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

04-03-2014 20:35:38 | More by smweir
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goochpunch

Texas

4.61/5  rDev +24.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 02:05:39 | More by goochpunch
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elNopalero

Texas

4.61/5  rDev +24.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 20:00:13 | More by elNopalero
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.55/5  rDev +23.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 00:53:07 | More by facundoCNB
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +22%

09-10-2013 23:47:36 | More by Jame515
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +22%

01-03-2014 15:36:26 | More by ncelauro
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +22%

03-13-2013 17:57:37 | More by jacobbocce72
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +22%

07-22-2013 04:13:37 | More by videofrog
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +22%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +22%

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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +22%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +22%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +22%

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Ohio

4.29/5  rDev +16.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 02:55:34 | More by DavoleBomb
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

08-21-2013 02:53:46 | More by Tiernan
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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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Texas

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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Salt Lick from Jester King Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.