Salsus | OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)

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4.16/5
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SalsusSalsus
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)
Connecticut, United States
oecbrewing.com

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.



Added by DefenCorps on 12-20-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,371
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
34
pDev:
6.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1
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9
Trade:
1
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3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
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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4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.38/5  rDev -18.8%
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4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
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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4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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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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Salsus from OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 34 ratings