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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

1,221 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,221
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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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Bockerdoppel91, Dec 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Twig2848, Dec 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

ThirstyHrothgar, Dec 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

DotBier, Dec 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of Avangion
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.

Avangion, Dec 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

ng85, Dec 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

sloelco, Dec 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Number3red, Dec 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

nquigley16, Dec 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

ljthockey7, Dec 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

KFaulkner, Dec 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

JRHeikk, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of fatmusic14
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.

fatmusic14, Dec 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

tommyd313, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of wvsabbath
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.

wvsabbath, Dec 23, 2012
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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!

phishsihq, Dec 23, 2012
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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.

danmouer, Dec 20, 2012
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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.

zeff80, Dec 20, 2012
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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.

bluejacket74, Dec 18, 2012
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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!

BeerLover99, Dec 18, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

mwilbur, Dec 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

djaeon, Dec 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

CaliMark, Dec 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

RandyBoBandy, Dec 18, 2012
Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,221 ratings.