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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4654) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Phillies08Champs (700) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
after4ever (6169) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11257) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4152) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
keanex (1477) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2012
No bottling date, one-time release.

A: Oh this beer is beautiful, a slightly hazy amber body showcases an erupting geyser of carbonation from the nucleation point to a thick light tan head on top. The head is dense and creamy while having great retention and this beer fills out my glass nicely.

S: Iím new to sours so bear with me. Vinegar and a sour aroma are about all I can pick up now, the vinegar is mild, the sourness takes over, but isnít overpowering. I canít pick out anything else, but itís inviting.

T: Well this is very mild right now, the intro is a bit bland compared to what I was expecting from the nose, but this is still good. Very mild and slightly sweet mildly funky flavor that I canít describe meets the tongue right away hinting the funk that the brett is working towards. I can pick up hints of honey and apple along with the Brett. Thereís a hint of sourness on the finish, but this is very mild so far.

M: Medium fizzy body, but in a fuzzy way instead of a sharp way.

O: This is very bland, but very interesting at the same time. At first it seemed very basic but it left me sipping trying to figure out what was going on. The aroma is definitely stronger than the flavor right now, but this is still a great beer right now, very mild and easy to drink. Iím glad I picked up one to age for a bit, I may get another...as many as I can afford!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6589) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Pours cloudy golden with a huge off-white head and a sour fruit aroma. There is a sturdy caramel malt flavor with some pear and a heavy yeast presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
musinj6 (402) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Pours a clear straw color with moderate head that lingers leaving moderate lacing. Tart up front with sourness lingering throughout. Citrus peel hop flavors. Full body, slightly creamy with medium carbonation. Long tart finish strongly representing the wild yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmerz (712) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle from Breukelen Bier Merchants. Gold yellow with a big initial head that dissipates quickly. The aroma and flavor are most strongly of green apples and earth (aroma mostly) with a little sweetness, citrus, and funk. Itís fairly vinous and not hardly bitter but reamins balanced with restrained sweetness. The texture is lightly oily with prickly carbonation. This isnít blowing me away but its good and would probably be excellent with food. And can imagine it getting funky and more interesting over time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (886) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2012
750 ML bottle into three snifters (three of us split them up) at KnB Wine Cellars in San Diego, Calif., on July 28, 2012. One finger of head, but would have been more if poured all the way to the top. Hazy straw yellow golden honey color. Bubbly, frothy head/lacing with light retention. Smelled curdly milk, pear, puke, lemon, tart. Tasted similar to the smell Ė pear, tart, less puke, bland, not too tart of sweet. Light-to-medium body. Slick texture. Above average carbonation. Long, sour finish. A bit refreshing. A bit disappointed beer overall. I was expecting a bit more. It didnít help that I had just had the Supplication, which was fantastic. Glad I tried it though.

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