Brux Domesticated Wild Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.9/5 rDev +2.6%
A great Brett crafting. Yellow with lasting foamy head, it did foam over somewhat. Funky aroma. Very tasty and like a white wine pairing for lunch. Great drinkability. Soft mouthfeel. From Winooski’s. Earthy, grassy hops. Slight lemon. With mild pepper, a little like a saison.
12-17-2012 01:37:44 | More by Sammy
3.53/5 rDev -7.1%
Thanks to Tieman for sharing this one at NoSignsOfPain's birthday bottleshare hosted by mrbubbler.
Pours a slightly hazy honey yellow with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps on top of the beer. No lacing on this one. Smell is of grain, yeast, and some mild funky aromas. Taste is much the same with an earthy quality in the flavors. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but it seems like this one is going to need some time to develop in the bottle.
07-01-2012 06:02:56 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.86/5 rDev +1.6%
A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that quickly died down, leaving only a thin Ayer of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of brett are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the taste, the taste has light flavors of barnyard funk and sourness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't that bad but I was expecting more sourness from a wild ale.
05-19-2013 20:54:22 | More by metter98
4.08/5 rDev +7.4%
Appearance: Pours a hazy honey color with a modest head that fades rather quickly leaving a few splashes of lace behind
Smell: Bready, with orchard fruit (apples, pears and peaches) with a vinous underlay and a bit of barnyard funk
Taste: Opens with a bready character that persists, underneath, while the vinous grape flavors add tartness; in the background, the orchard fruit adds another angle; after the swallow, the funkier flavors arrive and the Brett dries everything out in the finish
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation
Overall: Clearly an entry point to Brett beers for the uninitiated, this beer brings a fair bit of complexity, as well; it will be interesting to see how this develops
07-28-2012 00:47:31 | More by brentk56
4.2/5 rDev +10.5%
Bottle: Poured a hazy bright golden color ale with a large white foamy head with good retention and some medium lacing notes. Aroma of dry Brett notes with light funky tart notes and some pear notes are also perceptible. Taste is a complex and refreshing mix between some light funky Brett notes with a solid Belgian malt backbone with some dry notes and very little residual sugar. Some pear ester and white wine notes are also perceptible. Body is full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. I really enjoy this beer with a great mix between complexities while retaining a good drinkability factor.
04-03-2013 20:36:15 | More by Phyl21ca
3.63/5 rDev -4.5%
The resulting beer, from the great minds of Sierra Nevada and Russian River, manifests in a mildly rustic, Belgain fruity, and conservative "wild" ale that may not evoke excitement with the staunch fans of sour ales, but may provide the glimpse into the sour world for the uninitiated.
Pouring a hazy burnish gold color, the beer opens with yeasty appearances and topped by cottony yellowish foam. Solid retention outlasts the acidity and provides pockets of lace around the glass.
The scent of Belgian pale ales is alive and well and rests just beyond the limey and earthy overtones from the brett-brux. Underneath, there's the scent of bread dough, light apple and berry esters with a balancing tone of white pepper and perhaps a dash of cumin.
Flavors of fresh baking bread, semi-starchy sweetness and straw start the show and provides a firm foundation for the natural esters and spices of yeast to rest upon. Green apples, pears, under ripened berries and a tropical hint of papaya give the beer its understated fruitiness. Similarly, the taste of white pepper, celery seed, and fresh cut herbs, and grass balance the fruit, yeast, and malt character well. But the star of the show is the wild character of brettanomyces that casts an earthen shadow over the beer with hints toward weathered attic wood, must, brine, dried limes, mild leather and horse hair. Though the effects from wild micro flora seem young and restrained, they merely add a footnote of complexity and without turning the beer absolutely sour.
Early bready malt textures turn powdery and semi-dry to finish as the sweetness fades from the mouth and a light woody tannin pang substitutes hop bitterness and lead a light citrus acidity into the next sip.
Unlike the usually brash brett beers, this one plays well with others and allows the standard taste of Belgian pale ales to command the flavor profile, at least for now. Age will surly prove otherwise.
