Salsus
OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)

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Style:
Leipzig Gose
Ranked #72
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,984
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 6.51%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
33
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OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)
 
Connecticut, United States
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Notes: Salsus is our interpretation of a rustic Gose. It is triple decocted & brewed using wheat, spelt & barley malts. We use a touch of French grey sea salt & spice it with coriander & pink peppercorns. The beer then sits in the coolship overnight. It is then lagered in oak barrels for at least 3 months.

IT has been argued that Gose was historically spontaneously fermented similar to the Lambics of Belgium. Honoring this interpretation we blend in about 20% of our spontaneously fermented ale into Salsus.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful sparkling apricot with a loud, uniform fizzy head that rapidly settles to nothing but a sparse bubble or two arising from the body to an otherwise still, headless surface.

Smell is perfectly balanced between fruit, salt and funk, all contributing and none taking over. Lemon, peach, apricot. Salt, seaweed, cracker. Aged cheddar or softer cheese, almond, wood and light funk with a touch of peppercorn.

Taste is surprisingly tart, really punching and kicking on the palate in a joyful way, bringing not just the lemon, peach and apricot from the nose, but also really tart white wine and raspberry. This is really encroaching on spontaneous wild territory, and I ain't mad.

Holy shit, this is so insanely tart, yet there isn't even a hint of acetic vinegar, I don't know how they do it. I don't think there's anything out there close to this kind of sourness next to Key Lime Pie Gose, which obviously has a bunch of help from the lime. The salt doesn't seem to impede on the palate and very little funk comes through, but a little herbal quality floats way in the background.

As it warms it does begin to burn a little on the way down, so the acetic acid does begin to show itself after all--but at an easily tolerable level. The feel of the body is really light and thin at first, but can swish to a perfect fizz, finishing round and semi-wet.

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Photo of M_chav
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Loving this thing, what an incredible blend of funky and gose. Funky and rustic, lots of peppercorn and spice. sea salt funked up with a sour grape skin, the color is a burgundy purple. I really love what OEC is doing, this is probably my 4th or 5th bottle from them and I look forward to their stuff every time. Experimental and always a treat.

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Photo of hopley
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Batch 1. 10/19/15. My ratings would probably be higher if I actually liked goses...but I tried to rate it for the style, rather than my preference of the style.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Batch 1, bottled on 10/19/2015. Thanks, Patrick!

A mildly hazy light orange with a thin, white head that falls off to a ring quickly, this looks solid. The nose is intriguing. Sour with lactic acid, a noticeable sulfur character that blends nicely with what seems like black truffle salt, preserved lemons, must and funk to go with a mild coriander character. Through the sourness, a mild honey sweetness is apparent. along with a touch of perfume.The palate opens quite sour with a blend of lemony and lactic sourness, with juicy, fruity, pithy lemons, sweet and ripe but sour at the same time. Seguing into a mid palate that has some orange peel, pink peppercorns, salt and coriander, this beer also has flavors of honey and vanilla. Quite dextrinous on the palate - there is heft but minimal sweetness - the mouthfeel is unique. Crisply carbonated allowing for a long, drying finish with lingering lemon and a little salt, this is a delightful beer.

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Salsus from OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 33 ratings