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Brux Domesticated Wild Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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86
very good

1,238 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,238
Reviews: 308
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 46
Gots: 352 | 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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Photo of Teleweizen2
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - pours a slightly cloudy mix of yellow and orange colors. There is about two fingers worth of frothy white foam. The large bubbles fizzle out quickly though and dissipate completely.

S - the nose is subtle yet pleasant. Lots of classic Belgian yeast characters such as ripe banana peel and black pepper. Notes of apples, pears, doughy bread. As it warms there is a touch of brett funkiness.

T - off dry. Notes of lightly sweet doughy bread and subtle tartness of white grapes. The center is bolder with bright peppery spice and slightly funky notes and plenty of fruit character in the form of crisp red delicious apples and ripe banana. Finish is quick but the peppery spice lingers.

M - lighter medium bodied. Frothy medium carbonation.

O - a flavorful wild ale but not all that wild just yet. It is plenty flavorful though and has a lot of potential of developing over time.

Teleweizen2, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of zenithberwyn
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

zenithberwyn, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of Backlash209
2/5  rDev -47.4%

Backlash209, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of bsuedekum
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

bsuedekum, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of danieelol
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

danieelol, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of 12owls
4.75/5  rDev +25%

12owls, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of BWH999
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

BWH999, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brux Domesticated Wild Ale
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 8.30 %

LOOK: Pours a hazy deep golden color. White foam with lots of tiny bubbles forms, leaves some lace, and has decent retention. There was a small amount of sediment, which was swirled in.

SMELL: Yeasty, a bit funky, lightly sour smelling, with barnyard influence and has a typical rustic Belgian yeast aroma. Small flowery hop notes are there as well.

TASTE: Belgian yeast with a soft fruityness and a moderately tart twang from the Brett used in brewing. Not an over the top sour, this is more of a mainstream brew similar to an Orval with its bright Brett character and some hop notes as well. Candi sugar lends a subtle sweetness, but there is also a noticeable bitterness that keeps the brew balanced. Overall its almost like a Saison with Belgian yeast/Brett notes.

FEEL: Medium bodied, well carbonated, mildly dry, small tang in the finish along with peppery and semi-fruity yeast notes.

OVERALL: A nice crossover beer for Sierra Nevada, and definitely has the Russian River trademark tang. Certainly a successful venture for all three parties, the breweries and consumer that is. This was a bit green, and should be aged for no less than half a year to let the flavors develop, I feel this can improve greatly over time. Would pair nicely with fruited cheeses, raisin crackers and fig spread.

Stinkypuss, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of FreshmanPour77
4/5  rDev +5.3%

FreshmanPour77, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of beer2day
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light orange pour with fizzy 1-finger of near white head. Not much retention nor lace.

Nose is a bit disappointing at first. Light tart fruit with green apple, candied cherries. Brett starts to come on as the glass warms and aerates.

Taste is sour/bitter right away and finishes with even more sour/bitterness. Green apple without the candied cherries. Get more brett as the glass warms. A faint hit of smoked meat sneaks in towards the end. Did not care for this at first sip, but really grows on you.

Feel is slightly thin, but there is a slick, oily quality to it.

Overall, glad I tried it but wished I'd aged my single bottle a bit longer.

beer2day, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of epistate
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

epistate, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of nickthegun12
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance is orange hazy with a fast fading head that eventually dissipates

smell like lactic acid bacteria....i smell some light fruit such as pears

taste is hard to swallow....rich with lactic acid....bitter on the front then a light fruit note, then a burning from lactic acid in back

feel is crisp and dry

overall this one is a great version of an american wild ale

nickthegun12, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of cpetrone84
3.3/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pour is a golden copper, light haze, light tan extremely tight tan head with incredible retention. The nose is heavy green vegetal and leathery Brett. There is a light golden fruit note behind but struggling to make its way through. The taste is a complete flip, extremely sweet and almost candied. Pear, golden raisin, candied lemon. The Brett notes are faint, vegetal in back with light leather. Decent carbonation, maybe a touch light, oily slick feel on the tongue and faintly heavy.

