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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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very good

1,175 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,175
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 39
Gots: 336 | 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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Ratings: 1,175 | Reviews: 303 | Display Reviews Only:
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

01-02-2013 22:43:51 | More by kaelingirl
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

01-02-2013 02:04:50 | More by jfcaa193
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Bobheed

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-02-2013 00:58:44 | More by Bobheed
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Wamba

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-01-2013 01:01:20 | More by Wamba
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-31-2012 02:07:34 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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Twig2848

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-30-2012 02:10:50 | More by Twig2848
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ThirstyHrothgar

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-29-2012 19:11:26 | More by ThirstyHrothgar
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DotBier

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

12-28-2012 07:20:58 | More by DotBier
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-28-2012 06:25:16 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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Avangion

New York

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours frothy but head quickly dissipates. Champagne-like bubbles fizz throughout, making this look like a living beverage, translucent but not clear or cloudy, golden amber color, not too dark. Smells like a gueze, with musty, yeasty, weedy aromas but not overpowering ones. Very smooth taste, not full-bodied and definitely tilted toward the tart/sour end of the spectrum. Apple taste. Slight, short alcohol finish. Extremely dry and pleasant for something so sour. I plan on cellaring one.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 22:29:24 | More by Avangion
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ng85

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-26-2012 12:12:10 | More by ng85
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sloelco

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-25-2012 22:01:25 | More by sloelco
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Number3red

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

12-25-2012 21:43:57 | More by Number3red
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nquigley16

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-24-2012 05:51:49 | More by nquigley16
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ljthockey7

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-24-2012 03:24:19 | More by ljthockey7
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KFaulkner

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-24-2012 01:23:23 | More by KFaulkner
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JRHeikk

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-24-2012 00:28:45 | More by JRHeikk
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fatmusic14

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Shared a bomber with some friends. Review based off of about 7 oz.

A - Hazy, golden, beautiful. Reminiscent of autumnal leaf changes in Vail Valley.

S - Pungent, tart - refreshingly sour.

T - less "in your face" than the smell. Really well done, smooth, tangy, hints of mint and summer.

M - no complaints. Great carbonation and aftertaste.

O- get your hands on this.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 19:58:50 | More by fatmusic14
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tommyd313

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-23-2012 19:06:11 | More by tommyd313
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type - 22oz caged and corked bottle

Appearance - Golden tan/yellow, monster 3+ inch fizzy head and good lacing.

Smell - Brett funk, floral notes, yeasts, caramel, apple, peach, lemon and banana. Very saision like with a grassy aroma.

Taste - Sour brett mixed with farmhouse floral and herbal flavors. Lemon and apple is a main flavor along with some peppery spices. Caramel malts add a little bold flavor. Some sweet yeasts and a little alcohol comes out near the finish.

Mouthfeel - Sour brett coats tounge along with lemon and apple. Palate gets some malts, yeasts and spices. The aftertaste is lemony, brett sour and dry.

Overall - Pretty good, more mild and smooth, the brett doesnt sour you all to hell. Balanced well, minus the brett though this would be a straight up saision, loads of floral notes and sweet yeasts. Worth a drink but at 15.99$ i wouldnt buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 03:34:21 | More by wvsabbath
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phishsihq

Colorado

3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy, and honey colored in the glass, Brux
features a minimal head that provides sparse lacing. Difficult to put a nose on this one. Slightly fruity, bready, and with a touch of brettanomyces. A wide range of flavors splash across the pallet. Hints of pear, caramel, green apple, funk, grass, pepper, and alcohol were all noticeable, as well as a few flavors we couldn't put our tongue on. A higher level of carbonation meets a medium body in this brew. Not overly sour, but a nice tartness that should develop over time, and luckily we have one stashed in the cellar.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 02:25:40 | More by phishsihq
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danmouer

Virginia

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

Hi-test Orval!
This is a beautiful Brett blond. Subtle but enticing aroma if sour cherries, pineapple and cinnamon along with light sweet malt. The mouth fills with peppery spice, bright fruit, and distinctive character of Brett. Finish is bone dry and lingering, warmed by alcohol with nicely balanced candy sweetness and hop bitter.

I would love to squirrel away a case and taste one or two a year to see how they develop. This could replace Orval as my standard sacramental beverage.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 22:13:11 | More by danmouer
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zeff80

Missouri

4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared with my friends at Logboat Brewing.

A - Poured out a slightly hazy, copper color with a one-finger head of fizzy foam. It left thin sheets of lace on the glass.

S - Good, tart aroma with a touch of funkiness. Sour apple and grapes, too.

T - It tasted sour and fruity with a nice funky, horse blanket bite. Some caramel and yeasty flavors, too.

M - Very clean a dry. A medium bodied ale.

O - This is a very tasty beer. I love a wild ale and this one hits the mark.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 05:00:29 | More by zeff80
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 ml caged and corked bottle. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with about an inch and a half white head that fizzled away quickly. Pretty much no lacing at all. Aroma is nice, it smells like pears, apricots, lemon peel, peppery spice, brett, and some hay. The brew tastes similar to the aroma, like apricots, hay, bready malt, funk, and some light banana and tropical fruit. Mouthfeel/body is medium and a bit slick, but with very high carbonation. The high carbonation doesn't help the drinkability of this brew for me. Overall I think this is a solid brew and it's certainly worth trying, but I would have to think before spending $14.99 on this again. Hopefully the next time I try this I'll get a bottle that's less carbonated than this one was.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 23:13:01 | More by bluejacket74
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BeerLover99

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: cloudy/bubbly straw, big white 2 finger head,

S: belgian yeast, fresh bread, floral, lemon peel

T: same as nose, firm souring pucker, hint of bitter/oily

M: med body, bubbly/mild oily mouth

O: Great to see 2 famous California breweries team up!
Still can't decide if I like the style, but interesting treat
+ love breweries taking beer in different directions.
Curious to try other Wild Ales and see how it compares. Have
tried tons of SN + Russian River due to NorCal trip and amazing
wife who said OF COURSE we will go to Russian River for you!
Worth trying and supporting these 2 CA beer gods.

VERY GOOD, GIVE IT A GO!

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 17:38:19 | More by BeerLover99
Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,175 ratings.