The Wanderer | The Bruery

The WandererThe Wanderer
BA SCORE
96.4%
Liked This Beer
4.37 w/ 905 ratings
The WandererThe Wanderer
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:
#354
Reviews:
123
Ratings:
905
Liked:
872
Avg:
4.37/5
pDev:
8.47%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
463
Gots:
241
Trade:
49
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 905 |  Reviews: 123
Photo of Tele
4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type: Bottle (dated:3.2.16)
Consumed: 4.17.16

A: 4.25 Fairly murky, reddish-brown. The small, light tan head looks nice, but only lasts a minute or so and doesn’t leave any lace.

S: 4.25 Mild aromas of oak, lactic tartness, and berries. A bit of brine and lemon are in the background as well as some funk.

T: 4.75 Flavors are excellent and extremely well layered. It starts off rather tart with some mild cherry flavor before getting a bit dose of oak and vanilla. The sweeter elements and old ale start to kick in, bringing along lots of blackberry and more tart cherry. The finish lingers with light tannins and fresh blackberries.

M: 4.5 Nice body, but slightly low carbonation. The dry finish is really nice though, making up for the low carb.

O: 4.5 I think this is one of The Bruery’s more impressive beers. Flavors are so well balanced and interesting; never too sour or too sweet. This really demonstrates excellent blending on their part. If the nose matched the flavor, this would be almost perfect.

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

Photo of DWolf
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Allow this beer to warm and the dark fruit emerges from the vanilla oak. Very nice.

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Photo of Its_Dipset_Eyy
4.42/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoeyStats707
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wiescins
4.57/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Furlinator
4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy rust brown with a half-inch khaki head that settles as a ring on top and leaves spots of lace. The smell is slightly funky with caramel, vanilla and dark fruit accents. The taste begins with subtle fruit tartness and is followed by caramel malt, oak and vanilla on the finish.

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Photo of shoegueuze
4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beer_Line
4.81/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of madtowndmb1
4.83/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This was an awesome beer. Worth the search!

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Photo of Dave_Treat
4.09/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kerry4porters
3.94/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of NJB145
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobinLee
4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Steffano
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

At city beer store's sour event, batch 2, loved this beer when the second batch was first released, surprising amount of fruit still despite the age (I recall batch 1 being pretty faded by the time batch 2 was released. Still a winner, would drink sooner rather than later at this point.

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Photo of AMCimpi
4.17/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FanbladeNoise
4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.15/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of joemochas
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Brown color, minimal head. Mild sour notes of blackberry and oak, dark cherry, straddles the line between flanders and American wild. A good degree of funkiness.

Was grittier than expected, more earthy, less sour. Dark fruits. Strong beer.

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Photo of BDeibs
3.9/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Wanderer from The Bruery
Beer rating: 96.4% out of 100 with 905 ratings
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