Salt Lick - Jester King Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

239 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 17.49%
Wants: 16
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
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 -45.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of BeerGuyEsquire
4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of ADZA
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
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
3.95/5  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
4.55/5  rDev +24.3%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Etan
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of EgadBananas
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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...

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -59%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

Salt Lick from Jester King Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.