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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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1,207 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,207
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 40
Gots: 345 | 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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4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-23-2013 02:39:17 | More by Zach136
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

07-20-2013 23:35:53 | More by vermilcj
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

04-14-2014 01:58:17 | More by mltobin
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-20-2012 06:46:40 | More by Adamostella
Photo of bashiba


3.95/5  rDev +3.9%

Poured a cloudy orange with a big and creamy off white head, good carbonation running throughout.

Has a nice light musty nose with a touch of breadyness, not as bretty as I was expecting.

The flavor is very mild, just a light bit of bready sweetness along with a touch of musty old basement flavor a nice mixture of subtle brett goodness. There is just a touch of grassy hop bitterness in the finish.

The mouthfeel is light with a long dry finish.

Nice Brett forward beer, easy to drink and hides the strength quite well.

03-24-2013 20:00:16 | More by bashiba
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

08-16-2013 13:52:38 | More by peensteen
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-15-2012 22:56:00 | More by Howlader
Photo of macrosmatic


3.65/5  rDev -3.9%

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into 7vnth Sun snifter.

A: Pours a copper-brown color, and is so hazy as to be nearly opaque. One finger white head with minimal to no lacing. Moderate visible carbonation.

S: Barnyard funk from the Brett, a bit of fruitiness (green apple and strawberry), and just a little tartness.

T: Not quite as pleasant as the nose. Some bready malt, some underripe fruity, sweet/tart, cider character, and ends with some unbalanced barnyard Brett. No particular sour presence at all. Dry, but not quite vinous, on the finish.

M: Medium mouthfeel, good carbonation sensation on the tongue. The alcohol in the beer is pretty well hidden.

O: It's not a bad beer right now, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone as it is. That said, I'm very hopeful that this gets better with age.

09-03-2012 16:43:23 | More by macrosmatic
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-30-2014 00:07:10 | More by jzeilinger
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-29-2012 19:24:27 | More by Kopfschuss
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

09-06-2013 01:22:20 | More by Jame515
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3.58/5  rDev -5.8%

750ml bottle. Released July '12
Russian River goblet

A: Pours out a slightly hazy light orange color. Initially I got a layer of bright white head that faded into a white ring. Tiny bubbles streaming up from the bottle conditioning.

S: Definitely get that Brett character on the nose: wet hay horseblanket type smells. Saison like for sure. Maybe some tart fruity notes.

T: Up front, you get some tart funkiness. It's not as crazy as as I was expecting. I want more Brett! Like others have mentioned, that might come out more with time. Middle of the mouth, some mild fruit: green apple, white grape, sweet orange peel maybe. Prickly carbonation really helps to keep this one on the lighter side. Don't taste that 8.3% at all. Close is dry, but not as mouth puckering as other traditional Saison or wild ales.

M: Medium bodied, but feels lighter. Nice hidden ABV.

O: B- to B. Maybe more time will help? Or more Brett in the batch.

08-08-2012 12:59:21 | More by inlimbo77
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-16-2014 20:53:22 | More by krome
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New York

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%

A: Poured from the 750 ml (caged & corked) into a Chimay chalice. Body is slightly hazy honey-amber in color with a small whitish film on top.

S: Slight sourness is evident in the nose. Not a lot going on, however, which is surprising.

T: First impression: lighter and cleaner than expected. Slight sourness and sweet malt up front. Finishes with more sourness and some funky-ness. Modest but bright hoppiness seems to offset the more funky and sweet flavors, leading to a fairly clean finish on the palate. Again, that's a surprise.

M: Medium in heft, carbonation is active but fairly fine-prickled.

O: Good. Interesting. Fairly vibrant and feels lighter than expected, but there's a lot of different flavors going on. . . .

07-27-2012 22:55:18 | More by Kendo
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

08-14-2012 03:14:35 | More by animal69
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-21-2012 00:34:03 | More by Gambrinus1184
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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.

