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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

1,270 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,270
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 45
Gots: 359 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 06-24-2012)
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Photo of MattyG85
4.4/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 ml corked bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy copper golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Solid three fingers of off white head that fade into a few thin patches. Leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: A very interesting funky, fruity, and mildly tart aroma. Yeast with a Belgian like funk and a good scent of Brett. Some pepper spice. Big fruit esters including banana, orange, pear, apple, white grapes, lemon zest, peach, and apricot. Also some hints of mildly tart cherries. Mild bready presence of malt with a hint of cracker and biscuit. Big hints of grass and floral hops. Smells fairly dry and wine like. Pretty nice.

Taste: Just as complex and funky as it smells. Big yeast strains with Brett funk and a mix of pepper spices. A big mix of bright fruit esters with notes of pear, apple, orange, banana, white grapes, lemon zest, apricot, peach, and tart cherry. Very grassy tasting with a solid presence of floral and herbal hops lingering around. Mild taste of malt with some biscuit and cracker. Tastes like a cross between a Belgian Farmhouse ale and an American Wild ale. Nicely complex, drying, and tasty.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Spicy, crisp, and somewhat prickly. Finishes dry. Alcohol is hidden very well.

Overall: A really good tasting and unique take on a Wild ale. Good combination of funk, fruit, and grassy hops. A pretty good collaboration.

Photo of EgadBananas
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Bpierso1
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A quickly forming head, up to two fingers, which mellowed out to a finger or so. The body's color is a hazy medium straw.
The aroma is wonderful: banana bread, apricot and lemon. Very bright.
The taste is also bright with the same fruits plus orange.
The texture a low point with a high level of carbonation. Crisp and medium body.
This is a wonderful beer. I need to find another bottle to stow away for a few years.

Photo of GPHarris
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a - poured a three-fingers thick fizzy and bubbly eggshell-colored head into a tulip glass that left a thick ring of lace that disappeared halfway through the pour. the body was a bright, lively, bubbly amber color.
s - lemon and pear aromas throughout.
t - grassy with some lemon tartness. has just a "bit o brett" and i see where they got "domesticated" from.
m - medium coating. crisp, bubbly and dry. very biting on tongue. lively and well done.
o - i expected a little more from these two but it is very well done. i think it would be a great intro sour to some people. i thoroughly enjoyed it any way.

Photo of Brew33
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Swonkie
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of andthevolcano
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of mynie
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of DovaliHops
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy, orangish-copper color. Large white head. Scent is VERY funky! A good amount of Brett to the aroma...smells like this beer is gonna be sour (even though I know it isn't at this point in this beer's life). Tart, wood-like aromas with some orange zest. A little bit of pear and citrus fruit as well. Taste is slightly tart at first, not nearly as tart as it smelled though. Tons of pear with a good amount of Belgian yeast. Light barnyard character. Spicy with some lemon...bit of a bread-like finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Smooth and crisp. Drinkability is high...ABV very well hidden. Overall, I am DEFINITELY holding onto my other bottle of this for a VERY long time. It drinks as a solid beer now, but should become AWESOME in a few years.

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A-Pours a hazy marmalade color. Quite cloudy. Head is volatile. The head is very bubbly and spacious. Head is not very cohesive. Brux doesn't lace much but when it does, it leaves fat clumps along the glass.

S-That odd, candied spiciness of the Brett is clear. Tart, unripened pears and apples. There is a noticeable malty sweetness laying beneath the tartness. Barnyardy. There is a good balance between the sweet and the sour.

T-Sweeter here. The tartness and funk switch places with the malt. Belgian hops and Brett. The flavor falls off quickly…its there for only a few seconds. Dried hay and some candied citrus. The flavor is not tart throughout but its abrupt finish is a mildly sour one.

M-Far too bubbly. The carbonation stings the tongue; it nearly burns it. My palate is singed from the bubbles after six or seven sips. Off-dry. Alcohol is hidden well.

O/D-Could have been better but kudos to these two elite breweries. I can never really complain when an easily available, decent quality Wild Ale pops up on the shelves.

Photo of dcguitar
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of uturn
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of michaeljasinski
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of ADZA
3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

With a beautiful pop it pours a hazed orange hue with a ever rising creamy three finger head and lacing about the place,on smell im getting lots of oranges,brett,white grapes and stale pub ,the mouthfeel is medium bodied,a tad tart and well carbonated maybe a lil too carbonated and has tastes of lemon rind,orange cake,a touch of sour grapes,abit of funk,candy and finished with a sherbet dryness and overall its not bad and overall it is what it is a Belgian Ale with Brett no wow factor but its nice.

Photo of emceecue
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,270 ratings.