Russian River/Sierra Nevada Brewing – Brux Domesticated Wild Ale
After tasting my first Russian River products this past Sunday, I couldn’t wait to pop the cork on this collaboration with Sierra Nevada. The MAIN reason I purchased the bottle was that it had Russian River Brewing Company on the label. As I have said before, in these parts, Russian River is like a fleeting memory. Due to distribution we in Beer North Nation have the displeasure of not being included by this incredible brewery. Enough about this as I need to tell you about this beer on this cooler than normal Thirsty Thursday. Brux, the first thing I noticed was the sour/tart aroma emanating from the bottle. It pours a gorgeous copper color with minimum yet, fizzy foam. The first sip is mildly tart that subsides to a fantastic sweetness of a Belgian style ale. “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.” As the label describes how this beer came about, as far as the taste is concerned, my uneducation shows through when I tell you it is a beautiful blend of every flavor that is present. My only regret was that I even opened it as it says that it will age gracefully over time, I may have to buy another bottle and YOU should too!!
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