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RATINGS: 524   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (2100) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 28, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2013 Brux on tap at RR. 1oz pour.

A - Little darker than straw color. Hints of orange.

S - Smells like a bread citrus and peaches scent.

T - Very grassy like lemon grass. Mild hoppy bitterness. A lot more dry bread taste than I’d like. Some coriander and bananas

M - Very light body, minimal funk and acidity.

O - This still needs some time. It’s a tasty beer but another year on it would be nice to get that OG down just a bit. I expect more honey and spices with time.

Update: Bottle at home. HUGE Pop of the cork could have broken a window. Lost about 25% of the bottle in foam. Smells very bretty more so than on tap. Also is a bit cloudier than the tap version. Finally, there’s a hint of funkiness on the nose as well. Taste is pretty much the same. More grass and less bananas. Still very young (of course) but I’ll keep my 2nd bottle around for a while to see how it develops.

Update 2: last bottled opened May 4th, ’13 a year after bottling. honeslty unchanged and tastes a lot more watery than before. not happy with how this beer has developed. Really a shame as it could have been great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Very nice, but you can’t really taste the Brett at all in this. Needs some more time in the bottle, I’m afraid.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Steasy66 (804) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Straw with fast fading white head. Aroma is spicy with a hint of fruit. Overly carbonated and hollow tasting. Tastes like a bad orval clone.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcane7 (1576) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle with Chris and Jay. Pours light golden with fluffy white head. Light caramel, mildly tart, sweet ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BoBoChamp (5112) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2012
75cl, new exclusive American collab. brew Anno 2012, with Brettanomyces, thx to Secret Santa!, complex brew, spicy/woody and slightly sour/fruity, not balanced, hazy, nearly no head, nothing special, yet expensive!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Amber with a white head. Aroma is cideresque, yeasty, light sourness. Taste is lightly sour, earthy, barnyard, fermenting dough. It’s okay.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3753) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 24, 2012
750 ml bottle from BevMo Valencia. Nose is light brett, cloves, light sugary caramel, and timothy hay. Clear dark golden with a small cream colored head. Flavor is brett, pepperiness, light bitterness, and very light contrasting sweetness. Not as bretty as it’s RR compatriates, maybe it just needs some age!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jstraw (1900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Hazy gold with good, fine-bubbled, white head / Delicate, bretty nose of orchard & citrus fruit, and hay / Medium body, some honeyed sweetness, lively champagne-like carbonation, big fruit with well balanced with hopping, and good, sweet and lightly bitter finish / Flavors of pineapple, orange, apple, hay, and a mild dose of horse blanket / On the simple and plain side.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Pours a hazy golden orange with about 3 fingers of fizzy white head. Aroma of brett, some citrus and grapefruit and a little doughy yeast. Taste is light sour and light bitter. Spicy yeast, green apples, citrus fruits and just a hint of sour. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Fizzy carbonation and a long finish. Overall, pretty good. Im interested to see how it ages.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Clear amber color with ivory sheen. Cobwebs, dust, cherry, lemon aromas. medium body. Nice dusty pale malt, dry hay, used book store musty flavors with dry light fruits--tasty sour


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