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Sierra Nevada / Russian River BRUX Domesticated Wild Ale



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RATINGS: 575   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle that I took to a tasting at Andy’s the day after doing a tasting at Paul’s. Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Lemony, musk, and brett. Medium bodied, musky, lemon and a touch of wheat and toast. Not a lot going on here and I don’t get much brett. Dries out a bit, a bit more musk and yeast. I’d be interested to see how this changes in a year or so, if the brett gets more prominent, but I can’t foresee buying another bottle, as this was stupid expensive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2012
7/17/12. 750mL bottle from Grassroots. How is this still on the shelves? A RR collab in Florida? Very slightly hazy dark orange/light amber pour with a huge off-white head that fades and laces in small, spotty rings. Somewhat light but definite Brett aspects in the aroma. We have some nice small funk, hay, green apples, lemon, and a light tartness. Dry entry with some pale malts, plenty of grassy and hay aspects, a touch of funk, and hints of tart lemons, apples, and apricots. Tasty and refreshing, but I was hoping for a bit more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Bahdull. Pours an apple juice shade, any resulting head from the pour disappears too quickly to remember. Nose of apple and grape essence and white pepper with hints of floral brett character. I liked this beer when drunk at colder temps as the belgian yeast character is more pronounced as it warms, and I’ve grown to dislike the typical traits of most belgian yeast strains...but, even at warmer temps, they are not too forward here, so its only a slight distraction..in any event, its still a nice, clean, bretty but not too bretty beer and it comes across as nicely refreshing. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2281) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear bright orange with a soft white head that dissipates to nothing, but gentle bubbles. Aroma is light tart lemons and straw and funk. Taste is subtle tartness and wild yeast with a good malty straw and grain backbone and funky pepper/spice aftertaste. Palate is thin and slick with gentle carbonation and a drying finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Pours a dirty light copper color with small soapy head. Aroma is typical belgian, some grassy hops, and some citrus notes. Taste is belgian spice, light grassy hops, and just the right amount of citrus and pear-like notes. Solid but I was hoping for some more tart or champagne-like characteristics.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 16, 2012
dough and cheese aromas dominate; murky, lively straw-gold body with an airy white head and barely any lacing; sharp mouthfeel -- let it warm to a spritzy, creamy mouthfeel; subdued flavors of citrus, spice, and grain that leaves itself slightly acidic; good brew, will need to have a vintage however.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21441) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle clear to hazy golden color, small white head. Aroma of slightly dusty straw. Taste is very slightly dusty hay. Pretty plain.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2012
-Pours a hazy, yet luminous copper color with beautiful large bubble ivory head. The head is short lived and no lacing was noted. The aroma is tart, a little funky, and very inviting. The taste is lemon, pear, and spice. The finish is dry and crisp. There is a hint of pepper in the aftertaste. And did I forget to mention the word sour. Not overpowering but there all the same. The mouthfeel is medium-light and effervescent. An excellant beer. --Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (924) - Tustin, California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
On tap at Sierra Nevada taproom. Cloudy and light amber/yellow with a white head. Hints of sourness in the aroma which is light. Very dry and peppery up front then followed by Brett funk and a mild sourness. Lemon along with a light fruity sweetness balance out the dry and sour. Finishes very dry with a lingering funkiness. This is a really good wild ale that has great balance and flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2012
750ml C&C bottle. This is a great beer that is still young in it’s bottle fermentation. I’ve read the ratings here and a lot of people are rating it low because they don’t understand Brettanomyces. Some complain that there is no "Brett" or "Funk" in the beer. Give it some time. As the label states: "this ale will progress in the bottle for many years." Also, the carbonation will increase over time as the Brett continues to eat any residual sugars left in the beer. Open a bottle in a year and notice the difference in carbonation.

pours a nice light orange color with a 1 finger white head which quickly falls. lemon and light barnyard aromas. med to full body with nice malt character aligned with some bright citrus bitterness and light barnyard flavors. very dry and Champagne like. lingering Belgian yeast esters. brilliant citrus finish with some earthy notes. I could drink this beer everyday! Well done SN & RR.

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