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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

1,187 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,187
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 40
Gots: 338 | FT: 20
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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Chieftog

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-11-2012 04:58:55 | More by Chieftog
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-10-2012 16:33:47 | More by mklisz
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MammothTarantula

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-08-2012 15:43:59 | More by MammothTarantula
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Flashy

Vermont

2.65/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 00:08:09 | More by Flashy
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Chas58

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 23:34:11 | More by Chas58
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ChugginOil

Illinois

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 02:20:00 | More by ChugginOil
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DavidST

Texas

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 02:03:47 | More by DavidST
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solarbeers

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-05-2012 07:03:21 | More by solarbeers
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Supergenious

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-05-2012 02:38:15 | More by Supergenious
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into snifter. Appearance is a slightly hazy golden color with a generous bright white head. Nice head retention and heavy lace left behind. Nose starts with somewhat musty white grapes, lemon zest, and sourdough come through as well. Smells like it is going to very dry with a touch of acidic tartness. Taste has a strong dry yeasty flavor up front, minimal tartness, and a hint of fruit. The grape character comes through stronger towards the finish. The end result is somewhat blah, it is super dry and has no real character. The end is somewhat grainy. I was hoping for more tartness. The mouthfeel is highly effervescent with a light body. Overall, the aroma promised a beer with more character, the taste is not as exciting as I would have hoped for.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 02:15:34 | More by homebrew311
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wesbrownyeah

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-04-2012 07:35:48 | More by wesbrownyeah
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chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-04-2012 03:54:41 | More by chippo33
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-04-2012 00:18:14 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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ckollias

Maryland

3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this 750 bottle out of a Belgian tulip glass.

A: Pours a cloudy golden orange hue with a frizzy, two-finger white that slowly dissipates the glass and ends in a wispy lace.

S: Definitely a yeasty sweet aroma. Hints of citrus mostly lemon.

T: Fruity taste with – slightly citrus flavor. The middle of this beer is weirdly dry and finishes on the tart side of dry.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: This was just so an OK beer for me. Although it did grow on me the more I sipped it. Nothing I would grab again but worthy of a try.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 03:44:43 | More by ckollias
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-03-2012 00:15:16 | More by jbaker67
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rhhjr

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

12-02-2012 14:33:55 | More by rhhjr
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theminutemen

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

12-02-2012 01:52:15 | More by theminutemen
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Slight white head over cloudy amber liquid.

S: Honey, grass, leaves, earth, marigolds, sour funk.

T: Grass, biscuit malt, oranges, lemons, grapefruit, earth, leaves and some sour funk in the finish.

M: Thin mouth feel with a medium to high level of viscosity.

O: I see where they were going with this one, and I like it. The citrusy and fruity presence of Amarillo and Cascade hops give this wild ale a quality different than the European varieties. However, due to the price point I think I would rather go for a Cantillon Vigneronne instead.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 23:40:38 | More by DaftCaskBC
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rondufresne

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-01-2012 13:01:12 | More by rondufresne
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smcnulty1981

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-30-2012 16:30:15 | More by smcnulty1981
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

11-29-2012 18:42:58 | More by Kahlerbock
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Grant35

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-29-2012 17:55:08 | More by Grant35
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-29-2012 03:11:43 | More by JeffTheJuice
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tjkinate

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

11-28-2012 18:22:25 | More by tjkinate
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LtColFrankSlade

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

11-28-2012 02:04:44 | More by LtColFrankSlade
Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,187 ratings.