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RATINGS: 566   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
750ml, caged and corked bottle. Poured a golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of yeast, some funkiness, brett, fruity apples, and citrus. Tastes of brett, citrus, apples, and some earthiness. Interested in seeing how this one ages.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (3773) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Poured from a corked and caged 750 ml bottle. Pours an ever hazy blonde with a white head of foam that retains itself at first, but then diminishes quickly. Aroma reminds me a great deal of orval and cheese. The cheese notes either fade away, or I quit noticing. In the taste I picked up a nice apple note with some acidity to it. This beer isnít all that sour, maybe letting it condition a little while longer will bring that out. I do prefer my sours to have a little more kick than this one has in that department, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thome50 (1229) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep orange with frothy white head. Aroma is flower pedals, grass, barn yard and some sour notes as well that make you think you are leading up to something "big" in the sour department. Taste is muted cheese, funk, pepper, slight dry citrus and some lemon grass. Overall, middle of the road to training wheels American wild ale. Hope this really does change a great deal with more time in the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Lightly funky brett dry dusty notes a little estery belgian yeast notes. Black peppery notes bread. Golden pour light haze nice frothy head and lace. Flavors of dry dusty yeast a little bretty band aidy funk notes light sweet esters pepper light spice. Dry finish. Dusty. Not bad. Big carbonation. Bitey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2190) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Lightly hazy golden with a big white head. Aroma of funky Brett, spice, sour citrus and apple, and hay. The taste is yeasty and a little sour. Fizzy mouthfeel and medium body; dry. Itís pretty good, but I think I should have held onto it a while before trying it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Tap @ E9. Clear gold pour with a brief white head leaving no lace. Nose is lightly funky and citrusy. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation. Barnyard, bandaids, bananas - a funky Belgian Golden with a bit of the wild. Finish is medium, funky and umami. Not as much tartness as I was expecting, but might age very nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2088) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Sampled at DLD í12. Pours a hazy yellow. Tart lemon aromas, nice and inviting with a light earthy hay note. Biter rind of grapefruit in the flavor. The bitter rind and pale malts are nice and refreshing. Good stuff. 8/4/8/3/16

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarpa (1100) - FINLAND - JUL 26, 2012
bottle @ Jockey Club, Las Vegas. cloudy orange, small head. tart aroma. quite carbonated. tart bretta flavor, nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ration (2021) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2012
250712. Bottle at hotel in Las Vegas. Pours hazy copper with a low head. Aroma sour fruit. Slight sour apples in the taste. Medium bodied. Not Bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7510) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2012
75 cl bottle @ Hotel room, Las Vegas.
Pours hazy golden color with minimal head. Aroma of rose hip, grape fruits, grass, yeast and some sourish apples. Flavor of sour apples, grape fruits, yeast, mild goose berries and some grape fruits. Lots and lots of carbonation, dry sourish palate with a dry finish.

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