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Salt Lick - Jester King Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

228 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 16.53%
Wants: 16
Gots: 33 | 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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GreatBloomer

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-12-2013 03:35:09 | More by GreatBloomer
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mungus

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

06-11-2013 11:48:14 | More by mungus
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Gagnonsux

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

06-10-2013 01:24:27 | More by Gagnonsux
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-09-2013 15:09:59 | More by djrn2
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rdooley

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.7%

06-09-2013 00:46:29 | More by rdooley
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.79/5  rDev +2.7%

750ml into a snifter.

A. Glowing orange-gold with a large white head. Pretty beer.

S. Earthy wood smoke, light citrusy acidity, a bit of pale malt.

T. More woody, meaty smoke, a bit of dry mild sourness, orange rind, oak, coriander.

M. Light-bodied with active carbonation.

O. This is pretty interesting. The smokiness is strong but not off-putting. I just wish the blend had included a little more of the sour beer.

06-07-2013 17:00:34 | More by Etan
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.91/5  rDev +6%

Pours a pale yellow colour, very hazy, white head, nice lace. The aroma was undoubtedly smoked pecan wood. That's a very strong smoked wood. I've had some beef jerky that was pecan wood smoked and it was the most intensely smoky thing I've ever had. Lucky, the Salt Lick is pronounced, but not a one pump chump. There's some subtle tart and Brett notes, oak and yeasty esters. Taste of rich smoky pecan wood, mild tartness, Brett funk, yeast, bread, oak tannins, soured bread. Carbonation was lively, but not overly done. Body on the lighter side, slight crisp and refreshing quality.

It's a unique smoked beer, but the oaky sour smokiness is strangely tasty...

06-07-2013 02:43:25 | More by EgadBananas
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drlovemd87

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-04-2013 19:16:44 | More by drlovemd87
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.79/5  rDev +2.7%

definitely one of the strangest beers ive had in a while. smoked over pecan wood, the malt profile of this beer is sweeter than an oak smoke, lighter than the peated smoked beers, and overall just very unique. it pours a sort of drab ugly brown tinted wheat beer color, hazy and pale with an inch or so of white head. the nose is way out there. some in our group thought it smelled and tasted like bandaids, but I did not agree. I smelled a really earthy sweet smoke, almost like a fruit wood, from the pecan, and still quite a bit of sour yeast from the blend. wheat malt, bittering hops, and a complexity that is unrivaled. the beer is quite light and easy to drink, although it is not for the traditional lager drinker, or even the traditional saison drinker, this is entirely unlike anything else around. the funk is intense, the smoke is different, and the hops do their best to bring the thing together, but its an oddity for sure. fantastic carbonation, lighter body, and a lot of attitude. I would expect nothing less from jester king, who is doing some very clever stuff right now. not sure I will seek this out again, but a huge thanks to drlovemd87 for sharing this with us. a beer for the adventurous palate.

06-03-2013 19:26:53 | More by StonedTrippin
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Isotope

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-03-2013 01:47:21 | More by Isotope
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J_Dub

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.7%

06-01-2013 20:35:26 | More by J_Dub
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n2pux

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

05-31-2013 00:30:41 | More by n2pux
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TheRealDBCooper

Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

1.5/5  rDev -59.3%

05-29-2013 23:43:29 | More by TheRealDBCooper
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pwsoldier

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +22%

05-29-2013 14:03:13 | More by pwsoldier
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ShameAndFailure

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.7%

05-29-2013 01:45:31 | More by ShameAndFailure
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

05-29-2013 00:12:29 | More by bmurray10
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ilikebeer03

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-27-2013 19:50:04 | More by ilikebeer03
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-26-2013 19:04:07 | More by mikeincharleston
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LinusBohman

Sweden

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-23-2013 16:08:25 | More by LinusBohman
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Heretic42

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

05-23-2013 03:42:51 | More by Heretic42
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jl28r1

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +8.4%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-20-2013 23:59:48 | More by abex44
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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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Hawaii

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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Salt Lick from Jester King Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.