Brux Domesticated Wild Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Brux Domesticated Wild AleBrux Domesticated Wild Ale
BA SCORE
3.8/5
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
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
360
Trade:
18
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Ratings: 1,345 |  Reviews: 330
Photo of GregoryMo
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of gtermi
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This beer pours a nice cloudy apple cider looking body with a thick white head that slowly fades.

S: An extremely sour and tart smell with almost a sour candy type smell. I am also getting a tiny bit of bubble gum. I absolutely love the smell of wild ales and this is one of the better ones in my opinion.

T: The flavor is pretty mild at first, but then the longer that it sits, the better the flavor. There is a bit of sourness, some bubble gum and a nice amount of sweet grain that lingers for a long time.

M: Very smooth and easy to drink. There is a perfect amount of crispness on the back of the tongue and the back of my throat.

O: This is just a bad ass beer. I know the ratings really dont show up on here, but if you havent tried this yet, you for sure need to take a chance on it.

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Photo of hardy008
3.15/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy light orange marmalade color with a large foamy white head which fades pretty quickly down to less than one fingers width and then vanishes. Leaves no lacing. I can smell the Brett pretty clearly, as well as horse blanket, green apples, and funk.

The taste is less acidic than I thought it would be, and less acidic than I hoped for. There is some apple, grapes, light Brett, and mild tartness from the Brett. Actually tastes somewhat sweet. This doesn't taste bad, but it does taste like it didn't come together the way it was intended to.

Light bodied with above average carbonation, and a slightly sweet aftertaste, and a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Like I said, this doesn't taste bad, but it does taste like it didn't come together properly. Overall, not a successful collaboration.

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Photo of ocelot2500
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy tangerine color with a fizzy, white head that leaves little lacing.

Smells of bright fruits, bread, and a bit of brett.

Tastes of slightly tart fruit notes with some breadiness. Fruits lead off with apple and pear mostly, but also some white grapes. Has supporting juice like sweetness that blends into a slight tart note giving it a candy like feel. It is supported throughout by white bread notes. Funky brett makes an appearance and pulls the finish towards dry.

Mouthfeel is medium with a crisp amount if carbonation.

Overall, this isn't the great beer that I was expecting from such a collaboration, but it is still pretty tasty and has some things going for it.

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Photo of IpeeA
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of thatguy757
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of mixed_master7
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of jgaul79
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Beaver13
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. Pours slightly hazy light copper gold with w big fizzy/bubbly white head that retains well.

The aroma is sweet flowery tropical fruits with earthy brett.

The flavor is sweet tropical fruits with earthy brett and a lightly floral bitter dry finish. The mouthfeel is pretty light bodied and a bit watery.

Overall, a very nice brett beer. A little thin and watery though.

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Photo of bum732
4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

S: Grass, apple peels. White pepper, slight mustiness, some floralness.

L: Fairly clear, golden yellow, carbonated white head. Great retention.

T: Fresh apples, slightly honey malt. Medium light spicy bitterness leading to some grassiness and mustiness. Some stone fruit plays on the palate. Finishes slightly fruity and semi-dry. Some funk opens up as it warms.

M: Medium bodied, medium high carbonation.

Solid, one of the better Brett beers I've had. I just wish it didn't cost so much.

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Photo of Jmamay22
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pale straw yellow beer with a fizzy white head that dissipates completely. Smells of tart apples and pear. There a more faint wild yeast scent than I anticipated. Perhaps some aging would tone down the fruit and increase the funky barnyard smell I love. That said it is a very pleasant and appealing scent.

Taste is very clean crisp and dry. The apple is still strong, but a sharp clean dry finish is accentuated with a hop snap of flavor. The mouthfeel is lively and further contributes to the dryness. This would be an excellent pairing with almost any food due to the dry clean flavor, but lacks some depth and complexity. I'd be interested to see what it would taste like in a year, but I only have the single bottle.

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Photo of MattWolff
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of NateMac13
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of mattyrubes
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of hpthebull
4.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of Ozzy2004Ironman
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Happyhopper
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

Pale gold, almost orange. A fair amount of carbonation and a nice foamy head as a result.
Brett funkiness is there first, but mild. It's followed by a slight citric and peachy note, but no crazy green apple sourness like some. The malts even creep up. However one nice thing is that the finish is clean and "normal" while many have a harsh wild yeast bitterness that I don't care for.
Pretty simple, and it reminds me a bit of the New Belgium Brett Beer, with a cleaner finish and a kiss more sourness. In some ways, this is the beer I wish that one was.
A good intro to wild ales, and a pretty tasty one even if you've had a ton.
The main thing you can't help buy pick up is how clean and polished it is. I imagine it should speak to a lot of different people.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.3/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Jay for the bottle! about 10 oz poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a amber-copper color with nice clarity. The tulip helps create a stream of strong-looking carbonation in the middle. The head is a one finger white color with okay retention.

S: Some fruit esters, a bit of earthy hops, and *very* faint funk. If you told me this was just a brett-ed saison rather than a wild ale, I would have believed you more.

T: This isn't very impressive, especially for a wild ale. Faintly tart fruit esters help open the body, while the finish is somewhat expressive in grassy hops. I'm having a lot of trouble finding the brett, but concentrating the palate allows me to find slight touches of brett and sourness. It's okay, but it's not impressive.

M: I like that it's fairly light and dry, and the carbonation isn't insanely strong. Not perfect, but the texture is nice.

O: Decent, but not $15 decent. The process of aging this intrigues me - but not if I have to pay $15 for this again. Still, it's worth a try, especially considering it opens up nicely once it warms up.

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Photo of korguy123
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into tulip.

A- Slightly hazy, light orange pour. Two finger, fizzy snow white head. Head is short lived, deflating to a thin cap with minimal lacing.

S- Right off the bat you get whiffs of Brett, followed by sweet orange peel and a touch of lemon and grass. Slightly biscuity with a touch of tartness.

T- Brett again up front, it's enough to remind you it's there but not enough to overpower the sweetness and the tartness as well. Digestive cookies, lemons, orange rinds with a slightly grassy finish.

M- Light body, high carbonation as expected.

O- I can see why there are such mixed reviews on this beer; while it is good it does fall short in my honest opinion.

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Photo of PeteRiz
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of pwoody11
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Bitterbill
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

$14.35 for the 750ml corked and caged bottle.

It pours a slightly hazy and bubbly coppery orange with about an inch of foam. It's also a very loud beer. <g>

It smells of Brett, and has some bitter and se.mi sweet notes. Maybe a hint of tartness.

Lightly bitter on first sip, the Brett at this stage is mild. Other points to mention, there's a very light tartness here that may also develop over time. The finish is a mix of basically all I've mention with sweet and some fruity tartness most noticeable.

Medium bodied with the carbonation at...sometimes lively, sometimes mild. Yeah, it starts of in the sips as mildish and finishes with quite a bit of fizz.

This is good. I have to say I didn't expect an overly sour Wild when I saw the name...Domesticated Wild Ale. ;^)

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Photo of BryanK
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of QCABeerTour
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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