The Wanderer | The Bruery

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The WandererThe Wanderer

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

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.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a dark reddish brown color. On a small pour, a one finger tan head forms instantly, with foamy lace.
S: Tart and jammy fruits in the nose. Dark cherries and blackberries for sure. Caramel malts, burnt sugars, and wood linger in the nose.
T: At first sip, this seems really complex. Tart and acidic, jammy fruits that follows the nose, and a large sweetness. Caramel malts, and wood. Though that all happens up front and is gone after a second. Enjoyable, but it shows itself all at once.
M/D: A full body, but not overwhelming like many Bruery beers can be. Moderate carbonation and smooth at the same time. Maybe a bit more crispness would be nice. A nice sour to drink, and enjoyed the several moderate pours I had. Not something I am going to sip on all night though.

A nice American Wild Ale, if not particularly exceptional. It shows all its colors at once, which is fine, but becomes tiresome after a while. Certainly good, enjoyable, and worth a try if you happen to get a chance.

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