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Salt Lick - Jester King Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

223 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.95%
Wants: 14
Gots: 31 | 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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funkel81

California

2/5  rDev -45.9%

08-05-2013 01:00:51 | More by funkel81
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Piddmeista

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

08-05-2013 01:00:35 | More by Piddmeista
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CoolEthan

California

3/5  rDev -18.9%

08-05-2013 00:59:32 | More by CoolEthan
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SocalKicks

California

3/5  rDev -18.9%

08-05-2013 00:57:10 | More by SocalKicks
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cvm4

Mississippi

4.06/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a straw/hay in color with a two finger eggshell head.

S - The smell first off is like opening a bbq pit smoker. The smoke is cut with a light sweetness that brings it all together. Behind that is a lemony tartness with some funk.

T - Lemon sour on the front, some funk/wheat/hay and the sweet smoke from the pecan wood comes in midway through. Ends a little salty with may'be some white pepper.

M - Light bodied with high carbonation. Finishes dry.

O - Really an interesting combo here. I can see this as a love it or hate it beer. But, to me it's really great and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 17:11:15 | More by cvm4
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mtbdonn

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

08-03-2013 19:58:57 | More by mtbdonn
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Abe_Froman

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.9%

08-03-2013 07:52:18 | More by Abe_Froman
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled Jan. 2013. Pours out a straw gold, very hazy. Heavy carbonation makes for a great 2 inch head. It settles to a dusting on the top, leaving on bits of lace behind.

The smell has the sour citrus of a Berliner-weisse, follow by a kick of BBQ smoke and some farmhouse funk. Intriguing smell.

Wheat, fresh lemon, smoked wood and a slight sour grape aftertaste make an odd combination of flavors. Not bad, but very different. The mouthfeel is light, but a bit heavy on the carbonation.

I enjoyed the ride, but won't pick up another one. Did compliment my pork tenderloin pretty well though.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 02:47:13 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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awalsh

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

07-28-2013 16:25:07 | More by awalsh
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LambicKing

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-27-2013 02:34:54 | More by LambicKing
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MatthewPlus

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

07-25-2013 17:23:03 | More by MatthewPlus
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.51/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just when you think you've tasted it all... A smokey sourish Saison? Clever in its recipe formulation and grounded in rustic history, this ale is as curious to the palate as it is drinkable.

The pour delivers a rusty-straw color that's just a shade deeper than your average farmhouse ale. The hazy beer releases an exuberent level of carbonation to fuel a fluffy ivory-white head. Firm withstanding and intricate lacing all indicates a well made beer.

Incredibly tart aromas strike the nose with white wine and cider-type acidity. A wrap of fragrant smoke wafts about the sour fruit for a tale of two beers living in the same glass. Musty grain, straw and wet hay give an earthen component that brings the tartness and mesquite together.

Then to taste, the early palate is all sour saison. Sour white grapes, crab apples, orange peel and grapefruit align on the tongue- all in a supple under-ripened way. The middle delivers a brine and earth melange that's common to sea salt, grain and hay. Cork-like wood is just the hint of something unexpected to come. The late palate sheds all that fruit and introduces a taste of campfire, scotch, and mesquite. The unique balance is void of meaningful sweetness as the smoke is unsupported, much like more fragrant nutty cigars. Just as soon as the taste subsides... Bam! ...a late aftertaste of heavy peat echoes in surprising form.

Light on the palate, the carbonation pushes the grain from the tongue and ushers in a racy finish of sparkling white wine, acidity, peppery warmth and a powder-dry ash that's oddly compelling.

The unique combinations of taste seem to swirl around each other and never come together. It's unusual that I prefer it that way. The beer continues to deliver flavors and textures to different parts of the mouth even as the mouth acclimates to it deep in the session. Quite a mysterious ale!

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 17:11:42 | More by BEERchitect
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videofrog

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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

Indiana

3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Looks very saison-y: opaque golden hay in color with a white, fluffy head.

S - BBQ pit smoke-bomb... I was a bit afraid I was not going to like this one after my initial smell. Smells extreme for a beer; reminded me of some smoked German beers I have tried and did not care for.

T - Barnyard and hay...Salty And smoky. Very different than anything else I've ever had before. The sourness reminds me of apple cider vinegar. There's a slight bit of spice in the back of my mouth in the finish, maybe some lemon and black pepper. ***I'd love to see a 100% barrel-aged version of this with some ancho chiles.

M - really nice... Not heavy at all; it's perfect for summer. I can hold a sip in my mouth and feel like there's nothing there... I really like the level of carbonation.

O - I wish I would have had some Feast BBQ tofu to go with this brew; that is a match made in southern-flavored heaven. JK has become one of my most sought after brewery, and this is just another example of why that is.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 22:50:07 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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Photekut

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -18.9%

07-21-2013 16:04:28 | More by Photekut
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StArnoldFan

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.9%

07-20-2013 01:26:11 | More by StArnoldFan
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LtColFrankSlade

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-19-2013 05:06:43 | More by LtColFrankSlade
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nkeckhar

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-18-2013 19:09:11 | More by nkeckhar
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duff247

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-18-2013 04:55:57 | More by duff247
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-18-2013 03:15:38 | More by DonFrap
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BAsbill

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

07-17-2013 21:47:07 | More by BAsbill
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stumac

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

07-16-2013 04:59:04 | More by stumac
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drh1382

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-15-2013 16:17:37 | More by drh1382
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MacQ32

South Carolina

3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - light watered down hazy straw color. Not much else (head/lacing).

S - tons of smokey sweet tobacco and salt. Extremely pronounced

T - Slightly sour and heavily salted, all smokey tobacco at the finish. Vinegary sours aftertaste. A bit too smokey imo

M - light bodied, ok carbonation, sourness makes it quite drinkable. Kind of hitting the back of my jaw a bit

O - Thicker smoke bomb with nice sour complimentary flavors but the smoke is just too much

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 00:37:41 | More by MacQ32
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SteeleWright

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-10-2013 05:03:19 | More by SteeleWright
Salt Lick from Jester King Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.