Brux Domesticated Wild Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.23/5 rDev +11.3%
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.
12-20-2012 22:13:11 | More by danmouer
4.2/5 rDev +10.5%
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.
12-20-2012 05:00:29 | More by zeff80
3.65/5 rDev -3.9%
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.
12-18-2012 23:13:01 | More by bluejacket74
4/5 rDev +5.3%
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!
12-18-2012 17:38:19 | More by BeerLover99
4.08/5 rDev +7.4%
Poured from 750 mL bottle into tulip.
A: Pours a relatively clear golden yellow with absolute loads of carbonation producing a 4+ inch rocky white head. Wonderful retention...just seems to continously re-feed itself...lasts forever.
S: Pleasantly fresh brett aroma predominates...tart, sweet, and sour. Melon and fresh fruit. Spice and white pepper too.
T: Doesn't quite hold up to the promise of the aroma...but still nice. Milder notes of brett, candi sugar, light caramel malt, melon, lemongrass, and hint of spice (more apparent with warming).
M: Extremely effervescent...tons of carbonation tingle. Light body (and a bit thin)...lighter than you'd expect from the ABV. Sweet with a hint of tart/sour. The beer is pleasant while in your mouth, but doesn't linger much at all on the palate...which knocks it down a peg for me.
D: A lighter, nicely complex, and easily drinkable beer. Good with lighter picnic fare. Started off excellently and finished solidly. Nice to have once, but I don't see myself revisiting this one.
12-18-2012 05:45:26 | More by mwilbur
3.9/5 rDev +2.6%
A great Brett crafting. Yellow with lasting foamy head, it did foam over somewhat. Funky aroma. Very tasty and like a white wine pairing for lunch. Great drinkability. Soft mouthfeel. From Winooski’s. Earthy, grassy hops. Slight lemon. With mild pepper, a little like a saison.
12-17-2012 01:37:44 | More by Sammy
3.9/5 rDev +2.6%
A: Somewhat cloudy orange-yellow in color. Forms a moderate sized, fizzy head that fizzes away quite quickly, leaving just the faintest bit of surface coating. No lacing.
S: Aroma is light, but inviting. Slight yeasty funkiness, with notes of apple, flower, banana, hay, and a touch of spice.
T: Flavor is similar to the aroma. There is a touch of sweetness of the front end, with a good bit of fruit: apple, banana, and pear. There is some Bretty character as well, a little hay, and some floral qualities, but it is mostly in the background.
M: Lighter bodied with an aggressive carbonation. Too much actually. Slightly tart, but not at all sour.
O: I know this one is listed as a Wild ale, but it comes off more as a Saison, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Overall, a good beer, which I would happily have again.
12-14-2012 02:29:10 | More by Florida9
2.65/5 rDev -30.3%
From a bottle purchased at a reliable, high turnover store. This beer smells like a skunked bottle (and at $15 I hope to g*d it was fresh)- but I think that this is the way it is supposed to taste.
Sour tasting, but clean, if you want to say anything nice- at $15 a bottle- never again. I am used to pretty much anything. I had high hopes for these brewers and made the purchase based on their rep, but will look before leaping next time.
12-08-2012 00:08:09 | More by Flashy
3.88/5 rDev +2.1%
From a Bottle into my Firestone Walker Nonic Pint Glass
Appearance: It pours with a very frothy thin head that immediately disappears with very little lacing. The color is a golden yellow with a slight tint of orange. Little to no lacing remains.
Smell: A nice funkiness, not overpowering, but subtle. Hints of floral and banana mixed with the funkiness of the back side of a farm. A very pleasant, and surprisingly subtle yeasty aroma follows the brett aroma. For the farmhouse / Saison drinker this is a pleasant yet understated aroma
Taste: A very recognizable mixture of farmhouse tastes, including banana, breadiness and slight citrus. The sour middle leaves a very pleasant after taste. The sourness is not off putting or puckering, but fairly pleasant and balanced
Mouthfeel: Very carbonated with prickliness and a slight sourness that is quite appealing. A mildly yeasty film with an overall pleasant aftertaste.
Overall: This good, about what I expected, but less than hoped for. I expected a solid farmhouse ale to rival some of the really good belgians, and that is what is in this bottle. Nothing wrong, very drinkable. Very little indication of alcohol in the mouthfeel or the taste. Less carbonation would be slightly better. I would happily uncork another of these are share it around, as it is quite a nice collaboration between two epic brewers in Russian River and Sierra Nevada. Well done
12-07-2012 23:34:11 | More by Chas58
3.9/5 rDev +2.6%
Pours a slightly hazed straw color with a pillowy 2 inch mound of head. There is some lace on the glass but not a ton.
The nose has that funky barnyard smell to it that is similar to horse saddle. There are some apricot scebts intertwined with the funkiness.
The flavors are funky as well and have some bread-like malts, barnyard funk, leather and a bit of dried apricots.
The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with ample carbonation and a crisp feel.
Overall, this is a decent collaboration that definitely nails the funky flavors but may be a bit yoo much for some.
12-07-2012 02:20:00 | More by ChugginOil
4/5 rDev +5.3%
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a globlet. This pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a thin white head which quickly disappates. There is an obvious brett smell, along with the usual belgian yeast smells of sweet fruit, banana, bread. The feel is medium, very high carbonation. The taste is pretty good, more belgian fruit, some bread malts, the brett is lighter than I expected.
12-07-2012 02:03:47 | More by DavidST
Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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