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%
 
 
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51
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360
For Trade:
18
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3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 750 mL corked and caged bottle. Poured into my Dogfish Head tulip glass. Keep chilled before opening. Cork opens with a pretty aggressive pop.

Appearance: Dark yellow to light orange in color. Pours a pretty aggressive fizzy white head that occupies about two thirds of the glass. Settles into a thin lacing pretty quickly.

Aroma: I definitely get a lot of brett in the aroma. I remember hearing that the brett wasn't aggressive when this was first released, but there is plenty of barnyard funk and brett now. A touch of light lemon is present as well.

Taste: Some sweet malt character upfront with just a touch of lemon/green apple tartness. A touch of clove, but the dominant note here for me is the brett and yeast tones. Really subtle all around. The barnyard notes are nice for sure. Balanced but somehow underwhelming. The assertiveness and complexity of the aroma is not quite all here yet.

Mouthfeel: Definitely on the lighter side in terms of body. Really nice champagne like carbonation level.

Overall, a really interesting collaboration that is good but doesn't quite live up to the billing. The flavors are solid, but still do not feel totally developed. Still, some very nice complexity and brett tones throughout. I think time will be kind to this as the sour background notes can develop.

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

A bottle poured into some snifters with a bunch of heads. Had to give this at least a few months for some magic to happen.

BRUX pours out a beautiful golden light yellowish shade in the glass with a nice amount of bright white bubbles forming a nice cap of solidness. The cap of white lasts for quite a bit of time. A small amount of specs on the glass on the way down.

Smell is bright with some floral appeal mixed in with ripe pineapple, apple, pear and some faint brett in the back.A sparse amount of pale malt in the backing. Not terribly funky smelling, kinda like a wild saison/blond. A great nose with building as it warms.

Not a very wild beer. I get the blond characteristics. Some faint grassy hops and light florals. The brett is understated (at this time) b makes a small impact on the tounge. Pineapple and pear with trace hits of malt here and there. The alcohol does not make an appearance.

The body is a step below medium with a nice touching carb bite going for it. Not sour, just a bit of a twinge in the mouth. Not tart really either. I see this going together nicely with some light cheese samples. This is a decent beer, but more of a saison/blond hybrid of some sort IMO.

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3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours light amber with thick white head that lingers well.

Smell is characteristically Belgian. Brett aroma, funk, light notes of ripe fruit and a little musty grass.

Taste is ripe fruit, funkiness, lemon, and mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with heavy champagne-like carbonation. Very nice.

Overall this was really good. Would definitely pick this up again.

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3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a caged and corked 750 ml bottle on the 4th of July for $13.99. Not a big fan of wild beers but i love RRBC and SNBC so i had to give this a shot.

Beer poured a golden orange with a fizzy champagne head that disapated pretty quickly.

Nose is tart apples.

Taste is lemongrass and tart apple.

Mouthfeel is light and effervescent with some pretty good smoothness.

Overall this is a tasty beer that is pretty well made. I am sure the brett heads are not thrilled as the wild factor is pretty mild but it plays well on my palate. Very pricey, would not do again but it was fun to try.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4.32/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden-orange with a big finger of frothy white head. The head fades down very slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet pale malts, tart light fruits, some funk, sourness, oak, Brett, and light spices.

T - Starts off with a mix of sweet pale and grainy malts with some lemon zest, tart light fruits, and a bit of funk. Through the middle, some oak comes through with some Brett, sourness, and a hint of spice. The finish is a mix of tart light fruits, funky Brett, some sourness, oak, and some lemon zest.

M - Medium bodied with moderate-heavy carbonation. Feels smooth with sour, tart, and dry finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice complex and balanced Wild Ale with good funk and tartness.

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