The Wanderer - The Bruery
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Reviews by stakem:
4/5 rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2013 vintage. 750ml poured into a matching Bruery snifter. The brew appears mahogany to brown in color with ruby clarity seen when held to the light. A tan cap rests atop fading back to a thin film.
The smell comes across really acidic with unripe blackberry/raspberries. There is a caramel/toffee/vanilla thing going on as well that really is contrasting but enjoyable. It sorts feels like barrel character that has been extracted via extended aging but at the same time has a bit of residual maltiness as well.
The taste is tart with a strange boozy fruity alcohol aspect before getting smooth/sweet barrel notes of vanilla/caramel/toffee and an overall feel of them barrel-like sugars extracted from aging. There is an unripe raspberry/seedy aspect to this keeping it fresh and inviting.
This is a medium bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. It is kinda boozy with huge barrel character that contrasts the typical sour beer. I like it quite a bit actually and was happy that the acidic character was only present in the nose and didnt get too crazy in the flavor. Looking forward to drinking this again sometime.
Serving type: bottle
05-02-2014 17:20:52 | More by stakem
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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 569 ratings.