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The Wanderer | The Bruery

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BA SCORE
4.37/5
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925 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by t0rin0 on 05-04-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#345
Reviews:
126
Ratings:
925
pDev:
8.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
462
Gots:
244
Trade:
50
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Ratings: 925 |  Reviews: 126
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4.08/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewNoob1
4.22/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brolo75
4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours dark, ruby brown color with some light coming through around the edges, head dissipated into a tan colored soapy film, no lacing, lots of tiny bubbles streaming up the side.

A: Lots of aroma, oak, berries, dark tart cherries, tannin, leather, light tobacco, medium amount of sourness and a bit more tartness, smells really nice.

T: Follows the nose with oak, berries, dark tart cherries, red grapes, leather, tobacco, acidic, Balsamic vinegar, there's lots of sour and cherry like tartness in the finish, aftertaste has lingering notes of cherry tartness, berries, oak, and Balsamic vinegar.

M: Medium bodied with a really big red wine/Balsamic vinegar like dryness, good amount of carbonation that flows over the palate.

O: If you like dark sour beers then you'll enjoy this one, it's pretty tart and sour for a dark sour beer, it's well done with a good amount of balance until the tartness kicks in the finish and lingers.

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4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SomethingClever
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shaneb818
4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zeff80
4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap. Poured a clear, golden burgundy color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of cherry, oak and vanilla. Great sour cherry taste with wood, oak and vanilla notes.

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4.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Gorgeous burnt copper-red with a khaki, big bubbly collar.

Smell is buttery oak, like white wine, with cherry and light funky cheese.

Taste is sour blueberry and cherry, vinous, with a round body and crisp, semi-dry finish.

This is better than most Bruery sours I've had, but does still skirt vinegar territory, with a hint of toasted sesame and oak.

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5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sd123
4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of needMIbeer
4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of colts9016
3.6/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I was super stoked to see this on tap at the Bruery, I got me a glass and marveled at it.
Appearance: A light tan head that quickly dissipates to just a ring. The medium brownish red color and medium opaque. The beer appearance is decent.

Aroma: Cherries, mild funk, toasted malt, lemons, touch of grass, caramel, and yeast.

Taste: A medium tartness, cherries, more funk than the nose, lemons, toasted malt, vanilla, wood, caramel, and yeast.

Mouthfeel: Medium tannin, medium light body, medium plus carbonation, and a dry finish.

Overall: After drinking this, I felt like this beer could have been better. It is hard to explain but I just thought this could be better.

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4.26/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.96/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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The Wanderer from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 925 ratings
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