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Brux Domesticated Wild Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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3.8/5
Very Good
1,347 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 06-24-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
331
Ratings:
1,347
pDev:
11.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
359
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,347 |  Reviews: 331
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

Photo of MonkeyBread
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of iwanatalk2sampson
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Moose90
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle split into two tulip glasses

A — Pours a light lemony and hazy yellow color into the glass, a pure white head forms and recedes rather quickly but leaves behind some light rings of lacing around the edges of the glass.

S — Smell is light and somewhat funky, starts out tart and vinous with notes of Meyer lemon and some light white wine characteristics, some light vanilla and funky grassy notes.

T — Lightly sweet initially with some Belgian yeast characteristics and pehnolics, a little bit musty, somewhat funky notes of barnyard and fresh cut grass, a little bit of lemon and green apple, white wine, not overly sour.

M — Medium bodied, clean and crisp with a little bit of a lingering funky finish.

O — Nice overall, doesn't bring the sour power like any of the RR 'tions, but that's okay, this is very well balanced and drinkable.

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Photo of kaseydad
3.51/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Review from 6/14

Pours a hazy, yet clear, amber/apricot colored ale. Bubbly head at first though it dissipates rather quickly to a film and ring around the glass.

The aroma is fruit forward. Pears, apples, floral, brett, sweet malt and a touch of funk.

The taste is almost white wine-ish. Some tartness with a funky finish. Has the Belgian malt element and a light, spicy finish.

Carbonated well.

Overall I read mixed reviews for this and I, sadly, am on the not overly impressed. Two powerhouse breweries collaborate and unfortunately I was a little let down. I expected more of a sour element, but got more Belgian quality….which isn’t a bad thing, just not my thing. Priced a tad high and although I waited a year, I’m not sure more time would do much for this.

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Photo of lochef81
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 1,347 ratings
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