The Wanderer - The Bruery
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Reviews by dudeman:
4.41/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a small 4oz pour at city beer.
Small fizzy head over a dark caramel foggy looking, murky solution.
The smell is vinegar, hops, sour thing that is welcoming.
The initial taste is quite sour with definite cherry skin flavors with a bit of the sweet raspberry haunting the pallet - reminiscent of the Toronado 25th blend but a little sweeter. The tart acids linger for quite some time but the complex meaty flavors harken me back for another. I described the mouthfeel and lingering flavor as thick and meaty and the bartender said he thought it tasted a bit like salmon. Suddenly I could taste a marinated salmon all carmelized from the grill - power of suggestion or something more? By the end of this small pour the pour of the sour was evident and I was full pucker. Very powerful complex beer I won't soon forget.
PS: Had a taste of the Temptation 2011 on tap and did a side by side. Both had a similar sour/tart profile but the Temptation won out on the clean finish and smooth sweet Chardonnay aftertaste.
Serving type: on-tap
12-21-2013 02:40:54 | More by dudeman
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4.43/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured into an over-sized wine glass. Dark brown with a raspberry tint. Evocative notes of blackberries comes forward immediately. Allowing the smell to linger a bit, you'll find a touch of the barrel underneath the berry bomb. Very pretty in appearance and smell.
Slightly acidic with a balsamic note. Sour and funky, but fruity and complex. Lots of berry notes (including the clearly advertised blackberry and cherry). As it warms and opens up in the glass a bit, I do catch more malt notes, including caramel and toffee. Mouthfeel is pretty light and head retention is good. Carbonation is spot on for the intensity of flavor and helps the palate process the sour and fruit notes.
Makes my mouth water. All in all, a very nice sour. And damn, I am craving a nice beef or lamb stew to demolish with this.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 20:30:15 | More by Zraly
The Wanderer from The Bruery
97 out of 100 based on 563 ratings.