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Sierra Nevada / Russian River BRUX Domesticated Wild Ale



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RATINGS: 577   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Bottle. Poured into a tulip glass a golden orange color with a big pillowy white head. The aroma is slightly fruity with a touch of spice as well, lemon. Medium mouthfeel. Starts with a very Belgian yeast type of flavor with fruit, banana, and spice and then moves to a ever so slight barnyard note. Slight bitterness in the end. Overall, its decent but I am looking forward to this sitting for a while to develop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with fizzy white head. Aroma of light funk and citrus. Flavor has some complexities such has farmhouse, citrus, antique, attic, earth, fruits, wheat malt, no real tartness in this brew though. Ligjt-medium mouth feel with very high, fizzy carbonation. Overall, enjoyable brew but not worth the price tag.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Orange in color with a large head that quickly disappears. Aroma is of perfume, lemon zest, light funk, and tart apple. Taste is of tropical fruits, citrus, and floral

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Bottle. Copper colored, nice foamy off white head but disapates quickly to a still beer, and see through. The smell is funk, fruit, hay, lactic, pineapple, mango, and good. The taste is dry, funk, tropical fruits, hay, slight tartness, and interesting. Lively crisp body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (2410) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2012
July 21, 2012 bottle shared by Brandon. Orange pour with some head that quickly faded. Aroma was funk, belgian yeast and spice. Fruity, belgian yeast, spice, some sour and a dry and maybe even bitter finish. Light to medium bodied and some carbonation. May get better with aging, but not sure I want to pay $15 to find out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Has some really nice lemon scents and a little tart funkiness. Has a cloudy apple juice color, taste is a nice lemon up front with a finishing sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Appearance: Pours a hazy amber orange with micro film atop.

Aroma: Flowers, grandma perfume, funk, baby powder.

Taste: Dry cracker like malt, mild brett fruitiness,a little metallic, funky, citrusy.. Finishes bretty and bitter with a slight tart twang.

Mouthfeel: High prickly carbonation. Medium bodied.

Overall: If this becomes a full time or even seasonal beer, it will go down as a classic. The product description is spot on, dry and complex. I’ve been reading discussions elsewhere on this beer, with some disappointment over lack of tartness. Correct me if I’m wrong but I believe the term Wild Ale and Russian River take folks mind to the land of sours. It’s not sour, it’s not a funk bomb, but all terminology and marketing aside, its a delicious beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Bottle: hazy golden-orange pour with a large white head, fading quickly, and lots of fizzy activity. Aroma is lightly tart with lemon, funky with some barnyard notes, and a touch of bubble gum mixed in. Flavor starts with a punch of lemon tartness with some grass, followed by a light sweetening of pineapple and bubble gum together with a spicy touch of clove, cardamon, pepper and some funky yeast. Palate is tart and sweet with spice throughout but rather light in mouthfeel for as much carbonation showing in the glass. This beer is tasty and goes down easily with lots of flavor. Not a trace of the 8.3abv listed. I will be back for more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (2026) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Bottle. Slightly hazy orange pour, very frothy lasting head and nice light funky citrus aroma. Flavor is also lightly funky malt, white grapes, pears and a some very refreshing citrus on the finish. Definitely worth the price.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (5718) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Strong sour bretty funk on the nose, light cheese and persimmons. Clear amber, thick yellow head with little retention or glass adherence. Mouthfeel is flat and watery even for me (I dislike a lot of carbonation). No body.. Flavor is bretty and un-medicinal, the way I prefer it. Not at all sour, the aroma is quite misleading. Lemon zest present. Finishes with sweet cherries and cardamom. Great beer if not for the poor texture.

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