Travlr (9809) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Cloudy yellow, huge white head. Aroma of bitter pepper. Taste is sour straw and chalk. Odd.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
pale gold, small bubbled see through cap with light lacing. tangy citrus, heavy diacetyl. Flavor is a bit salty, citrus at front, mid is diacrtyl and biscuit, back is mineral light diacetyl. Spritzy carb draws attention to diacetyl. Yuck. Oh it’s bruery
vandemonian (32) - USA - JAN 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Weird salty slightly sour smell. Toasty sour lemon mud... I don’t really know how to describe this beer so I’m just writing random words.
BeerandBlues2 (8444) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear straw yellow with a large, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is light malt with salt and spices, earthy and herbal hops with light fruity esters. Flavor is light malt, salt, earthy hops and barnyard notes with a dry finish. Light body and warmth with medium carbonation.
kbutler1 (1321) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle & Draft. I remember the first time I had this at the Bruery Reserve party and I thought it did such a great job of cutting and cleaning the pallet after drinking so many rich, dark beers. I didn’t rate it as I was a little tipsy so here goes with a bottle. Pours a slight cloudy straw yellow color with a fluffy white head. Aroma is an odd mixture of earth and salt, like sort of being on a farm that is right by the ocean. Medium mouthfeel. The saltiness hits you right away and is unlike any other beer I have had before. Slightly wheaty. Overall, an interesting beer.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Salty buttery nose with some coriander and wheat notes. Pours hazy orange yellow thin head. Wheat light salt odd spice a little fruit. Well carbonated kind of odd.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. The pour yields an extremely cloudy, dusky, glowing golden straw colored body. A tall, dense head of off-white foam lasts for ages, dropping slowly to a lumpy, bubbly blanket, and leaving thick, clumpy swaths of lacing all over the glass. Beautiful looking beer! Aromas start of dry and crisp, showing a super clean wheat base with a soft, mildly lactic tartness and subtle wisps of lemon and coriander. Though salt isn’t specifically identifiable, an overlying waft of minerality keeps things dry, and it certainly lets you know that this is a different sort of animal. Upon the first sip, the dryness that the salt lends is immediately identified....and welcomed. It cuts the wheat malt right down to size, obliterating much of the sweetness that might have once existed, leaving just a touch of sugar for balance and softness. The salt works wonderfully with the slightly tart lemony notes and restrained peppery coriander. Yeast is saison-like, dry and fruity and delicious. The palate really couldn’t be much better, dry to the brink of parching, with just enough residual sweetness to snatch it off the ledge. Carbonation cuts through the body like a laser. You just want to keep drinking more and more of this beer. Outstanding stuff, overall, and easily the best Bruery beer I’ve had. This shows you what these guys are capable of when they show some finesse.
Boutip (4281) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a lightly hazy pale yellow color ale with a huge white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma is quite unique with great notes of bready yeast with a dry malt base and some light subtle salty notes with great floral undertones. Taste is also a unique and interesting mix between some light salty notes with floral undertones and a quite dry malt base with some bready yeasty notes. Body is quite full with super great carbonation that fits the style and no apparent alcohol. I wasn’t sure I was going to like this based on the description but ended tasting a very nice and unique beer.
GMCC2181 (1479) - Newark, Delaware, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Jason at SL.. This is one salty fudgin beer... Man. Nose of salt with a golden orange color. Taste is salty with an underlying tartness. It really reminds me of ocean water. LOL.... Light body. Easy to drink... Decent stuff, wouldnt want a whole bottle for myself... Thanks Jason
Suttree (4734) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
OK, here’s the deal - This beer stinks. Are familiar with Salt risen bread? no? how about gym socks? I know it’s supposed to smell like that, but much like stinky cheese, it doesn’t mean I have like it. Although, also like stinky cheese, it actually tastes prety good, with an earthiness and a crisp fruitiness. Also salt and mushroom are in there. Thanks grownfool for this one.