Salt Lick - Jester King Brewery
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1.58/5 rDev -57.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
Same trade from Nablock.
Opened up the bottle and noticed yeast overgrowth covering the entire lip of the bottle. Not a good start.
Appearance: Poured light golden yellow with a pretty large head. I was intrigued by this one due to the Pecan Smoked malt that was added.
Smell: Oh boy, just as I thought, infected. It smelled like a light struck chardonnay. Sour white grapes and nothing else from it. People kept stating there's a lot of pecan wood smoke on the nose. No way that was even present in this bottle.
Taste: Exactly how it smelled. Sour grapes, bitter, very astringent and brutal to finish. Pecan wood on the very back end was my only respite.
Mouthfeel: Bitter, bitter, bitter...
Overall: Infected, what can I say. Maybe another try? I'd prefer a hop forward beer from Jester King. Or their fruit based wild ales which I've heard great things about.
Serving type: bottle
10-02-2013 21:35:18 | More by AMG55
2.29/5 rDev -38.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
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.
Serving type: bottle
08-19-2013 14:45:22 | More by ehammond1
2.35/5 rDev -36.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
On tap at Pinthouse Pizza in Austin.
A: Pours a hazed, golden/orange color. One finger, thin white head forms, and fizzles out after a minute. Light lace.
S: This is like an ash tray. Rubbery, burnt malt, charred wood. Mix that with meaty smoke, with a bit of tartness in the end of the nose. If it was just meaty/smoked malt with the farmhouseness, it would be interesting if not particularly to my tastes. Though the ash tray aroma is bad.
T: Like the nose there is an ash tray flavor here. Though not as intense as the aroma. Burnt wood and char. A pronounced bandaid flavor. Then a stronger tartness here. These are characters that do not mesh at all.
M/D: A light body with low carbonation. Thin, watery, and dirty. I did not care to finish this one bit. Hard to drink, and a mess.
I can't see how anybody could enjoy this? A complete mess, and on top of that, just bad. Avoid.
Serving type: on-tap
03-23-2013 15:09:52 | More by champ103
Salt Lick from Jester King Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.