Brux Domesticated Wild Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Brux Domesticated Wild AleBrux Domesticated Wild Ale
BA SCORE
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
 
 
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Ratings: 1,347 |  Reviews: 331
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of PaBrewSki
3.42/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a snifter.

Almost no head and what was present quickly faded to a thin white rim and then almost nothing. Slightly cloudy burnt orange appearance.

The nose reminds me of a homemade dandelion wine that my grandfather would get from one of his patients back in the day. Smell makes me think that this is going to be pretty funky.

First taste is a bit disappointing compared to the nose. It isn't the funky beast that I was hoping for but it isn't bad. It's actually pretty mild and balanced with dried apricot notes blending with a Belgian style yeast.

Finish is mildly dry. Not as dry as expected after reading the bottle.

Perfect beer with this sharp cheddar cheese. Overall it was a bit disappointing but not a bad beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Slightly hazy and golden hue with a huge sudsy, quickly dissipating head; not much lacing

S: Fruity and funky: apples, pears, pear juice, lemon, grass, hay, cheese; man, this smells musty and grainy and fruity and funky

T: Slightly tart and fruity up front: so much pear with subtle lemon and apple; it then dries up a bit leaving some musty grassy grains, funky but not as much as the aromas indicated--this did cellar for 6 months but I bet more time would allow this to funk out a bit more

F: The effervescent carbonation followed by a yeasty creaminess works well for this beer

O: I love funky, musty, cheesy beers and this one is delicious; I have had much better beers from both of these breweries but this one does a nice job and ends up being a decent collaborative effort

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of BierJager89
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Light copper with no discernible head.

S: Spicy nose, some light fruit, cardamom, nutmeg.

T: Tastes like a very spicy Saison, Belgian yeast, lemon, citrus peel, orange, nutmeg, cardamom.

M: Light bodied, smooth and refreshing.

O: Not exactly what I'd call an American wild ale, but then again that term, like American strong ale, tells you next to nothing about the beer type. Overall, it tastes like a slightly tart saison. It's quite good, and I'd definitely recommend it.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of morimech
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First pour is a clear amber color with one finger of head that settled to a skim of suds. Very little lacing is left down the glass.

Aroma of fruity esters. Notes of lemon, grapes, and grass. Funky aromas come through with barnyard/horse notes.

The Brett is making itself known but I feel it could benefit from even more time to mature. Fruit esters upfront with vinous qualities as well as the Belgian malt. The Brett comes in closer to the finish with mild funk. Finishes with a sweet vinous flavor. As I get deeper into the glass, the sweetness overpowers the funk.

Medium body and actively carbonated. Lively but not harsh. Could of even used a little more fizz to keep the palate interested in the beer.

Did not try this beer fresh as I heard it was not ready for the main stage. It is coming along nicely but would benefit from another year or two to develop further to live up to its lineage.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Photo of vickersspitfire
4.68/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a beautiful burnt orange color with light golden hues around the edges. The body is mildly hazy and filled with plenty of carbonation and is topped off with a light white head roughly a finger and a half thick. The head sticks around for some time and slowly transforms into a thin ring around the glass. There’s no lacing in this beer.
Citrus fruits, lemon grass, apple and figs come through the aroma and are well balanced.
The spices in this beer show up first and as it move toward the back of your throat, the spiciness calms down and turns into more floral flavors, wheat, apple and orange are apparent at this point. It’s mildly tart overall. There are some mild banana flavors in its aftertaste and it does sweeten up a bit. Over all the taste was pretty complex and very pleasing.
This ale has a medium to light mouth feel and really warms up your mouth, plus it makes for an awesome breakfast ale!
Overall, this was a great ale to drink and leaves wanting more.

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