Brux Domesticated Wild Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by gottabetweed:
3.85/5 rDev +1.3%
Pored from 750 ml. Bottle into Sam Adams glass. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a generous bubbly head. Dissipates quickly with minimal lacing.
Smell is malt, lemons, alcohol and mild funk.
Taste is malt, lemons, alcohol and slight bit of sour on the end.
Mouthful is substantial, nicely carbonated.
Overall I was expecting more sour from the wild ale, but a nice tase similar to a Belgian double.
09-10-2012 22:12:29 | More by gottabetweed
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4.63/5 rDev +21.8%
Be careful with that cork, my bottle was lightly chilled when I opened it and the pressure went out enthusiastic, sending a little particle into my eye. No damage so on the the review.
A: This pours a a medium gold with orange highlights a light haze which could have very well been a result of how the bottle was handled just prier to pouring. It has a rocky off-white head that persists for some time.
S: This smells like a good gueuze with sharp sour, somewhat acidic aroma dominating. There is a earthy brett aroma with some light barnyard funk in the background. There are some moderate fruit esters of grapefruit and apples. The three dominate aromas of sour, brett and fruit nicely balanced.
T: The first thing that strikes me is the moderate sour and low bitter flavors seem to play of each other with a slight malt sweetness giving some balance. The grapefruit and green apple aromas carry into the flavor as well. The bitterness and tartness linger past the dry finish.
M: This beer has a medium-light body with a moderately high level of carbonation.
I'd say this is sort of a Gueuze meets American Pale Ale which should surprise that much given the breweries collaborating on this fine brew. Despite the sharp sour and funk this is a well balanced beer and a couple of bottle definitely deserve a space in my cellar so I can so how this one ages.
07-14-2012 01:05:52 | More by MadScientist
3.5/5 rDev -7.9%
A: Rich honey body, little head but that's not unusual for a bret beer.
S: Soft but pleasant bret sharpness. Some sweetness and barely ripe fruit plus citrus.
T: This beer is a battle: sugar vs. bret and both are losing. The base belgian style is a little too sweet to integrate fully with the tart and mild funk of the brett. I'd say dial down the sugar to begin with or up the spontaneous character. Finish is lingering sweetness that dare I say, somehow reminds me of a Vienna lager.
M: Fine, nice
O: Overall I love the collaborative spirit but this beer is not greater than the sum of its parts. Sierra and Russian River are better than this.
08-04-2012 01:49:54 | More by kaimcm
4/5 rDev +5.3%
Review of my second bottle because my first was when it first came out and I thought it needed some time, albeit only a few months, to sit.
Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip.
Gold/orangish hue, mild head which faded pretty fast but stayed pretty carbonated.
Flavor was sweet and tart..not all that bad given the style. At first taste the aroma and flavors combined to remind me for some reason or another of Big League Chew...strange, I know. Dry mouthfeel...reminded me of champagne.
I was hoping for this to get better, even after only a few months, and it DID, just not to the level that I had hoped.
Given the two breweries, I would have hoped for something better, though maybe time will tell on this one. Perhaps they can collab on something else down the road.
11-27-2012 18:29:25 | More by SanFranJake
4.84/5 rDev +27.4%
I bought this last year and waited until a buddy came to town to open.
Appearance: like every good Russian River brew. Hazy golden amber.
Smell: Citrus with a bit of Brett funk.
Taste: sour hoppy liquid goodness. Not sure if it is better than last year but it aged well in my fridge.
Mouthfeel: soft and well balanced.
Overall: this is a very good brew from two great breweries. The Brett was lighter than other Russian River Brew offerings and is a great beer to introduce someone to the sour style. Sierra Nevada did their part and put together a good beer with RRBC. Usually, I'm not a big fan of Sierra Nevada, but this one is outstanding. If you can locate a bottle, this is worth a try. I'm going to buy all the bottles my hometown store has left. It will be interesting to re review in another year.
07-03-2013 06:28:30 | More by Drunkenass
3.96/5 rDev +4.2%
In a snifter this beer was a bright copper color. It had a very thick white head, which dissipated fairly quickly. There was no lace.
The aroma was fresh, outdoors, and grassy. There was a little bit of citrus noted.
Grassy hops taste, a little lemon. Hint of mild spice.
Light and easy drinking.
