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The Bruery Provisions Series: Salt of the Earth



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RATINGS: 114   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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (8215) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10738) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cmc619 (501) - California, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Orange County tasting room. Pour 2/5 in flight. Pours beautifully with a smooth head that sticks around (even on a 2 oz. pour). Aroma is funky barnyard sour, but not offensive. That truffle salt really comes through in the flavor. Borders on too much, but it’s actually kind of nice. A bit of a seawater quality, very unusual. Drinkable, light body. Some dry fruitiness in there somewhere as well. Great subtle beer, and would enjoy to pair this with food--the salt would really add a unique dimension.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 21, 2011
This is a good-natured mess. Salt of the Earth tastes like the ring around a margarita glass. There is some lemon pop, but overall the earthy, sodium induced richness makes me feel like I’m sucking on rock salt. Honorable and eccentric (even if it is based in historical roots), this brew is best in a flight not a pint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2126) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2011
750ml bottle thanks to Mikesgroove.
Appearance : Clear pale yellow with medium foamy white head.
Aroma : Wheat and light coriander. Light salt with light tartness.
Taste : Taste pretty much the same. Tartness barely noticable. Light salt and some wheat.
Overall : Interesting but nothing really special. Quite drinkable and refreshing. Not too much salt. Interesting wheat. Good stuff but not something I’d seek again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2011
Bottle thanks to Owen. Pours a light straw with brilliant white head. Aromas of doughy yeast, a little wheat, coriander, pretzels and a little sourness. Whats not to like. Flavours are a little more straightforward. Fairly typical wheat beer with some sourness and a little salt on the finish. Medium mouthfeel. Really interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jrallen34 (3503) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2011
bottle... murky dark straw, bright white head, a bit too bubbly, nice retention... the nose is dominated by the truffle salt, I think they used the right amount to not overpower but any amount of truffle is overpowering so its a bit tough to get past all the truffle, lacks restraint and balance... the taste is shockingly boring, light truffle salt mixed with herbs but then the finish is dead, really watery hurts as well... I thought this was an automatic fail, not as bad as I imagined but still nothing to seek out

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (7509) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2011
what a treat, always have enjoyed a Gose and with it being 95 outside- perfect! .. . Pours a deep gold, very good foam and lacing .. . such an interesting blend of flavours from dough, light herbal notes, sea salt and pretzel with a big pure truffle presence, so unique.. quite a dry beer, not as refreshing as you would expect but amazingly fun and unique- this is just another reason why i love craft beers .. .
Well, he’s kind of had it in for me ever since I accidentally ran over his dog. Actually, replace “accidentally” with “repeatedly” and replace “dog” with “son.”

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2011
On tap @ The Bruery Provisions Store. Clear pale yellow pour with a solid finger of fluffy white head. Very earthy and spicy aroma with some barnyard funk. Quite unique in both the nose and flavor - the salt started to come through the more I drank it. Almost savory in a strange way. One of the dryest beers I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (2017) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Bottle from our Reserve Society membership. Slightly hazy yellow pour and an aroma of lemon/salt. Flavor is nice light mellow lemon, herbs and a little more salt. Although there’s nothing about this beer that is over the top, it really stuck out as a great beer for pairing with food during summer BBQ’s. I’m glad I have 1 extra bottle of this one.

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