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RATINGS: 208   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.


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ComradeK (1006) - The Vale of Dundas, - MAY 30, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium gold, with a large off-white head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. The aroma has savoury, meaty smoke notes set against a funky sour background, with some leathery notes coming through, as well as a touch of bittersweet apple. Peppery hops up front lead into a touch of oak and some savoury, meaty notes. The sourness shows in the mid-palate, bringing lemon and tart apple skin notes into play, creating an unusual but very pleasant blend with a drying smoky flavour. This blend continues through into the finish, with smoky Scotch whisky becoming more prominent. A lingering whisky sour aftertaste is left behind. This is an incredibly good beer. The blend between smoke, oak and sourness is done with a deft hand, creating a delicious and pretty unique ale.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1588) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2014
a pretty solid smoky beer, albeit it wasnt too much. a decent representation of the style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerconnaiseur (68) - BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2014
Pale pour with aromatic hints of wood, banana, candy, hard to decipher. A mish mash. Tasting this saison, the taste shows the aroma is over light and under bodied. Feels like a basic beer without vision and added on the pecan wood to give it character. My philosophy is to produce a strong basis to believe in... and then supplement.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrob21 (2513) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle from a monster jester king box a while back. Definite smoke action and it is a smoke I’m not particularly find of. It is over an otherwise light and delicate beer which kind of just tastes like smoke to me. There is am underlying salty sourness working but that gets overpowered prett quickly. Ok just not my personal fave.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ansjelaah (1355) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle @joes. Hazy yellow color with a white head. Smells smoked, leather, sweet. Tastes the same, smoked, leather, some fruit, sweet and sour.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DutchDrebus (3956) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle @ joes. Hazy yellow colour with a small white head. Smells leather, smokey, salty. Tastes sourish, leather, smokey, slightly salty. Bit freaky. Medium body, medium carbo.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (2959) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
Brown bottle, 1 pint 9.4 ounces, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on July 30 2014; eye: gusher, straw, slightly hazy, average effervescence, light lacing; nose: sourness, acidity, musk, wild yeasts, smoke, citrus; mouth: sourness, acidity, smoke, musk, light wild yeasts, citrus, lightly salty, smoke finale with light presence of musk, medium body, good carbonation, slick texture; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9,4 onces, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 30 juillet 2014; œil : geyser, paille, très légèrement voilée, effervescence moyenne, légère dentelle; nez : aigreur, acidité, musc, levures sauvages, fumé, citron; bouche : aigreur, acidité, fumé, musc, léger levures sauvages, citron, légèrement salée, finale en fumé avec légère présence de musc, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, texture coulante; en résumé : correct

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ej (695) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2014
Slow gusher, pours a very cloudy pale orange with a fluffy head. Funky saison aroma with notes of tar, smoke, hay and gras. Taste is refreshingly tart with hints of smoke and wood. Fairly dry but also a slight alcoholic burn. Body is medium with fairly high levels of co2.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jesperhammer (2859) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2014
12-JUL-2014, bottle @Kregme. Present from Topdanmark for hosting a tasting earlier this year. Hazy, milky yellow with low yellow head. Aroma is huge smoke. After some time I get some fruit, citrus, orange. But mostly smoke. Taste is Smoke, wheat, Wood, funk, lemon, orange, yeast. Tart with a touch of salt. Creamy, medium carbonation and body. A strange beast. Works better than feared, though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (6651) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2014
Finally got round to drinking this! Bottle from Beers of Europe. It pours cloudy golden with a decent white head. The nose is earthy, wood, smoke, barnyard, lemon peel and some sherbet. The taste is crisp, smooth sourness, smoke, farmyard, mild acidity, salted lemon, grapefruit, toasted nut, straw and dough with a dry, smoked finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Interesting combination of flavours all meld together well. Very nice indeed.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1992) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours amber, sweet and tart up front, light, salty, smoky bacon finish.


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