cpetrone84, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of mfield14
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

mfield14, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of Lare453
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

large format into a orval goblet

a golden with an orange hue, cloudy, small loud, yes loud, foamy and FAST dissipating head. no lacing, no legs. this is the least apeeling part of this beer.

s green apples, oak, yeast,

t starts out mild with a tart apple beginning. the midlle of it has a fresh clean yeast which faddes into a pear, grape and apricot ending. the aftertaste stays for a short perios of time and has a bitter fruit, yeast flavor

m crisp, sharp, prickly. it burns a little bit on the roof of your mouth, but i a good way and not from alcohol. there is a good amount of carbonation.

o extremely easy to drink. i like it. i have oe more left over and ill let it sit for a while.

i recommend it.

Lare453, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Russian River brewpub.

Pours a hazy golden color, with a wispy, tight packed head. It doesnt last long but leaves plenty of lace behind. The aroma is pretty subdued with some brett barnyard, some bicuity malt and a bit of tartness. The taste is sour but in a much more restrained way than the other RR sour ales. Funkyness from the brett is less concentrated than I was expecting. The mouthfeel light bodied with a nice medium carbonation. The finish is minerally and tart with some leathery funk. Alcohol is incredibly well hidden throughout.

An excellent Wild Ale, but a little restrained. Some age will probably really open this up.

CAMRAhardliner, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of GregoryMo
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

GregoryMo, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of gtermi
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This beer pours a nice cloudy apple cider looking body with a thick white head that slowly fades.

S: An extremely sour and tart smell with almost a sour candy type smell. I am also getting a tiny bit of bubble gum. I absolutely love the smell of wild ales and this is one of the better ones in my opinion.

T: The flavor is pretty mild at first, but then the longer that it sits, the better the flavor. There is a bit of sourness, some bubble gum and a nice amount of sweet grain that lingers for a long time.

M: Very smooth and easy to drink. There is a perfect amount of crispness on the back of the tongue and the back of my throat.

O: This is just a bad ass beer. I know the ratings really dont show up on here, but if you havent tried this yet, you for sure need to take a chance on it.

gtermi, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of hardy008
3.13/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy light orange marmalade color with a large foamy white head which fades pretty quickly down to less than one fingers width and then vanishes. Leaves no lacing. I can smell the Brett pretty clearly, as well as horse blanket, green apples, and funk.

The taste is less acidic than I thought it would be, and less acidic than I hoped for. There is some apple, grapes, light Brett, and mild tartness from the Brett. Actually tastes somewhat sweet. This doesn't taste bad, but it does taste like it didn't come together the way it was intended to.

Light bodied with above average carbonation, and a slightly sweet aftertaste, and a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Like I said, this doesn't taste bad, but it does taste like it didn't come together properly. Overall, not a successful collaboration.

hardy008, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of ocelot2500
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy tangerine color with a fizzy, white head that leaves little lacing.

Smells of bright fruits, bread, and a bit of brett.

Tastes of slightly tart fruit notes with some breadiness. Fruits lead off with apple and pear mostly, but also some white grapes. Has supporting juice like sweetness that blends into a slight tart note giving it a candy like feel. It is supported throughout by white bread notes. Funky brett makes an appearance and pulls the finish towards dry.

Mouthfeel is medium with a crisp amount if carbonation.

Overall, this isn't the great beer that I was expecting from such a collaboration, but it is still pretty tasty and has some things going for it.

ocelot2500, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of IpeeA
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

IpeeA, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of thatguy757
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

thatguy757, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of mixed_master7
4/5  rDev +5.3%

mixed_master7, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of jgaul79
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

jgaul79, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of Beaver13
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. Pours slightly hazy light copper gold with w big fizzy/bubbly white head that retains well.

The aroma is sweet flowery tropical fruits with earthy brett.

The flavor is sweet tropical fruits with earthy brett and a lightly floral bitter dry finish. The mouthfeel is pretty light bodied and a bit watery.

Overall, a very nice brett beer. A little thin and watery though.

Beaver13, Oct 02, 2012
Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,238 ratings.