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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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3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden orange pour with a thick white head that settles down to a cap. Soapy lacing.

Strong smoky aroma with some lemon yogurt way in the background.

Taste is tart lemon and citrus upfront with lactic acid and smoke following up. Smoke is much more subtle in the taste than in the aroma.

Drying on the palate.

Really enjoyable.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.61/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pale golden color with lots of carbonation and a steady, consistent head. Smell is a mix of smoke, grain, and a weird funkiness. Not sure if it's a good or wrong funk, but it's interesting. Taste is tart, refreshing, funky, sour, smoky, dry. This is a mix of all the flavors I love most about beer. I only knock the taste because, although I LOVE smoked beer, I think this would be even better without the smoke. It's just a well-made funky farmhouse beer a lá Jolly Pumpkin. Mouthfeel is light and effervescent. It compliments the flavors perfectly. This beer is excellent. I'm glad I bought 2! I used to not be a big fan of Jester King back when they were having some quality control issues, but with El Cedro and Salt Lick, they are turning me into a huge fan. I'm proud to have this brewery in my state.

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4.61/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to XicanoBeerRun for this. I love smoked beers! And this is my new crush.

This pours a light straw-golden color with hazy foam. There’s a wonderfully smokey aroma, with what I can only describe as bright, clean, crisp—it’s not an ashtray full of soot clouding the olfactory system—with just a hint of a muted lingering sour mash tartness as a grace note. Fantastic aroma.

The flavor is equally bright. The smoked character dominates, as it tends to do, but underneath it there’s an interestingly tart character, with a very mild bitterness (this is not a hoppy beer) and a somewhat sweet finish. A wonderfully vibrant effervescence keeps this beer light and, dare I say it, eminently quaffable. (I’d love to see this on cask. Seriously.) Another amazing Jester King beer.

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