The Wanderer - The Bruery
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4.44/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Fairly crazy foam crawls from the bottle out of the top... Brew pours dark deep mahogany red color with loose soapy foamy head. No lacing.
Loads of cherry/berry funk. Full of fruit and farm. solid. Much more funky and farmy than I remember at GABF when it won a medal. Still nice, just not quite as well blended as batch 1. Somewhat sulfuric at first aroma...
Awesome smooth fluid wetness full of earthy fruit. Lots of Blackberries on the finish. Very tart and mildly vinegar forward beginning of the brew with leathery/lime quick finish and dry backbone. Carbonation is very high, but also very nice.
One solid brew here. I would love to compare next to batch 1. Bath 2 is still awesome and super kick ass. Highly Recommended. Opens very well once closer to room temperature.
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2014 03:46:51 | More by chugalug06
4.54/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
750 ml bottle. 2013 edition. Served in a wine glass.
Appearance: Pours a dark amber color with less than 2 fingers of a light tan creamy head that settles to a thick ring. Body is dark but still somewhat clear when held to light.
Smell: Sour cherry, red grape, sweet berries, leather, funk, lactic acid, oak, slight caramel like sweetness in the background.
Taste: Medium, bordering on high sourness hits you right away and carries through to the finish. After that initial sour burst, it gives way to jammy blackberry, sour cherries, mild funk, slight oak, lacto and brown bread. Dark berry and oak linger into the finish and aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, but with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation borders on high. I'm not tasting the alcohol at all.
Overall: Probably my favorite brewery beer to date. Unlike some of their beers where the sourness has been out of control, this one is spot on. There's a nice amount of sourness, but still allows the fruit and other aspects of the beer to shine through as well. This one is definitely worth seeking out.
Serving type: bottle
06-06-2014 03:55:23 | More by Jonada
The Wanderer from The Bruery
97 out of 100 based on 568 ratings.