Brux Domesticated Wild Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Jwale73:
3.68/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml corked and caged bottle served in my CL tulip. Pours a translucent orange-gold with a dense, fluffy, three inch, off-white head that quickly disperses into a thin, fizzy band around the shoulders and a light, sudsy slick across the surface - no lacing on this one. Nose expresses light pit fruit, citric acid and a light, vinegary quality. Taste consistent with nose; however, there is a distinct, tart medicinal character to the flavor profile and the fruit suggested by the nose takes somewhat of a backseat to the rest. Mouthfeel is light in body with a lively, almost gassy carbonation, that leaves a residual prickle at the back of the throat between quaffs. Overall, an interesting foray for Sierra Nevada; however, the price tag on this is a bit hefty for what you get in my opinion. I'd like to see this beer with a year or two on it to see if the carbonation mellows and some more complexity is revealed, but I'm not sure I'm willing to shell out another $16.99 to see.
Additional Note: A Brett character begins to reveal itself as the brew approaches room temperature, suggesting that this beer may continue to develop.
Serving type: bottle
08-02-2012 00:02:40 | More by Jwale73
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3.16/5 rDev -16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
picked this one up around the time of the release, but never got around to opening it...until now. enjoyed from a russian river flute/tulip.
a - brew pours a murky orange brown...same as the color scheme on the label. finger of fizzy head half vanishes after the pour and the champagne like carbonation keeps replenishing the fizz that zaps away.
s - nose is nice, leading with crisp brett and some soft lemon notes. tart tingly alcohol phenols tickles the nose. sweet and grassy.
t/m/o - fairly complex leading with some plasticy brett that is quickly washed over by a bright clean vibrant fruity burst and then a dryness sweeps over. the first thing i noticed was the feel which has a prickly carbonation, but a creaminess to it at the same time...similar to authentic belgian stytles. the dryness on the finish is a bit off putting. there is a really nice sweetness in there, but too much other noise that comes with it for this to be a good drinking beer. i'm definitely let down since this is 2 great breweries taking on a style that one would expect to be a slam dunk but sadly doesn't really work. i had heard mixed things about it when it was fresh so i held off and although can't compare to fresh to say if it has improved or not, what i can say is that it is pretty meh for the price point and the players at the table. might not finish the
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2014 00:56:57 | More by cosmicevan
Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,174 ratings.