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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

1,183 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,183
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 39
Gots: 337 | FT: 19
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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morimech

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First pour is a clear amber color with one finger of head that settled to a skim of suds. Very little lacing is left down the glass.

Aroma of fruity esters. Notes of lemon, grapes, and grass. Funky aromas come through with barnyard/horse notes.

The Brett is making itself known but I feel it could benefit from even more time to mature. Fruit esters upfront with vinous qualities as well as the Belgian malt. The Brett comes in closer to the finish with mild funk. Finishes with a sweet vinous flavor. As I get deeper into the glass, the sweetness overpowers the funk.

Medium body and actively carbonated. Lively but not harsh. Could of even used a little more fizz to keep the palate interested in the beer.

Did not try this beer fresh as I heard it was not ready for the main stage. It is coming along nicely but would benefit from another year or two to develop further to live up to its lineage.



Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 18:20:55 | More by morimech
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chossboss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-17-2014 04:05:02 | More by chossboss
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-17-2014 02:02:30 | More by NiceTaps
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-17-2014 00:49:52 | More by mattmarka1
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krome

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-16-2014 20:53:22 | More by krome
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vickersspitfire

Texas

4.71/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a beautiful burnt orange color with light golden hues around the edges. The body is mildly hazy and filled with plenty of carbonation and is topped off with a light white head roughly a finger and a half thick. The head sticks around for some time and slowly transforms into a thin ring around the glass. There’s no lacing in this beer.
Citrus fruits, lemon grass, apple and figs come through the aroma and are well balanced.
The spices in this beer show up first and as it move toward the back of your throat, the spiciness calms down and turns into more floral flavors, wheat, apple and orange are apparent at this point. It’s mildly tart overall. There are some mild banana flavors in its aftertaste and it does sweeten up a bit. Over all the taste was pretty complex and very pleasing.
This ale has a medium to light mouth feel and really warms up your mouth, plus it makes for an awesome breakfast ale!
Overall, this was a great ale to drink and leaves wanting more.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 17:50:50 | More by vickersspitfire
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slim2043

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-10-2014 15:26:17 | More by slim2043
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TeamMathis

West Virginia

3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clear, pale, orangish yellow. Frothy head turns to decent lace.
Smell: Floral, citrus, grape, biscuit.
Taste: Grape, sour, citrus, biscuit maybe.

This was delightfully interesting. The first thing that caught me was the complexity of the smell. So much going on from floral to biscuit. The second thing was the sparkling attribute. It was very much champagne-like with around the same qualities as the smell. Not super drinkable, but very enjoyable. I would get it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2014 04:16:09 | More by TeamMathis
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MenardMa

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

01-07-2014 00:43:07 | More by MenardMa
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sclitch

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

01-06-2014 19:44:27 | More by sclitch
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ThatsThatDude

New York

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

01-06-2014 15:23:43 | More by ThatsThatDude
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ccronin

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

01-05-2014 16:45:30 | More by ccronin
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Chibeerguy1

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-05-2014 16:39:32 | More by Chibeerguy1
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nyyfanatic213

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-03-2014 23:51:34 | More by nyyfanatic213
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MarcWP

Arizona

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-03-2014 03:02:32 | More by MarcWP
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dar482

New York

3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a yellow orange color.

The aroma has some barnyard funk and Bret character along with some fruit notes.

The flavor follows with some tart, a good amount of funk, and then this beautiful sweet citrus and tropical fruit flavor. A sweetness in there as well.

This is a good beginner Bret beer as the Bret character is not too strong and aggressive as well as this beer having fruity sweetness.

With age, this beer still drinks real well.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 07:03:30 | More by dar482
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rrski198

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-02-2014 00:35:52 | More by rrski198
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mrbubbler

California

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-01-2014 20:35:17 | More by mrbubbler
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-30-2013 13:28:00 | More by BuckTuckian
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Flashyspoons

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-29-2013 06:01:09 | More by Flashyspoons
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-28-2013 21:37:36 | More by BillRoth
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frosted33

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-28-2013 04:14:06 | More by frosted33
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

12-25-2013 01:45:48 | More by ShanePB
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jsanford

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-22-2013 23:01:14 | More by jsanford
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PorterLambic

Florida

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy, pale, dark, yellow. The head develops, and drops, quickly resulting in no head after a minute. No lace.
Smell is delightfully sour and musty. Some malt, spices, hint of hops maybe. Good balance.
Taste is malty, musty, banana (light), spices. Well balanced.
Warming, drying, medium-light body with a tart, sharp effervescence.
This particular bottle I purchased in November 2012, 13 months ago. It's really good.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 00:43:16 | More by PorterLambic
Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,183 ratings.