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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Suttree (5134) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 21, 2011
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (6615) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Bottle shared by Kyle, thanks! Pours a clear pale gold with visible heavy carbonation and a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has notes of salt and coriander backed by slight grain. Flavor is similar with a good amount of salt and coriander. Odd.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1738) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Kiefer. Pours a cloudy yellow, with fluffy white head. In the nose, there is a slight funk, but not from the yeast. There is a very earthy mushroom scent with a light sweetness and some saltiness. Taste is mildly dry with a slight sourness from the lactose, some sea salt and the same earthy funkiness as the nose. Really unique beer for me and really glad to try.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2011
25oz bottle as part of my RS allotment. This one sounded like something DFH was coming up with, salt and a gose? Either way, shared amongst friends, poured a foggy lemon color hue, hue white head. Aromas really danced with spices, almost herbal and nutmeg, confusing the hell out of me. palate followed with a slight creaminess followed by citrus and a white pepper spice finish. Not really my cup of tea, but at the same time was worth the try.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3356) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2011
750ml bottle part of the society... Pours a hazy seems to be gritty pale yellow brown hue and topped with a creamy white head... Aroma comprises up of tart of ginger, lemon, and a light spice... Flavors have a similar profile with lemon, spice and herbaceousness. Some salt comes through late and finishing off with an herbal spicy bitterness. Soft fluffy body and easily drinkable. Interesting to say the least.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Glouglouburp (6004) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2011
In short: Liquefied cheap salted crackers. Not fun
How: Bottle 750ml. Shared with friends at a dinner. Consumed relatively fresh, approximately 3 months after first bottle rating.
The look: Cloudy dark yellow body topped by a small white head
In long: Nose is a bit musty, a touch of lemon and human urine (not cat piss, really human urine). Taste has fortunately plenty of salt because we need something to cover up that flawed beer. There was some hay and some other stuff but I’ll cut this description short and say that this beer simply tasted like cheap commercial salted crackers (Premium Plus™) with a bit of lemon muffin. A gose needs to be salty, and this one was very much so. It might be respectful of the style but I thought it was a very boring beer. According to Oxford Dictionary of Idioms, “the salt of the earth” is describes “a person or persons of great kindness”. This is actually what many people call me up here in Montreal but because of their funny french accent they mispronounce “Salt” into “Scum”. I love you too guys.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Barreras (971) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Pours a cloudy yellow color with aroma of salt from the beach. Taste is slightly sour with a sea salt aftertaste. An acquired taste that doesn’t suit my palate. I’m not a fan...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2011 Pale yellow. Saison like aroma with brine. Lots for grain, bread crust, medium bitterness with an odd though not bad not of salt at the back of your throat. It’s light, somewhat more bitter than u imagine and oddly earthy. Not bad for an occasional sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6410) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2011
I love reading the mixed reactions to this beer. 750 ml bottle shared by Doug- thanks! Pours a cloudy, pale yellow-gold with a cm-thick, soft white head that sticks to the beer for a long time. Aroma of salt, sea water, wet grass, mild spice, hay, and a hard-to-describe funk; not farmhouse or barnyard or any of that. Just different. Flavor of salt, wheat, sea water/algae, crackers, and some mixed herbs and spices. Light-bodied, with medium-high soft carbonation and a dry, salty, funky mouthfeel. Really interesting and different, even for a gose. I’d like to see more breweries take a crack at this style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9058) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Cloudy gold pour with a very big white head. Maybe a hint of overcarbonation. Dry, earhty aroma, coriander, bready notes, lavender. Flavor is light, wheat, some earthy(truffle?)notes, saltiness isn’t really there to speak of. Interesting beer.


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