riversideAK (5738) - 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.
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, 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.
BeerandBlues2 (10715) - San Diego, California, 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.
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.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, out of my Maudite glass. Shared with Cole and TheHulk, while we watched Hobo with a Shotgun. Great movie. Pours clear yellow; thick white head, great lacing. Nose is sweet yeast/cold cream, rosewater, grain, truffles, some Champagne-like notes here too... Flavours of coriander, earth, some real salty notes here, but overall a bit bland.
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.
sonnycheeba (4202) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours hazy, light orange with white head; good retention and lacing. Aroma is butter, salt, and floral notes. Flavor is butter, salt, straw, and pine. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
GT2 (9273) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 9, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
750mL thanks to nmann08. Huge white head eruption on a muddier, cloudy light golden. Thick lace. Nose is huge buttered popcorn/diacetyl. Carbonation on the palate is effervescent. Taste is odd with big celery character, diacetyl, and apple along with home brewing flaws like heavy minerals and odd infecting bacteria. Tart lemon finish. Moderate salt character. Less salty than Veritas 009. Very weird. Did not enjoy this.
MrChopin (3575) - 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
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks great promissory a huge head. Excellent arima duffel, lemon and yeast. Great flavour subtle and might. Intestine yeast flavour. Wheat. And salt intestine yet understated.