Brux Domesticated Wild Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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very good
1,343 Ratings
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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:
1,343
Reviews:
329
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
11.78%
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
360
For Trade:
18
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Photo of sbanacho
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of dwilkins
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark gold and hazy, but lighter and less hazy as it warmed, so there is some chill haze. I don't care and prefer unfiltered beer, so this is fine.

S - Subtle tangerine or other rich citrus sharpness - tangerine lifesavers.

T - Mustiness like Chimay white, but understated. Finishes with a tart bite at the back of the tongue. If there is any hop bitterness here, it is lost on me.

M - Creamy due to a whole bunch of carbonation. Dry feel as if it evaporates before swallowing.

This is really a wonderful beer. Except for the crabonation, it has subtle expressions of sourness, fresh fruitiness, and the earthiness that makes a traditional Saison a joy (No idea if they think of this as a Saison, but I do). No one component overpowers the other and they all compliment each other nicely. A gentle introduction to the beauty of the funk for anyone who might be curious yet bashful.

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Photo of Bilco
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of brbrocc
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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

750mL bottle poured into taster - thanks goon

Pours a lightly hazed golden yellow color with a thin white head resting on top. Fades into some spotty lacing with a wispy touch of retention.

Funky and tart in the nose with hints of fruit. Citrus peel and pear with a few notes of spice and yeasty funk. Relatively mild for my taste.

Snap of tart lemon and citrus peel up front. Yeasty funk with spice, pear and citrus. Slight sweetness and biscuit malt backbone with straw. Lingering spice, lemon and tartness in the finish.

Lighter medium body, well carbonated, dry and crisp on the tongue. This was decent, but when I hear "Sierra Nevada and Russian River are collaborating," I can't help but expect something really memorable.

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Photo of krazybartender
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of twowheelssoar
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of TaylorK
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of imperialking
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of scottiethebody
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of AdamBear
4.82/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-cloudy gold with a hint of orange and a thin white head

S-smells very tart. The Brett is very evident. It has an artificial sweetness to it. Has a Belgian pale aleness to it as well. Strong scent!

T-comes in with a pretty awesome taste of a lemon lime crispness and tartness. It has crisp Belgian grains as well. It's actually a great flavor. It's not strong but it's very refined with a great matching after-taste.

M-heavy carbonation with a crisp finish. It's pretty good.

O-this is a great sour ale. It's really not too sour really but there is a subtle tartness and it has great flavor. I'm impressed with the fusion of these two breweries. This is a great drinker. The higher abv is not apparent either.

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Photo of jrohrbacher
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of FEUO
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of WoodburyMN
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of crissy456
3.27/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a nice fluffy head. The look of the beer was cloudy/ hazy / orangey. To me, it smelled yummy, i smelled a lot of fall spices, which i love. Taste is not awful but it is obvious that it needs to age I do wish I would have saved the bottle for a year.

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

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a nice golden light copper color. There is a huge pillowy head that forms of about 2.5 inches. The head is white with some medium dense bubbles and some chinkier ones intermingled.

Aroma starts off with some funk, some slight corn husk notes and some nice mild yeasty phenols. There are some mild lemony and slightly tart notes present as well. Earthy grainy notes re present on the back end.

Flavor starts off with some yeasty and fruity grain notes. There is some slight tart and funk notes that come in with those grain notes. There are some spicy notes in there as well. The flavors are nice and dry. The flavor is pretty nice. Very straight froward and simple yet pretty well done. Mouthfeel is crisp and dry and finishes with some slight citrusy and spicy Belgian notes. There is some nice pear notes as it warms. Very nice.

This beer was a nice surprise. It isn't amazing but its is very good. Nice Belgian style flavors with some good funk and yeasty phenols and also some nice fruity esters.

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Photo of CanuckRover
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice lighter shade of copper. Fairly opaque. Lively head settles fast leaving a spritzy top, bubbling up from excited carbonation.

Zingy aroma. All cider and perry wrapped up in zesty citrus. Funk? Maybe just a bit, but it melds pretty well with the overall light fruitiness.

Sharp citrus juice up front. Settles to dry sparkling cider. Faint pear throughout. Funk is ever-present, but not pushy, as though you'd thrown a lime-wedge in, with just the barest funk. Finish is clean and quenching.

Highly carbonated, gives a nice zing.

A fine enough beer, but not particularly challenging as is. Wish I had left it for awhile.

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Photo of tbeq00
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of channels321
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of anteater
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of jbeezification
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of corby112
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, dark golden orange color with apricot colored edges and a 1.5 finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.

Earthy aroma with grass, oak and musty brett notes along with lactic funk, light fruit and pale malt. The earthy grass and straw notes compliment the brett nicely but as it warms, it becomes a bit one dimensional with the wild yeast overpowering things a bit. Subtle lactic funk with some apple, pear and biscuit.

On the lighter end of medium bodied with a tart, puckering mouthfeel that drops off mid-palate where the funky wild yeast takes over. Musty, dry and funky with a really prominent brett character that lingers over some light fruit, lactic funk and pale malt into a slightly boozy, harsh acidic finish. Not a bad beer but the finish is a bit rough and after a while the brett flavor completely overpowers the other characteristics.

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Brux Domesticated Wild Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.82 out of 5 based on 1,343 ratings.
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