Brux Domesticated Wild Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.95/5 rDev +3.9%
Served in a footed glass.
A: Clearish, hazy, with little head.
S: Vague, boring Belgian yeast. Some funk.
T: Delicious! Huge waves of Brett with subtle, funky, fruit. Dry wheat, clean finish, lots of interesting flavors. Acidic without being sour. Tangy.
M: Full, rewarding, absolutely.
O: interesting beer. Recommend Belgian. Would have again, if not recommended.
08-05-2012 04:36:19 | More by AgentMunky
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
3.65/5 rDev -3.9%
A- this beer is quite cloudy, has a straw color, good head at first but quickly fading
S- good bouquet; slight aroma of cherry tart
T- slight butterscotch, dry and sour, clean and crisp but not up to the expectations of a beer made by these two breweries.
M- effervescent, pleasant feel
O- nice brew, taste is underwhelming after the pleasure of the aroma
08-05-2012 02:50:37 | More by ginemesis
4.05/5 rDev +6.6%
Appearance: pours a clear orange color with a short 1/2" head that falls to a spotty surface covering.
Smell: fruit and a bit of grassiness comes through to the nose.
Taste: some caramel, pear, green grapes, green apples, and a nice amount of bitterenss. The sourness from the brett is mild and not overbearing.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout with a bit of drying late.
Overall: an easy to quaff beer, as the flavor profile is well balanced and a bit refreshing desite the style. Very enjoyable.
08-04-2012 22:53:36 | More by Gavage
4.2/5 rDev +10.5%
Poured from the champagne bottle into a sam perfect pint glass.
Pours a copper orange color with very little foam. Actually, none. Funky yeasty smell. Orange. Juicy citrus taste and flavor. Mild mild hop that fades both in and out. Just enough carbonation to be noticed, Tasty like a fruit juice blend.
This was different - not like anything I've had. Nice work to both breweries. Real good.
08-04-2012 21:19:28 | More by KTCamm
4/5 rDev +5.3%
A hazy golden orange color with a tall white head. Nice yeast component to the nose, a bit of citrus peel, spice, and peaches. Sweet malt aroma in the background with a little brett, but not all that much. Really good fruitiness, particularly citrus, peach, and pear. The spice notes are enjoyable and work well with the fruit and sweet bread. Like the nose, not all that much brett character, but quite good. Just a hint of lemon and tartness as it warms up.
08-04-2012 20:42:11 | More by womencantsail
3.63/5 rDev -4.5%
A - pale, yellowish gold with a huge, fizzy, bubbly, white head that fades after a few seconds
S - grapes, pear, a hint of spice, some Belgian yeast
T - grapes, pear, faint Belgian yeast, some grass, maybe a little husky or wheaty
M - crisp, a bit warm, medium bodied
This is as advertised; Belgian style beer with Brett. It comes across as something akin to a Belgian Strong Pale Ale or a toned down Tripel. It has decent flavor, but ultimately I found it a bit disappointing. I won't be getting another bottle, but I'm glad I tried it once.
08-04-2012 20:41:05 | More by tdm168
3.75/5 rDev -1.3%
Bottle opened on 7.29.12.
A - Pours a cloudy and pale medium orange with a fizzy off-white head that fades quickly.
S - Mild funk, citrusy, grass, pears.
T - Tart, grassy, funk with a lemony-citrus finish.
D - Tart, great carbonation with a medium body. Dry finish.
O - Nice, interested to see how this on progresses as it feels a bit young.
08-04-2012 05:46:08 | More by HuskyinPDX
3.63/5 rDev -4.5%
Shared with rudzud.
Big fizzy head fades fairly quickly, hazy golden tan color.
Nose definite Brett but light, funk, Belgian golden malts and light fruity esters, light fusel booze, hint of grassy, meaty Belgian yeast aroma. The more it warms the more Brett comes out but never big.
Taste lots of Belgian golden sweet malts, hint of candy sugar like, caramelized toasty malts. Booze comes on strong, with light fusel alcohol. Some fruity esters, and light Belgian yeast. Fairly sweet, and barely any Brett. It's got some bitterness too probably from the yeast. Finish drier and light bitter, hint of funk and bready malts, and light Belgian yeast and malt flavors, and bit of booze. As it warms more funk and earthy Brett yeast.
Mouth is med bodied, good carb, plenty of booze.
Overall eh. I was expecting a lot with the two breweries involved, and Brett, but was fairly lackluster overall, a bit too sweet, not enough Brett, not so enticing bitterness, and too much booze. Quite disappointed I got so many bottles, but we'll see how they age.
08-04-2012 03:14:23 | More by jlindros
3.5/5 rDev -7.9%
A: Rich honey body, little head but that's not unusual for a bret beer.
S: Soft but pleasant bret sharpness. Some sweetness and barely ripe fruit plus citrus.
T: This beer is a battle: sugar vs. bret and both are losing. The base belgian style is a little too sweet to integrate fully with the tart and mild funk of the brett. I'd say dial down the sugar to begin with or up the spontaneous character. Finish is lingering sweetness that dare I say, somehow reminds me of a Vienna lager.
M: Fine, nice
O: Overall I love the collaborative spirit but this beer is not greater than the sum of its parts. Sierra and Russian River are better than this.
08-04-2012 01:49:54 | More by kaimcm
3.53/5 rDev -7.1%
Thanks to JLindros for sharing this beer as we try to figure out beers for our third beer dinner. Poured into a Kate the Great tulip.
A - Poured a nice crystal clear golden amber hue with a nice half finger white head that left nice wisps and a halo.
S - Aromas of golden malts and grassy hops. There's a nice light young Brett aroma. This definitely needs some time on it as the Belgian aspects are still a bit too estery and strong.
T - Taste is young as well lots of Belgian malts and grassy hops along with a fair amount of booze. The Brett is there but still incredibly young and in needed of age. Really kind of a muddled mess.
M - Mouthfeel is nice and carbonated, sharp, enjoyable.
O - Overall I am somewhat disappointed with this beer. Russian River makes such awesome Brett beers and to out this out is a huge disappointment. Oh well....
08-04-2012 01:33:39 | More by rudzud
4/5 rDev +5.3%
Shared by Thorpe, thanks. Beer is brown and hazy with a tan off white head and some lacing, low retention, moderate to low carbonation.
Aroma is malty with a definite brett b aroma.
Beer is medium to light in body and has this maltiness and a nice yeast palate, with a good brett presence, the beer might get more yeast palate as it ages but it is a nice beer already, i liked it.
08-03-2012 16:15:48 | More by drabmuh
3.53/5 rDev -7.1%
Honey, glowing amber, no head.
Citrus, grapefruit, sour cherry.
Hops? Sierra Nevada seems to have a hoppy influence in this sour. Little bit of funk but not really sour. Earth, pine.
Toned down, medium carbonation with a spritsy bite - maybe a bit too bubbly.
Not too exciting, maybe years will make this interesting. Not too excited about this earthy hoppy slightly funky beer.
08-03-2012 02:02:09 | More by ptykozoon
Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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