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Censored - Jester King Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

252 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 252
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 17.53%
Wants: 15
Gots: 33 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: ThirdEyePA on 03-04-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Pecan Wood Smoked Saison 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.

Update: Our original label application for Salt Lick Pecan Wood Smoked Saison was rejected by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC), after having been approved by the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau (TTB). We have renamed this beer "Censored" for sale in Texas.
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Photo of stumac
3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of MacQ32
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
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

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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2/5  rDev -45.2%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Bottle opened on 6.9.13
Batch 1 Jan 2013

A - Pours a hazy light orange-yellow with a large foamy off-white head with good retention.

S - Funky, tart and salty?

T - Sweet stone fruit and lots of smoke.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Good fruit, but way overly smokey.

Photo of Hellmeh
2/5  rDev -45.2%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of ADZA
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazed golden yellow hue with a two finger head and clingy lacing everywhere,the smell is strong smoked pecan wood,funk and citrus quite an enticing smell,the mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated maybe too much and has tastes of smoked pecan wood them the saison takes over with hints of lemons,limes,oranges,only the slightest touch of funk which is highly dissapointing for me and the finish is a mix of herbal earthy bitter hops and sweet smoked pecan and overall when reading the label I was thinking this is going to be one hell of a unique beer but unfortunately it's just a nice smoked pecan saison and probably my first jester king that I would not revisit cheers.

Photo of inlimbo77
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml, Batch 1, Jan. 2013
Jester King tulip glass

A: Cloudy bright yellow straw color. Two fingers fluffy white head. Good carbonation. Lacing sheets start immediately.

S: Nose reminds me of the Gotlandrika from JK. Also the smoking Fantome Saison (weird batch) that I had this past fall. It's not an overpowering bacon smoke, but more subtle than that. More peppery notes and spice. Good barnyard dryness, and as others have mentioned Band Aid smells. Maybe some light lemon mixed in there too.

T: Tip of the tongue you get prickly carbonation. Hints of that sweet smoke from the pecan wood. Nice pepper notes as well. That lemon comes through a little bit. Maybe some touches of faint tartness/sour. Dry finish. Very clean.

M: Light to medium bodied. High carbonation.

Photo of facundoCNB
4.53/5  rDev +24.1%
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.

Photo of GreatBloomer
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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83 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.