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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Why cant all beers be of this quality? Damn this is fantastic! Sweet and tart oh so complex and delicate. Creamy marshmellow aroma. peach and pineapple and light spice. Sierra Nevada makes some damn good beers but this has Vinnys stamp all over it. I need a friggin keg of this golden elixer. This why I buy all the sub par brews in hope of finding a beer like this. I could go on and on the Belgium aspect and the west coast influence.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2012
Tap, Russian River brewpub, Santa Rosa, CA, 13/08/12. Mild, papery wheat and lemon, streaks of depth and pepperiness, a little dankness. Level-headed yellow gold, lightly misted. Orange rind, pepper, parsley-like herb aroma. Good, but positively tame compared to some of the other treasures on the table.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swanmann (751) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Hazy bright golden orange color with 2 fingers of eggshell colored, effervescent foam. Fantastic aroma of oranges and caramel with some yeasty dank notes. The carbonation is lively, carrying some juicy, citrus hops atop medium sweet caramel flavor with some toasty bread crust to finish. Its extremely refreshing, with the yeast emphasizing some of the citrusy aspects and then just a touch of dryness to close it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - SEP 8, 2012
moderate Belgian character. rate is from right when this came out so tart but barely there Brett/funk

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pellegjr (396) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2012
750, pours hazy brass with foamy white head, tart and lightly estery /phenolic aroma, intriguing, light but assertive malt presence, mildly funky, heavy cabonation, decent, time will be good to this beer (although it will be a bottle bomb by then)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012

Date: July 28, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Crabapple Bottle Shop
Appearance: clear copper, fine off white head, bitsof lace
Aroma: dry pale malt aroma, straw, horse blanket, light spicyness, touch of malty sweetness
Flavor: bright sweet flavor, malty sweetness, just a touch of wild yeast, light spicyness
Overall: will age nicely as the sweetness turns wild
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2228) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2012
pours a semi-clear pale orange with a small white head that leaves without saying good-bye, and little to no lacing. smell is somewhat sour, floral, citrus, yeast, and a touch of spice. taste is carbonated, tart, citrus, wild yeast, a touch of malt, some fruits, and some caramel. ends tangy and tart.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (4466) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Great sour aroma, but sadly the taste doesnt match. Weak and watery taste. Some wild yeast, some sour lemon, and a bit of cherry. A gift from Nick.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (6594) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2012
This poured a cloudy yellow color with a white head. aroma was lots and lots of brett, light wheat notes, lemon peel, and some other light spices. Flavor was a tad sweet for what I was expecting, light alcohol nnotes, some spice, and good amount of brett. Reminded me of a bretted triple.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2012
25.4 oz. Bottle. Fresh. Lots of sediment, Brett, in bottom of bottle. Vinous, breadiness scent, Brett underneath, a little weak in strength. Bubbly white head to a ring over a copper high carbonated pour. Light body, crisp, with a fizzy finish - great! Delicate flavor, bright fruit (lemon), vinous, bread, Brett, peppery spices. A little expensive, but Im going to age a bottle.


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