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Provisions Series: Salt Of The Earth - The Bruery

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166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 20.29%
Wants: 22
Gots: 29 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: t0rin0 on 02-26-2011)
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Photo of weatherdog


1.27/5  rDev -62.6%

This bottle was opened at a recent tasting sampled side by side with the Upright Gose. This was my first time with the style and was excited to finally try some examples. I'm also happy we had one excellent example (Upright) and then as a counterpoint; this beer.

It pours a very hazy cloudy straw yellow. Fluffy white head with medium retention.

The nose is so salty it's like a brine, or even a dry ocean air. I was prepared for a salty beer but I was not prepared for the accompanying levels of sweaty feet. I like a good funk but this was at near rancid levels and had no redeeming qualities.

While I thought the nose was pretty bad, it did not make me gag like the taste did. Once again the closest comparison I can make is sweaty feet, like wringing out a marathon runners sock into a glass. The salt is way overdone in a 'drinking sea water' type way and whatever 'souring' bugs they used were not kind of the beer. If a sour mash was used in this beer, it didn't turn out good. It's reminiscent of a when I'm lazy and don't clean out my mash tun for 2 days.

The salt drys out the mouth and gives a parched mouthfeel. I can't even describe the rest of the mouthfeel mostly because I wanted it out of my mouth as quick as possible.

I'm so glad we had another tasty Gose to try side by side, otherwise I'd have sworn off the style as a cruel joke. This is just a swing and a miss for the Bruery.

05-18-2011 16:48:30 | More by weatherdog
Photo of lurpy1


1.68/5  rDev -50.6%

I held off on reviewing this beer because its evident I don't like Goses. It was broken out at a tasting. Since I'm still haunted by this beer, I think a review is in order.

Pours a frightening wine like yellow with ominous chemistry lab fizzing. Uh oh. Smells salty. Very salty. Uh oh x2. I'm actually gonna drink this stuff? Just like ocean water. Salty, organic, get it out of my mouth please!

Everything else from the Bruery I've loved and been grateful for the chance to try. You gotta hand it to em though. The hallmark of a great brewery is that their bad beers are not meek disappointments but rather daring fiascos. By that measure the Bruery is great. For all I know this is action an exemplary Gose. Do me a favor, have some other Goses and get back to me. I'll take your word for it.

02-16-2012 16:40:52 | More by lurpy1
Photo of Kelp

New Hampshire

1.75/5  rDev -48.5%

02-09-2013 06:26:52 | More by Kelp
Photo of brew3crew


1.93/5  rDev -43.2%

Par of the epic tasting at jackie o's with brad and crew

A-hazy yellow, almost pee yellonice try, but nl thanksw with a whithard to describe other than really uniquee lacy head
S-very unique and hard to describe. A little bit of salt, which I have never had before
T-little bit tart, lot of bit nasty
m-it feels like ants in my pants
O-nice try but no thanks

05-21-2011 14:56:15 | More by brew3crew
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New Jersey

2/5  rDev -41.2%

08-11-2012 12:53:33 | More by acurtis
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2/5  rDev -41.2%

12-23-2012 21:14:35 | More by mobius387
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2/5  rDev -41.2%

03-18-2012 00:42:47 | More by Rckmo10
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2/5  rDev -41.2%

01-12-2012 07:40:05 | More by ygtbsm94
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2/5  rDev -41.2%

12-28-2012 22:31:18 | More by AgentZero
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2/5  rDev -41.2%

11-25-2011 12:39:02 | More by AleWatcher
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2/5  rDev -41.2%

02-22-2013 16:29:20 | More by VaTechHopHead
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2/5  rDev -41.2%

12-19-2011 15:46:02 | More by mhaugo
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2/5  rDev -41.2%

11-20-2011 04:13:02 | More by Rempo
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New Hampshire

2/5  rDev -41.2%

11-16-2011 20:13:08 | More by Satchboogie
Photo of beerwolf77


2.23/5  rDev -34.4%

Bottle shared by BeerFMAndy.

Cloudy orange gold hue. solid finger of white head. The aroma is a warning not to drink it. Salt water soaked vegetables with a hint of citrus and dirt. Flavor is so overly salty. Like a mouthful of salt water while swimming. Mild citrus and green leaves. Fairly light body with solid carbonation. I appreciate the craftsmanship. Not for me though.

12-29-2011 18:11:41 | More by beerwolf77
Photo of olympuszymurgus


2.33/5  rDev -31.5%

I had such high hopes, and they were dashed upon the rocks by this Bruery beer.

