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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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86
very good

1,174 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,174
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 39
Gots: 334 | 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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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-08-2012 02:04:56 | More by ReeseMax3
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

11-08-2012 00:17:24 | More by Mantooth
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stealth

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-06-2012 05:53:55 | More by stealth
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-06-2012 03:19:20 | More by jaminjohnson
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stumac

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank this tonight for my corn dog's bday! Pours up a murky golden with super bubbly white head. Aroma of apricot, lemon zest, white pepper. Tastes of light fruits, funk, spices. Very dry brew, nice moderate carbo, bitter funky Brett (er...Brux) finish. Very cool how it's just Brett in the bottle fermentation and not the original fermenting yeast used. Only cocks...I mean chickens

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 02:18:04 | More by stumac
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gunclubchris

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-05-2012 15:05:30 | More by gunclubchris
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bluesplit63

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

11-05-2012 05:38:21 | More by bluesplit63
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We pop the cage and cork and pour a brew of rich golden amber coloring, with more pale yellow hues when held to the light. It holds a two finger head of voracious white bubbles, that audibly bubble and crackle away. Retention is nice, with only flecks of lacing left around the glass. A light haze comes with the last half of the bottle, and carbonation appears to be wild. The aroma sings with lemongrass, citric hops, bittering rind, and huge Bretty yeast. Light clovey phenols, and soft vanilla esters come with warmth, while a more fruity, citric component independent of the hops comes to cut the biting yeasty bitterness a bit more. The malts are pale and sweeter, with light candy chalkiness and musk. Our first impression is that the Brett is wildly bitter, while the carbonation knocks your socks off. As we sip, grapey sugars of juice mix with biting bitterness of yeast, and chalky grain. The malt bill enhances to the peak, where pale, toasty, and chalky malts are the bulk of the show. There is a light mix of white sugars, and the ever present background of souring Brett, more grape, and a faint oakiness. The transition to the finish is smooth, with pale malts, clean grain, basement musk and dampness, and a light citric hop. Booze, black pepper, and Brett, with light plastic phenols mark the very end. The aftertaste breathes of fusel alcohols, grape juice-like sugar, hollow Brett, mineral, pale malts, and chalky baker’s yeast. The body is medium, and almost slightly syrupy, and the carbonation is massive. The mouth is left dripping wet, but mild dryness from the ending booziness. There is nice slurp and smack, with decent finishing pop and glug. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the aroma. The Brett sung high against everything else. While this was less balanced, it made for a very exciting and inviting start to the tasting. The flavoring followed nicely, but with more sweetness than anticipated. This was not, however, to its detriment, but more to the fact that we were given an interesting mix in the end.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 01:40:05 | More by TheBrewo
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

11-04-2012 18:11:18 | More by Hellpop65
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mrebeka

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

11-04-2012 15:17:49 | More by mrebeka
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KCM

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

11-04-2012 00:09:48 | More by KCM
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ccrida

Oregon

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, Brux is gold with a big, big bubbled, quickly settling white head, leaving modest lace. Disappointing after the pig pop of the cork.

Smell is very nice, lightly sweet cereals and some pithy minerality, like a saison. No must.

Taste sweet, floral, a little musty, and spicy. Not a lot of brett funk, more pineapple, which is tasty, but it's there, primarily on the back end.

Mouthfeel is light and sharply crisp. Overly high carbonation.

Drinkability is pretty good, a nice Belgian blonde, some complexity from the brett. I prefer the fruity end of the spectrum, which is where this leans.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 23:47:21 | More by ccrida
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ebando

Florida

1/5  rDev -73.7%

11-03-2012 17:22:23 | More by ebando
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A slow pour produced a billowing 4 finger monster of white mushrooming foam. A coppery colored body is filled with a explosive nature of effervesce. Head retention is remarkable, a slow crawl.

S: Nose of soft green pear, the wild and musky side is rather tame, some soft lemons, green apple skin is at best of low awareness.

T: Flavor is sweet malt and lemons, musky pear fromt the yeast, a touch of dry cola with a sweet spiciness of caramel and citronella. The wild brett is not so wild being bottle fermented and not open fermented. Tame, appreciable but not for the die hard brett fan.

