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Salt Lick - Jester King Brewery

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236 Ratings

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Ratings: 236
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 17.49%
Wants: 15
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:
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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Bottle: Poured a hazy pale yellow color ale with a huge off-white foamy head (bit of gusher) with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of smoked malt is pretty dominant with light cereal notes also perceptible. Taste is a mostly dominated by smoked malt with some funky barnyard notes and a tart finish being also noticeable. Body is light with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not an everyday kind of beer with the amount of smoke that can be found here and not really a saison anymore but nonetheless I still enjoyed this beer.

Phyl21ca, Sep 02, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Consumed 6/13/14

Split with Goblinmunkey7

Appearance: Hazy, light tangerine with some nice gold and orange tones - pours with a ton of carbonation (yup, the bottle was a gusher) - fades to a large, foamy white cap, leaves some blobs and streaks of lacing

Smell: A lot of funky, sour, woody, smoky weirdness - some sour notes, with what smells like Brett - wet and musty funk - some yeasty saison notes - wood - earthy, dirty, and floral notes - big smoked malt component - smoky, sour, musty, and interesting

Taste: Funky and smoky, what is this, a recent Fantôme beer? - light sourness, with some lactic and Brett flavors - decidedly wet and musty with some big earthy flavors, hints of something salt-like, and lemony tartness - yeasty with some light fruits and more funk - smoke is definitely prominent, with some smoky, damp smoked malts - damp wood as well - can't say I detect any pecan, but it's still very interesting overall

Mouthfeel: Medium body, smooth, some lingering funk and smoke

Overall: Some beers are beyond weird... I'm running low on adjectives

This is an interesting mix of sour, funky, smoky, and yeasty flavors. The concept of blending a sour with a saison kind of makes sense, but I'm not sure if the smoke was necessary. Regardless, it mostly works, and this is worth a try.

angrybabboon, Jun 13, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to angrybabboon for sharing the bottle.

Appearance: Highly carbonated hazy straw goldfish yellow. Bubbly bright-white head leaves some small notches of lacing. Solid retention leaves a small bubbly cap.

Smell: Smoked in nice measure. Slightly sweet pecan wood layered over typical Jester King funk. Damp and musty with some hints of lacto and a solid bretty punch. A touch of lemon juice and lemon zest. Slightly herbal and earthy as well. Damp earth and then a soft spicy sweetness from the smoked wood. A bit of powdery bready elements with some pale crackery malts as well. Pale malt sweetness rounds it out.

Taste: Smoked peachy lemon bread. A nice pale malt sweetness rounds out the back. Some biscuit and crackery malt base. Smoke is slightly sweet with a touch of char and a mild spiciness. Damp musty funk as well. Wet earth. Some lemon zest and a touch of lacto. Brett adds some mild funk. More tart than smoky as it warms. Green wood.

Mouthfeel: Light body with a moderate to high carbonation. Clean and slightly crisp on the finish with a slightly slick sip upfront.

Overall: Why so secret.

It's odd, but I like it. Smoky and tart. Just unique.

Goblinmunkey7, Jun 13, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

TX-Badger, Jun 08, 2014
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Salt Lick from Jester King Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.