Brux Domesticated Wild Ale
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Brux Domesticated Wild AleBrux Domesticated Wild Ale
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Style:
American Wild Ale
ABV:
8.3%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 11.78%
Reviews:
338
Ratings:
1,355
From:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  52
Gots
  362
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Reviews by rhhjr:
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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Photo of zeff80
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared with my friends at Logboat Brewing.

A - Poured out a slightly hazy, copper color with a one-finger head of fizzy foam. It left thin sheets of lace on the glass.

S - Good, tart aroma with a touch of funkiness. Sour apple and grapes, too.

T - It tasted sour and fruity with a nice funky, horse blanket bite. Some caramel and yeasty flavors, too.

M - Very clean a dry. A medium bodied ale.

O - This is a very tasty beer. I love a wild ale and this one hits the mark.

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Photo of MaltLickyWithTheCandy
4.54/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had the opportunity to buy this a few weeks ago. It's brewed by sierra nevada and russian river. Let me first start by saying the only way to have this beer is if it has been aged. The guy at the store told me they saved about 30 bottles in the back and let the age for 2 years. This beer had a very complex taste with a sort of "funky" smell to it. I've never had an American Wild Ale before so I don't really know how to compare it to other beers. It's definitely one of the most interesting tasting beers i've ever had. I think most people who review this beer have never let it age, because this is a beer mean to sit around for a while!

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Photo of Kelp
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of spoony
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 750 ml into a tulip.

A-The brew pours with a tall, three-finger head of soapy foam that drops pretty quickly. It is bright, light and golden in color. Mostly clear, with a decent display of carbonation.

S-I smell slightly tart apples, lemon curd and cheesy, funky brett up front. There is some cereal grain underneath.

T-Taste follows the smell. The brew isn't sour, but it has a little twang of acidity to go along with the funky, cheesy, barnyard brett and grainy malts.

M-The feel is light to medium bodied with an assertive carbonation that keeps things lively on the palate.

O-This is a decent if ho-hum brett beer. It is better than some (Mo Betta Brett, for example), but not a world-beating beer by any means. I could have gone for a little more sour/tart flavors, but that is probably just my taste. Brett fans could do worse than Brux.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Smakawhat
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A faint thin soapy head is produced which doesn't really last at all or hang around much, but sits on a juicy orange and tangerine body, with lots of rising carbonation. Kind of looks like a nice peach color almost. There is practically no collar on this once it has settled.

Nose is very dry grain, with a juicy almost sweet candy orange smell and faint brett. Some mild funk sensations, but kind of toned down. Almost penny candy juice sweet.

Large punch of dry yeast in the mid palate, with large effervescent carbonation. Dry white wine finish, but also taking along the real nice fruit juice orange character with it. Some real nice malt backbone comes out on the aftertaste, giving those nice baked bread sensations too. There's a little bit of noticeable alcohol heat.

Overall rather enjoying this, a bit different and not mind blowing but a solid wild ale nonetheless.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of xJMFCx
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.47/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip.

3.0 A: Clear light orange color. Two plus fingers of foamy white head. Retention is below average and no lacing is left.

3.5 S: Pear, light lemon, and apple fruits. Mustiness with cobwebs, dry wood, and old socks. Grassy with hay and wildflower herbalness. Pleasant with good funk and aromas, but needs more power and depth.

3.5 T: Lots more funk than the nose let on. Pear and red apple are the strongest fruits, but pear reigns supreme. There isn't much lemon in the taste. The mustiness is there, but most of the funk is herbal in nature. In fact, it's too herbal. It has a bitterness that can only be described as an "herbal bitterness," like if you just gnawed on couple spoonfuls of oregano or something. This is pretty damn dry. Anyway, lots of brett character for how young it is.

3.5 M: Lighter body. Carbonation is a bit explosive in the mouth, but it's just barely this way. For the most part I don't have trouble drinking it. Spritzy, but not creamy. Not bad.

3.5 D: It's good, but the existence of Orval assures that I won't need to buy another bottle of this, though I wouldn't mind seeing how this ages. Give it a try.

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Photo of jethrodium
2.57/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

750 ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a small white head that disappears quickly and leaves no lacing. The aroma is green apple, apricot, and a light peppery note. There is a light funky brett earthiness, but not much. The initial taste is sweet with green apple, a bit of brett earthiness, and some apricot. The finish has a hint of brett and some lingering apple. Medium body. Low carbonation. This was quite disappointing. It's too sweet for the style and there is not much brett funkiness. It will probably improve with time, but I'm not going to buy more bottles to find out given the price.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of recoveringmormon
3.57/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden, minimally orange, with a solid lasting head

S - Fruity, with less funk than I expected based on previous reviews

F - Fruity nose quickly gives way to brett and mild hops. Not really tasting the grass so much, and not so tart as I like my sours.

M - Moderate to heavy carbonation gives way to a soft dryness.

Overall: tasty and quite complex. Admittedly, I love all sours and can't give them a bad review. That said I'm glad I tried it but probably won't buy again.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of lovindahops
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got the chance to try BRUX. When I saw that this collab-o was going to happen, this was on my target to try

A- BRUX pours a hazy orange body with a glaring glow as the carbonation rips towards the top of my glass. White foam lingers around as it settles from the initial pour. Very vibrant and impressive with the haze and glowing combo

S- Very dry scent that is bundled with grassy themes, spices, and some lemony zest. I certainly pick up some Brett in the background, but it's not very strong. I would probably say that the lemon and spices are the strongest features of the scent profile

T- good spicy flavor kicks off an earthy and lemon like taste profile. The flavors are blended to make for a good tasting wild ale that has a completely dry finish. Really good flavors meshed together.

M- Carbonation is spot on and the extremely fresh flavors coate the palate.

O- BRUX is very enjoyable, no question about it. I am pretty sure this is pretty fresh, so a little age might settle out some of the zestiness and let the Brett burst through. I have to mention I am always spoiled by ithaca sours, so I might be judging BRUX a lil to roughly (trust me, I have had enough brute and lebleu to be spoiled for life). I will definitely seek out more of this

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Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 1355 ratings