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RATINGS: 544   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5472) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 750 ml cage corked bottle. Pours an sparking orangish copper with not much of a head. Aroma has a nice underlying alcohol scent to it, some light vinegar notes, some baseball card bubble gum (the cheap flat stuff). Flavor has a nice earthy rough sour essence to it, but not too lip puckering. Some faint licorice notes, a bit of black tea, a touch of spearmint in the finish. Just the right amount of spritz in the mouthfeel. Solid. Closest Tallahassee will ever get to Russian River!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhamp9 (1036) - Corinth, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Slightly hazy golden orange pour with a nice white head. A lot of carbonation. Aroma is a bit of funk, pear, yeast, and spice. Taste is apple, funk, and bread. Carbonation is fuzzy on the palate. Dry finish. Pretty nice overall.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1169) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 31, 2012
A - pours apple juice golden amber with high fluffy head. Very effervescent bubbles. S - nice mellow Belgian yeasts/bubble gum. Notes of spices nutmeg/cloves. Hints of apple. M - high carb, medium bodied brew. Drier beer with very bubbly feel. T - bubble gum and funk up front. Earthy notes, apples and spices on the spices. Lingering drier vegetal end. O - pretty good mellow earthy Belgian. 7-

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (2842) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2012
A decent beer, but just an alright sour ale. Aroma was very nice. Very musty and thick with stale hops and yeasty notes. Pour was a cloudy bubbly and murky orange with a two finger white head. Taste was where the beer fell flat. It wasn't awful, but it was pretty weak. Belgian yeast was the main flavor, with the stale hops and funk providing a nice backbone. The problem was the beer wasn't very tart. Maybe a little, but that's all. As it warmed, the flavor seemed more of a saison than a sour ale. Great strong biting carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thetmaxx (745) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Poured from the bottle into my Sierra Nevada 30th anniversary Tulip glass. Aroma is of brett, some grain, fruity. Love it! Flavor is a little harsh from alcohol, buy still sour and grainy. The carbonation is high, which is expected, buy not needed.... Overall its delicious but I feel it has a lot to gain from cellaring.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4611) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2012
Bottle. Dark amber has some brightness. Strong carbonation and a big porous white head. Sour Brett and Gueze aroma. Smells more interesting than inviting, kind of experimental or possibly dangerous in a blonde-in-a-red-converible way. First impression is that this is a plain vehicle for Brett, then it fades leaving a nice green apple flavour with some horsiness. I like the magc moment when the Brett fades and the golden green apple taste shines through. Makes me think of an apple Ephemere with Brett. The Brett seems to somewhat neuter the green apple. The sum is not as big as the parts. Yet the longer the green apple rises and the Brett diminishes in the aftertaste the more I think about taking that next sip. 9/10 for the sour apple, 5/10 for the Brett.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Phillies08Champs (687) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Bottle at CAH, pours a mostly clear pale light brown with bbig bubbled head that fades but CO2 permeated like champagne the whole time I drankit. nose is slight funk, lemon and hay. First sip is light in flavors of citrus, , pale, malt coriander. finisj is slight with tartness. I will age two of these.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
after4ever (6112) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2012
750, corked and baled. Pours a clear medium gold with a lively off-white head that fades fairly quickly to not much. Lemons and pears and green apples, as promised, all show up on the nose. Fizzy, lively medium body. Tart and fruity mid palate. Crisp finish. Almost cidery, and very pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10934) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 30, 2012
C&C 750 from Belmont Station. Pours hazy copper with a creamy/fizzy white head. Aroma is slightly tart and a bit earthy. Some sort of light fruit. Med body. Foamy/frothy carb. Flavor starts lightly spicy light pitted fruit, gets a bit of citrus, then goes earthy. Finishes more tart than sour. Nice drink.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4130) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Bottle at a recent bottle share... The common assessment seems to be this beer really needs to bloom with aged. Poured golden/yellow with a thick head. Slightly better than "Brett Beer". Lots of carbonation, lively body. Some malts with citrus and a little bit of bitterness. Brett and grassy, floral, barn-like tones.


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