Censored | Jester King Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States
jesterkingbrewery.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by ThirdEyePA on 03-04-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
263
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
17.2%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
34
For Trade:
2
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Photo of MrHolden
2.77/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Whatup14
2.58/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of stakem
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2013 750ml bottle poured into a tulip appears a hazy golden color with a white head that persists.

The aroma kinda reminds me of chew spit at first than tangy citrus brett and smoked meats. Almost has a strange toothpaste character to it? Very unique.

It tastes earthy and yeasty with citrus and smoke thats mildly phenolic like plastic with some strange fruited aspect to the finish. So much going on in this brew, taking it in so many directions that I cant tell if I like it or if im just confused by it.

It is light in body with modest carbonation. A very interesting brew that I understand what they were shooting for and it sounds good but holy hell the flavors are all over the place. Yup, id drink it again.

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Photo of SveNss0N
4.56/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dcmchew
4.4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy yellow color with white head. Aroma reminds of a brett heavy saison. Taste is very similar to a lichtenhainer with the smokey-sour combination. The smokey flavors remind me of the traditional german rauchbiers. Very nice combination overall.

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Photo of imperialking
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gilgar
4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acbrews
3.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle is labeled from January 2013.

Look : Hazy sunny, deep yellow. Pours with good head. (Bottle left out on counter, uncapped, for about fifteen minutes, very slow foamy head developed out of bottle.

Smell : Light smoky nose, slight sour at end.
Taste : Starts light carbonation at front, transitions to a malty, wild yeast middle, then progresses to a smokey, sweet finish.
Feel : Light carbonation up front, medium body.
Finish: A little slow to roll off tongue: light pecan smoke finish .

Overall: Generally do not like saisons or extremely smokey beers; however, light pecan sweet smoke paired semi-sour beer paired pretty well. Definitely an unusual beer to try!

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3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dfhhead25
3.24/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jpepe08
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lare453
3.31/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AlexFields
2.46/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Pretty rough. Bad smoke, mild bandaid.

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Photo of diamondlie
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WCW
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Neal_Fogarty
4.4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of spinrsx
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of nathanmiller
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of mccorvey
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of nrs207
1.75/5  rDev -53%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of gfg0020
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%

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Censored from Jester King Brewery
3.72 out of 5 based on 263 ratings.
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