Brux Domesticated Wild Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by MattyG85:
4.4/5 rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 750 ml corked bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy copper golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Solid three fingers of off white head that fade into a few thin patches. Leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass.
Smell: A very interesting funky, fruity, and mildly tart aroma. Yeast with a Belgian like funk and a good scent of Brett. Some pepper spice. Big fruit esters including banana, orange, pear, apple, white grapes, lemon zest, peach, and apricot. Also some hints of mildly tart cherries. Mild bready presence of malt with a hint of cracker and biscuit. Big hints of grass and floral hops. Smells fairly dry and wine like. Pretty nice.
Taste: Just as complex and funky as it smells. Big yeast strains with Brett funk and a mix of pepper spices. A big mix of bright fruit esters with notes of pear, apple, orange, banana, white grapes, lemon zest, apricot, peach, and tart cherry. Very grassy tasting with a solid presence of floral and herbal hops lingering around. Mild taste of malt with some biscuit and cracker. Tastes like a cross between a Belgian Farmhouse ale and an American Wild ale. Nicely complex, drying, and tasty.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Spicy, crisp, and somewhat prickly. Finishes dry. Alcohol is hidden very well.
Overall: A really good tasting and unique take on a Wild ale. Good combination of funk, fruit, and grassy hops. A pretty good collaboration.
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2013 07:29:57 | More by MattyG85
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3.8/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: Clear copper, some loose bubbles and streams rise quickly. Murkier as I approach the end of the bottle. Champaigne-quality head with better retention. Artwork hints towards a retro-70's coloring and font, a little bland, but concise and clear.
S: Wildflower, honey, tart fruit, a bit of spice. Maybe a little of the classic 'malt and yeast' smell.
T: Tartness is all up front, and a little mild; afterwards I get herbacious notes, some yeast, and rounded off with malt. Dry. Yeasty finish. I would prefer more of the tart-sour character to come through, and would expect it seeing from the refermentation with brett. Maybe it needs more aging?
M: Light, dry, prickly. Perfect combinations for a refreshing effect.
O: Pretty darn good, consider my S & T scores to be 3.87- falling just short of getting rounded up to 4. A good mix of flavors and smells, but they somewhat trip over and end up hindering each other. A beer I will always enjoy, despite some minor shortcomings.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 06:41:15 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,188 ratings.