Sierra Nevada / Russian River BRUX Domesticated Wild Ale

 
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RATINGS: 580   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
What began as mutual admiration between Sierra Nevadas Grossman Family and Russian Rivers 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (5562) - Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Pours a lovely, hazy, bubbly golden amber with a fairly thick pale golden-tan head that quickly vanishes. Aroma is strong and fruity, more like a cider than an ale, but has a malty undertone. Malty flavor has a firm fruity note, mainly apple with hints of pear and banana, and just a hint of horehound. Texture is very fizzy, though a bit on the watery side. Finish is none too strong. Overall, not too shabby. Can you tame this one?

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Squizzle (302) - Ashland, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Perhaps my expectations were too high? Aroma and appearance both of the beer and the bottle are high points. The taste was very tangy so much so that I switched to Resling after drinking it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
75cl bottle from Cotteridge Wines. Pours a golden colour with large white frothy head.Lemon,green apple,hay and some maltiness in the aroma which all come through in the taste.The barnyard notes are more pronounced in the taste making an interesting and tasty brew.Would be nice to try again after a few years in the cellar but so many beers out there to sample this probaly wont happen.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a light gold color with a sizable white head. The nose has notes of grass, brett, and yeast. The flavor has a light tartness with notes of pale malt, grass, white pepper, and light florals. Highly effervescent and light on the tongue. Great brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (12596) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2012
This beer pours a bubbly dark golden color with a fizzy white head that evaporates quickly to a film. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of mild brett, yeast and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of funky fruit, earthy malt and grassy hops. The finish is lightly funky with a tart fruity aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwmiller16 (112) - Delaware, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Lots of carbonation, almost too much. Great nose, but finishes flat. Could be better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BazookaJoe (274) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Aged 6 months in bottle. Pours light orange with a slight sour smell. Taste is over carbonated with fresh tart fruity finish. Nice brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tinco (615) - Linkping, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2012
Pours a clear golden orange color. Had a VERY fizzy head that disappered very quickly. Aroma is a lot of tropical fruits, pineapple, rotten banana, some caramel, floral perfumy, banana. Hmm...Taste is slightly tart, alot of banana, rotten fruits, sweet, strange..not at all what I excpected. To me this is not too good to be honest. Shame coming from such great brewers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (7563) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine, Naples. The pours a hazy gold color with a large white head that quickly settles. The nose is light pineapple, some soap, marshmallow and wild yeast. Light marshmallow, dank basement. The taste is more pineapple fruit hops, some apple, light soapy finish. Plenty of mineral. Earthy barnyard, hints of wild funk. Medium body, heavy carbonation. Overall, decent. Nice, fruity hop body. The brett is only mildly present. Slightly heavy carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluejacket74 (1968) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2012
750 ml caged and corked bottle. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with about an inch and a half white head that fizzled away quickly. Pretty much no lacing at all. Aroma is nice, it smells like pears, apricots, lemon peel, peppery spice, brett, and some hay. The brew tastes similar to the aroma, like apricots, hay, bready malt, funk, and some light banana and tropical fruit. Mouthfeel/body is medium and a bit slick, but with very high carbonation. The high carbonation doesnt help the drinkability of this brew for me. Overall I think this is a solid brew and its certainly worth trying, but I would have to think before spending $14.99 on this again. Hopefully the next time I try this Ill get a bottle thats less carbonated than this one was.


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