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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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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

kjkinsey, Apr 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Texasfan549, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of tjfinkle
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

tjfinkle, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of DarthKostrizer
3/5  rDev -11.8%

DarthKostrizer, Apr 01, 2012
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 Rckmo10
2/5  rDev -41.2%

Rckmo10, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of Beerenauslese
4.13/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Bruery tulip glass, produces an ample 3/4 inch head with good retention and moderate lacing, over a hazy, lemon gold body.

Nose is funky, with lemony citrus notes form the base gose and an earthy note from the truffle salt. But truffles are not something one would expect in a typical gose or any beer.

Taste is slightly sour, lemony, with a distinct truffle earthiness. Has a slightly bitter finish. I admit that I like the way truffles taste more than I like the way they smell.

Body is light and carbonation is fizzy, giving this a refreshing, palate-cleansing mouthfeel.

Unless I were pairing this with food, I probably would just finish a glass and move on since the flavor of the truffle is not something I am used to in beer. But this is a beer that invites food pairing. I paired it with a cheese and mushroom omelette with truffle oil and it went well with that. Other pairings with earthy notes and/or mushrooms would work well, such as pizza, especially with a drizzle of truffle oil, or anything made with truffles, like some cheeses. The lemony tartness and carbonation will cut through cheese and other fats. Have to give The Bruery credit for experimenting and making an educated guess that worked out pretty well.

Beerenauslese, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of 2beerdogs
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

2beerdogs, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from paper notes .. Picked this up from mroberts1204... shared with the Boise folks a while back.

Long lasting white head.. nice lacing.. the brew is a hazed golden....

Nose is odd but inviting... earthy... pale maltiness... something that I identify as lemony...

Flavor is mainly just pale malts with the above earthy notes that presumably come from the truffle salt...some mild lemon zest character .. light salt bit and some minor spiciness... cool, a bit odd and glad I shared it.

Light body with a light carbonation... could use more bubbles.

The overall brew seems like too much of a novelty to really appreciate.

Thanks Matt for the super trade.


JohnGalt1, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of lurpy1
1.68/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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.

lurpy1, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of John11486
3/5  rDev -11.8%

John11486, Feb 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

jp7161, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of Wisconsinality
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Wisconsinality, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of sideshowe
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

sideshowe, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of auroracrisis
3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into a Bruery tulip.

Golden straw yellow with brilliant clarity at first, but then gets cloudy as the yeast is introduced. A wonderful pillowy head made up of fine bubbles sticks around a bit, then dissipates into a soapy rope around the edges of the glass. Pretty nice lacing.

Bright aromas of lemon zest and sea salt at first. Deeper we have brine and short bread cookies.

A bit tart with that same lemon zest with a bit of sea salt. A bit of sweetness is introduced similar to lemon cake, finishing with a little bit of dry coriander and salt. A little bit biscuity too. Not overpowering, nice and refreshing.

Lighter bodied and bright with spotty carbonation. Almost spritzy at first, then sort of light.

Salty lemon cake with a nice, drinkable body. Not sure why this scores lower with everyone else.

auroracrisis, Jan 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Billakowski, Jan 22, 2012
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
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3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 750ml bottle and split with wife.

A- Pours straw yellow and clear. Lots of carbonating bubbles. Fluffy white head, recedes down to thin cap.

S- Interesting nose to this beer. Some apples, slightly sour. Some funk here and there. Lighter nose to it.

T- Nice flavors. Green apple, maybe some pears. Belgian yeast taste. Some subtle saltiness, not as much as was expecting. Maybe some lemon at the end. Zesty flavors.

M- Lighter body. Good amount of carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.

O- This is only my crack at this style and it was much better the 2nd time around. Solid beer, nothing that made me have to have another one. But still good flavors and refreshing.

HosP, Jan 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

jlenik, Jan 15, 2012
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2/5  rDev -41.2%

ygtbsm94, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -11.8%

nmann08, Jan 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

clarkenstein, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of beerwolf77
2.23/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

beerwolf77, Dec 29, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

SPRichard, Dec 27, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

furthurgone, Dec 25, 2011
Provisions Series: Salt Of The Earth from The Bruery
78 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.