The Wanderer - The Bruery
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Reviews by xnicknj:
4.43/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
750mL bottle poured into taster - thanks to gcphilli
Pours a lightly hazed auburn-cherry color with a foamy halo of white head resting on top. Retains with a collar of bubbled film and spotty lacing on the glass.
Plenty of berry character in the nose with oaky vinous notes. Wild yeasty funk and brett with blackberry and cherry. Acidic sourness with a hint of vinegar.
Jammy fruit sourness attacks the tongue right up front. Darkly sour with blackberry and cherry, ripe fruit and oak. Mild backbone with soft fruit sweetness. Acidic and dry, funky yeast, continuing sourness throughout. Finishes with a smack of oak and berries.
Lighter medium body, well carbonated, sticky, dry and lasting on the tongue. Really impressive, drinkable berry-forward sour, despite the age. I've had a bunch of wild ales from The Bruery and this might be the best one (except Oude Tart with sour cherries).
Serving type: bottle
12-27-2012 13:09:47 | More by xnicknj
More User Reviews:
4.49/5 rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a dark amber with a tinge of concord grape juice and a one finger tan head.
S: As soon as the beer poured, I got a big hit of tart mixed berries. Getting closer, you get some sweet berries and cream notes, blackberry, juicy cherry, oak, leather and some vanilla. Smells fantastic.
T: Starts with a slightly lactic (almost Greek yogurt-like) and sharply tart underripe blackberry and red cherry skin note. Then, the flavors smooth out and you get a long push of red cherry, vanilla and caramel. Finish brings a burst of flavors. Light brown bread, date, underripe mixed berries, cherry skin tannins and just a hint of wood. A really well done beer. Love The Bruery.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2014 03:51:57 | More by notchucknorris
The Wanderer from The Bruery
97 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.