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Provisions Series: Salt Of The Earth - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
78
okay

166 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
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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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

t0rin0, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour at the Bruery Reserve Society initiation party at The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, CA.

Pours a murky yellow with a white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. No lacing on this one. Smell is of grains and some vegetal and weed aromas. Taste is vegetal with some weed flavors and a slightly salty/savory quality. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some interesting aromas and flavors.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

djrn2, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
2.68/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Thorpe429, May 15, 2011
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

zestar, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -11.8%

nmann08, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of acurtis
2/5  rDev -41.2%

acurtis, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of brentk56
3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy straw color with a massive white head; impressive stickage and plenty of lace

Smell: Lemon, coriander and salt, with bready and earthy tones

Taste: The earthy/salty flavors build through mid-palate, though they are balanced out by an initial tart lemon and coriander character, bready malts and then a floral lemon aspect that appears at mid-palate; all of the flavors meld together, after the swallow, though the saltiness lingers into the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with a high level of carbonation

Overall: An interesting take on the style; wouldn't want to drink a lot of it but definitely worth a try

Thanks, Madirish76, for the opportunity

brentk56, May 13, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Phyl21ca, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Texasfan549, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of mikesgroove
4.38/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

shared with calton after work in hobo tasting number 9, my new favorite style for sure!

the pour was a very hazy yellow color with a bug head of white that reached enormous foamy depths before calming down a touch. really nice look to it.

then came the classic gose. nice rich banana and cloves, hints of light citrus and a nice salty finish that begged you to try some more. really just well done. light body was creamy with a great finish and a really solid presentation.

overall i was very impressed with this one, i am really looking for this more and more on shelves, really impressed.

mikesgroove, May 27, 2011
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

kjkinsey, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
4.35/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I disclose up front that I know nothing about this style of beer. I can review only on my tasting experience. I.e., what I saw, smelled and tasted. And, like most, if not all, of the Bruery productions, it was well worth the taste.

Poured a light hazy yellow gold with what appeared to be a quick fading white head. (Bottle had been opened, how much earlier than my taste I don't know so the head may be more appurtenant upon opening).

Nose was inviting green herb character of celery, green pepper, white pepper and green spices. There was almost a "fresh grassy/salt" tone with underlying perfumy green tones and a further underlying light earthy charachter. A lightly bitter orange character also was present. A complex nose that was both appealing and inviting.

Mouthfeel was very crisp and fresh. It was also a bit unique for me and had a borderline lactic feel to it. Nothing as pronounced as Hottenroth but an underlying lactic feel. I wanted to keep drinking it.

Flavors were assertive and well followed the nose - celery, light salt, green pepper, white pepper and some green spice; a fresh herbaceious character and a light earthy undertone, perhaps due to the addition of the truffle salt. Orange/tangerine citric undertone.

Overall character and "feel" was "bright," which is the most important aspect of any beer, wine or food, at least for me. By my definition, bright is good. This beer is very bright, appealing and inviting.

Finish is also fresh and clean with a carryover from the flavors. A green grassy fresh dryness was my impression.

I look forward to the bottle release and trying this one with a few different food profiles. I believe that it will be a wonderful food beer. Just my first impression and two cents.

GRG1313, Mar 06, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled multiple times now from low-fill, mislabeled, etc. bottles at the Bruery thanks to the generous bar staff.

A: The pour is a slightly clouded yellow/straw color with a finger of white head.

S: The earthiness of the truffle salt is immediately evident. This gives the beer a big mushroom quality, though the saltiness is somewhat subdued. A touch of acidity from the acidulated malts used and some nice floral hops. There is a lot going on here.

T: More salt flavor than I had expected given the nose, but it's not over done. Plenty of mushroom and truffle flavor and a distinct earthiness--somewhat musty, even. Slightly bitter with a touch of black pepper and floral hops. The wheat and bread flavor is really the base flavor, though.

M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation.

O: One of only a few of the different examples of Gose I've tried or even seen, but I like this one a fair amount. It's definitely different, but I think a good beer.

womencantsail, Mar 20, 2011
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2/5  rDev -41.2%

ygtbsm94, Jan 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of TMoney2591
3.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Walter Payton shaker pint glass.

Big thanks to Hophead101 for this bottle!

Truffle salt, eh? Let's see how this goes: It pours a cloudy pale-ish straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises lemon zest, light dank greens, fresh corn, salt water, and sweetgrass. It's an unusual smell, but not an altogether unpleasant one. The taste holds notes of strong salt, murky earth, light coriander, light lemon peel, grass, and light greens. Things are just too earthy, too truffle-influenced, to be truly enjoyable to me. Not much tartness to be found, either. The body is a hefty light, with a moderate carbonation and a rather dry finish. Overall, an interesting little experience, but I just can't see drinking this one ever again.

TMoney2591, Oct 31, 2011
Photo of largadeer
3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light honey color, hazy as it sits in the glass. Highly effervescent, the head rises about two fingers high and retains well.

There's a pretty unmistakable earthy truffle scent, faint saltiness, coriander, a touch of lactic acid and raw grain. Pretty solid nose, though I'd like the truffle dialed back a little bit.

