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RATINGS: 569   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Cloudy yellowish body with a big quickly disappearing head. Highly carbonated. bitter and slightly sour. Wasn’t all that impressed, but it did go really good with a lemon bundt cake.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rajendra82 (986) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Golden, clear body, and the vigorous carbonation streamers rising up from the etched nucleation site at the bottom of the Duvel tulip glass gave this beer an attractive appearance. The smell of brett induced funk mixed with green apples, honey, and lavender was very intoxicating. The taste provided everything promised by the smell, and then some. The palette was dry like a saltine cracker, with an initial sour apple and herbal flavor, that transitioned into white pepper, honey, and coriander. The finish had a hint of cheese from the aged hops and then faded into a cider like aftertaste. The funk of Brett was there, but did not overpower. This appears to be a beer made to enjoy both fresh, and after aging, and I would love to pick up a couple of bottles for the cellar, so to see how it evolves.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (3991) - - JUL 28, 2012
bottle. glowing gold with a slight haze and small white head. dusty, fruity(pear, apple) nose. lively, highly carbonated palate with a light body. warming finish from abv. flavors of dusty, basement, light fruits and a wintergreen mint-like finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (10105) - 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 (3975) - 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 isn’t 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 (1235) - 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 (2237) - 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. It’s 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 (552) - 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 (2094) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Sampled at DLD ’12. 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

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