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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2011
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.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4199) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2011
Bottle shared at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured pale golden/yellow with a white head. Grassy tones, lemongrass, vege-root, mild citrus and hoppiness. Then it became very savory with some truffle salt, brine. The finish was like just swallowing some salt water. Pretty incredible. Palate had a nice dryness that supported the savory tone. Would be a great table beer with some poultry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (7872) - .....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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5355) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Sampled on 6/25/2011. This traditional ale/gose pours a slightly hazy yellow gold color from a 750ml bottle. Large sized frothy foamy off white head, with long lasting retention and nice lacing. The aroma is herbal, salt, fruity, wheat and sweet. A medium bodied gose. The malts are cereal, fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal and spicy. Very lively carbonation. The truffle salt is very evident in this beer, adds a nice touch of herbal flavors. Finish is fairly dry and nicely crisp. The salt takes a little getting used to, but it works well in this beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and a touch salty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5795) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 18, 2012
A - Pours a hazy pale-yellow with a big two-fingers of frothy white head atop. The head fades down very slowly leaving behind some good lacing. S - Aroma is full of funk and sourness with some lemon zest, sea salt, grains, tart fruits, and light spices. T - Starts off with some sourness and funk with some tart lemon and a bit of truffle salt. Through the middle, some grains come through with more funk, yeast flavor, light spice, and butter. The finish is a mix of sour and farmhouse funk flavors with some grain, acidic lemon, truffle salt, and some tart light fruits. M - Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sour, funky, and lightly acidic finish. D - Very drinkable. Very interesting mix of flavors with a nice element added by the sea salt. The balance is good with a nice mix of sour and funky flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (9521) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with thick frothy off white head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is strong coriander and truffle salt. Medium mouthfeel with coriander and citrus with lingering salty finish. Very good gose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13825) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 2, 2011
Tap at Beer Revolution. Pours ahzy gold with a clingy white head. Aroma seems sour citrus. Med body. Flavor is sort of greenpeach/citrus with a earthy sour note. Not distressingly salty and not all that bitter. It seems really dry. It is excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeTheYounger (1181) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - APR 8, 2011
Hazy light yellow. Spicy coriander aroma. Taste is mildly salty with wheat flavor. Different but I like it

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