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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
probstblueribbon (3067) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
750 ml bottle from Bieropholie, shared with judges. Very murky golden, minimal head. Strong smoke, phenolic, sour organic acids, a little funk (Lambic), minerals, citrus. Medium mouth feel, relaxed carbonation. Reasonable fruitiness and some Saison spiciness, light funk, citrus; lightly tart, moderately high bitterness, a spiciness in the feel. Interesting if not totally successful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle-Jan 2013 batch 1 Sampled as I rate it Pours hazy light orange hue with a small soapy fizzy white head with lots of bubble size, carbonation and some sparse lacing. Nice looking brew as the head settled pretty fast. Nose is bigtime smokey, but just in a beachwood sort of way. Flavors are tart, slightly woody, lite smoke, lots of fruits-peach, orange peal, and maybe a tad of lite melons. Lovely long sweet, tart and smokey finish-very long. A great brew, why the low ratings? I dont get it. great brew! give it some age and it will shine!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (11229) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy muddy golden-yllow colour with a white head. Aroma is meat, smoked, yeast, orange, wood. Flavour is dry, sourness, orange, smoked ,yeast, citrus, wood, brett. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2511) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
Pours light cloudy gold with a big frothy white top. Aroma is nutty pecan, oak and light smoke. Taste a little smoke and oak, light nut and floral hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1433) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
Pours slightly cloudy after a huge foamy pour, big gusher. Nose is smoky with some dough. Flavours are peachy, smoke and some tartness. Taste light tart, light bitter and smokey. Light body with lively carbonation. Not usually a big fan of smokey beer, but really like the tart/smoke interplay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3063) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
750ml bottle, batch 1, slight hazy gold hue, with a fluffy white head, with a wild fruity, yeasty, funky, doughy, smoking, ashy nose, with some lactic, sour, milky, lemon pie accents, with a light lemon, grapefruit rind, wheat, pale, toasted malt, sour mash note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a wild funky, fruity yeasty, sour mash, pale, oat, smoked, toasted malt, ashy character, with some mild lemon, grapefruit, yogourt l’actif acidic, lemon pie, light sour green apple, doughy flavours, within a faint flowery citrus hop undertone, leading towards a funky, fruity, lactic sour yeastiness, smoked pale, toasted maltiness, ashen, citrusy, doughy, milkyish sourness finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (1833) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2014
From notes, consumed 8/28/2013. 750 ml bottle poured into a Belgian snifter. Bottle dated January 2013, batch 1. Hazy honey yellow with 2.5 fingers of fluffy off-white head. Great lacing. Aromas of smoky notes, bacon, light yeast and funk. Tastes of smoke, barbecue, citrus, tart, funk. Medium body with a semi-dry and smoky finish. Smoke lingers past the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4868) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle: Poured a hazy pale yellow color ale with a huge off-white foamy head (bit of gusher) with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of smoked malt is pretty dominant with light cereal notes also perceptible. Taste is a mostly dominated by smoked malt with some funky barnyard notes and a tart finish being also noticeable. Body is light with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not an everyday kind of beer with the amount of smoke that can be found here and not really a saison anymore but nonetheless I still enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2743) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma was malty with fruit, citrus and soft smoke. Flavor was lightly sweet with fruit, salt, citrus, lemon, smoke and had some earthiness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1800) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2014
a pretty solid smoky beer, albeit it wasnt too much. a decent representation of the style.

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