Home >

Sierra Nevada / Russian River BRUX Domesticated Wild Ale



on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 577   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9370) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
topherh (1924) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Poured golden with a white head. Aroma is acidic tartness, earth, and fruit. Flavor is fizzy, fruity, light tartness, give it a year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3866) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUL 25, 2012
It poured a hazy orange color with a white head. The aroma was of citrus and a little funk. The taste was farmhouse, a little citrus, earth, fruits, some wheat malt with a light to medium mouth feel. A decent collaboration.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikesaum (711) - Newark, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Pours cloudy golden with thin white head. Aroma is sour smelling and slightly grassy, decent amount of brett. Taste is funky and has a light fruitiness with grassy hops that give it some bitterness,not as sour as it smelled, needs some age .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Headbanger (3880) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2012
750ml 7/25/12 (Whole Foods-Austin)- Sniftet-Pours a hazy golden amber with a loose white head. Aroma of brett, funk,and hops. Taste of the same with some citrus. This medium to full bodied brew is not as powerfull with Brett but still darn tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3100) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2012
The aroma is funk, earth, lemon. The appearance is hazy orange, fluffy white head. The flavor is earthy, lemon, lemon rinds. The finish is sour, salty, lemon. Medium in body, slightly thin, lot of carbonation. Thereís nothing really wrong with this beer. Not bad, not very interesting. Maybe I should grab one and age it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Served in a Sierra Nevada tulip. Didnít pull out the Russian River goblet for the side-by-side Light cherry and earth. Funk and slight phenolics. Shows lots of promise. Good, not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2013
Draught @ the brewpub (RR). Rated on 21.07.2012
Aroma has sourish apples and leathery notes. Feels like a cider. Flavourt is tart and sour with some apple-like aromas and woody notes. Dry finish with lactic acid. Quite unique.

75 cl bottle @ hotel room, Las Vegas. BBE 20486 (julian date, I suppose)
Aroma is sourish and slightly tart with earthy notes, some apples, lactic acid and hints of hay. Flavour is tart with somewhat floury apples, earthy and leathery notes. Quite foamy palate. Confusing stuff; not sure if I like this or not.

7+3+7+3+15 = 3.5

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (6073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2012
(750ml bottle thanks to AdumbC) clear gold, lasting tan fine bubbled head. Nose of funk, lightly tart, orange pulp, umami, smells good. Taste of funk, light earth, orange pulp, no real tartness, very well carbonated and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2012
750 cc from Frank Smithís and Caponeís. Pours medium copper with a lot of carbonation and a fizzy white head that goes away quickly. Looks like a smacked ass really. Nose is acidic tartness, Sweet-Tarts, lactosy earthiness, fruit. Tastes tart, fruity, with mild cherry hints, acidic lactosy tartness, yeasty Bretty notes, definite pear and lemon late in addition to the cherry. This one is complex and evolves nicely as it warms, but Iíd it didnít blow me away.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 47 48 49  50  51 52 53 » 58

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50