03-13-2013 21:11:56 | More by lordofthewiens
3.75/5 rDev -1.3%
I love these caged & corked Belgian-style ales. Like Rice Crispies, it snaps, crackles, and pops on the pour. The fizzy head rises as if champagne. The look is otherwise apple juice, or sweet tea.
That smell is tart: green apples, lemongrass, and lime rind. There's a pear infusion and a slight vinegar acidity present in its air as well. The brett yeast offers a bready feel on top of a surprising--albeit light--maltiness. There is an apple cidery feel to it, but it's almost like each of the subtle flavors competes in vain, for there is no characteristic winner that allows anywhere near a conclusion like "this beer tastes like ___." That's somewhat neat, but I'm left wanting more clarity on the flavor profile. It's light and genuinely refreshing--glad to have gotten one.
07-26-2012 21:56:23 | More by marvin213
3.9/5 rDev +2.6%
750 ml bottle. Pours slightly hazy light copper gold with w big fizzy/bubbly white head that retains well.
The aroma is sweet flowery tropical fruits with earthy brett.
The flavor is sweet tropical fruits with earthy brett and a lightly floral bitter dry finish. The mouthfeel is pretty light bodied and a bit watery.
Overall, a very nice brett beer. A little thin and watery though.
10-02-2012 05:50:18 | More by Beaver13
4.46/5 rDev +17.4%
Poured this into a straight sided tulip glass. Nice orangey/gold color with tons of bubbles. Lovely white bubbly head on this beer. Smells wonderful. I'm getting a ton of white grape aroma and that slight funk I love so much. Spice and grassiness also present in the aroma. Taste is slightly less tarty that I was expecting. Sweet grass, nice peppery spiciness, sticky pear, white grape and a nice dryness to back it up. I have been enjoying this beer too much to really write much about it; well this beer and some Mraz. Mouthfeel is light on the tongue, the carbonation makes it dance around your mouth like Tinkerbell in a light evening gown. I'm going to go back to drinking and singing. Good chat BA.
08-17-2013 23:59:42 | More by mverity
4.93/5 rDev +29.7%
This is a beer I was waiting for for a long time. Petes' Liquor in Tracy, check em out. Anyway, poured into a pint glass, served chilled. Pours with very little head, which dissipates quickly. It has a light amber color. Very bubbly, even after pour. Smells like an ale, and has a wonderful taste, almost a taste of cinnamon. It is a little dryer than expected, but still amazing. This beer is definitley worth the wait, and I highly suggest it to anyone.
07-07-2012 07:39:37 | More by paulfinocchiaro
3.85/5 rDev +1.3%
Pours frothy but head quickly dissipates. Champagne-like bubbles fizz throughout, making this look like a living beverage, translucent but not clear or cloudy, golden amber color, not too dark. Smells like a gueze, with musty, yeasty, weedy aromas but not overpowering ones. Very smooth taste, not full-bodied and definitely tilted toward the tart/sour end of the spectrum. Apple taste. Slight, short alcohol finish. Extremely dry and pleasant for something so sour. I plan on cellaring one.
12-27-2012 22:29:24 | More by Avangion
3.61/5 rDev -5%
Poured out of 1pt 9.4oz bottle into a snifter shaped ale glass
A-champagne head, with active bubbles and immediate head of over 4 fingers thick. Head gone within 1 minute. Copper color with an unfiltered look. No lacing whatsoever on the glass. No thickness.
S-pear and fig tones on the nose. Alcohol upfront. Light on the clove smell.
T-head feels tart and beer finished fruity. Definitely find the "domestic" style coupled with the Belgian style ale.
M-smooth mouthfeel upfront with a bite and dry finish.
O-expected more out of a Russian River/Sierra Nevada collab. This beer should have sat on the shelf for a few years since aging would enhance this beers qualities. Might be enjoyed by some who is a follower of the Saison/sour-beer genres.
02-07-2013 02:27:44 | More by Beerswag
3.88/5 rDev +2.1%
Large bottle, caged and corked
Pours heavily clouded quickly departing light tan head that results in next to no film and very minor lacing. Disappointing and frankly surprising from two so highly viewed breweries.
Fruity and inviting nose.
Fruity is the most dominant characteristic. Sour and tart? Not really, maybe in a few years, but the general theme with this brew is a bit of disappointment. I get mostly ripe plums and some apricot, but minor at best funkyness or herbal qualities. Ehh....pleasant enough and went well with lunch, but not really worth the price.
09-16-2012 18:57:36 | More by Billolick
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