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RATINGS: 545   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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What began as mutual admiration between Sierra Nevada’s Grossman Family and Russian River’s Cilurzos has grown and progressed into genuine friendship. Brux began as an idea and has grown into something altogether different:

The liquid manifestation of change over time.

Refermented in the bottle with Brettanomyces bruxellensis, Brux will change and develop over time. Copper-colored, dry and complex, with slightly tart notes of green grass, pear, spice and lemon - this ale will progress in the bottle for many years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (3916) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Location: 750 ml bottle, 11/13/12

Aroma: The nose is fairly fruity, a little sour, with some definite brett, yeast, and a little spice
Appearance: It pours a clear bright orange color with a half inch of lasting white head
Flavor: The taste is fairly tart and funky, some light fruit, yeast, and little bit of earth/wood
Palate: The body of this beer is medium, it has a rather fizzy carbonation, and a dry, tart finish
Overall Impression: I enjoyed this one quite a bit. I wouldn’t say it is the best example of a beer made using brettanomyces I’ve ever had, but it does work quite well. This really is no knock, but as solid as this one is, honestly, I expected it to be even better considering the two breweries that were collaborating here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Nice nose of slight spice, yeast & a decent amount of funk & hints of sourness. Flavor was a bit dissapointing. Not as much funk or sour as in the nose. Closer to a saison or Belgian golden, in my opinion. Not a bad beer, just expected more from these 2 breweries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7389) - Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Fruity , sweet, not a ton of brett yet. Nice color. A decent beer but perhaps overhyped.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
porkdiggity (108) - Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Interesting brew. Almost more wine-like than beer. Dry, super crisp finish. Very light bodied, almost hop-less in flavor. Going to buy some to age, curious to see how it's going to go. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho (2207) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2012
750ml bottle. Everything you’d want for aroma in a sour ale. Murky dark hold body. Ring of lasting white head. Really nice balanced sour. Gives you the Brett aspect without being overly sour forward. Has a good sweetness for balance. Shared with four others who all raved about it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours light orange with frothy white head. Nice aroma of apples, pears, Belgium yeast, and funk. Taste of sour apples. Good Brett flavor. Crisp finish. Nice to see Sierra Nevada try something different. Will buy more to age. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
llcooldave (1082) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Pours a clear sparkling apple juice color in the glass. Slight cardboard aroma with a bit of apple and caramel in the background. Clean dry and bubbly on the palate. Slight champagne flavors of pear and citrus. Overall, its drinkable but not too exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brinehart (211) - Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Domesticated wild ale is a good description. Kinda like a real true sour beer with smooth rather than rough edges. Don't get me wrong...really good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Spicy, sour, and bitter on the palate and aroma. Full mouthfeel, overall a good collaboration.

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