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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

1,176 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,176
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 39
Gots: 337 | FT: 19
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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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 22:30:59 | More by donkeyrunner
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

07-14-2012 15:38:28 | More by Gatordaddy
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duff247

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-25-2012 23:30:33 | More by duff247
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threedaggers

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-24-2014 03:04:06 | More by threedaggers
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-24-2014 20:35:45 | More by millerbuffoon
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

08-26-2012 02:49:16 | More by st9647v3
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one a while now, time to give it a try.

Appearance. Pours a nice orange gold with two fingers of foamy cream coloured head.

Smell. Woody and vinous, some light orchard fruits and fruity yeast phenols.

Taste. Vinous again with a bit of light orchard fruits, a bit of sweet malt and those fruity phenols I was smelling.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, strong carbonation.

Overall. Not a bad brew, but I wouldn't buy another bottle.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 23:58:36 | More by Rutager
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours medium orange with a white he'd. No lace.

Some tart aromas, some light fruit, some yeast and slight funk, some grain. this did not jump out at me as a sour.

Some decent tartness, but not overly sour. SOme light toasted grain, some herbal notes, mint, some fruit, some husk and yeast. Light bitter in the finish. Nice balance on this one. Very drinkable. Alcohol is hidden.

Medium body, good carbonation.

Overall, a nice brew. Not a mind-blowing experience by any means, but a solid moderately tart beer. I think I wanted more edge to this, but was still very happy with what I got.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 20:56:51 | More by OtherShoe2
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jheezee

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

10-09-2013 14:38:52 | More by jheezee
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thewimperoo

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

08-22-2013 14:18:32 | More by thewimperoo
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-18-2012 00:04:46 | More by Chugs13
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-27-2012 22:40:00 | More by JohnK17
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-30-2013 00:35:33 | More by kwjd
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

01-02-2013 22:43:51 | More by kaelingirl
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-03-2012 00:15:16 | More by jbaker67
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a corked and caged bottle into a Victory tulip

A- pours a cloudy shade of light orange with a two finger white head that fades extremely quickly. Not too great looking overall

S- lemon and funk. Oh yes. Tons of funk. Lovely

T- it tastes very...fresh, I guess. Not a ton of funk. Decent lemon. Very mild flavor overall

M- medium bodied, TONS of carb. Wow

O- this is approachable. Doesn't hold a candle to the RR sours we all know and love, but it's still solid overall

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 01:01:19 | More by bigfnjoe
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JamLand

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-28-2013 00:58:31 | More by JamLand
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Brew33

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

01-22-2013 15:25:30 | More by Brew33
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. Pours slightly hazy light copper gold with w big fizzy/bubbly white head that retains well.

The aroma is sweet flowery tropical fruits with earthy brett.

The flavor is sweet tropical fruits with earthy brett and a lightly floral bitter dry finish. The mouthfeel is pretty light bodied and a bit watery.

Overall, a very nice brett beer. A little thin and watery though.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 05:50:18 | More by Beaver13
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BeerLover99

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: cloudy/bubbly straw, big white 2 finger head,

S: belgian yeast, fresh bread, floral, lemon peel

T: same as nose, firm souring pucker, hint of bitter/oily

M: med body, bubbly/mild oily mouth

O: Great to see 2 famous California breweries team up!
Still can't decide if I like the style, but interesting treat
+ love breweries taking beer in different directions.
Curious to try other Wild Ales and see how it compares. Have
tried tons of SN + Russian River due to NorCal trip and amazing
wife who said OF COURSE we will go to Russian River for you!
Worth trying and supporting these 2 CA beer gods.

VERY GOOD, GIVE IT A GO!

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 17:38:19 | More by BeerLover99
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Sparky44

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-24-2013 00:23:21 | More by Sparky44
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-12-2013 09:47:42 | More by schopenhauerale
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Morey

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearnce: Poured a slightly hazy copper-orange color with about one finger of off-white colored head which dissipated pretty fast. Very effervescent. Not much in the way of head retention and/or lacing on this one.

Aroma: Apricots, Wet Grass, Lemon Rind, Rubber Bands, Kumquats, and faint Brown Paper Bag.

Taste: Dry and fruity up front with hints of dried apricot, lemon zest, as well as some grassy characteristics (follows the nose). The carbonation fizzes on the tongue, helping to wake up the taste buds. The tart flavor is present throughout, but it was at it's most dominant towards the back-end. Still, it's not so sour that it makes you pucker or anything. I'm getting more fruit on the finish which goes well with a lingering dryness.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with medium-high carbonation.

Morey's Bottom Line: I think that this would be a great introduction into the world of Sours. It's funky, but not too funky (at least not yet). It's tart, but not puckering. As much as I enjoy bolder sours, I liked this beer quite a bit. Alcohol is hidden well too. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 11:59:01 | More by Morey
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Cloudy orange, one finger head with some carbonation.

S-Funk, wheat, oranges, lemon.

T-More tart than sour. Letting it age and get funkier would be a good idea. Orange notes once again. Wheat with spice, along with some lemon and grassy notes.

M-Light, highly carbonated, crisp and dry finish.

O-Needs to be funkier. Age this baby because right now it is no where near what I'd expect a sour that Russian River was apart of to be.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 02:27:30 | More by rlee1390
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arizcards

Arizona

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a caged and corked 750 ml bottle on the 4th of July for $13.99. Not a big fan of wild beers but i love RRBC and SNBC so i had to give this a shot.

Beer poured a golden orange with a fizzy champagne head that disapated pretty quickly.

Nose is tart apples.

Taste is lemongrass and tart apple.

Mouthfeel is light and effervescent with some pretty good smoothness.

Overall this is a tasty beer that is pretty well made. I am sure the brett heads are not thrilled as the wild factor is pretty mild but it plays well on my palate. Very pricey, would not do again but it was fun to try.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 00:00:21 | More by arizcards
Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,176 ratings.