Brux Domesticated Wild Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Brux Domesticated Wild AleBrux Domesticated Wild Ale
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3.8/5
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Brux Domesticated Wild AleBrux Domesticated Wild Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by JohnGalt1 on 06-24-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
335
Ratings:
1,351
pDev:
11.84%
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
362
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,351 |  Reviews: 335
Photo of PEBKAC
2.78/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

6th anniversary re-release. Bottle purchased from Mills River Brewery in July 2018.

Mojito glass. Sudsy, cream-colored head. Cloudy, peach tea pour.

Floral, cherry pit, sight vinegar & bitter herb nose.

Taste is bitter booze, faintly fruity, thin, very leathery, cherry skin, aspirin. Lightly oxidized malt.

Yes, it tastes like an old beer. What did you expect?

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Photo of jopezu
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a murky, bright copper with a thin head that completely disappears within seconds. nose; odd... musty fruit, chamomile, & dusty furniture. taste; belgian yeast, grain, under ripe pear, band-aid/brett, a dying pile of grass clippings, & light ethanol. low carbonation & medium mouthfeel. a tamed, mellow brett ale that has some odd herbal/floral character. doesn't have the typical pungent kick, tartness or heavy fruit that most wild ales have; an anemic puzzler of a beer. not my style.

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Photo of Offa
4.81/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I had this 6 May 2015, bottle aged in the basement 2 years. Despite the boring appearance, in character, this is a phenomenal wild ale, one of the best I've had.

Aroma is wonderful funky/rustic quality of soured pears, grass, wet hay - rich and pungent

Taste is wonderful, also - balanced, well rounded, not too tart or dry, some sweetness; grass, hay, sour pears, stewed fruits, spice, lemon, rustic barnyard character overall. Simply a balanced, yet complex and characterful beer , not dry and characterless as many are.

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Photo of Havabeer
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My first review is long overdue. I met the Alstrom brothers in Boston around 1999 shortly after they launched Beer Advocate. Been a fan here ever since. Guess I’ve had this bottle about 6 years. Well carbonated, a little funk in the aroma, a bit musty flavor and on the sweet side for the style. Wish it was more sour but this is pretty good.

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Photo of ianpstephens
5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Davepoolesque
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

One of the 1st beers I started my "cellar" with. Probably a bit past it's prime. Less flavorful but nicely carbed. Hint of apple, Belgian yeast esters, a tiny bit of Brett. Creamy feel. Extremely short finish. This is a very domesticated wild ale but it's pleasant.

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Photo of shelby415
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

9/23/17 bottle

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Photo of Roguer
4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed July 2017. This bottle may well be 5 years old.

Beautiful brew: golden-orange, clear with just a tiny hint of cloudiness; head production is strong but restrained for an aged Bret ale.

Aroma is lightly musty and fruity, and barely tart. Pears, light bananas, flowers, and a dusty, aged sense to it all. Any noticeable lemon/citrus notes have faded to nothing more than a memory.

Dry and drinkable. The 8.3% ABV shows in the body, but there's no heat whatsoever.

This is a delightful treat. I would like to have tried it fresh as well, but given the choice, I'm glad I had it aged. It's far more reminiscent of the gueuzes of Belgium than the sours of the US, although it's missing some of the acidity and funk of the former (and all of the sour of the latter). Grab this if you're in the mood for a light, slightly sweet and malty gueuze.

Delicate on the palate, with many of the same notes as the aroma. Lightly honeyed bread, crisp apples, funky cheese, and a touch of acidity. The Brett has left a strong influence, but it's nowhere

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Photo of tommy5
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of krl2112
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of madelf66
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sanitarium16
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of B_B
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Very light yellow; slightly murky but still see-through.

White foam head which slowly dissipates; zero lacing.

Nose of fresh apple or pear; would guess it's a cider from the look and smell of this. Pleasant.

Very thin mouthfeel.

Leads with the pear flavor, hops & carbonation bite the tongue, before more mild fruits on the way out. Belgian yeast is there but not overpowering. This tastes like a hopped-up cider to me; pretty good!

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Photo of scott2269
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BubbleBobble
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a hazy amber with a large fizzy white head. The head recedes quickly settling into a nice thin ring.

S - Aroma is heavy Brett, pears, lemon pee, and light malt sweetness.

T - The taste starts with malty sweetness and Belgian yeast upfront followed by pear and green apple with some funky Brett notes. The finish has a light spiciness.

M - Medium bodied with high carbonation. Very crisp mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - A nice Wild ale. The flavors tend to be on the sweeter side. Still a very refreshing and drinkable beer.

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Photo of JMS1512
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of TravisMason
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duceswild
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mendvicdog
3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vande
4.31/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 1,351 ratings