Brux Domesticated Wild Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.35/5 rDev -11.8%
Standard 750 ml. bottle, corked and caged. Poured into a Belgian globe glass. The bottle offeers a firm pop yet doesn't burst at the seems as I for some reason expected. The pour is a deep golden with a half inch cap.
Interesting aroma with a touch of Brett and a touch of Tripel yeast battling things out. Offers an intriguing yeast profile yet without the singularity. Touch of funk, touch of sweetness and a touch of mystery.
Flavor is a bit simple, particularly with regards to the aroma. Touch of yeast and spice, bit average.
Ditto the feel on this one.
Overall a bit pricey for an 'ok' brew...
08-08-2012 05:26:22 | More by HalfFull
4.4/5 rDev +15.8%
Poured from a 750 ml corked bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy copper golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Solid three fingers of off white head that fade into a few thin patches. Leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass.
Smell: A very interesting funky, fruity, and mildly tart aroma. Yeast with a Belgian like funk and a good scent of Brett. Some pepper spice. Big fruit esters including banana, orange, pear, apple, white grapes, lemon zest, peach, and apricot. Also some hints of mildly tart cherries. Mild bready presence of malt with a hint of cracker and biscuit. Big hints of grass and floral hops. Smells fairly dry and wine like. Pretty nice.
Taste: Just as complex and funky as it smells. Big yeast strains with Brett funk and a mix of pepper spices. A big mix of bright fruit esters with notes of pear, apple, orange, banana, white grapes, lemon zest, apricot, peach, and tart cherry. Very grassy tasting with a solid presence of floral and herbal hops lingering around. Mild taste of malt with some biscuit and cracker. Tastes like a cross between a Belgian Farmhouse ale and an American Wild ale. Nicely complex, drying, and tasty.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Spicy, crisp, and somewhat prickly. Finishes dry. Alcohol is hidden very well.
Overall: A really good tasting and unique take on a Wild ale. Good combination of funk, fruit, and grassy hops. A pretty good collaboration.
01-25-2013 07:29:57 | More by MattyG85
3.71/5 rDev -2.4%
Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip.
A: Cloudy, golden hue. Giant foamy white head, settles quickly. No real lacing.
S: Yeast, raspberry, white grape.
T: Yeast and fermented raspberry.
M: Light body, slightly fruity, funky aftertaste.
D: Sip and enjoy.
Atmosphere is pretty good. Nice head, no real lacing though. Yeast and raspberry make up the nose. Likewise with the flavor profile... fermented raspberry is prominent... light grainy body otherwise. Overall, this is a good quaff.
08-04-2013 06:11:58 | More by bmwats
3.9/5 rDev +2.6%
750ml C&C bottle. Served in a tulip.
Pours a hazed deep orange-gold with two fingers of off-white foam. Cascading and popping bubbles take a long time to settle. Some broad lacing left in glass.
Aroma is, well of course, brett. Bright fruit notes, fresh cut grass, honeysuckle. Slight sourness. Plenty of sweet malt, and no real hint of booze.
Flavor is more sweet and less tart than I was expecting. Plenty of sweetness through the middle. The finish dries up some but stays a little too sweet. Leaves you with lingering flavors of bright fruits and earthy cereal grains. Still absolutely none of the relatively high ABV.
Just about medium bodied with a lot of natural spritzy carbonation from the bottle conditioning. Good, but wish it finished a little drier.
Given the collaborative nature of this beer I was expecting it to deliver the subtle notes that brett can contribute to a beer without being extreme. It does that exactly.
Looking forward to how the 2nd bottle in the cellar will develop.
08-05-2012 03:32:37 | More by brotherloco
3.93/5 rDev +3.4%
Well like everyone else said its a mild sour, really mild for wild ale. Possibly the least twang of any sour ale ive had. But, it has beuatiful color, quickly disapting head. Smell is faint, green apple jolly rancher, very balanced taste, this isna great into sour for people who already can handle some saisons. Love to see what this beer will be like ina few years thought. The malt backbone that ks there will be interesting.
07-24-2012 23:21:22 | More by CampusCrew
3.28/5 rDev -13.7%
Thanks to Jay for the bottle! about 10 oz poured into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a amber-copper color with nice clarity. The tulip helps create a stream of strong-looking carbonation in the middle. The head is a one finger white color with okay retention.
S: Some fruit esters, a bit of earthy hops, and *very* faint funk. If you told me this was just a brett-ed saison rather than a wild ale, I would have believed you more.
T: This isn't very impressive, especially for a wild ale. Faintly tart fruit esters help open the body, while the finish is somewhat expressive in grassy hops. I'm having a lot of trouble finding the brett, but concentrating the palate allows me to find slight touches of brett and sourness. It's okay, but it's not impressive.
M: I like that it's fairly light and dry, and the carbonation isn't insanely strong. Not perfect, but the texture is nice.
O: Decent, but not $15 decent. The process of aging this intrigues me - but not if I have to pay $15 for this again. Still, it's worth a try, especially considering it opens up nicely once it warms up.
09-29-2012 20:45:59 | More by ThisWangsChung
4.35/5 rDev +14.5%
S: Grass, apple peels. White pepper, slight mustiness, some floralness.
L: Fairly clear, golden yellow, carbonated white head. Great retention.
T: Fresh apples, slightly honey malt. Medium light spicy bitterness leading to some grassiness and mustiness. Some stone fruit plays on the palate. Finishes slightly fruity and semi-dry. Some funk opens up as it warms.
M: Medium bodied, medium high carbonation.
Solid, one of the better Brett beers I've had. I just wish it didn't cost so much.
10-02-2012 01:52:57 | More by bum732
3.95/5 rDev +3.9%
Pours a slightly cloudy, pale, dark, yellow. The head develops, and drops, quickly resulting in no head after a minute. No lace.
Smell is delightfully sour and musty. Some malt, spices, hint of hops maybe. Good balance.
Taste is malty, musty, banana (light), spices. Well balanced.
Warming, drying, medium-light body with a tart, sharp effervescence.
This particular bottle I purchased in November 2012, 13 months ago. It's really good.
12-20-2013 00:43:16 | More by PorterLambic
3.68/5 rDev -3.2%
A - Clear light copper orange with little to no head.
S - Pear, hay, grapes, green apple, light funk, grassy.
T - Sweet malts, candi sugar, fruity esters, some peppery spice, alcohol, belgian yeast.
M - Medium body and well carbonated.
D - Fairly disappointing. I bought a second bottle to age. Hopefully the Breet becomes more pronounced with time.
08-08-2012 00:10:22 | More by brewcrew76
3.13/5 rDev -17.6%
Pours a hazy light orange marmalade color with a large foamy white head which fades pretty quickly down to less than one fingers width and then vanishes. Leaves no lacing. I can smell the Brett pretty clearly, as well as horse blanket, green apples, and funk.
The taste is less acidic than I thought it would be, and less acidic than I hoped for. There is some apple, grapes, light Brett, and mild tartness from the Brett. Actually tastes somewhat sweet. This doesn't taste bad, but it does taste like it didn't come together the way it was intended to.
Light bodied with above average carbonation, and a slightly sweet aftertaste, and a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Like I said, this doesn't taste bad, but it does taste like it didn't come together properly. Overall, not a successful collaboration.
10-06-2012 02:32:48 | More by hardy008
Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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