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Brux Domesticated Wild Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,266 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,266
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 45
Gots: 359 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 06-24-2012)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I was pleased that tenderbranson69 was able to share this bottle with me -enjoyed chilled in a double-walled tumbler.

The color is deep golden with light haze and quick falling white cap with tight bead and no lace. The smell lightly tart with slight funky and tropical tinge with subtle sweet bubblegum notes and slight spice. The feel is great - the way it transitions from first sip to last is graceful and very nuanced. The slight tanginess of the brett with subtle earthy and spicy tinges w/ mild bitterness in the peripheral adds the complexity texture with some moderately spritzy carbonation up front and light creamy middle with a somewhat dry and spicy finish.

The Flavor of Brux is very developed and yet simple and enjoyable in that sense it has slight green hop elements and light melon notes up front which transition to a subtle tangerine and tropical note from the yeast. .The accent of funk is gentle which translates to spice on the palate with a mild toasted grain flavor with wheat taste and mild apple skin which adds complexity to the subtl bretty flavor in the dry finish. I was pleased with the overall drinkability of this beer - I think if you go into it thinking of Brett instead of sour you wiil like it, it is a 'domesticated' wild ale so it is exactly what I expected it to be -satisfying in every regard, Congratulations Russian River and Sierra Nevada on an excellent collaborative beer.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very warm orange/gold. Not much head or lace lowered the rating.

Apple and pale malts lead off the smell. Small ammount of funk in the back. Being that this is not aged and the Brett is added to the bottle, I'm not surprised.

The taste is very interesting. Sour apple and Brett start it off nicely. The sour fades into the slightly bready malts next with a mineral and bandaid kick near the middle. There are some hints of pear and earthy hops as well. Goes down very easily.

I think this would age very well. Can't wait to pop one in the cellar. Wouldn't label it as a wild ale at this point, more of an experimental farmhouse ale. Liked it quite a bit though.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After a year:

This (still) pours an orange-auburn with a light foam.

There’s a great nose on this. I picked up orange zest with a light bit of developing Brett funk—wet hay, light citrus zest, musty blanket, some hints of things to come.

The flavor developed quite a bit of depth. Comes off peppery with some orange zest and a light funk rounding it off. There’s a tight effervescence on this which keeps it light.

After a year’s time on this I have to say that this beer developed some terrific nuances. It doesn’t hit any extremes, nor does it come off as such, but what it does offer is a fantastic blend of flavors—some emerging, some present when first tasted, and some new developments.
Shared this in the company of good friends. Wish I could have another.

OG Review:

Picked this one up in bottle form but I had the opportunity to try it on draught too. So it will be fun to compare my notes down the road.

This poured light, clear, golden and capped by a tremendous avalanche of cloudy white foam—but as it rested not a trace remained. The aroma has a whisper of Brett breath. Very muted, very nuanced, and it is not evident without really searching for it. Some floral notes complement it. The flavor is nicely rounded with some slight sweet notes and a floral finish.

This is exceptionally smooth and can only get better with some time.

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Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,266 ratings.