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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

1,174 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,174
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 39
Gots: 335 | 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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CloudStrife

New York

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml, corked and caged. Split and poured into a snifter.

A: Pours an opaque hazy golden orange with a 1 finger head that disappears immediately. Tons of visible carbonation. No real lacing.

S: Right of the bat a sourish fruit with a hint of funk. An earthy mint like quality gives it a zing. Some fig and roasted malt as it warms.

T: Fruity wine like taste with great sour overtones. Can get a nice oak and vanilla from it too. Spice is in there like cinnamon and allspice.

M: Has a nice crisp carbonation but is still very smooth. Has a full bodied. Real carbonated throughout the glass. Very drinkable for the abv.

Overall I want another one to age. This will become a great sour down the line. The spiciness was a nice addition I wasnt expecting.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 02:31:42 | More by CloudStrife
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I'm in WV and somehow I'm the second person to review this? Anyway, here goes.

Purchased at the Irish Pub in Lewisburg, just arrived the day I bought it. Poured in a tulip glass.

A- pours a light copper color with a bit of an orange hue when held to the light. A little cloudy when cold, then turns to clear. Very little head with minimal lacing.

S- earthy, Forrest floor, straw, lemon grass, pears, and a kick of spicy hops on the back end.

T- fruity notes with a lemon tartness, funky and yeasty with a bit of clove, follows very similar to a typical Belgium. Finishes dry with a citrus/yeast linger.

M- med-light in body, light spritzy carbonation, quite drinkable. Does a great job of masking that 8.3 ABV.

O- I can see why wild ales can be off setting to some, the funkiness from the yeast inst for everybody. I found this one quite enjoyable, but I guess I was expecting a little more considering the collaboration this one came from. I imagine this would become much more complex with aging and would be interested in cellaring one if I can get my hands on another bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2012 15:24:37 | More by Treyliff
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robhbest

Michigan

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

Poured from bottle into tulip

A: Transparent yellow with huge white head.

S: Cloves, Bananas, Citrus, Corn tortillas.

T: Bubbly on the front. Seltzer, cloves, Minerals however not metallic. Tartness on the backside. Little bitterness.

M: Bubbly, high carbonation. Medium to light bodied.

O: Pair this with salty cheese or fish. Interesting beer, enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 01:23:14 | More by robhbest
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Ryan011235

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Stone 15th Anniversary snifter on 4/3/13

Deep gold color with tangerine and honey highlights. It isn't entirely clear; there is but a faint layer of haziness. Bubble cling to the side of the glass as other rise and form a two and a half finger, porous head. The billowy foam isn't suited to tarry, becoming a smoothed, thin layer. No lace remains.

The aroma is a peppery blend of lemony soap and funk, tart apple, damp hay, prairie grass, pollen and such. It is reasonably bright and quite pleasant. As it opens up, a mustiness emerges, but does not crowd out the the more pleasing smells.

I'll admit being surprised at how peppery this tastes; lots of white pepper and a subtle herbal concoction to back it up. Lemon aplenty and notions of peach tea, grass, toasty grains and musty undertones. Hints of perfume and pollen dust on the back end. Each fresh pour has a soapy penchant that subsides over time.

I find the feel to be well-suited to the progression of the beer. That is, it's crisp and tight with carbonation earlier on, matching the peppery lemon zest. As the carbonation falls away and the body stills, it's suited to the slightly musty finish.

I've been waiting to try this one for a while. The reasons were two-fold; one being I wasn't chomping at the bit to pay $15 for this creation and the other being that there have been bottles sitting around for months. I had heard underwhelming things from several people. Knowing their tastes in beer, I figured I'd like this a lot. I figured right.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 03:38:36 | More by Ryan011235
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flagmantho

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750mL corked & caged bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: medium-light golden hue with a light haze and a robust effervescence. Head pours several fingers of fizzy ivory foam which dissipates rather quickly. Not too bad.

Smell: sweet malt with a light, refreshing tartness. Simple, but clean and enticing.

Taste: sweet malt with a good, rich flavor rather like a tripel. Tartness is low, which I wasn't expecting, based on the smell, but it works well here. There's a little bit of Brett-y funk in the mix along with a chalkiness that smooths the whole thing out. An interesting selection of flavors that I think works quite well.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a mammoth carbonation and concomitant bodacious creaminess. Hot damn tamale! Love it.

