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Brux Domesticated Wild Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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1,260 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,260
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 45
Gots: 355 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 06-24-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

robmoak, Nov 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Braxatormodern, Nov 12, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a caged and corked 750 ml bottle on the 4th of July for $13.99. Not a big fan of wild beers but i love RRBC and SNBC so i had to give this a shot.

Beer poured a golden orange with a fizzy champagne head that disapated pretty quickly.

Nose is tart apples.

Taste is lemongrass and tart apple.

Mouthfeel is light and effervescent with some pretty good smoothness.

Overall this is a tasty beer that is pretty well made. I am sure the brett heads are not thrilled as the wild factor is pretty mild but it plays well on my palate. Very pricey, would not do again but it was fun to try.

arizcards, Nov 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

sliks96, Nov 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

oldp0rt, Nov 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

DreamsOfMarshallWharf, Nov 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

sneth019, Nov 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

bbadger, Nov 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

DougRFlowers, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of ngeunit1
4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden-orange with a big finger of frothy white head. The head fades down very slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet pale malts, tart light fruits, some funk, sourness, oak, Brett, and light spices.

T - Starts off with a mix of sweet pale and grainy malts with some lemon zest, tart light fruits, and a bit of funk. Through the middle, some oak comes through with some Brett, sourness, and a hint of spice. The finish is a mix of tart light fruits, funky Brett, some sourness, oak, and some lemon zest.

M - Medium bodied with moderate-heavy carbonation. Feels smooth with sour, tart, and dry finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice complex and balanced Wild Ale with good funk and tartness.

ngeunit1, Nov 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

ReeseMax3, Nov 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Mantooth, Nov 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

stealth, Nov 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

jaminjohnson, Nov 06, 2012
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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

stumac, Nov 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

gunclubchris, Nov 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

bluesplit63, Nov 05, 2012
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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.

TheBrewo, Nov 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Hellpop65, Nov 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

mrebeka, Nov 04, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

KCM, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of ccrida
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.

ccrida, Nov 03, 2012
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1/5  rDev -73.7%

ebando, Nov 03, 2012
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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.

beerthulhu, Nov 03, 2012
Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,260 ratings.