Brux Domesticated Wild Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.73/5 rDev -1.8%
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.
07-22-2012 13:55:36 | More by barleywinefiend
4.23/5 rDev +11.3%
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!
07-22-2012 05:49:18 | More by WYVYRN527
4.45/5 rDev +17.1%
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.
07-22-2012 04:53:23 | More by jjveverka
3.88/5 rDev +2.1%
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.
07-22-2012 00:43:18 | More by SHODriver
4.68/5 rDev +23.2%
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
07-21-2012 23:04:59 | More by Greenmachine07
3.55/5 rDev -6.6%
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.
07-20-2012 18:36:00 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4.25/5 rDev +11.8%
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.
07-18-2012 23:13:37 | More by cichief
2.55/5 rDev -32.9%
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.
07-18-2012 20:20:05 | More by jethrodium
3.93/5 rDev +3.4%
1397th Review on BA
Bottle to RR Stem
Purchased at Bevmo Chino Hills, CA for $14.99
App- The bottle was correct, was a copper color but more dirty. A two finger fast receding white head was present but fell to a canola oil like look without any lace or cling.
Smell- When it 1st opens you get a bit of apple on the nose and finally this was intentional and not infection apple. Clean with a bit of funk but still young. Lacks a certain depth and pop.
Taste- You really get most of the base beer. Its a Belgian Golden with a nice yeasty flavor. A small bit of funk and a bit of pear on the flavors. Dry on the back and has more of a wine tannic finish.
Mouth- I liked this the best about said beer. It wasn't as light as most AWA are and I can appreciate that. A bit of a fuller medium body with a medium carbonation. Nice bubbles on it. Residual spice, fruit and grass.
Drink- Well I will say that I thought it was good. Wasnt great. I wanted to be blown away and I want to say I am a bit jaded by Wild Ales after having a ton of GREAT ones. For the $$ I wanted more but was still tasty.
07-18-2012 15:36:59 | More by FosterJM
3.98/5 rDev +4.7%
A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had an orange color and a hazy consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing.
S: A very fruity aroma, with hints of yeast in it as well.
T: Tasted of light fruit (citrus, apricots, bananas), a bit of malt, and a good amount of yeast. This is one of those flavors that tends to grow on you the more you drink it.
M: A fair (could have been better) amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.
O: While this beer is bumpy in spots, it is generally drinkable. Worth a try.
07-18-2012 12:09:56 | More by avalon07
Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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