Provisions Series: Salt Of The Earth | The Bruery

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Provisions Series: Salt Of The EarthProvisions Series: Salt Of The Earth

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

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.

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Ratings: 172 |  Reviews: 86
Photo of beagle75
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Slightly hazy, light golden color with over two fingers of loose white foam that collapses to an asymmetrical crescent-shaped mound. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.

S: Unctuous, with bright fruit and floral qualities that create contrast. Sourness is just sugggested.

T: Begins dry, with bready grain and precocious earth. Acidity is faintly tart into the middle where savory spice is detected amidst more refined malt. The finish is moderately bitter, with earlier flavors represented in declining intensity.

M: Medium viscosity, soft and dehydrating on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: A solid representation of a strange style, this gose transmits the presence of its specialty ingredients in a fairly honest fashion. While not particularly salty to taste, it does leave the familiar dessicated feel upon the soft tissues of the palate. Savory and refreshing, it is an able match for a wide range of foods.

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Photo of 7121548
5/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Salt of the Earth is my favorite beer! The truffle salt is interesting and not too overpowering. It is balanced out by a subtle note of coriander. Though difficult to find now, it is a definite must-try beer (especially for the gourmand!) if you can get your hands on it!

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Photo of bashiba
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a pale straw yellow with a typically huge bruery style white head.

The smell was very salty and earthy with a cured meat quality to it.

The flavor was nicely balanced between some light slightly sweet wheat notes, a bit of citrus and the earthy salt.

The mouthfeel is light with high carbonation making it a bit prickly.

A pretty decent Gose, nice and refreshing.

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Photo of bsuedekum
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of brentk56
3.86/5  rDev +11.6%
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 ngeunit1
4.2/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy pale-yellow with a big two-fingers of frothy white head atop. The head fades down very slowly leaving behind some good lacing.

S - Aroma is full of funk and sourness with some lemon zest, sea salt, grains, tart fruits, and light spices.

T - Starts off with some sourness and funk with some tart lemon and a bit of truffle salt. Through the middle, some grains come through with more funk, yeast flavor, light spice, and butter. The finish is a mix of sour and farmhouse funk flavors with some grain, acidic lemon, truffle salt, and some tart light fruits.

M - Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sour, funky, and lightly acidic finish.

D - Very drinkable. Very interesting mix of flavors with a nice element added by the sea salt. The balance is good with a nice mix of sour and funky flavors.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of tjfinkle
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
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 Rckmo10
2/5  rDev -42.2%

Photo of Beerenauslese
4.08/5  rDev +17.9%
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.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
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.


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Photo of lurpy1
1.7/5  rDev -50.9%
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.

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Photo of John11486
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of jp7161
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Wisconsinality
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of sideshowe
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of auroracrisis
3.98/5  rDev +15%
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.

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Photo of Billakowski
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of mdfb79
3.78/5  rDev +9.2%
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'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 HosP
3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

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Photo of jlenik
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Provisions Series: Salt Of The Earth from The Bruery
3.46 out of 5 based on 172 ratings.
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