Now here’s a first. A beer that comes with its own bag of salt! That’s really the only reason why I bought this beer in the first place. When have you ever seen that? I know some people add salt to their beers, but I’ve never been one of them.
Reading the label, this gose style got its name from the river that flowed through the town of Goslar in Saxony. The water had high mineral deposits and resulted in a salty brew. Beau’s decided to add a butt load of salt and make their own gose.
It poured out like nothing I have seen before. It was a strange white/pale yellow colour and was almost see through. It smelled like a pale ale….and salt. The tag that came with the salt said to try it and then add some salt to get a flavour that you like. I tried it and it tasted like salt. I wasn’t about to add more to it. So instead, Mark added it for me (jerk) and then added some for himself. It got saltier (duh!).
It actually ended not that bad. Once you got over the initial “why does my beer taste like salt?” it mellows out nicely. For me, at least. Mark kept adding salt to his. I tried his after about half the pack and it was as though I was pouring the Pacific ocean into my mouth. That was not good. Julie, the ever-loving wife of Mark, added pretty much the rest of the 4 g pack into his beer when he was near the end…….
I’m not sure how Mark is still alive!