Overall: a very interesting wild ale. It is not over the top, but it develops a nice range of wild ale flavors. Good stuff; I'd have it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 01:07:41 | More by flagmantho
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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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Sunhunters

California

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving Type - Draft at Russian River Brewery

Appearance (3.0) - Hazy orange liquid. Fairly clear while still a little cloudy. Thin head less than half a finger dissapates almost immediately, no lacing to speak of. Very thin ring of fine bubbles around glass. Haziness and color are pleasant while the rest is underwhelming.

Smell (3.0) - Not much going on here either. Faint smell carries whiffs of Belgian yeast, bread, apricot, and a hint of clove. Underpowered in my mind, but perhaps that's intentional. Wild yeast is unapparent.

Taste (4.5) - Here the beer begins to shine. Mild balanced flavor belies the 8.3% ABV. Pleasant notes of farmhouse, tart fruits - especially sour kiwi, light golden cherry, and faint tangerine. Yeasty breadiness throughout. Satisfying and refreshing, with a very smooth character that is quite nice. Good stuff.

Mouthfeel (4.5) - Another point for Brux, the mouthfeel is extremely pleasing. Creamy, round, medium bodied, this brew has balanced carbonation with a crisp, dry, mildly acidic finish. At the same time the feel is watery enough to prove very refreshing.

Overall (4.0) - An interesting and enjoyable beer, though not life- changing. Drinkable and refreshing, crisp and mildly tart, Brux is a smooth operator. It's drinking very well young.

Serving type: on-tap

07-08-2012 23:41:01 | More by Sunhunters
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

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

Brux pours a cloudy golden color, with a nice large long lasting white head. There is a yeasty and very tart aroma. The taste has a nice crisp flavor, with a yeasty flavors, lots of tart notes, and some sourness. Good feel nice contrast from the tart and sweet. Overall a nice complex beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 01:12:32 | More by vette2006c5r
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SanFranJake

California

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

Review of my second bottle because my first was when it first came out and I thought it needed some time, albeit only a few months, to sit.
Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip.
Gold/orangish hue, mild head which faded pretty fast but stayed pretty carbonated.
Flavor was sweet and tart..not all that bad given the style. At first taste the aroma and flavors combined to remind me for some reason or another of Big League Chew...strange, I know. Dry mouthfeel...reminded me of champagne.
I was hoping for this to get better, even after only a few months, and it DID, just not to the level that I had hoped.
Given the two breweries, I would have hoped for something better, though maybe time will tell on this one. Perhaps they can collab on something else down the road.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 18:29:25 | More by SanFranJake
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-28-2012 07:49:40 | More by danthehopslamman
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iemailjack

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-09-2013 02:55:11 | More by iemailjack
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-14-2012 21:16:26 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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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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ehammond1


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

Bottle (2012)

The Banshee
Chico, Ca

Hazed golden with a quickly forming, moderately sized near-white head, leaving irregular spiderwebs of lace down the glass.

Some citrus notes (lemon and orange peel) and mild Brett character make for a pleasant aroma, along with a bit of bread.

The flavor is similar, with only a mild Brett presence butting up against citrus zest and lemon along with some sweet, bready, malt, and mild pepper.

Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation.

Simple but tasty.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 17:42:42 | More by ehammond1
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-15-2012 02:36:58 | More by tyleeis
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-22-2014 00:37:43 | More by jtladner
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Beer21

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-10-2012 00:18:25 | More by Beer21
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kslsc400

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-27-2012 03:53:36 | More by kslsc400
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buzzword

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-08-2013 07:03:15 | More by buzzword
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Andreias21

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-13-2013 23:26:49 | More by Andreias21
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-22-2014 17:27:09 | More by Griffith
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danp14

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-22-2012 16:20:42 | More by danp14
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let8it8grow

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-05-2013 02:05:56 | More by let8it8grow
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jburns301

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-08-2014 20:07:11 | More by jburns301
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-28-2012 02:44:53 | More by Hessian257
Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,174 ratings.