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The Wanderer - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
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557 Ratings
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Ratings: 557
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.66%
Wants: 444
Gots: 193 | FT: 38
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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dsgolovin

California

4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer on-tap at City Beer Store in a tulip glass.

A-dark brown

S-right away I got fruit, cherries and berries up front, then slight vinegar and leather.

T-I really liked the fruit in this, which did interesting things with the base beer. I would call this beer an Old Bruin with Cherries and Blackberries. More sour than sweet, but the natural fructose comes through in a non-cloying way.

M-Nice carbonation, which helped this go down.

This was a beer to savor, it is complex and well-rounded, and made me want more. I agree that I should have brought my girlfriend to buy more beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2011 08:39:53 | More by dsgolovin
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The Wanderer from The Bruery
97 out of 100 based on 557 ratings.