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.

Added by t0rin0 on 05-04-2011

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

AUG 15, 2014
Bottle, 2013 release. Thanks, Abraham!Pouring a deep caramel with a dense,beige head with excellent retention and nice lacing, this looks great! The nose is bright, fruity, fragrant and sharp. Bright and sour raspberries and blackberries, the deep, fruity essence captured quite well, mildly jammy even. This is followed by a moderate dark honey and caramel aroma, mildly leathery in nature. Sourness is prominent with a blend of red wine vinegar and sharp lactic acid. Nice. The palate opens puckering and sour with a blend of jammy, raspberry and blackberry sourness, a noticeable vinegar note and a palate bruising lactic bite. The fruit character is fantastic. The mid palate has honey, brown sugar,vanilla, a little bit of rum and burnt sugar. The absence of seed derived tannins is impressive and allows the fruit to shine. Medium in body and highly carbonated, this beer has a long, sweet and sour finish. As it warms up, the vinegar character grows to levels approaching unpleasantness, but served cold, the fruit character really dominates and shines. Recommended.

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The Wanderer from The Bruery
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