Provisions Series: Salt Of The Earth | The Bruery

Provisions Series: Salt Of The EarthProvisions Series: Salt Of The Earth
BA SCORE
3.39/5
172 Ratings
Provisions Series: Salt Of The EarthProvisions Series: Salt Of The Earth
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by t0rin0 on 02-26-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
172
pDev:
20.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
26
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 172 |  Reviews: 86
Photo of acurtis
2/5  rDev -41%

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4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.47/5  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.

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Photo of GRG1313
4.32/5  rDev +27.4%
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.

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of brentk56
3.86/5  rDev +13.9%
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

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +18%
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.

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Photo of largadeer
3.56/5  rDev +5%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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2/5  rDev -41%

Photo of Thorpe429
2.71/5  rDev -20.1%
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.

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2/5  rDev -41%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear pale straw yellow with a skyrocketing white head which settles to a cap leaving globs and strings of lace.

N: Earthy, funk, minerals, lemon citrus, wheaty yeast, fresh springtime grass/hay and spices,

T: Not too familiar with truffle salt, but this has a mineral salt and spicy intro followed by lemon verbena and floral/herbal notes. Citrus comes in along with grainy wheat and some mild funk.

M: Semi-moderate body and medium carbonation. Zesty and lively on the tongue. Finishes salty and spicy.

O: Very interesting and refreshing. A nice one for a warm day or paired with food.

NOTE: Just opened another bottle tonight (11/24/12) and this has gone infected with weird white powder in the neck (salt?), really "off" smell and taste. Drain poured this one. Perhaps it was only this bottle. Would be interested in what others are experiencing.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of mdfb79
3.78/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.37/5  rDev +28.9%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of womencantsail
3.7/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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Provisions Series: Salt Of The Earth from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 172 ratings
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