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The Wanderer - The Bruery

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Ratings: 774
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 474
Gots: 211 | 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: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Dark brown with cherry brown accents. Dark slightly hazy beer with a small white head

S - Lactic acid, lots of cherry, lemon peel

T - Tart cherry up front, orange peel and tart lactic acid balanced against a malty back bone that reminds me of a brown ale

M - Lots of carbonation with a tart dry finish

O - One of the best Bruery sour I've had with lots of sour cherry tartness

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Super dark and cloudy looks like yeasty even though proper pour and sediment left behind, smells like A1 steak sauce with orange peel and oak, still drinks amazing, acidic, fruit, sour, berries, orange, oak, and tart. Super pedio and lacto, not much brett. Not what I expected but still good. Super sour and puckering.

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Bottle opened on 6.2.13

A - Pours a perfectly dark ruby-brown with a huge, and very active, light tan head that fades away quickly.

S - Tart, brown sugar, plums, cherry, figs.

T - A touch of tart cherry, then more fruits come out - Blackberry with some acidic wood.

D - Good carbonation with a light body, nice touch of tartness.

O - A nice tart and fruit mixture, not sure how this one has changed over time, but it is sure good now.

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The Wanderer from The Bruery
97 out of 100 based on 774 ratings.