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Brux Domesticated Wild Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,241 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,241
Reviews: 308
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 46
Gots: 352 | FT: 18
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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1/5  rDev -73.7%

ebando, Nov 03, 2012
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1/5  rDev -73.7%

tykechandler, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of Filabee
1.75/5  rDev -53.9%

Filabee, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of Backlash209
2/5  rDev -47.4%

Backlash209, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
2/5  rDev -47.4%

ArsMoriendiOU818, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of donkeyrunner
2.15/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Gold, solid gold color with big bubble dome head erupting from my initial pour. Wave tube shaped skim of retention.

Coppery wheat, mint aroma with a initial twang of sweet/sour brett. Brett smell fades after a few minutes in the glass.

Tastes very minty. Almost menthol. Dry, mint seltzer is pretty comparable. Not very bretty.

No sir, I don't like it. I dumped it, my wife dumped it: the dreaded double drainpour.

donkeyrunner, May 23, 2013
Photo of smchenry75
2.2/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

This beer is really not very good at all. I am a huge fan of sours. This is just bad. Not very sour or flavorful. Rather boring and unbalanced... Hops are way out of place here. I wish I had more to say to get to 250 characters. This was a quick drain pour. Going to go crack a Westy 12 as an apology to my palate.

smchenry75, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of Gotti311
2.25/5  rDev -40.8%

Gotti311, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of OldPenguinHunter
2.49/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Popped the bottle a few days ago, was pretty disappointed... Poured into a tulip.

A. Fizzy and golden, maybe a bit too over-carbonated, sustaining head.
S. Band-aids and tart fruit
T. Sour dough bread, a bit of nutmeggy-ish spice, very dry and sort of anti-septic.
M. Very dry, the carbonation explodes into a pillow-y foam on the tongue.
O. I can see some Orval-esque notes in the beer, that may just be the Brett. Brux. but I can't get over the flaws, the beer tastes antiseptic and smells like Band-Aids.

OldPenguinHunter, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of Booner818
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Booner818, Apr 09, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

ShanePB, Dec 25, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

MenardMa, Jan 07, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

sendsilk, Apr 07, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

MattWolff, Oct 01, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

damngoode, Nov 01, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

jsteele, Jan 10, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

tswater, Dec 14, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

TubaDan, Oct 19, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

bertram, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of jethrodium
2.55/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

750 ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a small white head that disappears quickly and leaves no lacing. The aroma is green apple, apricot, and a light peppery note. There is a light funky brett earthiness, but not much. The initial taste is sweet with green apple, a bit of brett earthiness, and some apricot. The finish has a hint of brett and some lingering apple. Medium body. Low carbonation. This was quite disappointing. It's too sweet for the style and there is not much brett funkiness. It will probably improve with time, but I'm not going to buy more bottles to find out given the price.

jethrodium, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of UnderPressure
2.58/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Slightly hazy, golden orange. Very fizzy head, which quickly melts to a ring. Highly carbonated. I don't see much lacing, if any.

Tangy and sour aroma. A slightly sweet backbone, and some hops.

Unusual flavor. Not what I was expecting. Aside from the sourness, there is an emptiness to the flavor. Some might describe it as "watery."

The emptiness carries over to the mouthfeel. The carbonation is very high, and explodes as it enters your mouth. The finish is dry and lingering.

I'm sorry to say, I didn't like this beer very much. Normally, I love wild ales and sour beers. But, this one didn't have much going on in the flavor department. Generally speaking, I would prefer a bolder flavor and mouthfeel.

UnderPressure, Nov 25, 2012
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2.65/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle purchased at a reliable, high turnover store. This beer smells like a skunked bottle (and at $15 I hope to g*d it was fresh)- but I think that this is the way it is supposed to taste.
Sour tasting, but clean, if you want to say anything nice- at $15 a bottle- never again. I am used to pretty much anything. I had high hopes for these brewers and made the purchase based on their rep, but will look before leaping next time.

Flashy, Dec 08, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

pourmeadrink, Nov 18, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

Danielr26, Feb 18, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

MinorThreat, Oct 02, 2014
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Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,241 ratings.