M: Bubbly strong carbonation is detected on the tongue, crisp nature, turning frothy with a light to medium body mention.

O: Overall smooth drinking wild, though some die hard musky barnyard belgian fans will find this rather a bit relaxed. Was expecting a bit more ommph from the brett and flavor from russian river. Average regards 82 would be my vote.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 16:41:19 | More by beerthulhu
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tree777

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

11-03-2012 14:27:21 | More by tree777
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WeedKing4

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Corked bottle pours a clear golden yellow/orange with the first glass, and a lot of head! Second and third glass got progressivly hazier as the beer went on, with not as bad head as it was just gushing at the start of pouring. I thought each glass got better as the beer got more cloudy. Some slight spice, funk and almost like a mild belgian strong pale ale. Very easy to drink as the alcohol is well hidden. I tried to hold off on opening this as long as I could, but I couldn't wait any longer. Its a decent Sierra Nevada offering overall.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 02:40:32 | More by WeedKing4
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CJS

Florida

3/5  rDev -21.1%

11-02-2012 19:05:01 | More by CJS
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rfbenavi80

Missouri

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

750ml bottle poured into a snifter.

A- Pours a hazy deep gold, maybe a muted orange color with 1 finger of very fizzy white head that very quickly dissipated leaving no evidence that it was ever there.

S- Smells funky with a hint of tartness. Ok, maybe more than a hint. It smells tart. Like granny smith apple skin tart. Un-ripe pear, almost bitter pears comes to mind also.

T- Follows nose well. The tartness of it is not overwhelming. It has plenty of spicy Belgian yeasty notes, along with a solid amount of a biscuity or crusty bread malt backbone.

M- High amount of carbonation, with a medium amount of body. Finishes nice and dry. Crisp and refreshing.

O- I think that Russian River really shines through on this one. The tart, funky, wild flavors in this beer are very Russian River. I'm not saying that there aren't some Sierra Nevada characteristics in this one, but Russian River comes through the most. Not the greatest beer in the the world, but not the worst either. Glad I have another one to see how it develops over time.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2012 01:26:35 | More by rfbenavi80
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swetsastonic

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-01-2012 01:43:39 | More by swetsastonic
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seplo

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

10-30-2012 18:21:51 | More by seplo
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chrisbokmuller

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.3%

10-30-2012 18:07:04 | More by chrisbokmuller
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dfillius

Michigan

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

A: Moderate pour yields 2 fingers of aggressive fizzy white head with fair to poor retention. Hazy greenish-gold liquid. Actively bubbling away - a tad too much.
S: Sweet, unfermented wort; slight farmhouse character. Slight citrus and SLIGHT tropical fruit.
Too one-dimensional
T: A tad unfermented. Might this be better further on down the road? Not cloying. A lisghtly farmhouse-y version of a kolsch or a less Belgain tripel. More the latter.
M: Syrupy, sweet, smooth, clean - a little too clean. No apparent alcohol.
O: Not bad, but the worst beer I've had from either Russian River or Sierra Nevada. Too one-dimensional. Not sour or wild enough. Not worth $15.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 16:50:02 | More by dfillius
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JimKal

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

10-30-2012 00:37:00 | More by JimKal
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Thads324

Connecticut

3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A : pours a clear yellow with a puffy and loose white head. Big froth with no lacing. Head dissipates quickly to next to nothing, similar to a fountain soda.
S: smells a bit sweet like a cider, faint vinegar notes. Maybe a bit of husky grains but they are light. Mostly like a tart hard apple cider smell.
T : starts watery, then both tart and sweet. Tastes mostly like a light cider. A bit of apple juice flavor mixed with pale malt grain. Both are light and easy going. The tart flavor is short. Very light on the flavor.
M : light bodied, slightly over carbonated (which is nice). Bubbly, easy drinking and free of alcohol.

Not bad but not what I really was expecting. Much too much like a cider and not many Belgian beer like characteristics. The best part is how well the alcohol is hidden. It's almost non-existent. Ok, but I would spend the money again.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 00:26:03 | More by Thads324
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valkyre65

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

10-30-2012 00:19:27 | More by valkyre65
Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,174 ratings.