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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vandemonian (32) - USA - JAN 7, 2012
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.

BeerandBlues2 (13806) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
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.

kbutler1 (1382) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2011
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.

riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2011
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.

Beerlando (3343) - 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.

Boutip (6533) - 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.

GMCC2181 (1613) - Newark, Delaware, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Bottle shared by Jason at SL.. This is one salty fudgin beer... Man. Nose of salt with a golden orange color. Taste is salty with an underlying tartness. It really reminds me of ocean water. LOL.... Light body. Easy to drink... Decent stuff, wouldnt want a whole bottle for myself... Thanks Jason

Suttree (6504) - 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.

deyholla (12195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

Westmeister (2127) - 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.

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