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Brux Domesticated Wild Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.8/5
Very Good
1,345 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:
330
Ratings:
1,345
pDev:
11.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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Ratings: 1,345 |  Reviews: 330
Photo of RWACKO
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Jordantb313
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Auraan
4.61/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a beautiful orange, with a two finger white head that quickly receded. Abundant bubbles rose through the orange. No lacing was left on the glass. Pretty, but would look a bit better if the head stuck around. Scents of barnyard funk, slight bubblegum and light floral notes. Flavors of brett funk and sour notes, Belgian yeast, some fruity notes, including apricot and golden raisin. A tiny bit of spices, I cannot tell what type. Finishes a bit dry with sour brett notes. Mouthfeel is light bodied, with high carbonation. Easy to drink, hiding it's ABV quite well. A good beer. Not near as sour as I expected, but very similar to a tripel with a bit of a brett funk to the beer that makes it a good time to drink. I'd have it again.

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Photo of philbe311
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - A very active mammoth two plus fingers worth of audibly fizzy crisp clean off-white colored head comprised of huge big chunky bubbles... Quickly receding head gives way to a surprisingly lush full forth... A cyclone of micro bubbled rapid paced carbonation... A couple larger carbonation bubbles cling to the sides of the glass... The color is a muted amber...

S - A light tartness... Pie crust... Apples... Pears... A bit musky... A bit funky... Some subtle floral notes... Light cantaloupe... Good depth and complexity...

T - Grassy notes... The fruity notes are quite subdued... The brett is quite subtle... A light spice component as well... Lots of heavy oak on the finish at lingers and lingers... Lots of nuanced complexity with each sip which helps to elevate the overall effect...

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... Brisk sharp carbonation... The finish is sturdy and dry... Some wine like qualities...

D - A decent American Wild Ale... Easy drinking, but missing a lot of depth and complexity that I have come to expect from the sty... I could honestly take it or leave it... The bottle was easy enough to finish, but I'm not sure I would recommend...

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Honus1
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of nollie77
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of jreindl
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of rab53
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of mntlover
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a darker yellow color with some orange hints, a nice white head hat falls fairly quick to just a ring. No real lace left behind.

Aroma is tart fruits mingled with nice brett on some sweet malts light honey some hay notes. It is sweeter smelling then I would of imagined but very pleasant aroma.

Taste is is not as sweet as the nose tart fruits right away lots of lemon mingled with some lime. Good brett in the tart fruits, finish is lingering funk and tart notes with some spice clove and pepper mingled together. Its not a bad wild ale but not on par with something from Vinnie.

Mouthfeel is good for wild ale nice and nice boost of pep right before the finish. Light and crisp brew.

Overall this one is not bad just expected it to be better I guess defiantly worth a try.

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Photo of spoony
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
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 -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Sterby
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle.
A - Golden yellow with little foam that dissipates quickly.
S- Tart fruit and oak
T- Light, dry, nice Brett character, but nothing complex or sophisticated. Pear and granny apple nuances with citrus zing.
M- Bubbly and effervescent
O- A nice, light crisp sour domesticated ale that is more worthy of the name than the actual taste. Does taste better after it has time to breath and warm up.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of hustlesworth
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- clear shiny copper colored with streams of extremely tiny bubbles rising hurriedly upward. Despite this, the loose off-white foam quickly settles to a narrow ring with a continent in the middle that resembles Antarctica. No lacing, merely legs like wine.

S- highly phenolic and peppery aroma with tart fruity undertones from the brett. Very nice funky barnyard horse blanket with some of the structural barn wood thrown in as well. Orange, green apple, peach, plum and sour cherries, some grassy notes and mild grain.

T- spicy and mild with just enough brett to make things interesting. The tartness isn't forceful or bold at all though-- it sneaks in and sneaks out without making much noise perhaps because this bottle (I'm assuming) is only a few months old. The funky and fruity aromas carry over nicely to the flavor but trying to nail down actual fruit flavors is difficult due to the fleet footed brett. A generalized description of peach plum and cherries fits the bill, and bits of grassy herbal hops regulate the toasty and somewhat sweet, cartilagenous malt backbone. The finish is mostly phenolic and mildly tart, with suggestions of green peppercorns and Granny Smith apple peel.

MF- great refermented and yeasty feel with a soft powdery character and extremely plush carbonation. Tannic feel on the cheeks and somewhat numbing.

D- well hidden alcohol is an initial indicator of the craftsmanship that went into this beer but it still seems a little "green" and I feel it would benefit immensely from a couple years in the cellar. For the most part, it's a mild mannered creature and it's nature begets drinkability. This however is simply an evolutionary defense mechanism and the brux should be approached with caution when in its native environment.

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Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 1,345 ratings
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