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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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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,188 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,188
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 40
Gots: 339 | FT: 20
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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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

07-22-2012 21:47:12 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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jmaharaj

Maryland

3.2/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Golden orange. Fleeting head.
S- Easily its strongest showing. Crisp, clean and fruity-sour. Green apples, pears and a nice spicy backdrop.
T- A little dissapointing. The elements were there but they seemed flat together. Strong belgian yeast flavors dominate and the fruits make a brief appearance that trails of into a spicy dry tartness. Not much funkiness at all.
M- Delicately carbonated. Medium light body, maybe a touch oily.
O- Not bad. An average belgian, but a dissapointing wild ale. Perhaps I built myself up a little too much for this one. Sierra Nevada, Russian River and a Wild Ale? I was expecting a lot.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 21:39:58 | More by jmaharaj
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dominic4beer

California

3/5  rDev -21.1%

07-22-2012 17:24:00 | More by dominic4beer
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danp14

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-22-2012 16:20:42 | More by danp14
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a flat golden orange, little white cap which quickly fades

S: The nose lends a nice little fruit bouquet; greean and red apples with a little pear and spice

T: A little funky, Belgian yeast, sweet and fruity with pears, apples and some allspice. It has lightly funked, Earthy and lingering sweetnes on the finish

M: Medium bodied, a little slick, flat on the tongue I felt

O: Good but not one I would pay $16 for again.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 13:55:36 | More by barleywinefiend
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +31.6%

07-22-2012 07:03:04 | More by CEDAMA
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2neardead

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-22-2012 06:49:59 | More by 2neardead
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WYVYRN527

Minnesota

4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my Russian River glass from the corked and caged 750 ml. bottle.

A: Rich orange/amber in color with a thick head that quickly settles to a thin froth on the surface. Bubbles are big like soda, and lacing is minimal as to be expected from this style.

S: Some sweet caramel and orange peel, along with some barnyard funk. Not real prominent on the nose.

T: Begins a bit sweet, but tartness shows through quickly. Some sweet honey and dried orange peel, followed with grassy tones, yeasty funk, and a dry, somewhat floral finish.

Notes: Has more body than I expected. Great dry, clean mouthfeel with complex flavor that is sure to develop with age. Great now, but needs some time to improve. One of my favorite collaboration beers to come out in a long time. Well-done!

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 05:49:18 | More by WYVYRN527
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jjveverka

South Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this beer from work, pours a hazy orange-gold with a good head. It has a light smell of yeast with some hints of orange. Excellent taste with a very long finish. Smooth on the tongue with good sour nodes that give the beer a fresh and crisp taste. will have to buy another and let it age for a year to see the changes. A nice mouthful but not as full as I had hoped. Overall a very good beer. i am definitively going to age a bottle and see what crazy taste it as in a year or so.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 04:53:23 | More by jjveverka
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SHODriver

Louisiana

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

A: poured into a Duvel Tulip to a cloudy golden orange with a two finger white head that recedes quickly to a small pool.
S: slight vinegar acidity in the nose with some citrus. bretty yeast smell but not a lot of funk or barnyard. some pale malt as well
T: funky horseblanket and band aid, very slight tartness, a bit of pale malt and some peppery flavor. more horseblanket toward the end. aftertaste is a bit more horseblanket, some spicey yeast, and a wisp of fruitiness
M: prickly and crisp with a fairly light mouthfeel. a bit drying as well on the finish.
O: pleasantly surprised. Maybe this bottle got funky faster or something based on the other reviews. We'll see what happens with the other three bottles I have.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 00:43:18 | More by SHODriver
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Greenmachine07

North Carolina

4.68/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

i will just flatout say i really enjoyed this beer. it was differnet and had layer upon layer of flavor especially as it began to reach room temp.

A-light brown light head. clear, very faint residue near the bottom

S-smell is similar to almost every Belgium i have tried, but there is a very fresh smell almost crisp. with age this may change

T-crisp taste almost similar to some triples i have tired. there is a spicy lemon taste and the end notes have a sour/grassy/bitter flavor.

O-this was a great beer, i really enjoyed the entire bottle and bought two more to age/review later in the next few years. It was unique and i feel it was worth the money. my next review may be different of this beer but i know for sure it will be excellent

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 23:04:59 | More by Greenmachine07
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Mavajo

Georgia

5/5  rDev +31.6%

07-21-2012 23:04:45 | More by Mavajo
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eawolff99

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-21-2012 19:47:17 | More by eawolff99
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jwat

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-21-2012 10:32:48 | More by jwat
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Stumpy29er

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-21-2012 08:22:06 | More by Stumpy29er
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bradner

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

07-21-2012 01:45:06 | More by bradner
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rsawyer

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-20-2012 20:17:37 | More by rsawyer
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Russian River brewery. Pours a super cloudy and hazy yellow with a very nice white head around 1" in size, damn good lace and retention to it, very small bubbles.

Mild aroma, chunky fresh brett, really needs more time to get any funk, its not here yet, none of that wet dog in a phonebooth thing going. Double edged sword, sometimes I likes it clean, sometimes dirty. Some mild citrus aspects to it.

Taste, well it hides the alcohol nice, but is, I dunno, kinda pedestrian. A little lemon and grass in there, but really nothing in the way of real good tart or funk development. A little resemblance to belgian yeast esters in the mouthfeel. Really the description of a domesticated wild ale goes a long way, this one is in a weird spot, its price is high, which is going to seem to keep potential converts away, and for those who are already into this kind of thing, I dunno how apeshit people will go for this. Is it good? Yes. But its not knock your socks off spend $15 a bottle good. Nonetheless, yes, I am still holding onto a bottle to see what happens down the road.

I'd recommend to try, but don't buy more than one until you know whether this is your thing. For me, just so many more enjoyable options from both breweries that are so much cheaper.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2012 18:36:00 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Adamostella

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-20-2012 06:46:40 | More by Adamostella
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barbellsNbeers

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +25%

07-20-2012 02:45:09 | More by barbellsNbeers
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joshtrich

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

07-19-2012 03:01:31 | More by joshtrich
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JohnLynch


4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

07-19-2012 02:31:06 | More by JohnLynch
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Steimie

Michigan

3/5  rDev -21.1%

07-19-2012 01:27:40 | More by Steimie
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cichief

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split a 750ml bottle with my girlfriend.

A- Pours a very clear golden with a nice white head.
S- Yeasty and bready, subtle hop aroma.

T- Somewhat malty and bready without being too sweet, well balanced by the hops.

M- Smooth on the tongue, not overly carbonated, nice medium body.

O- A very good beer, a bit expensive to drink regularly, but a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 23:13:37 | More by cichief
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jethrodium

California

2.55/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

750 ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a small white head that disappears quickly and leaves no lacing. The aroma is green apple, apricot, and a light peppery note. There is a light funky brett earthiness, but not much. The initial taste is sweet with green apple, a bit of brett earthiness, and some apricot. The finish has a hint of brett and some lingering apple. Medium body. Low carbonation. This was quite disappointing. It's too sweet for the style and there is not much brett funkiness. It will probably improve with time, but I'm not going to buy more bottles to find out given the price.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 20:20:05 | More by jethrodium
Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,188 ratings.