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The Wanderer | The Bruery

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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:
#344
Reviews:
126
Ratings:
924
pDev:
8.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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462
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243
Trade:
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark amber with a tinge of concord grape juice and a one finger tan head.

S: As soon as the beer poured, I got a big hit of tart mixed berries. Getting closer, you get some sweet berries and cream notes, blackberry, juicy cherry, oak, leather and some vanilla. Smells fantastic.

T: Starts with a slightly lactic (almost Greek yogurt-like) and sharply tart underripe blackberry and red cherry skin note. Then, the flavors smooth out and you get a long push of red cherry, vanilla and caramel. Finish brings a burst of flavors. Light brown bread, date, underripe mixed berries, cherry skin tannins and just a hint of wood. A really well done beer. Love The Bruery.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2013 poured from fridge temp to snifter. Tasted in March, 2017. Pours a golden brown with good carbonation. The smell is extremely amazing - beautiful cherries, blackberries, funk, orange peel, and some bourbon. Taste follows the nose - mouth puckering sourness with tons of cherries. Definitely some orange and grapefruit peel, barnyard funk, a bit of vanilla, and some bourbon. Amazing. Feel is good.

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The Wanderer from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 924 ratings
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