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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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1,288 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,288
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 45
Gots: 364 | 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:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 06-24-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 1,288 | Reviews: 316
Photo of patre_tim
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy golden amber with lots of medium and large bubbles rising fast. 3 fingers of yellowish head has a sheen to it like candy glass, and fades moderately fast.

S: Fruity, I get pears and lemons, apricots and peaches, stone fruits galore, a sweet jam jelly component and the tart pectin of sour fruits all at once.

T: A sour fermented pear and nectarine first hits the tongue, followed by fruity apricots and a jam like sweetness that is subdued. A good hit of Belgian yeasts reminding me of a good tripel or farmhouse ale is definitely present. A snow like quality as well.

M: Medium thick body, medium carbonation, dry finish.

O: Amazing brew. Got this in Charlotte, NC, drank in Jacksonville, IL, Aug 11-12th, 2014. Been wanting this one for a while, and finally got my hands on it. My second Russian River Collaboration beer.

Photo of djaeon
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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

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.

Photo of Mantooth
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of bobv
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of kvgomps
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of DIPAFAN
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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

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. . . .

Photo of schnarr84
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of PorterLambic
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Bierguy5
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of RavenForBeer
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of gatornation
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of bigbeers84
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of thebigredone
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of JeffTheJuice
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Kmat10
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of LakerLeith
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Kopfschuss
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of david131
4.78/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of bashiba
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of FreshHawk
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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