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Brux Domesticated Wild Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Brux Domesticated Wild AleBrux Domesticated Wild Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,187 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,187
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 40
Gots: 338 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 06-24-2012)
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russwbeck

Virginia

3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Fighting Hurricane Sandy with beer!

A: Clear, golden color that is not unlike straw. Initially a lot of head builds up, billowing over my secondary glass, but after not too long it's completely gone. I'm a bit disappointed, but the constant stream of bubbles is welcomed.

S: The aroma is, first and foremost, funky. The barnyard funk-style with hay and tartness. With Brett and lemon, the smells are inviting.

T: The taste is not what I was expecting. A slight hoppiness is noted with the barnyard funk underneath. The lemon and other light fruits are more noted and a hint of malt graces the backend. The taste is a little...I don't want to say bland, but it's just not jumping out and impressing me. The sourness is subtle and the hops just aren't strong enough to shine in the beer. I'm not saying it's not good, I just wanted something a bit more from it.

MF: Very light body with a nice amount of carbonation. The beer goes down crisp and clean, making it very drinkable. The ABV isn't noted at all. I really can't remember an American Wild Ale that I thought I could drink a full 750ml bottle of.

O: This was a good beer, and I'd like to see how it ages. Not the best fresh, but certainly nothing wrong with it. I would have rather paid less to enjoy it, but I don't regret it at all!

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 21:00:22 | More by russwbeck
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Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,187 ratings.