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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

1,174 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,174
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 39
Gots: 335 | FT: 18
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:
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(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 06-24-2012)
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Rollzroyce21

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

08-01-2012 19:57:29 | More by Rollzroyce21
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scot959

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-01-2012 19:48:28 | More by scot959
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mhaugo

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

08-01-2012 16:53:42 | More by mhaugo
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Ghenna

California

4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

quickly dissipating white head, amber color.

Pleasant saison funk (that is to say mild funk), bit of citrus, but of mildly sweet smelling malt.

First thing that shows up when I taste it is the champagne like carbonation. Following that there is a nice belgian spice, mild caramel malt, and dry finish. Almost has a persistent aspect of soda water.

All told, a nice beer- though at the moment not quite justifying the ~$14 price tag. However, once the bret works its magic in a year or two I really think this beer with shine. I'm glad I've got three more bottles of this sitting in my beer cellar and cant wait to try them again later.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 02:38:35 | More by Ghenna
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This pours out as a clear golden color, it has a fizzy white head on top that fades quickly. The aroma is very tame compared to other wild ales out there. All I can pick up on is a minimal sour aroma on the nose as well has some grains too. The taste is nice, it gives off a slightly tart pop in the very beginning and leave a champagne like finish in the mouth. The mouthfeel is nicely carbonated and has a light body. Overall it is a very drinkable wild ale. I am happy to have tried it but it doesn't compete with some of the others out there.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 21:42:15 | More by Knapp85
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TheSixthRing

California

4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a hazy, bright golden amber with a big, white and frothy 3 finger head. Retention is decent. Resulting lace is thin but consistent.

Smell - An array of fruity esters; pineapple is most notable, backed by a touch of mustiness.

Taste - Starts slightly sour and with some subtle tropical notes; mellow pineapple, hints of green banana, and maybe a bit of mango. Touches on clove spice about midtaste, along with the faintest hint of sourdough and adds a bit of butter as it fades into the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body, with a nice, tingly carbonation. Certainly goes down buttery smooth, perhaps caused by diacetyl?

Overall - Great beer. I could drink this all day... but for $15 a bottle... there are better beers out there for less.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 02:20:13 | More by TheSixthRing
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VonZipper

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-30-2012 22:18:54 | More by VonZipper
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heresy22

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-30-2012 21:12:50 | More by heresy22
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prg1976

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-30-2012 15:04:46 | More by prg1976
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slvrmon82

Delaware

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-30-2012 14:00:36 | More by slvrmon82
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Swervine44

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-30-2012 05:32:17 | More by Swervine44
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Thickfreakness

New York

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a rich, sparkling orange into my DFH glass. A crisp, two finger brilliant white head floats atop... but quickly fades away as it does with most wild ales. No real trace of lacing left behind. Looks really dense for something that sparkles with carbonation the way this one does.

S- Lemon zest, grape must with a healthy dose of barnyard and compost pile. Some orange and pineapple sweetness, nutty wheat, coriander, thai basil, pink peppercorns, and hints of banana lying beneath. A real nice balance of citrus, spice, sweetness, and that always familar manure/compost note.

T- Citrus and peppercorn spice surrounded by manure. Really nice balance of that barnyard/chicken shit funk that we all love. It has a caramel sweetness lying behind the sour funkiness. I love how the sour lingers and wraps around the tongue. Just a little touch of alcohol that opens it all up.

M- Crispy, bubbly, sour citrus, and a really dank manure finish. Some spice, sweetness and that lovely Brett yeast.

O- Definately gonna have to grab a couple more of these to cellar. I'd love to see what happens to this after a year. I bet it'll really open up and blossom.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 22:39:50 | More by Thickfreakness
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BucannonXC5

California

3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ML bottle into three snifters (three of us split them up) at KnB Wine Cellars in San Diego, Calif., on July 28, 2012. One finger of head, but would have been more if poured all the way to the top. Hazy straw yellow golden honey color. Bubbly, frothy head/lacing with light retention.

Smelled curdly milk, pear, puke, lemon, tart.

Tasted similar to the smell – pear, tart, less puke, bland, not too tart of sweet.

Light-to-medium body. Slick texture. Above average carbonation. Long, sour finish. A bit refreshing.

