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The Bruery Provisions Series: Salt of the Earth



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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Salt of the Earth is our play on a gose. Not to be confused with a gueze, the gose style originated in Leipzig, Germany. It is a wheat beer traditionally brewed with salt and coriander as well as lactic bacteria. Clearly not following the Reinheitsgebot, we figured we’d knock it up a level by using an addition of truffle salt in our gose, adding an earthy and funky element to the aroma and flavor certain to tantalize all of the foodies out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (5358) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2012
Bottle sample @ Sour & Bitter Dinner, Copenhagen. My first gose! I didn’t realize until I read the description here on Ratebeer what it actually was. :-) Pours a slightly hazy golden orange body with a big white cloudy head. Nose is mineral salts, soap, hints of grass, herbs, caramel and grains. Interesting indeed. Taste is slightly salty grainy tones, pale malts, minerals and citric hints. Some herbal undertones far in the back. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Subtle, original and very interesting. Glad to have tried this, will be looking out for more gose from now on. Hell, I might even try to brew one! :-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (2982) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Pours a hazy gold with a cloud like two finger head that stays around leaving great lacing. Aroma is funky with an off note, maybe the truffle salt. Taste is great like a funkier gose, salt isn’t as present as in other goses I’ve had. Smooth, and easy to drink Not bad at all, I would have this again

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tkrjukoff (4293) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2012
S&B 2012. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma is weak salty sour and soapy with some fruits behind. Flavor is dry fruity malty peppery bitter and a bit salty. Finishes bitter tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kappldav123 (5829) - GERMANY - MAY 16, 2012
Bottle sample at Sour&Bitter 2012 Copenhagen. Deep golden in the glass, small head. Strange sweet-spicy aroma. Starts mild, quite spicy, more and more dry. A bit fruity like apricot. Dry finish. Strange beer!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (11353) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 16, 2012
[5/10/12] Bottle sample at Sour & Bitter. Clear golden. Aroma of butter, creamed corn and some fruitiness. Sourishj spicy flavor with some fruitiness and a slightly salty-spicy finish. Light to medium-bodied. Lively carbonation. Not a good example of a Gose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2012
750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Pour is a golden yellow with a thick white head..Nose is salty, wet socks, lemon, coriander..Taste is musky, salt, spice, lemon, coriander.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2012
Sour & Bitter 2012, Copenhagen. Yellow hazy beer. Herbs and salt aroma and flavour. Really strange beer, not good at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (12619) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
Sour & Bitter Festival CPH 2012. Hazy golden ith a small white head. Bready malt aroma with rather unique notes of beetroot, potato or elderberry. Malty flavour with an odd vegetable note, a pinch of salt and a faint tartness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (15096) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
Bottle at Sour & Bitter 2012. Clear yellow - white head, Wheaty, light malty, light milkey, light acid notes, citrus, light light bitterness, grainy hay notes, salty notes, light wooden finish. A bit boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
_angst_ (4391) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2012
Sample @ the Sour & Bitter event in Copenhagen. Pours hazy golden with a creamy white head that quickly dissipates while leaving some lacing and trace on the glass. Smell is sweet with cereal, overripe lemons, rose pepper, celery, soup stock and dark bread. Taste is sweet and salty with lemon juice, apricots, celery, soup stock, black pepper, rose pepper and hints of hay and allspice. Mouthfeel is quite strange considering the saltiness but it is medium bodied. finish is sweet and salty with bread, celery and rose pepper. Not my cup of tea.

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