The palate is better balanced. Both sour and salty, though only mildly so, with fairly integrated truffle and coriander. The foundation of the beer reminds me of a Belgian wit; it's grainy, bready, leaning toward dry, and a little milky. The finish is very mild, spices lingering a bit, but it's otherwise pretty clean and doesn't exhibit any bitterness.

Unique and enjoyable overall, though it could be better with a few tweaks. Hopefully they keep working on this one.

largadeer, Jul 12, 2011
Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +17.6%

JAHMUR, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of drabmuh
3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At the time of this review, this is the #6 Gose on the best of Gose list on beeradvocate.com. Due to the low number of Goses made, being #6 is equivalent to being LAST (or the worst) gose on that list. Oh well, served in a Bruery tulip because I can.

Beer is yellow, hazy, with a big soft white merengie head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass, lots of carbonation too. Looks awesome.

Aroma is pilsen malt, mild salt, floral, spice. Smell is weaker than anticipated and I was expecting some lactic acid but it still smells fine.

Beer is heavily carbonated on the palate and mildly salty. There is a lingering floral flavor (not an aftertaste), the beer is thin on the mouth, no lactic character or flavors at all...at all. This is the biggest disappointment of this beer. Gose beers are suppose to start with lactic acid bacteria and finish with yeast. The salt builds a little with each sip but it doesn't become overwhelming. I don't know how much of this I can drink but it is pretty good so far. I'd have it again but 750 ml of this in one sitting is a little much.

drabmuh, Jul 13, 2011
Photo of mdfb79
3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 01/07/12 notes. Thanks to nmann08 for sharing this one; thanks Nate. Interested to try a gose from The Bruery. 750ml bottle into a tulip.

a - Pours a murky pale yellow color with one finger of white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks like a nice gose.

s - Smells exactly like buttered popcorn...it's pretty crazy really. This isn't necessarily a good or bad thing, but one of the most interesting beers I've ever smelled. Some light spices and coriander here too.

t - Tastes of salt, buttered popcorn, grains, wheat, spices, yeast, coriander, pepper, and light fruits. Better than the nose im my opinion.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a very interesting beer, certainly unlike one I've ever had before. I think I liked this one more than most people, but smells exactly like salted, buttered popcorn. An interesting beer definitely worth checking out, though I don't think I'd want to drink a whole bottle by myself. Share with some friends.

mdfb79, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of Gueuzedude
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled July 2011
Settled only for a few days, so a steady pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces an ample four-finger thick, pale head. The beer is a very hazy, pale amber color that shows a deeply hazed pale straw color in the light. The beer smells of earthy coriander, touches of accentuating earthy yeast, lactic acid, dried grass and dried hay. In the finish there is a significant woody white pepper note, or perhaps even a touch like Elderflower. There is a significant pale grain character here that reminds me of fresh threshed wheat and whole grain pale crackers.

The beer is salty up front, and actually through to the finish. Towards the middle and in the finish a soft lactic acid character becomes noticeable. The finish has a sort of hot phenolic plastic like character to it that is not overwhelming, but definitely a touch intruding. The saltiness is not overwhelming here, but definitely contributes something else; actually not having known at all about the style, I might not have really recognized the flavor in the beer. The flavor is quite earthy, both the coriander character and a yeasty bite contribute to this; actually I wonder how much of this will be reduced once I have a bottle thant has been allowed to settle out / clear up for quite some time. There is a doughy flavor to this beer that is definitely wheat like, perhaps a touch on the cracker side and definitely yeasty. That is what that is, it took me a while, but the truffle portion of the salt really is what gives this beer that earthy edge; at times it can contribute a touch of a savory quality, but for the most part it adds a bit of unbalance to this beer (both in the nose and in the flavor). The beer is fairly light bodied, though not watery, it is quite quaffable, with just a touch of texture to it.

The salt / tart balance here is actually pretty nice, I was expecting something a bit more salty, but I am not sure I would have liked this beer if it was more salty. The truffle character is quite a bit more apparent in the nose than it is in the flavor; my wife thinks it makes this beer taste like a rubber-ball. This could actually use quite a bit more tart to it. All in all this was certainly interesting, but I get the feeling that it could have been executed quite a bit better; the balance between the flavors doesn’t quite seem to be here.

Gueuzedude, Aug 09, 2011
Photo of Halcyondays
3.93/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at The Bruery,

A: Pours an opaque light amber with a medium white head, solid lace.

S: Definite salt, earthy notes, mushrooms.

T: The truffle salt is the dominant flavour offering a lot of herbs (sage, celery seed) and fungus along with the NaCl flavour. Light spice and malt, definitely unique.

M: Light-bodied, frothy and biting carbonation. Pretty smooth, not as acidic as I thought it'd be.

D: My 3rd ever gose, not super acidic, but it's there. A unique flavour for sure, like nothing I've ever tasted before, even in other goses, well worth a try for the experience at a minimum.

Halcyondays, Apr 02, 2011
Photo of imperialking
3/5  rDev -11.8%

imperialking, Nov 15, 2011
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Provisions Series: Salt Of The Earth from The Bruery
78 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.