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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 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.

skoisirius' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2012
$14.99 in Grass Valley, CA. Was stoked to see this pair of breweries, but wasnít as stoked as Iíd thought I might be on the beer. Pours a beautiful cloudy golden orange, foamy head. Fantastic nose of her...blades of fresh grass mixed with citrus notes and a lovely faint brett smell as well. When tasted though it starts out like a mild bretty German hefe and quickly becomes wet with bitter citrus and notes of hops. The smallest hint of brett is in there blended with the hop touch, and well, but to me, itís just not that loud. I was probably expecting a big brett hit though. A singe of hoppy brett lingers on the palate tastily for a moment though, which is nice. Damn good stuff, could maybe use a bit of a boost though. Would be curious to try this aged 8-12 months or so...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thepatrickman (891) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 20, 2016
Bottle at the Earth Eagle bottle share. This has a hint of Brett, but nowhere near enough for a beer thatís straight-up named "Brux" ! It tastes mainly like a straightforward Belgian golden ale, with some sweetness and fruity yeast esters, but with a light Brett component that adds some green apple flavor, a tiny bit of funk, and not much else. I love both of these breweries, but this is pretty underwhelming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcon25 (658) - Duvall, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Bottle pour split, purchased at apex in Portland. Thin golden pour, soft brett aroma with a tone of oak brett flavor decent amount of carb still for 4 years old. Not much other flavors present.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (4721) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle in Seattle. Thanks Tcon. Thin white foam, hazed dark orange body. Candy sweet Brett aroma, darker fruity brown sugar. Apple brett dubbel like. Odd. Quite fizzy body. Not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Claves77 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Funky taste. Flat, not a great smell, nor taste, is not sour enough. Clear color is good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rxeight (2622) - Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2016
750 ml. 2012 bottle. Cloudy orange yellow. Slightly dark. Aroma sweet. Banana. Belgian Brett. Taste dry Brett. Slight citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1723) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Pours a burnt golden orange color with a very short lived, fizzy white head. Vinegar, funk, tart, pear, apple, grass and yeast aroma. Vinegar, funk, tart, apple, pear, apricot, caramel, bread, lemon, biscuit and earthy flavors. Medium body and lively carbonation. Very dry finish. A bit bland, was expecting more. Very champagne like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jw0406 (1132) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2015
750 ml bottle pours a hazy golden color with a nice white head. Aromas of grain, earthy, light spice. Light bodied, complex with a dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Pours a hazy, dark golden orange color with apricot colored edges and a 1.5 finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind. Earthy aroma with grass, oak and musty brett notes along with lactic funk, light fruit and pale malt. The earthy grass and straw notes compliment the brett nicely but as it warms, it becomes a bit one dimensional with the wild yeast overpowering things a bit. Subtle lactic funk with some apple, pear and biscuit. On the lighter end of medium bodied with a tart, puckering mouthfeel that drops off mid-palate where the funky wild yeast takes over. Musty, dry and funky with a really prominent brett character that lingers over some light fruit, lactic funk and pale malt into a slightly boozy, harsh acidic finish. Not a bad beer but the finish is a bit rough and after a while the brett flavor completely overpowers the other characteristics.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18695) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to The Peter. Pours clear yellow-gold with a creamy white head. The nose holds tangy lemon, lemon candies, dry grain. Light to medium sweet flavor with pale bread, some lemony tartness, hay. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Tart, lemony finish, lightly boozy, with a bit of sweat and faint apple. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnnniee (3816) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Bottle shared tonight by Todd, thanks for the opportunity! Slightly murky light golden color with a quickly diminishing white head. Earthy funky with a light vinous almost grape aroma offset with a hint of herbal spiciness and aspirin. Almost no carbonation, didnít help make this any more than an average beer.

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