Brux Domesticated Wild Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.9/5 rDev +2.6%
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.
12-23-2012 19:58:50 | More by fatmusic14
4/5 rDev +5.3%
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.
12-23-2012 03:34:21 | More by wvsabbath
3.45/5 rDev -9.2%
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.
12-23-2012 02:25:40 | More by phishsihq
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
Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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