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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

1,222 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,222
Reviews: 307
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 42
Gots: 347 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 06-24-2012)
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Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev +5.3%

klipper, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of Humulus85
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excited to finally get this. Haven't had a RR wild yet, but I love the style. From the corked/caged 750mL bottle into my Darkness snifter.

Pours a hazy golden with a one-finger eggshell white head. Recedes quickly with little lacing. Looks like a wild...

I'm liking this nose. Very Belgian pale ale upfront with a nice funky brett backing. Cardamom and cloves meet pear and green apple. Some funky barnyard and a bit of tartness. No booze.

Follows the nose. Nice Belgian flavors upfront; spicy and floral. Moderate brett funk in the middle blends with pear, lemon zest, apple cider, and some earthy hops. A slight tartness comes through with some nice pale malts. Still no alcohol. Finishes with a bit of funk, musty hops, and pale malt. Subtle but pretty complex flavor profile.

Medium in body with moderate carbonation. Finishes is well balanced and pretty clean for the style. Could maybe use a touch more carbonation.

Overall this was a really good Wild Ale and a perfect introduction to what the style can be. It is not a sour, and the Brett could use some time to build. I think a year or even two or three would do this brew well, and may even make it exceptional. If it wasn't so pricey I would recommended to all, but it is still worth picking up if your a fan of the style. Cheers!

Humulus85, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of Chico1985
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml split amongst peeps...I think Cam shared this one, thanks Cam! As a big fan of both breweries, I've been interested in trying this.

Pours a coppery orange with a white head of a few fingers height. Fizzles down to a slight ring within a couple minutes.

Good smell, kinda faint, the taste follows suit with some more strength. Nice sharp bretty notes, lots of lemon, citrus, apple, some tropical notes. Some spice, grassiness and hay. Kinda on the simple side for a wild ale but pretty tasty.

Mouthfeel is uber-foamy, but tolerable enough for the style, not bad. Booze is pretty well-hidden, easy to forget this is over 8%.

Overall this was pretty good, but not outstanding.

Chico1985, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of Wolfpack2005
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A-Poured an orangish tawny color with a 1-1.5 finger head that dissipated fairly quickly. However carbonation bubbles very active once head was gone.

S-Not an overwhelming smell, but pleasant none the less. Definitely a sweeter aroma that smells of light caramel.

T-A slight malty sweetness upfront before a mild tartness sets in and lingers a bit. Slight notes of citrus fruits and yeast on the back end with a bit of a tannic finish.

M-Excellent mouthfeel. A high level of carbonation that was balanced nicely with a medium to heavy body. Also had a nice dryness to it.

O-Overall this was a pretty solid beer, but I was expecting a bit more for the price and the names on the bottle. However I feel that it was a exceptionally balanced beer, that walked the line between sweet and sour. Glad I picked up two of these, looking forward to seeing what a bit of age does to this beer.

Wolfpack2005, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of wesley14
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

wesley14, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of polishkaz
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

polishkaz, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of jh1982
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

jh1982, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of acevenom
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a large brandy snifter. Pours hazy orange with a quickly dissipating white head. Plenty of bubbles can be seen rising from the bottom of the glass. There is the barnyard yeast funk that comes through in the aroma. It smells fruity (apple, pear, lemon) and grassy. There is some spiciness as well. The Belgian yeast, grassy, and spice notes hit the mouth first. There is some tartness, but this is not strong. The body is light to medium with abundant carbonation. The finish is crisp and dry. This is a very good beer that would likely improve with age. It doesn't quite live up to expectations, but it is still worth a try if you like wild ales.

acevenom, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of Soneast
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Soneast, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of Stevie_Janowski
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Stevie_Janowski, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of jmaharaj
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.

jmaharaj, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of dominic4beer
3/5  rDev -21.1%

dominic4beer, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of danp14
4/5  rDev +5.3%

danp14, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of barleywinefiend
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.

barleywinefiend, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +31.6%

CEDAMA, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of 2neardead
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

2neardead, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of WYVYRN527
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!

WYVYRN527, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of jjveverka
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.

jjveverka, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of SHODriver
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.

SHODriver, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of Greenmachine07
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

Greenmachine07, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of Mavajo
5/5  rDev +31.6%

Mavajo, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of eawolff99
4/5  rDev +5.3%

eawolff99, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of jwat
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

jwat, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of Stumpy29er
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Stumpy29er, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of bradner
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

bradner, Jul 21, 2012
Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,222 ratings.