Brux Domesticated Wild Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.78/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml. Caged and corked bottle poured into a snifter. A little above fridge temp.
Pours out a hazy/ cloudy sunset orange color, nearly golden. About a fingers worth of white head full of big bubbles that soon after faded to a ring and eventually nothing. Not much lacing to speak of.
Very floral Brett aromas. Slight hints of lemon citrus and must. Not too complex of an aroma.
Again, very floral, rose like almost. Hay, Lemon citrus with just a slight barnyard/ basement must.
A rather assertive carbonation. An airy mouthfeel, fairly light to medium in body. A bit of tartness, but nothing comparable to must popular wild ales.
Not a bad brett beer. Not terribly complex, but good for someone who is just getting into sours and Brett beers. I'd prolly come back to this if it wasn't for the rather big price tag as its quite the drinkable wild.
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2013 05:36:11 | More by dogfishandi
3.98/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
We pop the cage and cork and pour a brew of rich golden amber coloring, with more pale yellow hues when held to the light. It holds a two finger head of voracious white bubbles, that audibly bubble and crackle away. Retention is nice, with only flecks of lacing left around the glass. A light haze comes with the last half of the bottle, and carbonation appears to be wild. The aroma sings with lemongrass, citric hops, bittering rind, and huge Bretty yeast. Light clovey phenols, and soft vanilla esters come with warmth, while a more fruity, citric component independent of the hops comes to cut the biting yeasty bitterness a bit more. The malts are pale and sweeter, with light candy chalkiness and musk. Our first impression is that the Brett is wildly bitter, while the carbonation knocks your socks off. As we sip, grapey sugars of juice mix with biting bitterness of yeast, and chalky grain. The malt bill enhances to the peak, where pale, toasty, and chalky malts are the bulk of the show. There is a light mix of white sugars, and the ever present background of souring Brett, more grape, and a faint oakiness. The transition to the finish is smooth, with pale malts, clean grain, basement musk and dampness, and a light citric hop. Booze, black pepper, and Brett, with light plastic phenols mark the very end. The aftertaste breathes of fusel alcohols, grape juice-like sugar, hollow Brett, mineral, pale malts, and chalky baker’s yeast. The body is medium, and almost slightly syrupy, and the carbonation is massive. The mouth is left dripping wet, but mild dryness from the ending booziness. There is nice slurp and smack, with decent finishing pop and glug. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the aroma. The Brett sung high against everything else. While this was less balanced, it made for a very exciting and inviting start to the tasting. The flavoring followed nicely, but with more sweetness than anticipated. This was not, however, to its detriment, but more to the fact that we were given an interesting mix in the end.
Serving type: bottle
11-05-2012 01:40:05 | More by TheBrewo
4/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Serving Type - 22oz caged and corked bottle
Appearance - Golden tan/yellow, monster 3+ inch fizzy head and good lacing.
Smell - Brett funk, floral notes, yeasts, caramel, apple, peach, lemon and banana. Very saision like with a grassy aroma.
Taste - Sour brett mixed with farmhouse floral and herbal flavors. Lemon and apple is a main flavor along with some peppery spices. Caramel malts add a little bold flavor. Some sweet yeasts and a little alcohol comes out near the finish.
Mouthfeel - Sour brett coats tounge along with lemon and apple. Palate gets some malts, yeasts and spices. The aftertaste is lemony, brett sour and dry.
Overall - Pretty good, more mild and smooth, the brett doesnt sour you all to hell. Balanced well, minus the brett though this would be a straight up saision, loads of floral notes and sweet yeasts. Worth a drink but at 15.99$ i wouldnt buy this again.
Serving type: bottle
12-23-2012 03:34:21 | More by wvsabbath
Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,183 ratings.