Brux Domesticated Wild Ale is a brew from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in collaboration with Russian River Brewing Co. It is an American Wild Ale, 8.30% ABV.
Serving type: bottle to glass pint.
Appearance: A hazy, medium orange color that pours with a big, fizzy, off-white head. Not much lacing at all. Head disappears within seconds.
Smell: Spicy Belgian yeast with aromas of light bread and toasted grains. Some light fruitiness as well. Big, sour, and funky.
Mouthfeel: Heavy-medium, very dry, some carbonation. Very smooth and light for the ABV.
Taste: I’m hit with a ton of yeast, mostly peppery. There’s a light, grainy bread taste and some tart as well. The fruitiness is a great touch as well. The alcohol taste is minimal.
Overall: Although it’s labeled a Wild Ale, it actually tastes more like a Belgian Saison. My adoration of both Russian River and Sierra Nevada gave me high expectations; after all, these two breweries were what first got me into craft beer. Those expectations might have been too lofty however, because this brew falls a bit short. The flavor is slightly lacking and it just isn’t wild enough. Nevertheless, a very nice ale that is at least worth trying if you’re a fan of either brewery. It’s supposed to age well, so if you have any extra bottles, store ‘em away for a while.
85 out of 100