Brux Domesticated Wild Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 06-24-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,344
Reviews:
330
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
11.78%
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
359
For Trade:
18
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Ratings: 1,344 |  Reviews: 330
Photo of chugalug06
3.24/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orange in body color with a fluffy white head. Head rises and falls quickly.

Smells bugged with orange and lemon. Not picking up much tartness.. Bready, funky, and sticky.

Lots of dry sticky pear. Brett stands out. No tartness, unfortunately. High carbonation with nice sweetness.

I couldn't drink much of this, but it's very nice for an Sierra Nevada Collab. I wish RR would have taken the upper hand.. Recommended, just not in large quantities.

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Photo of HoistinBrews
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.
"Fresh" baseline review.

Golden-orange color with several minutes' worth of off-white soapy head that leaves behind minimal lacing on the glass. Vigorous champagne-like carbonation bubbles over a light and buoyant body texture. It feels... summery.

Smells mostly of tart green apple, pears, lemon peel, and a dash of florals and Brett Yeast aroma / tiny amount of funk... Tastes primarily like a green papaya salad on top of a thin slice of raw rustic bread. There is also a touch of granny smith, herbals, and the Brux barnyard *is* present, albeit at very light and restrained levels...to the point that this brew could barely be considered "funky" at all, except to Brett neophytes who haven't jaded their palates yet.

In that regards, it could very well serve as a good introduction to light, accessible amounts of Brett for your friends... but if you are expecting a -challenging- Brett presence, you will be sorely disappointed. Time will only tell if this develops for the better in the cellar.

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Photo of coz
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Halcyondays
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Duff27
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of CelticAleMan
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of yamar68
3.08/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a still honey gold with an extremely lively white head that eventually settles to a thin collar that laces minimally.

Lots of clove, wheat, some honeycomb notes, green apple, fresh yeast flavors, nothing too funky as of yet.

BRUX? What brux? It's like a faintly tart, heavy weissebier with hooves. That said, there are elements of cereal malt, fresh spices, wheat, not too complex in my opinion. I hope the other bottle does a LOT of evolving before I open it. Very average on the tongue.

I think it's a shame that one of the first beers to see widespread distribution with the Russian River name is so ho-hum. I hope a year in the cellar will prove me wrong.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into 7vnth Sun snifter.

A: Pours a copper-brown color, and is so hazy as to be nearly opaque. One finger white head with minimal to no lacing. Moderate visible carbonation.

S: Barnyard funk from the Brett, a bit of fruitiness (green apple and strawberry), and just a little tartness.

T: Not quite as pleasant as the nose. Some bready malt, some underripe fruity, sweet/tart, cider character, and ends with some unbalanced barnyard Brett. No particular sour presence at all. Dry, but not quite vinous, on the finish.

M: Medium mouthfeel, good carbonation sensation on the tongue. The alcohol in the beer is pretty well hidden.

O: It's not a bad beer right now, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone as it is. That said, I'm very hopeful that this gets better with age.

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Photo of flayedandskinned
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of drjman
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of jnardone235
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of TexIndy
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml corked and caged bottle into a tulip glass. Bottling code on the neck but couldn't decipher it - but I know it's pretty fresh as it's a new released. It's a slightly cloudy golden color with massive carb streams. It had a large foamy white head that never settled below a finger of foam. Great lacing with some sticking.

The aroma is fruity with apple and pear with a bit of funk as well. Not as much funk as I was expecting though. A little mild for me. The taste follows the aroma with good fruity base, some spicy yeast and a little bit of brett funk. Again, not as much as I was expecting or wanting. It's not bad tasting at all but feels like it still needs to develop as it's mild. Medium mouthfeel with tons of carbonation (too much for me as it's giving me huge burbs). Mild aftertaste.

Overall, a good but not great beer at this stage. Going to cellar a couple and see what happens as I know both breweries have some great beers so hoping that this is just a little young. Avail here in TX. Rotation - not too impressed at this point so going to cellar some

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Photo of gos42
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of oline73
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a slightly cloudy amber color with a finger of fluffy off white head. The head fades to a ring around the pour rather quickly.

Smell: I'm getting some light malt along with a mild note from the brett.

Taste: As in the smell, this is a light, malt forward beer. Not sweet at all, just a strong note from the grain. I'm also getting some brett and a mild hint of citrus fruit. The finish is full of yeast.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with very prickly carbonation and a really dry finish.

Overall: This is a really young beer. I think it's going to be more sour over time. I'm glad I have another bottle hidden away.

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Photo of Daniellobo
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Eureka
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of steamboatbrewer
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours medium orange with a white he'd. No lace.

Some tart aromas, some light fruit, some yeast and slight funk, some grain. this did not jump out at me as a sour.

Some decent tartness, but not overly sour. SOme light toasted grain, some herbal notes, mint, some fruit, some husk and yeast. Light bitter in the finish. Nice balance on this one. Very drinkable. Alcohol is hidden.

Medium body, good carbonation.

Overall, a nice brew. Not a mind-blowing experience by any means, but a solid moderately tart beer. I think I wanted more edge to this, but was still very happy with what I got.

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Photo of pschul4
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another bottle from my guy BDavids

A- Pours a light orange which is fitting since we're watching the Illini pwn Western Michigan. Some head but not much sticks around

S- More background beer flavor than most sours. I like that. Very mild scent with a little kick right where you want it to be

T- Just a touch of sourness with more malt and citrus flavors coming through. Good stuff!

M- Prickly in the front, smooth in the back. Mullet beer ;)

O- Good beer, not super sour but its a nice take on the style

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Photo of Guffy
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of captainbearcat
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of raythealeman
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Transparent golden/peach colored body with a thin white head that disappears quickly. Almost looks like white grape juice after the head settles.

S- Some citrus, a grainy aroma, spicy Belgian yeast, funk, some other fruits including pear.

T- Almost tastes like a sour tripel. Belgian spice notes come through the most along with some sweet fruit notes. The sour is noticeable at the end, but not a ton of flavor coming through.

M- Very interesting carbonation with a very dry feel. Carbonation bubbles tingle, but don't add a whole lot to the body. Very unique.

O- Good, but not spectacular. A sipper, but very subtle on flavor.

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Photo of dtx00
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.82 out of 5 based on 1,344 ratings.
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