Brux Domesticated Wild Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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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
3.68/5 rDev -3.2%
750ml corked and caged bottle served in my CL tulip. Pours a translucent orange-gold with a dense, fluffy, three inch, off-white head that quickly disperses into a thin, fizzy band around the shoulders and a light, sudsy slick across the surface - no lacing on this one. Nose expresses light pit fruit, citric acid and a light, vinegary quality. Taste consistent with nose; however, there is a distinct, tart medicinal character to the flavor profile and the fruit suggested by the nose takes somewhat of a backseat to the rest. Mouthfeel is light in body with a lively, almost gassy carbonation, that leaves a residual prickle at the back of the throat between quaffs. Overall, an interesting foray for Sierra Nevada; however, the price tag on this is a bit hefty for what you get in my opinion. I'd like to see this beer with a year or two on it to see if the carbonation mellows and some more complexity is revealed, but I'm not sure I'm willing to shell out another $16.99 to see.
Additional Note: A Brett character begins to reveal itself as the brew approaches room temperature, suggesting that this beer may continue to develop.
08-02-2012 00:02:40 | More by Jwale73
4.28/5 rDev +12.6%
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.
08-01-2012 02:38:35 | More by Ghenna
3.65/5 rDev -3.9%
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.
07-31-2012 21:42:15 | More by Knapp85
4.23/5 rDev +11.3%
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.
07-31-2012 02:20:13 | More by TheSixthRing
4.05/5 rDev +6.6%
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.
07-29-2012 22:39:50 | More by Thickfreakness
3.63/5 rDev -4.5%
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.
07-29-2012 22:29:39 | More by BucannonXC5
Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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