07-24-2012 16:52:55 | More by BEERchitect
4/5 rDev +5.3%
A hazy golden orange color with a tall white head. Nice yeast component to the nose, a bit of citrus peel, spice, and peaches. Sweet malt aroma in the background with a little brett, but not all that much. Really good fruitiness, particularly citrus, peach, and pear. The spice notes are enjoyable and work well with the fruit and sweet bread. Like the nose, not all that much brett character, but quite good. Just a hint of lemon and tartness as it warms up.
08-04-2012 20:42:11 | More by womencantsail
3.98/5 rDev +4.7%
A: little head which rapidly dissipates on a hazy with orange and golden body.
S: this one is more sour citrus/tropical fruit than sour dark fruit with chardonnay, floral and a hint of molasses notes.
T: tart citrus, chardonnay, especially in the finish, some funk, brett, yeast and some light pepper notes.
M: light to medium body and moderate to high carbonation. semi dry finish.
Overall: the champagne and chardonnay notes are strong here. I like the more dark fruit character in this style whereas this one is more tropical fruit.
09-18-2012 01:24:14 | More by kylehay2004
3.73/5 rDev -1.8%
750ml bottle - $13.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a hazed, deep amber-gold body with a craggy, rocky, white head that peters out fairly quickly but never quite vanishes.
Smell: Varied, mingled, sweaty notes of tart pears, Italian bread crumbs, finely-ground spices, oily citrus fruits, lavender, pickled ginger slices, and mildly funky Brett.
Taste: Golden barley, gently toasty with sweetish hints of well-spiced sugar-spice cookies. The sweetness dries out almost instantaneously. Embellishes of Chiclets and Sweet-Tarts midway into the flavor. Citric oils with some phenolic Brett character coming through, but it's never overtly wild. Peppery spice and some fleeting wild yeastiness on the sparkling finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Highly carbonated with a downright crackling mouthfeel.
Overall: I would say this could greatly benefit from some time away to let that lovely wild character develop. Brux, you are in TIME OUT.
08-22-2012 23:53:25 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.65/5 rDev -3.9%
This pours out as a clear golden color, it has a fizzy white head on top that fades quickly. The aroma is very tame compared to other wild ales out there. All I can pick up on is a minimal sour aroma on the nose as well has some grains too. The taste is nice, it gives off a slightly tart pop in the very beginning and leave a champagne like finish in the mouth. The mouthfeel is nicely carbonated and has a light body. Overall it is a very drinkable wild ale. I am happy to have tried it but it doesn't compete with some of the others out there.
07-31-2012 21:42:15 | More by Knapp85
4.2/5 rDev +10.5%
Cellared this for a year plus in hopes of some Brett development.
Bright golden color, persistent plume of racing carbonation. Long lasting head of foam that settles but never really dissipates.
Aromas of dried pineapple, flinty wet stone, and wet hay. There's Brett in here alright...
Dry, very light residual sweetness, slightly tangy. Flavors of wet hay and funky yeast character though it's fairly restrained. Some minerality, tangy unripe fruit, leather, vague spices, mild aftertaste of clover honey. Medium bodied and a little over-carbonated for my tastes. Flavorful and approachable, Brux falls on the lighter side of the Brett spectrum, and that's ok. It's enjoyable for what it is.
08-29-2013 02:11:54 | More by emerge077
4.2/5 rDev +10.5%
Shared with my friends at Logboat Brewing.
A - Poured out a slightly hazy, copper color with a one-finger head of fizzy foam. It left thin sheets of lace on the glass.
S - Good, tart aroma with a touch of funkiness. Sour apple and grapes, too.
T - It tasted sour and fruity with a nice funky, horse blanket bite. Some caramel and yeasty flavors, too.
M - Very clean a dry. A medium bodied ale.
O - This is a very tasty beer. I love a wild ale and this one hits the mark.
12-20-2012 05:00:29 | More by zeff80
3.9/5 rDev +2.6%
Well, for a beer that is tied to Russian River, there are definitely expectations. But, I don't think that those expectations are unrealistic. This beer does not follow through on execution with what should be an interesting collaborative effort between two serious breweries. This seems boring in that it is merely a wild ale with minimal interesting characteristics about it. Very standard and, frankly, blase.
10-16-2012 17:25:57 | More by RblWthACoz
Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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