Pops with gusto, pours a hazy yellow, pale and golden with a creamy head. Smells earthy, citrus, and corny. Taste is mostly grain and coriander, with a salty aftertaste.

Goses are a style I love. The herbs, the salt, the sour, it molds into a great flavor that can be drunk all day. This brew, did none of that and just left a sad taste of fail in my mouth. It was inoffensive, but that's about the best thing I can say.

10-04-2011 16:41:21 | More by olympuszymurgus
Photo of gory4d

New York

2.33/5  rDev -31.5%

Pours clear yellow with a big white head. Smell is truffles. Taste is truffles, some salt, a little sourness. Mouthfeel is slimy and fizzy at once. This is one terrible beer -- or, rather, I can't tell what this beer is like, because of the damn truffle salt. Fail.

05-07-2011 04:08:01 | More by gory4d
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

01-30-2012 16:56:03 | More by Wisconsinality
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

03-11-2013 01:44:24 | More by HopsintheSack
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

08-12-2013 03:44:21 | More by tbone1384
Photo of Overlord


2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Pours a light yellow. Big white frothy bottles.

Smells like musty earth with a bit of peppery spiciness and ... egads ... the salt. The salt aroma/flavor of this beer is unique. And not for me

Tastes earthy, with kind of a moldy lightly peppery aftertaste that might be pleasant, were it not for the salt. Kind of like a bracing brackish seawater overtone that doesn't do it for me.

Mouthfeel is light and fluffy. Not a bad base, but I can't take the salt.

04-10-2011 01:02:58 | More by Overlord
Photo of DoubleJ


2.6/5  rDev -23.5%

A Gose? I'd like one please. On to the beer:

Small carbonation bubbles race through the light yellow color of the beer. Lots of creamy lacing sticks from the large, well retaining head. The nose; soft, but too intense with the salt. Very little else crawls out to greet the nose.

Easy there tiger, that's a lot of salt I'm tasting. More specifically, seasoning salt. Like most spcies/seasonings, that's fine in small quantites, but nobody is asking for a spoonful of cinnamon to put directly into their mouth. To be fair, the taste becomes less salt dominant as more beer is consumed. A light tartness attempts to balance the salt, but never does. At least it's light enough that I can consume it without forcing myself.

Salt Of The Earth might be better for cooking french fries or seasoning a steak than for drinking. With so many better Bruery offering easily available, SOTE is one and out.

04-09-2011 04:13:23 | More by DoubleJ
Photo of KickInTheChalice


2.63/5  rDev -22.6%

From notes. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip. Thanks to Dunt for bringing this over and then leaving it in my fridge for a few weeks. No seriously, that was great.

The beer pours a faded golden straw color, mostly transparent with a little bit of haze. A white cap froths up with the initial pour before slowly fading.

Salt of the Earth definitely has a strange nose. There is a light dry malt character that reminds me of a saison, a strong burst of lemon zest, some saltiness, and some vegetal and skunky notes that are not that pleasant.

The flavor starts with a light, dry, crackery malt with a little bit of pepper. A strong lemon tartness is full and strong without being piercing. Some other light fruits are noticeable as well. Toward the end of the sip it definitely turns salty. The salt proves to dry the mouth out further and leave my mouth with milder version of what dying of thirst must be like. There is a mushroom and vegetal flavor that covers the entire sip. The carbonation is slightly crisp, and the beer has a smooth, light body. It is very dry, a sensation that is only accentuated by the saltiness.

Overall this was rough enough that I did not want to finish my glass.

06-19-2013 03:45:12 | More by KickInTheChalice
Photo of Thorpe429


2.68/5  rDev -21.2%

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.

05-15-2011 13:56:40 | More by Thorpe429
Photo of Bitterbill


2.7/5  rDev -20.6%

Pulled out of the fridge, a bottle I got from forgetfu. Thanks Bill!

It pours a straw yellow/gold with a pretty big head of foam that settles down to about 1 finger with some nice lacing.

It has a strong aroma of coriander and has some notes of yeast and spice.

Lightly tart starting off, the coriander does well as does a nice yeastiness and then...the salt moves in and dominates completely. Sorry, The Bruery, I think this was an unneeded addition to, what I reckon could have been an excellent Gose. The tart factor *does* intensify somewhat during the session but not enough to counter the nastiness of the salt.

Medium body with lightish carbonation...no problem with the mouthfeel. The taste of the salt ruins it for me and so, the drinkability is very low.

07-07-2011 23:30:57 | More by Bitterbill
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Provisions Series: Salt Of The Earth from The Bruery
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