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The Wanderer - The Bruery

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Ratings: 783
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 475
Gots: 208 | FT: 44
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: t0rin0 on 05-04-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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.
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Update: ok so i had this guy at a tasting yesterday from the bottle and it was stellar. ive had this one a hand full of times now and everytime i love it more and more. ive seen how far ill go for a glass (went up once on break time from work to have a glass at city beer when i heard it was on) i have to be honest with myself this one is perfect in my eyes.

Original Review 4.53

On tap at city beer, had this guy side by side with Marron Acidifie.

4 A- a dark bubbly copper with a 1 inch beige head. looks fantastic.

5 s- its greatest feature. this guy smells amazing. very complex, lots of things to smell here. the fruits come through first, cherry and blueberries very present. acidic notes, subtle bourbon and vanilla come forth as it warms, very unique, i love it.

4.5 t. follows the nose. i let this guy warm up in my hands and it made a huge difference. Bourbon becomes more pronounced. very enjoyable. should have ordered 2 of these guys rather than a side by side!

4 m- thick for a sour, medium bodies. good for the tyle. carbonation is present. just enough

4.5 o- granted this is one of my favorite styles, but this one actually surprised me. it was much more enjoyable than i expected. the massive amounts of fruits used on this guy really make it, the bourbon notes are a pleasant surprise.

this one is the clear winner against Marron
wish i had more of this guy to cellar than the allotment i got, should have brought the gf dangit. am going to thoroughly enjoy my bottles for sure.

EDIT: after having it again several times this guy really is a great beer. consistently surprising me with the nose and taste.

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The Wanderer from The Bruery
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