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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

1,186 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,186
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 40
Gots: 338 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 06-24-2012)
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Ratings: 1,186 | Reviews: 304 | Display Reviews Only:
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MattWolff


2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

10-01-2012 20:54:50 | More by MattWolff
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NateMac13

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

09-30-2012 23:46:20 | More by NateMac13
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mattyrubes

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

09-30-2012 18:47:54 | More by mattyrubes
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hpthebull

California

4.75/5  rDev +25%

09-30-2012 06:08:04 | More by hpthebull
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Ozzy2004Ironman

Arizona

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-30-2012 04:11:42 | More by Ozzy2004Ironman
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Happyhopper

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-29-2012 23:39:33 | More by Happyhopper
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Domingo

Colorado

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

Pale gold, almost orange. A fair amount of carbonation and a nice foamy head as a result.
Brett funkiness is there first, but mild. It's followed by a slight citric and peachy note, but no crazy green apple sourness like some. The malts even creep up. However one nice thing is that the finish is clean and "normal" while many have a harsh wild yeast bitterness that I don't care for.
Pretty simple, and it reminds me a bit of the New Belgium Brett Beer, with a cleaner finish and a kiss more sourness. In some ways, this is the beer I wish that one was.
A good intro to wild ales, and a pretty tasty one even if you've had a ton.
The main thing you can't help buy pick up is how clean and polished it is. I imagine it should speak to a lot of different people.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 21:17:52 | More by Domingo
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Jay for the bottle! about 10 oz poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a amber-copper color with nice clarity. The tulip helps create a stream of strong-looking carbonation in the middle. The head is a one finger white color with okay retention.

S: Some fruit esters, a bit of earthy hops, and *very* faint funk. If you told me this was just a brett-ed saison rather than a wild ale, I would have believed you more.

T: This isn't very impressive, especially for a wild ale. Faintly tart fruit esters help open the body, while the finish is somewhat expressive in grassy hops. I'm having a lot of trouble finding the brett, but concentrating the palate allows me to find slight touches of brett and sourness. It's okay, but it's not impressive.

M: I like that it's fairly light and dry, and the carbonation isn't insanely strong. Not perfect, but the texture is nice.

O: Decent, but not $15 decent. The process of aging this intrigues me - but not if I have to pay $15 for this again. Still, it's worth a try, especially considering it opens up nicely once it warms up.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 20:45:59 | More by ThisWangsChung
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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into tulip.

A- Slightly hazy, light orange pour. Two finger, fizzy snow white head. Head is short lived, deflating to a thin cap with minimal lacing.

S- Right off the bat you get whiffs of Brett, followed by sweet orange peel and a touch of lemon and grass. Slightly biscuity with a touch of tartness.

T- Brett again up front, it's enough to remind you it's there but not enough to overpower the sweetness and the tartness as well. Digestive cookies, lemons, orange rinds with a slightly grassy finish.

M- Light body, high carbonation as expected.

O- I can see why there are such mixed reviews on this beer; while it is good it does fall short in my honest opinion.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 17:45:48 | More by korguy123
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PeteRiz

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

09-28-2012 00:24:50 | More by PeteRiz
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pwoody11

Delaware

3/5  rDev -21.1%

09-27-2012 01:12:16 | More by pwoody11
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

$14.35 for the 750ml corked and caged bottle.

It pours a slightly hazy and bubbly coppery orange with about an inch of foam. It's also a very loud beer. <g>

It smells of Brett, and has some bitter and se.mi sweet notes. Maybe a hint of tartness.

Lightly bitter on first sip, the Brett at this stage is mild. Other points to mention, there's a very light tartness here that may also develop over time. The finish is a mix of basically all I've mention with sweet and some fruity tartness most noticeable.

Medium bodied with the carbonation at...sometimes lively, sometimes mild. Yeah, it starts of in the sips as mildish and finishes with quite a bit of fizz.

This is good. I have to say I didn't expect an overly sour Wild when I saw the name...Domesticated Wild Ale. ;^)

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 22:49:57 | More by Bitterbill
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BryanK

New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-24-2012 03:28:31 | More by BryanK
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QCABeerTour

Iowa

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-24-2012 00:52:21 | More by QCABeerTour
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6demonbag

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

09-23-2012 07:09:33 | More by 6demonbag
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Gtg642

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-23-2012 00:30:24 | More by Gtg642
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle.

Pours clear gold with an inch-plus head of white froth. Lacing and a solid skim coat for the duration.

Aromatics lead off with ripe fruit and peppery spice. Pears, apples, cloves, bubblegum, and wet hay follow thorugh.

Light bodied with a crisp, drying mouthfeel. Almost sharpish.

Crackling dry and wheaty on the palate, with pepper-rubbed straw and apples on the palate.
A hint of pineapple, pears, and juniper follow along.

Finishes bone dry with a wheaty twang, yellow fruits and cracked pepper.

Tasty beer but a bit on the tame side of a wild ale. Perhaps some cellaring will bring out the brett beast!

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 20:29:22 | More by brewandbbq
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JEdmund

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

09-21-2012 18:12:03 | More by JEdmund
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

09-21-2012 13:55:22 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-21-2012 04:20:11 | More by MarkyMOD
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cfh64

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-20-2012 23:25:15 | More by cfh64
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gratefuld

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-19-2012 23:46:43 | More by gratefuld
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Aduardo


2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

09-18-2012 20:48:31 | More by Aduardo
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nickfl

Florida

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

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a slightly hazy, copper colored body. The foam settles at a moderate pace and leaves light lace.

S - Light funk and tropical fruit with some bready malt and herbal hops.

T - Subtle acidity up front with some caramel and bread. Earthy fruit comes out in the middle with notes of pineapple and pear. Finishes with light funk and toffee as well as light bitterness.

M - Medium thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a slightly dry finish.

D - Nicely done, more subtle than most of RR's lineup but still funky and interesting. The base beer is smooth and well made and supports the fruity, lightly earthy Brett character nicely.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 01:26:39 | More by nickfl
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kylehay2004

Florida

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

A: little head which rapidly dissipates on a hazy with orange and golden body.

S: this one is more sour citrus/tropical fruit than sour dark fruit with chardonnay, floral and a hint of molasses notes.

T: tart citrus, chardonnay, especially in the finish, some funk, brett, yeast and some light pepper notes.

M: light to medium body and moderate to high carbonation. semi dry finish.

Overall: the champagne and chardonnay notes are strong here. I like the more dark fruit character in this style whereas this one is more tropical fruit.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 01:24:14 | More by kylehay2004
Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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