06-24-2013 03:16:20 | More by elNopalero
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New York

3.86/5  rDev +1.6%

The beer comes in a yellow orange color.

The aroma has some barnyard funk and Bret character along with some fruit notes.

The flavor follows with some tart, a good amount of funk, and then this beautiful sweet citrus and tropical fruit flavor. A sweetness in there as well.

This is a good beginner Bret beer as the Bret character is not too strong and aggressive as well as this beer having fruity sweetness.

With age, this beer still drinks real well.

01-02-2014 07:03:30 | More by dar482
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New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-21-2013 02:05:09 | More by JRod1969
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Poured from the bottle a hazy orange-yellow color with two fingers of bright white head.

Aroma of tart green apples, lemon, earthy grains, lemon and barnyard funk.

The taste really delivered what the aroma set up with the layers of tartness, earth and yeasty Brett funk.

Medium bodied and crisp with a moderate carbonation.

This was pretty much what I expected from this collaboration from Russian River and Sierra Nevada. Definitely worthy of a try.

11-21-2012 23:20:41 | More by Monkeyknife
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3.84/5  rDev +1.1%

A quickly forming head, up to two fingers, which mellowed out to a finger or so. The body's color is a hazy medium straw.
The aroma is wonderful: banana bread, apricot and lemon. Very bright.
The taste is also bright with the same fruits plus orange.
The texture a low point with a high level of carbonation. Crisp and medium body.
This is a wonderful beer. I need to find another bottle to stow away for a few years.

01-24-2013 03:06:56 | More by Fatehunter
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-13-2013 02:04:13 | More by ElGallo
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

03-08-2014 20:11:38 | More by baybum
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New Hampshire

4.23/5  rDev +11.3%

750ml bottle.

Pours clear gold with an inch-plus head of white froth. Lacing and a solid skim coat for the duration.

Aromatics lead off with ripe fruit and peppery spice. Pears, apples, cloves, bubblegum, and wet hay follow thorugh.

Light bodied with a crisp, drying mouthfeel. Almost sharpish.

Crackling dry and wheaty on the palate, with pepper-rubbed straw and apples on the palate.
A hint of pineapple, pears, and juniper follow along.

Finishes bone dry with a wheaty twang, yellow fruits and cracked pepper.

Tasty beer but a bit on the tame side of a wild ale. Perhaps some cellaring will bring out the brett beast!

09-22-2012 20:29:22 | More by brewandbbq
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4.03/5  rDev +6.1%

Poured into a Stone 15th Anniversary snifter on 4/3/13

Deep gold color with tangerine and honey highlights. It isn't entirely clear; there is but a faint layer of haziness. Bubble cling to the side of the glass as other rise and form a two and a half finger, porous head. The billowy foam isn't suited to tarry, becoming a smoothed, thin layer. No lace remains.

The aroma is a peppery blend of lemony soap and funk, tart apple, damp hay, prairie grass, pollen and such. It is reasonably bright and quite pleasant. As it opens up, a mustiness emerges, but does not crowd out the the more pleasing smells.

I'll admit being surprised at how peppery this tastes; lots of white pepper and a subtle herbal concoction to back it up. Lemon aplenty and notions of peach tea, grass, toasty grains and musty undertones. Hints of perfume and pollen dust on the back end. Each fresh pour has a soapy penchant that subsides over time.

I find the feel to be well-suited to the progression of the beer. That is, it's crisp and tight with carbonation earlier on, matching the peppery lemon zest. As the carbonation falls away and the body stills, it's suited to the slightly musty finish.

I've been waiting to try this one for a while. The reasons were two-fold; one being I wasn't chomping at the bit to pay $15 for this creation and the other being that there have been bottles sitting around for months. I had heard underwhelming things from several people. Knowing their tastes in beer, I figured I'd like this a lot. I figured right.

04-04-2013 03:38:36 | More by Ryan011235
Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,207 ratings.