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RATINGS: 539   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (654) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2014
750 ml bottle served in a snifter. This bottle is at least 6 months old. Pours slightly hazy bright orange copper with medium creamy head. Aroma is light dry citrus with pleasant earthy undertones. Taste is clean oaky malt with crisp dry finish. Notes of pear, light butter, and oak. Faint, earthy sourness. Does not taste like 8+% abv; very drinkable, I wouldnít necessarily consider this a strong ale. Still, quite pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwm1034 (629) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Shared bomber with Sherm1016 and others at lake house NYE beer tasting; thanks! Interesting wild ale; sour / funky...a little bitter. Pours a clear yellow; tastes / nose of citrus; straw...tasty. ---Rated via iPad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours mostly clear dark golden color with no head. Slightly flat/watery mouthfeel. Aroma of of apple juice, some funk and tart apples. Flavor of pear, light fruit, with a dry slightly tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3318) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
Cloudy gold,no head.Tart and sour nose.Palate is dry, with yeasty notes,slightly funky.Coriander and orange peel tones. The poorest looking beer I have ever seen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (509) - ISRAEL - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle sample at tasting at Beer&Beyond. Slightly hazy golden with a huge white head. Funky and yeasty smell. Sweet with yeasty and fruity flavors, alcohol is quite noticeable, light acidity and bitterness. Light-medium bodied, med-high carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Anova167 (281) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
About 1.5 years stored. Almost no carb. Tart Aroma of cherry pie, green apple. Very fruity. Flavor is very bretty, with tart cherry pie notes. Too bad that there is no carb left because the flavor would be really nice with a good palate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BarleyandVine (28) - Stockbridge, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Pours cloudy, but sports a wonderfully complex, tart flavor, originating from the Brett. After a few sips, the complexity really comes thru. This is a brew beer lovers and wine lovers both would appreciate! Try Brux and see if you agree!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Syzzer (585) - Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Poured from bomber, thanksgiving. Good complexity with yeast and citrus with a slight soury twist. Dark yellow, weak fizzy head. Apple nose. 9.75 bd. 9.8 joek. 6 kevmar

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (1520) - Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2014 Bottle: Smoggy amber body with a foamy & chunky, micro-bubble white head that slowly descends to a collar. Aroma has notes of musty cellar, cobweb, dirty funk, cotton, & light notes of lemon & orange zest. Taste has a little more lemon & orange zest notes, light melon, some cotton funk, light pineapple-y Brett, biscuit yeast, zesty finish. Some light white pepper notes, spiced. Decent, & it has certainly has gotten better with time, should continue to improve.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (1776) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Rating 500 for this beer. Bottle, one to two years old, at home.

Gold with a nice white head. Aroma of dry white wine, pineapple, and brett based funk. Gently, gently sour with flavors of dry cider intermingled with an Orvalesqe Belgian ale. Pear skin. Pepper. Cracker malts. At the finish, the taste of chewing on rich meadow grass in a Michigan summer. Heavily carbonated, with bubbles burst into your mouth.

Thereís been some complaining in the reviews for this beer that itís disappointing what for being a wild ale with training wheels. Bollocks. Thatís exactly what it set out to be. It says so right on the label --- domesticated wild ale. Itís very good, showcasing Sierra Nevada perfection of craft and Russian River character. This is a very nice bridge into more demanding styles, and it is also a very nice beer in its own right. It may be a better beer than the 3.8 Iím giving it, but I donít quite see what aspect of my rating I should increase. Iíd like to try an older bottle; this one is not fresh but still has a way to go.

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