The Bruery Provisions Series: Salt of the Earth

RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   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.

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Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2011
Bottle courtesy of bmanning. Served in a tulip. Pours a cloudy straw color with an average white head that lasts for quite a bit. Just a bit of lacing on the way down. The nose brings forward straw and wheat along with way too much coriander. A little bit of bread there. Almost a sage character there as well. The flavor has a lot of coriander and herbal characteristics plus a fairly-harsh saltiness. Too much of the truffle salt. Body is light and fizzy with a bitter and dry finish. Very odd and not one of the better gose beers I’ve come across. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-15-2011

markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Thanks to kiefdog for the share. Pours hazy lemon yellow with a white head. Nose is seawater, pepper, spice, light lemon tartness, and some fruit pith. Flavor is similar with pepper, spice, definite truffle presence, citrus pith and rind. Medium-bodied, and while I have only had three goses, this one is the best of them.

johnnnniee (4457) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Poured into a weizen glass just shy of clear, a deep golden straw color, with a pillowy white head piled up high. Smells of spicy wheat, lemons and orange zest, I smell some salty sourness deep underneath. Very hefe like to me. Grainy earthy spicy flavor with more of the citrus and spices that were in the nose. Pilsener malt with a sour edge and a strange bite that I can only assume comes from the salt. Spirited level of carbonation provided a stream from the bottom of the glass right down to the end. Medium body with a citrusy tart mouthfeel. Interesting beer that kind of grew on me. I’d love to try some others but this may not be the style for me.

hopscotch (11409) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Bottle… Cloudy straw-colored ale with a large, frothy, white head. Good retention and blotchy lace. The nose is floral, perfumy notes, and array of pale grains, coriander and a hint of clove. Medium-bodied with a mildly silky mouthfeel and buzzing carbonation. The flavor offers floral hop bitterness and spicy coriander flanked by pale grains, ultra-light acidity and more than a pinch of salt. Finishes moderately salty and lightly bitter. Damn fine gose… although the best gose I’ve tried to date was brewed by fellow ratebeerian, redlight, and is not reviewable on this website. Muchos gracias to giarcsr for shipping this bottle of beer my way!

dimenhetfield (2554) - , Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2011
750ml bottle shared by Dosbeerigos. I didn’t really know what to make of this one. With the name Salt Of The Earth I expected it to be a little bit salty but not that much. It was pretty salty, almost tasting the ocean in a way. Not to the point that it was undrinkable but it wasn’t really my cup of tea.

beersearcher (2383) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 26, 2011
This is so not a gose. Smells of salad dressing. no salt or coriander to be found. it’s a cloudy yellow. still hard to get past the smell. mostly savory in flavor with small bits of lemon. just not good to me.

WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2011
Draft @ Clusterfork #3 at the Bruery. Pours golden with a bright white head. Nose is tart and very yeasty. Tart and salty taste, the driest beer I’ve ever had.

Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
750ml bottle from Luckyhank, thanks Brendan! Pours a cloudy, brighter golden colored body with a big, two finger-width, dense and foamy, mostly white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a clingy lacing. Aroma is earthy and musty wheats, coriander, some grassy citrus-lemons, a few fruity florals, and bready pale malts. The flavor is nice with a much more noticeable tartness. Earthy wheats up front with a solid grassy and grainy dryness throughout. Nice coriander and yeasty spice, lemon tartness, and slightly salty bread throughout. Citrus picks up towards the end and finishes with a light tartness. Very dry, grainy, and grassy, but the bitterness is light allowing the tartness of the citrus to come out nicely. Lengthy aftertaste following a light body and medium-lively carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid beer. I like the very dry finish and this is well balanced between the pale, earthy, somewhat bready wheat malts and the lightly tart citrus, grass, and spice. Nice one.

joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 21, 2011
Sampled at Provisions. It pours clear yellow with a giant white head. The aroma is spiced with yeast, salt and pepper, clove, coriander, lemon and vanilla. The flavor is light and bready with some salt and spices. Delicate flavors with a short lemony finish. Carbonation seems a tad low.

Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 16, 2011
Taster at provisions. Rating #10. Light straw yellow pour with a nice fluffy white head. Almost a skunky aroma, I get a salty thing going on as well, strange. A little dry, earthy and kind of like a belgian IPA without a lit if hops. (1638)

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