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RATINGS: 553   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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What began as mutual admiration between Sierra Nevadaís Grossman Family and Russian Riverís 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
davey101 (696) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 13, 2012
750ml bottle into a tulip glass. A - Golden amber body with a massive fluffy white head that recedes quickly to a thin edging. Moderate amount of lacing and retention. Crazy amount of rising carbonation, like champagne level. S - Lemons, pears, wet grass and hay, a touch of spice. Smell is very Belgian pale ale like...hey, like that Orval beer! The brettanomyces is noticeable in some light muskiness and funk, but at only three months old its just beginning to evolve. T - Pear juice and hay with a light musk. Finish is almost syrupy with some lingering sweetness. Not too much on the brett front, this beer is still very approachable with some nice and simple BPA notes. M - The finish on this beer is super dry and abrupt. 8.3% abv? Not noticeable. Has that great silky "bottle conditioned" mouth feel with tons of effervescent carbonation. O - In its current state, its a rather average Belgian pale ale not worth the $18 I paid for it. But brettanomyces is a funny creature and Iím sure at the one year mark it will be drinking with the best of íem.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2375) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Golden orange pour thin white head, very lively and bubbly .... aroma of pear, lemon, brett and some grassy hops .... taste is of pears, tart brett, lightly spicy, light lemon, fruity belgian yeast and light grassy hops .... light on flavor aroma is stronger .... very drinkable and the abv is hidden insanely well ... simple and tasty

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3069) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Pours cloudy pale yellow with white head. Doughy aroma with some apple, grapes, Sweet apple and bready flavors with some Belgian yeast. The brett hasnít really started to come through yet. Medium body with average carbonation. Iíd like to try another bottle in 8 to 12 months to see how this one develops.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Why canít all beers be of this quality? Damn this is fantastic! Sweet and tart oh so complex and delicate. Creamy marshmellow aroma. peach and pineapple and light spice. Sierra Nevada makes some damn good beers but this has Vinnyís stamp all over it. I need a friggin keg of this golden elixer. This why I buy all the sub par brews in hope of finding a beer like this. I could go on and on the Belgium aspect and the west coast influence.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2012
Tap, Russian River brewpub, Santa Rosa, CA, 13/08/12. Mild, papery wheat and lemon, streaks of depth and pepperiness, a little dankness. Level-headed yellow gold, lightly misted. Orange rind, pepper, parsley-like herb aroma. Good, but positively tame compared to some of the other treasures on the table.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swanmann (629) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Hazy bright golden orange color with 2 fingers of eggshell colored, effervescent foam. Fantastic aroma of oranges and caramel with some yeasty dank notes. The carbonation is lively, carrying some juicy, citrus hops atop medium sweet caramel flavor with some toasty bread crust to finish. Itís extremely refreshing, with the yeast emphasizing some of the citrusy aspects and then just a touch of dryness to close it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - SEP 8, 2012
moderate Belgian character. rate is from right when this came out so tart but barely there Brett/funk

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2012
750, pours hazy brass with foamy white head, tart and lightly estery /phenolic aroma, intriguing, light but assertive malt presence, mildly funky, heavy cabonation, decent, time will be good to this beer (although it will be a bottle bomb by then)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012

Date: July 28, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Crabapple Bottle Shop
Appearance: clear copper, fine off white head, bitsof lace
Aroma: dry pale malt aroma, straw, horse blanket, light spicyness, touch of malty sweetness
Flavor: bright sweet flavor, malty sweetness, just a touch of wild yeast, light spicyness
Overall: will age nicely as the sweetness turns wild
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2074) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2012
pours a semi-clear pale orange with a small white head that leaves without saying good-bye, and little to no lacing. smell is somewhat sour, floral, citrus, yeast, and a touch of spice. taste is carbonated, tart, citrus, wild yeast, a touch of malt, some fruits, and some caramel. ends tangy and tart.


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