A bit disappointed beer overall. I was expecting a bit more. It didn’t help that I had just had the Supplication, which was fantastic. Glad I tried it though.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 22:29:39 | More by BucannonXC5
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-29-2012 19:24:27 | More by Kopfschuss
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ASUBeer

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

07-29-2012 18:25:01 | More by ASUBeer
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halo913

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-29-2012 17:35:54 | More by halo913
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-29-2012 13:48:08 | More by thegerm87
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rajendra82

Georgia

4.93/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Golden, clear body, and the vigorous carbonation streamers rising up from the etched nucleation site at the bottom of the Duvel tulip glass gave this beer an attractive appearance. The smell of brett induced funk mixed with green apples, honey, and lavender was very intoxicating. The taste provided everything promised by the smell, and then some. The palette was dry like a saltine cracker, with an initial sour apple and herbal flavor, that transitioned into white pepper, honey, and coriander. The finish had a hint of cheese from the aged hops and then faded into a cider like aftertaste. The funk of Brett was there, but did not overpower. This appears to be a beer made to enjoy both fresh, and after aging, and I would love to pick up a couple of bottles for the cellar, so to see how it evolves.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 04:59:44 | More by rajendra82
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leinie13

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-29-2012 03:29:04 | More by leinie13
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Cloudy orange, one finger head with some carbonation.

S-Funk, wheat, oranges, lemon.

T-More tart than sour. Letting it age and get funkier would be a good idea. Orange notes once again. Wheat with spice, along with some lemon and grassy notes.

M-Light, highly carbonated, crisp and dry finish.

O-Needs to be funkier. Age this baby because right now it is no where near what I'd expect a sour that Russian River was apart of to be.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 02:27:30 | More by rlee1390
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Jwaks

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought at M&R liquor in avon, ct a day prior. Corked and caged 750ml brown belgian bottle.

A less than careful pour creates a 1/2 finger tall cap of loose foam.Lackluster and ephemeral, the head completely dissipates within 30 seconds leaving an enticing translucent light golden orange body. Numerous pillars of medium sized bubbles are a testament to this brew's lively carbonation.

A quick whiff reveals clementine, orange zest, bready yeast, some light malt, hints of earth, white pepper and funk. The aroma is a bit reticent, I like it when a beer makes it clear what I'm in for right when I pop open the bottle.

Orange zest and lemon zest are the first to the party followed by crackery malt, earth, grassy hops, a restrained sour twang, dirty, bretty funk and a bit of peppery spice to round out the long, dry finish. Yeahhh! Nice! An excellent sipper for sure.

Lively carbonation, a thin to medium body and a wonderful dry finish make this a damn enjoyable brew.

It's hard to pin down. The head is disappointing and no one flavor really stands out. Does it live up to the brewer's intent? Absolutely. Is it enjoyable to drink? Hell yeah.

Overall, I would drink it again even if the cost of entry is a bit high. Go ahead, give it a shot! I'm sure you've spent money on worse things haha! Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 00:42:32 | More by Jwaks
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jburchett

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

07-28-2012 19:56:16 | More by jburchett
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into a Green Man snifter. Poured a bright orange with a half finger off-white head that remained for quite some time. Maintained minimal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, citrus, bardyard funk, funk, and subtle tart. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, funk, fruit, and horse blanket. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. Upon first looking at this one it really reminded me of Supplication which I am a HUGE fan of. The only thing that kept it from getting a 4.5 in that category was the lack of lacing during the glass. Bummer… However, the aroma offered a really nice find as the Brett definitely dominated it in all aspects. There were some nice fruit and subtle tart notes poking through as well. On the flavor this one was definitely Brett dominated. This fact covered up quite a few of the more subtle flavors that almost made them impossible to identify. If you are a lover of Brett, you need to get your hands on this one without question. A definite must try.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 15:22:06 | More by thagr81us
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snaotheus

Washington

3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle poured into two belgian style glasses

Pours fairly clear (until the bottom of the bottom) straw golden with a slightly brassy tint, medium-large head, lots of carbonation. Smell is extremely muted (but I do have a cold -- even so, I can usually smell *something*). I get something mildly sweet and fruity. My wife gets something "like Belgian yeast".

Taste is also fairly mild, slightly sour, slightly spicy, slightly earthy, some banana.

Mouthfeel is light and smooth. Overall, it's not bad. Flavors and smell are good, but so incredibly muted. I'm not a huge purveyor of the American Wild Ale style, so I don't have a lot to judge it against, plus I have a cold so...take my opinion for what it's worth.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 03:54:30 | More by snaotheus
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denimdemon

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-28-2012 03:42:07 | More by denimdemon
Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,174 ratings.