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RATINGS: 544   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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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.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2012
A not-really coppery pour (despite the commercial description) a tad more toward the golden, very quickly disappating white head. Some grassy/fruity tartness in the nose. Flavor was mildly tart, some apple/pear hints, mildly sour finish. The funk was in check a little more than I was hoping for here, but I still found this crisp and refreshing. This was from an unlabeled bottle from the brewers’ cache...and I understood that it has not actually been bottled or released commercially yet. Hopefully we won’t have to wait very long.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2138) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy golden, light funk,sweet toffee, not too sour.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crajun (952) - , Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2014
aged for a couple of years - not on purpose, just never really wanted to drink - was afraid it was way past prime but it worked out - complex aroma of many fruits, some citrus, funk and yeast. medicinal copper pour. taste starts sweet but quickly moves to bretts/medicinal and ends slightly tart. not my style but well constructed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2562) - Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2014
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in late spring 2012. Pours fairly crystal clear golden orange color with a 1-2 finger foamy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of bright lemon, tangerine, pineapple, peach, pear, apple, white pepper, hay, straw, grass, candi sugar, bread, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of lemon, tangerine, pineapple, peach, pear, apple, white pepper, hay, straw, grass, candi sugar, bread, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy/peppery spiciness with slight tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, tangerine, pineapple, peach, pear, apple, white pepper, hay, straw, grass, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice nice complexity and robustness of fruity/funky/spicy yeast and moderate pale malt flavors; with a very crisp malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderately dry on the finish as well. High carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Brett Belgian pale ale. All around good complexity and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast and moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclemattie (4166) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
750ml bottle, caged & corked. I wish I knew how old this bottle was. 2years old? Hazy orange color. Active fizz. funky fo sho. Fruity finish, hint of lemon acid, dry. Tastes of pale grains, funked up esters. Reminds me of a drier, funkier, Belgian Tripel. I don’t particularly care for beers with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis. Messes with my gut... But it’s my birthday so who gives a Fuck! (4158)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (741) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours a medium golden color, little to no head. Aroma fruity and funky, arch, fruity and lithe. Really pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
salvaticas (435) - - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle pour. Really strong sour notes. Less pronounced flavor palate and weak palate. Still nice and light though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
2013-02-22 - tasting hosted by blankboy, with gregclow, jercraigs and mabel - 750ml corked & caged bottle c/o J&K. Bubbly and hazy amber-gold with a solid and lasting frothy white head. Dry spicy aroma, tart fruit, definite alcohol, some funk for sure - really,really dry, like curl up your nose hairs dry. Taste follows - plenty of dried wildflower bitterness - a funky trippel; fairly light and airy body, simple, not as boozy in the finish, spicy and dry, floral aftertaste - really really good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2080) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Pours hazy amber gold with a fizzy white head. Smells like sour, tart apples, white grapes, pears, yeast and light cheese. Light, fizzy, dry body and medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dapierce17 (88) - Pasco, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Pours a gorgeous copper with very little head. Aromas of pear, tart lemon, and hay. Brett is apparent in the flavor along with pear and a little bit of tartness. Also pick up a slight Clive note on the finish. Not too sour and very complex. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JerseyHophead (21) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Pours a fairly clear, honey yellow with minimal head retention. Smells a bit like champagne. Drinks tart and fairly dry. Taste is more subtle than other sours. Just a touch of booze. This wasn’t bad but I expected a bit more from a sour made by Russian River and Sierra Nevada.


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