Wanderlust | Foundation Brewing Company

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3.97/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Foundation Brewing Company
Maine, United States
foundationbrew.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wanderlust has a fresh aroma, reminiscent of peach and tropical fruit, and a juicy flavor highlighted by peach, mango and pine. The finish is crisp, dry, with a hint of sweet cereal grains, making it the perfect beer with which to celebrate the arrival of warmer weather.

Added by hopley on 04-25-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,529
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
217
pDev:
9.32%
Bros Score:
3.91
 
 
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Photo of acurtis
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jbavi360
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crotharagain
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Drichman14
3.61/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Moses1618
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Farmhouse Tap and Grill. This was poured into a long stemmed taster. The appearance was a smooth golden bronzed yellow color with a thin white foamy head that dissipated quickly. Mellow sticky lacing. The aroma starts off with some sweet lemons, sweetened peppercorns (they lighten into some spicy aspects as it warms). Some pineapple, light mango. The flavor takes on a fruity sweetness initially and wraps into the spiciness as it warms. Sweet fruitiness in the aftertaste, light sweet/spicy finish. On the palate, this was light bodied with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation runs light with some stickiness. Overall, good saison for the most part that I could come back to.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AgentMunky
3.61/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery. From notes. Reviewed 11 September 2015.
3.5/3.75/3.5/3.5/3.75
Clearish yellow with stark white head. Smells like a saison with hint of hops. 
Lemon zest and and mild beeriness and pleasant spice. 
Lightly dry. 
It's alright, but not completely fantastic. 

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4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chiefbender
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.54/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of unclekeith
4.41/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DucksFan16
3.46/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Can dated 08/09/2016, consumed 09/09/2016.

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3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Canned June 28, 2016 (“06/28/16 LUST A MOVE”), according to the date underneath the can. One week old at the time of consumption. This was purchased two days ago, and has been refrigerated pretty consistently since. Straight pour to a 10oz flute (Allagash small chalice). Pretty damn ideal tasting conditions.

Appearance (3.5): Two fingers of coarse, crackly foam, ecru colored. The head caps a lightly hazed, 24-ct. gold-colored body with orange lowlights. The head dies down surprisingly quickly, but c’est la vie. Almost no lacing to speak of. The overall effect is quite pretty while it’s all there, but it falls apart before too long.

Smell (4.0): Definitely a hint of Mosaic popping out with peach and papaya, along with a bit of pineapple juice and grapefruit—the sweetened, ruby red type of grapefruit juice. Hay, a floral spiciness, and just a bit of baked pear follow it up, calling to mind the crust of a peach cobbler or pear galette. The orchard fruit aspect comes out more as it warms.

Taste (3.5): Hops are clear and up front: fresh cut grass, like actually chewing on grass—lawn grass, maybe, not sweet like Timothy. Yellow grapefruit bitterness, and a touch of grape seed. The malt is light and cereal-centric, with somewhat starchy wheat and oats, if I’m not mistaken. There’s a saison-centric spiciness here, too, with a touch of coriander and white pepper, along with a hint of clove. This is interesting, but I’m not sure it’s all coming together very well.

Mouthfeel (3.75): The body is light and dry, while the hops are even dryer. Carbonation is full but soft, flooding all spaces but fizzling on the wash out. Crushable, if that’s what they were going for. Not as substantial as I was expecting (and maybe hoping), though.

Overall (3.5): How about “Farmhouse Session IPA”? That’s what this is to me. It hits a lot of good notes and is super easy to drink, but it’s lacking the depth of character—in every department—to be particularly memorable. Look, I love hoppy beers, I love farmhouse ales, and hot damn do I love table beers. But this isn’t excelling in any of those directions. Recommended for the curious, but for my money this just doesn’t live up to its potential.

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3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Wanderlust from Foundation Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 217 ratings