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Brux Domesticated Wild Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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very good

1,257 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,257
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 45
Gots: 357 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 06-24-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

thebigredone, Jun 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

bird22, Jul 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

slim2043, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of kojevergas
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

1 pint 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle with hood and wire cap over a cork served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given that Russian River was involved (Sierra Nevada - meh).

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a four finger head of beige colour, decent cream, decent thickness, and good retention. Colour is a clear vibrant yellow. No bubble show. No yeast particles are visible.

Sm: Heavy fresh bretts, yeast, cream, clean malts, and citrus. A very pleasant moderate strength aroma. I can't wait to try it.

T: Clean malts and heavy yet still somehow subtly executed bretts. The blend of yeast with lactic notes and malts is very pleasant yet lacks complexity. It's tasty and biscuity. Some lemon peel. Pear and spice add needed depth, whilst maintaining the fragile balance. Alcohol warms the stomach but is nowhere in the flavour profile. Per the label, there is some slight tartness.

Mf: Crisp, nicely coarse (per the crystal malt I assert), wet, and refreshing. Suits the flavours quite nicely.

Dr: Drinkable, pleasant, and very enjoyable. Hides its ABV quite well. I like it, but it does lack complexity. It'll satisfy any brett cravings anyone has. It is what it advertises. I'd get it again. Might age well.


kojevergas, Aug 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

ms11781, Aug 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

valarking, Aug 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

smutty33, Aug 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Devman171, Apr 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

gpblackgt, Jul 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

ColiLovesRegen13, Nov 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

ChanceK, Oct 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Petegrieco, Jul 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Thedrizzle, Jan 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

frosted33, Dec 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

thewimperoo, Aug 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

thedankness, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of homebrew311
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into snifter. Appearance is a slightly hazy golden color with a generous bright white head. Nice head retention and heavy lace left behind. Nose starts with somewhat musty white grapes, lemon zest, and sourdough come through as well. Smells like it is going to very dry with a touch of acidic tartness. Taste has a strong dry yeasty flavor up front, minimal tartness, and a hint of fruit. The grape character comes through stronger towards the finish. The end result is somewhat blah, it is super dry and has no real character. The end is somewhat grainy. I was hoping for more tartness. The mouthfeel is highly effervescent with a light body. Overall, the aroma promised a beer with more character, the taste is not as exciting as I would have hoped for.

homebrew311, Dec 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Duff27, Sep 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

BugTownPub, Feb 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

denimdemon, Jul 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

malfunxion, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

bigbankhank, Dec 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

SirIPAalot, Aug 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

seplo, Oct 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Sonofalime, Sep 03, 2013
Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,257 ratings.