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Sierra Nevada / Russian River BRUX Domesticated Wild Ale



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RATINGS: 572   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2263) - 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 (19938) - Washington, Washington DC, 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 (1591) - 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 (890) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1271) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2012
750ml bottle, from Discount Liquor Milwaukee, split with my bride. Pours a hazy, light amber color with a white head. Aroma is yeasty, funky, a little lemon. Medium on the palate with lively carbonation. Flavor is sweet and tart, wheat, yeast, Brett, lemon, maybe a little orange, with a clean, Bretty finish. Very drinkable for a Brett beer. Want to grab a few bottles to see how it changes over time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10801) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Gold pour, white head. So this beer is interesting. Those awaiting a funky, manure, barnyard brett beer will be disappointed. But the beer has really nice flavor. Some sweetness, caramel malt, spice, yeast, some grassy notes...I am very curious to see what some time will do to this brew. I can see some being disappointed initially, but to call this beer awful or one of the worst ever is plain silly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7183) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle at Andy’s. Pours a light hazy orange with white lacing. Aroma is lemon, light tart and spice. Mouthfeel is carbonated with notes of lemon, spice, orange, yeast.

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