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Brux Domesticated Wild Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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86
very good

1,230 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,230
Reviews: 308
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 44
Gots: 349 | 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:
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(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 06-24-2012)
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Photo of MaltLickyWithTheCandy
4.56/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had the opportunity to buy this a few weeks ago. It's brewed by sierra nevada and russian river. Let me first start by saying the only way to have this beer is if it has been aged. The guy at the store told me they saved about 30 bottles in the back and let the age for 2 years. This beer had a very complex taste with a sort of "funky" smell to it. I've never had an American Wild Ale before so I don't really know how to compare it to other beers. It's definitely one of the most interesting tasting beers i've ever had. I think most people who review this beer have never let it age, because this is a beer mean to sit around for a while!

MaltLickyWithTheCandy, Jun 17, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.28/5  rDev +12.6%

Anaxagoris, Monday at 08:31 AM
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3.56/5  rDev -6.3%

sunofneurot, Sunday at 03:49 PM
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 750ml bottle with no visible BB date. Purchased some time last year from Trembling Madness in York. The label describes it as a Belgian-style ale refermented with Brettanomyces bruxellensis.

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A bright orange-amber hue with fine sediment and plentiful carbonation. Produces a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a thin surface layer.

S: Aroma of funky yeast esters with hints of tart yeast, hay, barnyard funk, apples, pears, white pepper, dry spice, a touch of lemon, earthiness and faint stewed leaves. A whiff of solventy booze in the background. Very nice.

T: Tastes of sharp, funky yeast esters with a bone-dry finish. Notes of tart yeast, barnyard aromas, hay, earthiness, mould, green apples, faint apricots, dry spice, mild white pepper, lemon and stewed leaves. A twinge of alcohol in the background. Very highly attenuated, followed by a leafy bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and exceptionally dry, with effervescent carbonation and good body for the style. Dries the palate thorougly. Intensely astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of sour, funky yeast esters, fruitiness, stewed leaves and booze.

O: Boom - a brett bomb! Funky and complex, not to mention drier than a desert. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour are amazingly yeasty with hints of tart fruitiness. Pretty boozy but generally well balanced. Mouthfeel is lovely - fizzy and dry. Resembles a well-aged Orval in character, with plenty of brett influence. A worthy brew that goes where other beers don't - give it a whirl if you have the chance.

jazzyjeff13, Saturday at 12:52 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

StephRai, Sep 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

antoines15, Sep 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

braican, Sep 22, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +11.6%

dagubna, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

EdwardK77, Sep 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Sanchezrox23, Sep 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Spaceangler, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

gelasin, Sep 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Durdz, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

BoilerUpNavy, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

dumptruck81, Sep 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Jackandjulia, Sep 07, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -1.1%

Adammleonard, Sep 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

target88, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in late spring 2012. Pours fairly crystal clear golden orange color with a 1-2 finger foamy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of bright lemon, tangerine, pineapple, peach, pear, apple, white pepper, hay, straw, grass, candi sugar, bread, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of lemon, tangerine, pineapple, peach, pear, apple, white pepper, hay, straw, grass, candi sugar, bread, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy/peppery spiciness with slight tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, tangerine, pineapple, peach, pear, apple, white pepper, hay, straw, grass, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice nice complexity and robustness of fruity/funky/spicy yeast and moderate pale malt flavors; with a very crisp malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderately dry on the finish as well. High carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Brett Belgian pale ale. All around good complexity and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast and moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of scootny
3.8/5  rDev 0%

A) 3.50 Cloudy and dusky gold. Small head and not much glass decoration

S) 3.90 Lots of funks wood. Notes of pear, grape, pale malt and light overall sourness. Horse blanket and vinous The underlying malt dinner roll sweetness lays a nice bed for the yeast and earthy hop counterpoint.

T) 4.10 Since this has been in the bottle for almost two years it has had a bit of a chance to develop. I really like what I have in the glass. Pale malt with all the pear, apple and grape to add sweet light structure. Lots of oak and a bit of light vanilla. Belgian funk lays down a lot of depth. Sharp, pronounced, but delicate bitterness.

M) 3.75 Medium light body has a light crispness and smooth carbonation.

O) 4.0 Great beer for summer food. An excellent alternative to a whit wine. Drier with add grain complexity.

scootny, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Jdavers, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

BKotch, Aug 28, 2014
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Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,230 ratings.