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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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86
very good

1,183 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,183
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 40
Gots: 338 | 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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Ratings: 1,183 | Reviews: 304 | Display Reviews Only:
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nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-05-2012 01:33:32 | More by nh2032
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dogfishandi

New York

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
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

11-03-2013 01:56:27 | More by JohnnieNepal
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

08-10-2012 20:10:56 | More by CaptDavyJones
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Keith_R

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-23-2013 02:34:21 | More by Keith_R
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Lantern


3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-25-2012 22:06:24 | More by Lantern
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cadaugherty

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-09-2013 00:07:55 | More by cadaugherty
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

04-09-2013 00:22:34 | More by randylangford
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-15-2012 22:22:39 | More by goblue3509
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-13-2014 18:22:23 | More by DrBier
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-13-2012 01:15:25 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-23-2013 18:10:42 | More by Kirk
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

05-20-2013 04:07:37 | More by Kmat10
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bbadger

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-10-2012 13:30:48 | More by bbadger
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bobv

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

06-30-2012 03:28:59 | More by bobv
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DRBiser

Maryland

3/5  rDev -21.1%

05-07-2013 23:40:22 | More by DRBiser
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-07-2013 00:18:46 | More by tbryan5
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mychalg9

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

10-30-2013 12:22:35 | More by mychalg9
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

07-13-2013 00:09:19 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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uturn

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-16-2013 03:20:13 | More by uturn
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TheBrewo

Michigan

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
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

08-17-2012 00:09:34 | More by ms11781
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

10-21-2012 02:00:49 | More by jrohrbacher
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

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
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neckbracesub

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-26-2013 16:01:06 | More by neckbracesub
Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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