Sierra Nevada / Russian River BRUX Domesticated Wild Ale

RATINGS: 580   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9575) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Pour out of 750 mL bottle is nice and slightly hazy orange with nice fluffy and streaming carbonation, nice white head. Aroma has nice notes of dusty cobwebs, lemon, biscuit, bread, some nice lactic, hints of white grape, pear, and peach, touch of earthy and dusty basement notes again. Taste is a nice mix of pear, peach, some white grape, grass, slight spice, touch of bready and yeasty malts, hints of earthy and spicy notes, some lemon and biscuity notes, finishing fairly sweet but some slight funk comes through. Definitely lacking in lactic from the aroma, but really a nicely done brett beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Pours a mostly clear copper color, large initial head quickly fades to nothing. Aroma is lightly barnyard, faint hint of lemon. Flavor is about the same - a light touch of bretty barnyard, a bit of lemon that suggests sourness, but doesnt quite get there, and an undefined spice note looms in the background. Subtle, bordering on elegant. Wish I had a second bottle to sit down for a decade, this could really evolve into something special. Or not. You just dont know with brews like this. This was a bit better than my score indicates.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbbrew (204) - Hawaii, USA - SEP 3, 2012
750 Bottle. Was pretty excited about this one given the minds behind the brew, maybe I should have bought an extra to save for a later date. Interesting mix, unlike any of the farm house or sour bers I have tried. definitely enjoyable, but different than I was expecting, I guess I should have read the back of the label. Good beer but not sure I will spring $15 for another bottle as I prefer a more sour beer. Thanks to the brewers for putting this one out there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
750ml bottle. Rating #197. Bright orange color with a big white head that quickly disappeared. Green apple aroma, light funk. Flavor had more apple and ot was very dry. Pretty good. (2482)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Bottle pours a hazy golden color with a thin fizzy white head. Scent is fruit, yeast and musty. Taste is pear, herbal, a bit sour and a lot of tart.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (3577) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Bottle. Clear copper pour with a white head. Lemon zest & fresh bread aroma. Effervescent, dry, and yeasty with some muted peach notes...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Hazy orange pour with a big short-lived pilowy white head. Aroma was amazing. Sharp, tangy, earthy, spicy, some leathr notes. Excellent sniffer. The flavor fell down a bit though. Some spicy, funky leather notes, but no twang. Pretty mild actually. This one might have done well with some aging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Draft @ SN & @ RR. Fairly clear golden with a white head. Aroma of spicy tart yeast, citrus, honey malt and light alcohol. Flavor is toasty malt, spicy yeast and some fruity esters, very mild alcohol taste. Medium body with active carbonation. This one is ok, not very funky at all but might get funkier with age.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Pours a darker cloudy orange with a few floaties. Aroma is citrus, banana, clove & yeast. Flavor is basically a Belgian pale ale with a slightly sour finish. Some banana, clove and a sour citrus finish. High carbonation. Overall ok. Kind of an almost sour. More beer please...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1672) - sacramento, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Bottle from bevmo. Has a orange color. With no head. Taste is barnyard with almost no sour. Feels like it should sit a year.

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