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The Wanderer - The Bruery

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665 Ratings
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Ratings: 665
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.18%
Wants: 473
Gots: 199 | FT: 37
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The Wanderer is a special blend of oak aged ales that we made with Craig and Beth from San Francisco's City Beer Store. Blending a mix of sour ales and our anniversary ale the base of this beer has a delightfully sour tinge on top of a hearty malt backbone. To add to the flavor, Craig and Beth selected blackberries and bing cherries to be added to the ale adding to it's already fruity complexity. This ale went on to win the silver medal for wood & barrel aged sour fruited ales at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival.

(Beer added by: t0rin0 on 05-04-2011)
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Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL bottle into a Cycle snifter.

A: Dark reddish brown, fairly hazy, with a big light tan fluffy head and low levels of visible carbonation. It's a pretty beer for sure.

S: Funky, tart fruit (cherries and sour raspberries), toasted sweet malts. A mixed lactic and acetic sourness, and oaky dry tannins. Smells really nice.

T: Very tart cherries, blackberries, and raspberries. Some acetic quality as well. Quite sour and lactic acidic. Dry oak tannins. Toasted malts make a brief appearance, but are quickly swallowed up by sourness and lemony citric. In the end, there are very tart blackberries lingering after everything else fades.

M: Medium body for an AWA. Lots of tingling carbonation sensation that eats at the gumline a bit. Low alcohol presence.

O: This was a really, really nice wild ale. Very sour. Very good. Very recommended.

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The Wanderer from The Bruery
97 out of 100 based on 665 ratings.